Elizabeth Fontham, MPH, PhD Elizabeth Fontham, MPH, DrPH, is Dean of the School of Public Health, Professor of Public Health, and President of the American Cancer Society. Her interests include epidemiology, specifically cancer epidemiology, and her research has helped to establish the risk of lung cancer associated with involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke. A graduate of Louisiana State University, she earned her MPH in Epidemiology from the Tulane University School of Public Health in 1978 and her doctorate in Public Health Epidemiology in 1983.