Elissa Golan, MPH

Health Communications

Elissa Golan earned her MPH, with a focus on community health education, from the University of Maryland. She brings 10 years of health communications experience in the areas of communications research, outreach to target populations/health disparities programs, and materials and product development. Elissa has written, edited, and managed the development of print and online newsletters, factsheets, brochures, website content, and literature reviews for several National Institutes of Health (NIH) projects for the Office of the Director; the National Cancer Institute; the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; and the Fogarty International Center.

Elissa has worked for Rife Communications since 2003, and contributed to the research and writing of BodyWorks, a national obesity prevention program targeting parents of adolescents. Elissa has managed website development projects, including site architecture, design, content development systems, and specific content.

Elissa has also managed a $1.4 million contract with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to produce culturally competent materials as part of a lay health educator's program.