Faculty & Staff at TUC
Elena O. Lingas
Department: Public Health Program
Title: Assistant Director & Associate Professor
Phone: (707) 638-5830
Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 407
Assistant Director, Public Health Program
Prior to her appointment at Touro University California, Dr. Lingas was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. Immediately preceding her time at UCSF, Dr. Lingas was a Research Scientist at the Berkeley Media Studies Group, where she analyzed media content on a variety of topics, including intimate partner violence, paid family leave, pesticides, tuberculosis, immigration, racial discrimination, and food and beverage marketing. Before commencing her doctoral studies, Dr. Lingas served as an epidemiologist in the AIDS/STD Control Program for the San Bernarndino County Health Department. Dr. Lingas holds a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, an MPH in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Yale University, and a BA, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in Spanish from the University of Oregon.
PH 604a Health Policy & Management
PH 645 Capstone Course
PH 624 Public Health and the Media
PH 619 Research Methodology
PH 606 Health Education and Promotion
Research interests: corporate activities as a determinant of health; intersection of news media and public health policy; health equity; infectious diseases.
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