Emily Lilo

Assistant Professor/Adjunct Instructor, Health & Exercise Science

503-838-8330 | liloe@wou.edu
RWEC 237

Why I chose WOU

I wanted to work at a place where I could truly make a difference in the lives of my students.

At WOU since

08/01/2017

Hobbies

Anything related to the ocean! Cooking healthy but tasty food.

Course schedule

Fall 2018
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
11208 HE411 HEALTH COMMUNICATION TR 1400-1550 RWEC 106
10167 HE471W PROGRAM PLANNING TR 0800-0950 RWEC 204
10148 HE227 COMMUNITY & PUBLIC HEALTH TR 1000-1150 RWEC 104
10177 HE571 PROGRAM PLANNING TR 0800-0950 RWEC 204

Vitae

Areas of responsibility

I teach courses across the spectrum of public health including Program Planning, Health Communication, International Health, and Food Systems and Health.

What you will do and learn in my courses

Learn to think critically about public health problems and innovative solutions to those problems.

Education

PhD in Health Communication from University of New Mexico

MPH in International Health from Boston University

BA in International Political Economy from Colorado College.

Research areas

My background is in public health and health communication. My research interests are varied as is evident by my work experience, but one area of interest within this larger context is an under-researched area—the influence of media on health. Not the effect of campaigns and media sources designed as tools to influence health, although I am interested in those as well, but the larger effects of commercial media and advertising on people’s health choices, health identities, decision making, and on societal discourses surrounding health. I am also interested in promoting prevention in difficult to reach populations such as teens, and advocating for them to become more engaged in the health promotion process to attempt to address health disparities. I have extensive experience working in both the clinical medial settings and community based environments to address public health challenges, and I am always looking for new ways to address the social, cultural, and structural factors that influence health.




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