Elizabeth Watson is a Public Health Specialist with Schuyler County Public Health. She primarily works on our Chronic Disease program, our Community Health Assessment, and our Community Health Improvement Plan. She also works on climate change, as it relates to public health, and on our radon program. For our Chronic Disease programs, Elizabeth works to improve the health of the community by promoting healthy habits like eating healthy, getting exercise, and getting regular screenings for cancer, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. For her work on the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan, she partners closely with various community organizations – such as Schuyler Hospital, Cancer Services Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and more – to try work to address and improve a set of chosen health priorities.
Elizabeth received her Master of Science in Work Environment-Pollution Prevention, Cleaner Production from the School of Public Health at UMASS Lowell. Her Bachelor of Science is in Industrial Engineering from University at Buffalo. She worked as an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant for the Department of Defense and has helped her family’s local hospitality and lodging business, before starting with Schuyler County Public Health in 2014. She graduated from Watkins Glen High School (Class of 2002).
She is also a member of the Watkins Glen-Montour Rotary Club and serves as the Secretary of the Friends of the Catharine Valley Trail. When Elizabeth isn’t working, she loves spending time with her family – which includes her husband, two daughters, and her dog, Basil. She enjoys going for walks with her dog and gardening while listening to audiobooks.