Faculty & Staff at TUC

Dr. Elena O. Lingas

Elena O. Lingas

College: CEHS

Department: Public Health Program

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5830

E-Mail: elingas@touro.edu

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.

Last Updated: 11/29/21