Beth Meyerson

Research Professor

Family & Community Medicine, College of Medicine

Dr. Beth Meyerson is a Research Professor at the Southwest Institute for Research on Women at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the faculty in 2019, Meyerson was an Associate Professor with tenure at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, and was (in 2018) named Bicentennial Professor to recognize her community-engagement in teaching and research.

Dr. Meyerson also holds a courtesy appointment with Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine, and she is affiliate faculty with the UArizona Institute for LGBT Studies. She mentors students and faculty across UArizona to strengthen policy and systems research in harm reduction and sexual health with a community-based participatory and action research orientation.

Dr. Meyerson is a self-described “pracademic” with over three 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, and as the state AIDS/STD Director for Missouri. 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.

Dr. Meyerson has published over 60 articles, books or book chapters.

Twitter: @beth_meyerson