Elizabeth Wood, DHS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: HPNP 4150
Phone: (352) 294-8549
Areas of Expertise
Community-Based Participatory Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Gender and Nutrition
About Dr. Elizabeth Wood
Elizabeth Wood, DHS is a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Environmental and Global Health and, also, serves as the Bachelors of Public Health Director. She received her B.A. in Religion, with an emphasis on Islamic Studies, from the University of Florida in 2010, and an MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2012 from the University of Florida. She went on to complete her DHS in Global Health at Nova Southeastern University in 2016.
Dr. Wood has a vast variety of research interests that include interegating gender and nutrition within agriculture extension services, how gender-based violence contributes to child development in rural Tajikistan, and the relationship between access to clean water and reproductive health in Haitian women. She has also collaborated with academic institutions abroad to build public health workforce capacity, as well as developed the first ever undergraduate study abroad program in Haiti at the University of Florida.
Current Research Interests
- Integrating gender and nutrition within agriculture extension services
- Collaborating with academic institutions abroad to build public health workforce capacity
- Designing and facilitating workshops for extension services and universities within Tajikistan
- Perceptions of water within the Global South, specifically Haiti
- Misconceptions and food taboos within during pregnancy in rural Tajikistan
- D.H.S., Global Health, Nova Southeastern University 2016
- M.P.H., Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Florida 2012
- B.A., Religion, University of Florida 2010
- Wood, E., McNamara, K., Kowalewska, A., and Ludgate, N. (2018) Household decision-making around food in rural Tajikistan. Food & Nutrition Research.
- Anderson, H., Wood, E., Mckune, S., and Kowalewska, A. (2018) Household remoteness and patterns of food production and consumption in Tajikistan. International Journal of Agricultural Extension.
- Wood, E., Chapman, K., Beau de Rochars, M., and McKune, S. (2017) Community-based Health Needs Assessment in Léogâne and Gressier, Haiti: Six Years Post-Earthquake. Journal of International Humanitarian Action.
- Chapman, K., Wood, E., Beau de Rochars, Valery M., and McKune, S. (2017) Perceptions of vaginal illness related to water quality in the coastal Ouest department of Haiti. Air and Water Borne Diseases.
- Wood, E. (under review) Understanding the Role of Migration on Food Choice and Household Decision-Making in Khatlon Province, Tajikistan. Journal of Population Research.