About Beth Meyerson, MDiv., PhD
In August 2019, Dr Meyerson joined the faculty of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona. Prior to that and since September 2011, she was an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Beth retains her role as the Co-Director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention and as affiliate faculty at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. Dr. Meyerson has over two decades of public health practice and research experience, typified by roles as president of a policy research consultancy focused on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, with an international portfolio (1998-2011), and as the state AIDS/STD Director for Missouri (1994-1998). Most of her research is interdisciplinary, combining policy and organizational science with behavioral and clinical outcomes research. Dr. Meyerson’s research interests include public health policy and systems to advance population health with focus on sexual health and harm reduction. Her research is oriented as translational to program and policy through the application of implementation science and community-based participatory research. Beth's systems research includes the identification of need and opportunities for system expansion to improve access to sexual health and harm reduction services. Examples are the study of alternative screening and follow-up venues for cervical cancer (STD clinics), HIV testing (pharmacies and community health centers), and PrEP, addictions screening, syringe and naloxone access for HIV, hepatitis C and overdose reduction (pharmacy practice expansion). Policy research includes policy behaviors and their measurement, particularly by public institutions including studies of state STD investment, local public health accreditation, reported policy behaviors of state STD programs and local health departments, country-level policy planning, and policy adoption for syringe access. A link to Dr. Meyerson's work is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/beth.meyerson.1/bibliography/public/
TED Talk: https://youtu.be/Dd1uD1uBCBI The Art of the Small, November 2015 following Indiana’s HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs.
PhD, Public Policy Analysis and Administration, Saint Louis University
MDiv., Liberation Theology, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis
BA, Women's Studies and Liberation Theology, University of Michigan