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 teaching portfolio has expanded to include development of infographics, preparation of public service announcements, and use of video for public health communication. 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 coauthored a study guide for the CHES exam in 2018, and 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.