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Elizabeth Fore

Elizabeth Fore, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: Gravely Hall, #214


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.

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