Elizabeth M Felter

  • Assistant Professor
  • Faculty in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Elizabeth Felter joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2010. She has been a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) since 2011 and, beginning in Fall of 2022, will direct the MPH program. 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 focuses on health education/ communication and evaluation, including supporting health departments, health clinics, and non-profits with their COVID-19 response.

Additionally, she 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.

Dr. Felter is currently co-authoring a second edition of the CEHS (R) Exam Review: Certification Guide for Health Education Specialists, expected out late summer.


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)

PUBHLT 2034 Public Health Communications (Fall and Spring)
BCHS 2504 Health Communications (Spring)

BCHS 2572 Risk Communication (Inquire)

BCHS 2516 Video for Health Promotion (Inquire)

Selected Publications
  1. Hoffman BL*, Boness CL, Chu K, Wolynn R*, Sallowicz L*, Mintas D, Douaihy AB, Felter EM, Sidani JE. (2022). COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, acceptance, and promotion among healthcare workers: A mixed-methods analysis. Journal of Community Health http://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-022-01095-3
  2. McCreavy, C. J.,* Piccoli, E., Krier, S.E., Felter, E. F.,&nbsp & van Panhuis, W.G. (2021). Readability, Suitability, and Content Evaluation of Initial, Online Masking Guidance from the U.S. States during the COVID-19 Pandemic, American Journal of Health Education, 52:6, 377-383, DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2021.1973617
  3. Hoffman B.L*., Colditz J.B., Shensa A., Wolynn R*., Taneja S.B., Felter E.M., Wolynn T., Sidani J.E. (2021). #DoctorsSpeakUp: Lessons Learned from a Pro-Vaccine Twitter Event. Volume 39, Issue 19, 2684-2691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.03.061
  4. Cheyne K, Smith M, Felter E.M., Orozco M, Steiner EA, Park Y*, et al. Food Bank–Based Diabetes Prevention Intervention to Address Food Security, Dietary Intake, and Physical Activity in a Food-Insecure Cohort at High Risk for Diabetes. Prev Chronic Dis 2020;17:190210.
  5. Hoffman, B.L*., Felter, E.M., Chu, K.H., Shensa, A., Wolynn, T., Williams, D., & Primack, B.A. It’s Not All About Autism: The Emerging Landscape of Anti-Vaccination Sentiment on Facebook. Vaccine.&nbsp 2019, April 10; 37(16), 2216-2223. PMID:30905530
  6. Felter, E.M. & Baumann, S.E.* Development of a Community-Engaged Classroom for Teaching Health Communications: Lessons Learned from Ten Semesters of Implementation. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2019. https://doi.org/10/1177/2373379918824353 (2019 Paper of the Year)