School of Health and Human Sciences

Elise Eifert

Elise Eifert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate Gerontology Program Coordinator
Ph.D. in Public Health Education, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Office: Ferguson 212
Phone: 336-265-7274
Curriculum Vitae

Office Hours

Tuesday 5-6 pm & Wednesday 12-2 pm.

Brief Bio

Before arriving at UNCG, she was an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She graduated in 2014 from UNCG with a Ph.D. in Public Health Education and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology.

Her dissertation was titled “Measuring Caregiver Identity: Scale Development and Validation”. She has her MS in Health Promotion from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her BS is in Health Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Dr. Eifert served as an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia educator in Fort Myers, Florida for five years before returning to school to pursue her doctorate.

She is a Certified Health Education Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, craft beer, and listening to live music.

Research Interests

  • How individuals transition from their former role into the family caregiver role, and how that transition affects identity and the use of home and community based services