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Kirsten M. Beyer PhD, MPH

Kirsten M. Beyer PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Institute for Health and Society
Division: Epidemiology
Program: Administration

Member of the Cancer Center


Research Experience

  • Community Medicine
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Health Behavior
  • Maps
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Social Change
  • Social Justice
  • Spatial Behavior
  • Violence
  • epidemiology
  • Participatory research
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Cluster Analysis
  • Epidemiologic Measurements
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Models, Statistical
  • Publications

  • The impact of data suppression on local mortality rates: the case of CDC WONDER. (Tiwari C, Beyer K, Rushton G) Am J Public Health 2014 Aug;104(8):1386-8 PMID 24922161
  • Exposure to neighborhood green space and mental health: evidence from the survey of the health of Wisconsin. (Beyer KM, Kaltenbach A, Szabo A, Bogar S, Nieto FJ, Malecki KM) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2014 Mar;11(3):3453-72 PMID 24662966
  • Revisiting exposure: fatal and non-fatal traffic injury risk across different populations of travelers in Wisconsin, 2001-2009. (McAndrews C, Beyer K, Guse CE, Layde P) Accid Anal Prev 2013 Nov;60:103-12 PMID 24036316
  • Characteristics of the residential neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicide in urban versus rural settings. (Beyer KM, Layde PM, Hamberger LK, Laud PW) J Rural Health 2013 Jun;29(3):281-93 PMID 23802930
  • Five Essential Properties of Disease Maps (Kirsten M M Beyer, Chetan Tiwari, Gerard Rushton) Annals of the Association of American Geographers Beyer KMM, Tiwari C and Rushton G. Five essential properties of disease maps. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 2012; 102(5); 1067-1075.
  • Rural Disparity in Domestic Violence Prevalence and Access to Resources (Corinne Peek-Asa, Anne Wallis, Karisa Harland, Kirsten Beyer, Penny Dickey, and Audrey Saftlas) Journal of Women's Health Corinne Peek-Asa, Anne Wallis, Karisa Harland, Kirsten Beyer, Penny Dickey, and Audrey Saftlas. Journal of Women's Health. November 2011, 20(11): 1743-1749. doi:10.1089/jwh.2011.2891.
  • A probabilistic sampling method (PSM) for estimating geographic distance to health services when only the region of residence is known. (Beyer KM, Saftlas AF, Wallis AB, Peek-Asa C, Rushton G) Int J Health Geogr 2011;10:4 PMID 21219638
  • Explaining place-based colorectal cancer health disparities: evidence from a rural context. (Beyer KM, Comstock S, Seagren R, Rushton G) Soc Sci Med 2011 Feb;72(3):373-82 PMID 20974515
  • Disease maps as context for community mapping: a methodological approach for linking confidential health information with local geographical knowledge for community health research. (Beyer KM, Comstock S, Seagren R) J Community Health 2010 Dec;35(6):635-44 PMID 20352481
  • Mapping cancer for community engagement. (Beyer KM, Rushton G) Prev Chronic Dis 2009 Jan;6(1):A03 PMID 19080009
  • Grants and Awards

  • A Social Network Approach for Health and Safety Among Rural Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (#9510150 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2014) Sponsor: AHW-Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
  • Population Sciences (PS) (#9520222 02/01/2012 - 06/30/2021) PI of AHW Population Science Program Recruitment of Kirsten Beyer, PhD (#5520316)