Elizabeth Allen

Assistant Professor

651-690-6021

emallen641@stkate.edu

My graduate work focused on environmental and occupational epidemiology and I received additional post-doctoral training in community engaged research methods to improve health equity. My research is primarily focused on barriers to accessing primary care services in underserved and immigrant populations with the long-term goal of improving equitable access to care.

Health Disparities; Community-Engaged Research; Underserved Populations; Immigrant Health; Access to Healthcare; Epidemiologic Methods; Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology

PhD, Environmental Health, Concentration: Occupational Epidemiology
University of Minnesota, 2014

MPH, Environmental Health
University of Minnesota, 2011

BA, History, cum laude
Boston University, 2001

Cancer Related Health Disparities Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2014–2016

Midwest Center for Occupational Safety and Health Doctoral Fellowship, 2011-2014

Third Place, Poster Presentation, School of Public Health Research Day, 2013

Outstanding Poster, Faculty/Alumni Award, School of Public Health Research Day, 2012

Outstanding Poster, Student Choice Award, School of Public Health Research Day, 2012

Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, 2010

Minnesota Environmental Health Association: Mary Laruen Olsen Scholarship, 2010

Cervical Cancer Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions among East African Women in Minnesota, 2015–2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, St. Catherine University, 2016–Present

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota, 2014–2016

Research Assistant, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2010–2011

Student Paraprofessional, Acute Disease Investigation and Control, Minnesota Department of Health, 2009–2010

Lead Research Coordinator, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Minnesota, 2009–2010

Allen EM, Lee HY, Pratt R, Vang H, Desai JR, Dube A, Lightfoot E. Facilitators and Barriers of Cervical Cancer Screening and Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Among Somali Refugee Women in the United States: A Qualitative Analysis, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2018 September [epub head of print] doi: 10.1177/1043659618796909.

Loftus JO, Allen EM, Call KT, Everson-Rose S. Rural-Urban Differences in Access to Preventive Healthcare among Publicly-Insured Minnesotans, The Journal of Rural Health, 2018, Feb;34 Suppl 1:s48-s55 doi: 10.1111/jrh.12235.

Allen EM, Call KT, Beebe T, McAlpine DD, Johnson PJ. Barriers to Care and Healthcare Utilization among the Publicly Insured, Medical Care, 2017 Mar;55(3):207-214.

Allen EM, Alexander BH, MacLehose RF, Nelson HH, Ramachandran G, Mandel JH. Cancer Incidence among Minnesota Taconite Mining Industry Workers, Annals of Epidemiology, 2015;25(11):811-815.

Allen EM, Alexander BH, MacLehose R, Nelson HH, Ryan AD, Ramachandran G, Mandel JH. Occupational Exposures and Lung Cancer among Minnesota Taconite Mining Industry Workers, Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2015;72:633-639.

Allen EM, Alexander BH, MacLehose RF, Ramachandran G, Mandel JH. Mortality Experience Among Minnesota Taconite Mining Industry Workers, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014;71:744-749.

Raleigh KK, Alexander BH, Olsen GW, Ramachandran G, Morey S, Church TR, Logan P, Scott L, Allen EM. Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate Production Workers, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014;71:500-506.

Allen EM, Call KT, Beebe T, McAlpine DD, Johnson PJ. (May, 2016) Barriers to Care and Healthcare Utilization among Medicaid Enrollees. (Poster) Accepted Abstract at Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA *Selected as featured poster in the Coverage, Access and Medicaid theme poster walk.

Allen EM, Call KT, Beebe T, McAlpine DD, Johnson PJ. (May, 2016) Barriers to Care and Healthcare Utilization among Medicaid Enrollees. (Poster) Accepted Abstract at the University of Minnesota Promoting Health Equity Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Allen EM, Call KT, Pintor JK. (May, 2016) Impact of Insurance Based Discrimination on Healthcare Utilization. (Poster) Accepted Abstract at the University of Minnesota Promoting Health Equity Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Allen EM. (March, 2016). Barriers to Healthcare Access among the Publicly Insured. (Talk) University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Research Seminar, Minneapolis

Allen EM. (Jan, 2016). Health of Minnesota Taconite Mining Workers: Lessons Learned and Future Community-Engaged Research. (Talk) University of Minnesota Center for Health Equity Works in Progress, Minneapolis MN.

Allen EM & Loftus JO. (Nov, 2015). Barriers to Recommended Cancer Screening among US Immigrants: A Literature Review. (Poster) Accepted Abstract at American Association for Cancer Research: The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved, Atlanta, GA.

Allen EM, Alexander BH, MacLehose R, Nelson HH, Ryan AD, Ramachandran G, Mandel JH (May, 2015). Occupational Exposures and Lung Cancer Risk among Minnesota Taconite Workers.(Poster) National Occupational Research Agenda Symposium, Minneapolis MN.

Allen EM. (Nov, 2014). Overall Health and Lung Cancer Risk among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Talk) Advancing Cancer Health Equity, Bloomington MN.

Alexander BH & Allen EM. (June, 2014). Lung Cancer Risk among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Talk) Accepted abstract at International Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Chicago, IL.

Allen EM. (May, 2014). Health Outcomes among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Talk) University of Minnesota and Iowa Research Exchange, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen EM. (June, 2013). Cancer Incidence among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Talk) Accepted abstract at Society of Epidemiologic Research, Boston, MA.

Alexander BH & Allen EM. (June, 2013). Mortality and Proportional Cancer Incidence in Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Talk) Accepted abstract at International Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Allen EM. (May, 2013). Cancer Incidence among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Poster) National Occupational Research Agenda Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen EM. (April, 2013). Health Outcomes among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Talk) American Society of Safety Engineers Chapter Meeting, Roseville, MN.

Allen EM. (April, 2013). Cancer Incidence among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Poster) University of Minnesota Research Day, Minneapolis, MN *Awarded 3rd Place Poster Presentation.

Allen EM. (June, 2012). Mortality Experience among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Poster) Accepted abstract at Society of Epidemiologic Research, Minneapolis, MA.

Kowalcyk B & Allen EM. (May, 2012). Long-Term Health Effects of Campylobacter Infection: A Systematic Literature Review. (Poster) Accepted abstract at Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention International Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Allen EM. (April, 2012). Mortality Experience among Minnesota Taconite Workers. (Poster) University of Minnesota Research Day, Minneapolis, MN *Awarded Outstanding Poster, Faculty/Alumni Award *Awarded Outstanding Poster, Student Choice Award.

Allen EM, Vasquez G, Blumenthal MN. (May, 2009). Hospital Admission Rate, Average Length-of-Stay and Charges for Asthma Patients in the US. (Poster) Accepted abstract at American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA.

Invited Speaker:

Allen EM. (Nov, 2016). Health and Healthcare Disparities. University of Minnesota Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy: guest lecture, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen EM. (Dec, 2015). Health of Minnesota Taconite Mining Workers: Lessons Learned for Future Community-Engaged Research. University of Minnesota Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar: guest Lecture, Minneapolis, MN.

Allen EM. (Oct, 2015). Occupational Exposures and Health Outcomes among Minnesota Taconite Workers: An Environmental Health Study and Lessons Learned for Future Community Engaged Research. University of Minnesota Duluth, Academic Health Center Research Seminar Series, Duluth, MN.

Allen EM. (Oct, 2015). Health and Healthcare Disparities. University of Minnesota Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy: guest lecture, Minneapolis, MN.