Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
6122 Public Health
Primary Phone: 967-838-4174
Elizabeth Felter joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2010. She has been a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) since 2011 and leads the department's health communication/health risk communication curriculum. Her classes, which include Overview of Health Communications, Risk Communication, Video for Health Promotion, and the school-wide Public Health Communication, involve interaction with community organizations and agencies throughout the county. Dr. Felter's research and practice-based work is focused mainly in the area of health education/ communications and evaluation, including supporting health departments, health clinics, and non-profits with their COVID-19 response.
Dr. Felter is currently coauthoring a second edition of the CEHS (R) Exam Review: Certification Guide for Health Education Specialists. Her scholarly efforts in health communication have appeared in key papers published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Vaccine. She codirects the department's practicum program, serves on numerous committees at the University, School, and Department-wide levels, organizes media efforts for the department, and is pleased to serve on many dissertation, thesis, and essay committees each year.
She earned her PhD in behavioral and community health sciences in 2009 at Pitt Public Health.
2011 | Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) | National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (Inaugural class)
2009 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Doctor of Public Health
2002 | Certified health Education Specialist (CHES) | National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
2001 | University of Georgia, Athens, GA | Master of Arts (Health Promotion and Behavior)
1997 | The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH | Bachelors of Arts (English)
BCHS 2572 Risk Communication (Alternate Falls)
BCHS 2516 Video for Health Promotion (Alternate Falls)