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Elizabeth Fore

Elizabeth Fore, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Reed Gym #241


Brief Biography

M. Elizabeth Fore, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health Program and Interim Director of the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.  She joined the faculty at ISU in 2011. She has extensive experience as an evaluator of local and state-level health services programs and as a qualitative researcher of access to care barriers for underserved populations, including, limited-English-proficient Latinos, Medicaid recipients, and rural residents.  Since 2008, she has been the Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator of 18 grants and contracts totaling over $2 million.


  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, 2006                       
  • Graduate Certificate, University of South Carolina, Women’s Studies, 2004                              
  • M.Ed., Clemson University, Counseling and Guidance Services, 1994
  • B.A., Clemson University, Psychology and History, 1992

Curriculum Vitae

Fore CV

Current Courses Taught

  • MPH 6604:  Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
  • MPH 6620: Health Program Planning and Evaluation

Selected publications

  • Tarp, H.C., Fore, M.E., Nies, M.A., and Febles, C. G. (2016).  What does it mean to be healthy? Hispanics in the Southeastern Idaho agricultural industry. J Immigrant Minority Health. June 11, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0439-6.
  • Parra-Medina, D., Wilcox, S., Salinas, J., Addy, C., Fore, E., Poston, M.B., and Wilson, D. (2011).  Results of the HHER Lifestyle Trial: A Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Intervention for African American Women Attending Community Health Centers.  American Journal of Public Health, 101, 1914-1921.
  • Parra-Medina, D., Hilfinger, D. K., Fore, E., Mayo, R., Petry, D., and Prabhu Das, I. (2009) The Partnership for Cancer Prevention: Addressing access to cervical cancer screening among Latinas in South Carolina.  The Journal of the South Carolinas Medical Association, 105 (7) 297-308.
  • Messias, D. K. H., McLoughlin, K., Fore, M. E., Jennings, L. B., and Parra-Medina, D. (2008). Societal images of youth: Representations and interpretations by youth actively engaged in their communities. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 21,(2) 159-178.
  • Weber, L., and Fore, E.  (2007) Race, ethnicity and health: An intersectional approach.  In Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations. V. Hernan & J. Feagan (eds). Springer Press.
  • Messias, D., Fore, M. E., McLouglin, K., and Parra-Medina, D.  (2005) Adult Roles in Community-Based Youth Empowerment Programs: Implications for Best Practices.  Family and Community Health, 4, 320-37.

Jodi Groneman

Administrative Assistant I

Office: Reed Gym 242

(208) 282-2729

Faculty and Staff

Janette Olsen

Janette Olsen, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Reed Gym 243A

(208) 282-5194

PhD (Health Promotion and Education), University of Utah
MS (Physical Education - Pedagogy), Brigham Young University
BS (Physical Education - Exercise Science), Brigham Young University
AS (Liberal/General Studies), College of Eastern Utah

I enjoy nature and anything related with racquetball.

Teaching Areas
Behavior Change and Personal Wellness

Research Interests
I am interested in resilience and how resilience training can help individuals make choices to learn, grow and ultimately, excel.  A component of resilience is body image.  I am interested in examining how the process of accessing innate resilience can influence body image and health behaviors. 

Lisa Salazar

Lisa Salazar, PhD, MPH

Office: Reed Gym 242A

(208) 282-3135

Ph.D., Instructional Design, Idaho State University

Master of Education, Instructional Technology, Idaho State University 

Master of Public Health, Idaho State University

Melissa Caudle, MHE


Office: Reed Gym 242B

(208) 282-2398

  • Master of Health Education, Idaho State University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science Health Education, Idaho State University, 2001

Teaching Areas: Substance Abuse in Community and Public Health, Environmental Health, Stress and Emotional Health, Introduction to Community and Public Health, Promoting Wellness, Curriculum and Methods in Health Education, Community and Public Health Practicum 

Faculty Advisor: Public Health Student Association of Idaho State University

Health Education

Matt Andersen

Instructor - CADC

Master of Counseling, Idaho State University
BS, Psychology, Idaho State University


Rick Kearns, EdD, Professor Emeritus

Delane Kritsky, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Lloyd "Mike" Morris, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Willis McAleese, PhD, Professor Emeritus

2018 Graduate Teaching Assistants