|Elizabeth Kizer, MS
Community Engagement Coordinator
Location: Drachman Hall
Elizabeth Kizer was hired as a part-time appointed professional in August of 2013 after working as a Graduate Research Associate with the Arizona State Office of Rural Health Program (SORH) since January of 2012. Ms. Kizer provides outreach, technical assistance, and coordination services to rural communities and rural stakeholders for the purpose of improving the health and wellness of Arizona’s rural populations. As the former Apache County Public Health Director, Ms. Kizer is interested in finding policy and environmental solutions to reduce health disparities faced by rural residents.
Ms. Kizer is active with the Arizona Oral Health Partners collaboration, a group focused on improving access to oral health services across the state. Ms. Kizer is collaborating with other members of the Center for Rural Health in order to improve the performance monitoring, analysis and reporting system used by center programs. Finally, she is planning a series of rural community forums designed to educate rural partners about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Ms. Kizer is a doctoral student in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, in the Public Health Policy & Management division. Her research interests include improving rural food environments through community-based participatory research. She is currently working in the rural community of Florence, AZ to improve access to healthy foods.