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Elizabeth Brooks, PhD

Assistant Research Professor


Biography:

Elizabeth Brooks, PhD, is an assistant research professor and the concentration director in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Community & Behavioral Health department. Dr. Brooks​’ research focuses on: health disparities, particularly access and quality of care issues; telemental health technologies; physician health and well-being; and work with women veterans. She has collaborated with the Colorado Physician Health Program on a number of efforts, with topics including professional practice issues, suicide risk, and cognitive impairment. She currently serves as co-PI on an evaluation project with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment examining system-level retail marijuana educational efforts.

Dr. Brooks has authored a variety of research and policy papers and sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. She is immediate past-chair of the Telemental Health SIG, in the nation’s largest professional organization of telehealth professionals the American Telemedicine Association. Her interest in disparities research extends globally and she serves on the board of directors with Dazzle Africa, a non-profit organization that works to provide programs in conservation, education, and community development in Zambia. Dr. Brooks teaches Social and Behavioral Factors in Health and the MPH Capstone.

Research Interests:
  • Healthcare quality and access
  • Clinician health and well-being
  • Women veteran’s mental health
  • Telehealth technologies
Courses Taught:
  • PUBH 6955: MPH Capstone, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (in-person and online versions)
  • CBHS 6610: Social and Behavioral Factors and Health, CU Anschutz
  • PBHL 4099: Capstone Experience in Public Health, CU Anschutz
Current Research Projects:
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), Marijuana Prevention and Education Program Evaluation (Co-Investigator): Document the distribution and assess the utility and implementation of retail marijuana prevention and educational resources provided at CDPHE’s regional trainings, technical assistance program, and clinical marijuana guidelines CME module.
  • Colorado Physician Health Program: Various projects in progress, currently physician cognitive evaluations, physician/resident suicide, and the impact of peer-assistance programs on professional, personal, and interpersonal outcomes
Education:
  • PhD Health Services Research, University of Colorado Anschutz
  • MS Psychology (clinical), Emporia State University
  • BA Women’s Studies, University of Kansas
  • Colorado School of Public Health

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