Elizabeth Conlisk

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Elizabeth Conlisk
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Office: CSC 308A
Office Hours: TBA
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Position: Professor of Public Health

School: School of Natural Science
Graduate Alma mater: Cornell University



Elizabeth Conlisk, professor of public health, received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and M.S. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from Cornell University. She has a wide range of public health experience at local, state, national, and international agencies, including the Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama in Guatemala, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the North Carolina Department of Health. Dr. Conlisk came to Hampshire in 2001 and teaches classes in the areas of public health, epidemiology and statistics. Her research focuses on various topics in cancer prevention, especially cervical cancer screening and tobacco use. She is also the director of the Five College Program in Culture, Health and Science, an interdisciplinary certificate program for students interested in both the socio-political and biologic bases of health.


  • 1993, Ph.D. in International Nutrition and Epidemiology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • 1987, M.S. in International Nutrition, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • 1980, B.A. in English, University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN

                                    School of Irish Studies, Dublin, Ireland


  • 2004-present: Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Natural Science
  • 2001-2004: Assistant Professor of Public Health, School of Natural Science
  • 1995-2000: Joint Appointment: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC and Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh NC
  • 1993-1995: Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA
  • 1987-89: Visiting Scientist, Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama, Guatemala City, Guatemala


Fall 2009

NS 109/109T/217 Agriculture, Food and Human Health (w/ Nancy Hanson)
NS 265 Statistics (w/ Fatemeh Giahi)

Spring 2010

NS 248 Epidemiology

Past courses

NS 117 Social Determinants of Health
NS 128/128T Controversies in Public Health
NS 191 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Reproduction (w/ Jutta Sperling)
NS 233 Nutritional Anthropology (w/ Alan Goodman)
NS 332 Field Studies in Community Health
NS 318 Epidemiology of Women’s Health
JT01 Women’s Health Issues in Developing Countries (w/ alumna Miriam Cremer, MD)

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