Beth Meyerson

Associate Professor
Applied Health Science

Co-Director
Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

bmeyerso@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0585 TWITTER: @Beth_Meyerson
PH 116

Education
  • Saint Louis University, Ph.D., 2002
  • Christian Theological Seminary, MDiv, 1992
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1988
Courses
  • Public Health Policy and Politics
  • Organization and Administration of Public Health Programs (online)
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Acquiring and Managing External Funds for Health and Human Services
  • Culminating Experience
  • Message for Prospective MPH and doctoral students
Background
  • A community pharmacy-based model to link and engage young men with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention (R21MH111408, Co-I))
  • PharmNet: Strengthening the Safety Net for Overdose and HIV/HCV Prevention through Indiana's Network of Pharmacies (Indiana Grand Challenges Grant, PI)
  • Harm Reduction Attitudes and Practices among Indiana Pharmacists (NIH/NCRR UL1TR001108, PI)
  • National Board of Directors – Lambda Legal - 2015-2017
  • President/CEO, Policy Resource Group, LLC - 1998-2011
  • Co-Chair, Panel on Prevention Programs, Capacity Building and Program Evaluation and member of the Steering Committee for the External Peer Review of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Surveillance, Research, and HIV Prevention Programs. Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2009
  • Institute of Medicine, Committee on Ryan White: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning and Evaluation - 2002-2003
  • Board of Directors - American Social Health Association - 2002-2008
  • Chief, Bureau of STD/HIV Prevention, State of Missouri - 1994-1998
Research Interests

Dr. Meyerson has been involved with public health policy and systems for the past 20 years. Her systems research includes the identification of need and opportunities for system expansion of access to sexual health services. This has included the study of alternative screening venues for cervical cancer (STD clinics) and HIV testing (pharmacy practice expansion and community health centers). Her policy research focuses on policy behaviors and their measurement, particularly by public institutions. Examples of this work include studies of state STD investment, local public health accreditation, and reported policy behaviors of state STD programs and local health departments. Dr. Meyerson has worked throughout the United States, in sub-Saharan Africa, in India and the Caribbean.

Current Research
  • Public health policy adoption – syringe exchange, public health accreditation, sexual health policies (HPV vaccine, HIV testing, STI services)
  • Evidence-based policy communication
  • Pharmacies as a means of extending access to public health services (sexual health services as well as syringe access)
Affiliations
  • Center for HPV Research, IUPUI
  • The Kinsey Institute, Affiliate Faculty
  • IU Simon Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention and Control Program
  • Department of Gender Studies, Affiliate Faculty
  • African Studies Program
Selected Publications

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Meyerson BE, Lawrence CA, Miller L, Gillespie A, Raymond D, Kelley K, Shannon DJ. Against the odds: Syringe exchange policy implementation in Indiana. AIDS and Behavior 2017; 21(4): 973-981

Meyerson, BE. with Naehr, G and Martich F (2008). Ready to Go: The History and Contribution of U.S. Public Health Advisors. Raleigh-Durham: American Social Health Association.

McGinnis, E., Meyerson, B.E., Meites, E., Saraiya, M., Griesse, R., Snoek, E., Haderxhanaj, L.T., Markowitz, L.E., & Smith, W. (2016). Cervical cancer screening and prevention in 78 sexually transmitted disease clinics - United States, 2014-15. Sex Transm Disease 2017; 44(10):637-641

Meyerson BE, King J, Comer K, Liu SS, Miller L. It's not just a yes or no answer: Expression of local health department accreditation. Frontiers in Public Health 2016; 4(21):1-7.

Meyerson BE, Carter GA, Lawrence CA, Jimison L, Rush N, Carter C, Coleman D, King A, Buckner D, Harvey R, Parker T, Gillespie A, Ohmit A.  Expanding HIV testing in African American communities through community-based distribution of test vouchers. AIDS Patient Care & STDs 2016; 30(3).

Meyerson BE, Sayegh MA. State Size and Government Level Matter Most: A Structural Equation Model of Local Health Department Policy Behaviors. J Public Health Management Practice 2016;22(2):157-163.

Meyerson BE, Zimet GD, Multani GS, Levell C, Lawrence CA, Smith JS. Increasing Efforts to Reduce Cervical Cancer Through State-Level Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning. Cancer Prevention Research 2015; 8(7):636-641.

Complete List of Refereed Articles in MyNCI Bibliography:  https:tinyurl.com/1qd8q7q