Faculty & Staff at TUC
Elena O. Lingas
Department: Public Health Program
Title: Associate Professor
Phone: (707) 638-5830
Office: Wilderman Hall, Rm. 307
Associate Professor, Public Health Program
Personal Pronouns: She/her/hers
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.
PBHC 604 Health Policy & Management
PBHC 624 Public Health and the Media
PBHC 626 Public Health Law (co-instructor)
PBHC 645 Capstone Course
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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