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Kirsten M. Beyer PhD, MPH

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Associate Professor

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

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Cardiovascular Center
Member of the Center for Advancing Population Science (CAPS)
Member of the Comprehensive Injury 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 (50)

  • Investigating the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Milwaukee County and Projected Effects of Relaxed Distancing. (Bemanian A, Ahn KW, O'Brien M, Rausch DJ, Weston B, Beyer KMM) WMJ 2020 Jun;119(2):84-90 PMID: 32659059 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088027487 07/14/2020    
  • Facilitators of behavior change and weight loss in an intervention for African American Breast Cancer Survivors. (Kwarteng JL, Beyer KMM, Banerjee A, Stolley MR) Cancer Causes Control 2020 Aug;31(8):737-747 PMID: 32415529 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085011567 05/18/2020    
  • Informal workplaces and their comparative effects on the health of street vendors and home-based garment workers in Yangon, Myanmar: a qualitative study. (Ko Ko T, Dickson-Gomez J, Yasmeen G, Han WW, Quinn K, Beyer K, Glasman L) BMC Public Health 2020 Apr 19;20(1):524 PMID: 32306950 PMCID: PMC7168952 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083755365 04/21/2020    
  • Association Between Environmental Factors and Toxigenic Clostridioides difficile Carriage at Hospital Admission. (Muñoz-Price LS, Hanson R, Singh S, Nattinger AB, Penlesky A, Buchan BW, Ledeboer NA, Beyer K, Namin S, Zhou Y, Pezzin LE) JAMA Netw Open 2020 01 03;3(1):e1919132 PMID: 31922563 PMCID: PMC6991319 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077730785 01/11/2020    
  • Nature Mentors: a program to encourage outdoor activity and nature engagement among urban youth and families (Hackett KA, Ziegler MC, Olson JA, Bizub J, Stolley M, Szabo A, Heller E, Beyer KMM) Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079717018 01/01/2020    
  • Examining the Factors Associated With Sexual Violence Against Women in Sierra Leone: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study (Shour AR, Anguzu R, Zhou Y, Beyer K) Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085698810 01/01/2020    
  • The legacy of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation and the political ecology of urban trees and air pollution in the United States. (Namin S, Xu W, Zhou Y, Beyer K) Soc Sci Med 2020 02;246:112758 PMID: 31884239 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85076950960 12/31/2019       1 Citation
  • Street-level neighborhood greenery linked to active transportation: A case study in Milwaukee and Green Bay, WI, USA (Tsai WL, Yngve L, Zhou Y, Beyer KMM, Bersch A, Malecki KM, Jackson LE) Landscape and Urban Planning November 2019;191 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070746341 11/01/2019    
  • Racial disparities of liver cancer mortality in Wisconsin. (Bemanian A, Cassidy LD, Fraser R, Laud PW, Saeian K, Beyer KMM) Cancer Causes Control 2019 Dec;30(12):1277-1282 PMID: 31531799 PMCID: PMC6858574 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85073816952 09/19/2019    
  • The association of pharmacy fill synchronization with breast cancer endocrine therapy adherence. (Neuner JM, Fergestrom NM, Laud PW, Nattinger AB, Beyer KMM, Flynn KE, Pezzin LE) Cancer 2019 11 15;125(22):3960-3965 PMID: 31373689 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074244186 08/03/2019       1 Citation
  • Housing discrimination and racial cancer disparities among the 100 largest US metropolitan areas. (Beyer KMM, Laud PW, Zhou Y, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2019 11 01;125(21):3818-3827 PMID: 31287559 PMCID: PMC6788939 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068677126 07/10/2019       1 Citation
  • Landscape restructuring in the shrinking city and implications for mental health (Olson J, Daskalska L, Hoormann K, Beyer K) Handbook of Global Urban Health 1 January 2019:297-314 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070620279 01/01/2019    
  • Qualitative methods of road traffic crash research in low- and middle-income countries: a review. (Holmes BD, Haglund K, Beyer KMM, Cassidy LD) Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 2019 06;26(2):194-199 PMID: 30569824 12/21/2018       1 Citation
  • Exposure to neighborhood green space and sleep: evidence from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin. (Johnson BS, Malecki KM, Peppard PE, Beyer KMM) Sleep Health 2018 10;4(5):413-419 PMID: 30241655 PMCID: PMC6152838 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85052075578 09/23/2018       7 Citations
  • More than gangsters and girl scouts: Environmental health perspectives of urban youth. (Bogar S, Young S, Woodruff S, Beyer K, Mitchell R, Johnson S) Health Place 2018 11;54:50-61 PMID: 30240935 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053406560 09/22/2018       1 Citation
  • Time spent outdoors, activity levels, and chronic disease among American adults. (Beyer KMM, Szabo A, Hoormann K, Stolley M) J Behav Med 2018 08;41(4):494-503 PMID: 29383535 PMCID: PMC6031452 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041194912 02/01/2018       5 Citations
  • Context is Key in Addressing Obesity and Lifestyle in Diverse Populations of Cancer Survivors. (Stolley MR, Beyer K, Gann P, Sheean P) Obesity (Silver Spring) 2017 11;25 Suppl 2:S25-S26 PMID: 29086520 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85032513776 11/01/2017       1 Citation
  • The spatial epidemiology of pediatric trauma: A statewide assessment. (Ertl AM, Beyer KMM, Tarima S, Zhou Y, Groner JI, Cassidy LD) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 08;83(2):225-229 PMID: 28422922 PMCID: PMC5522352 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85017620256 04/20/2017       1 Citation
  • Measures Matter: The Local Exposure/Isolation (LEx/Is) Metrics and Relationships between Local-Level Segregation and Breast Cancer Survival. (Bemanian A, Beyer KM) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2017 04;26(4):516-524 PMID: 28325737 PMCID: PMC5380473 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85016947130 03/23/2017       10 Citations
  • Linking transportation and population health to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in transportation injury: Implications for practice and policy (McAndrews C, Beyer K, Guse C, Layde P) International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 16 March 2017;11(3):197-205 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85008932648 03/16/2017    
  • Housing Discrimination, Residential Racial Segregation, and Colorectal Cancer Survival in Southeastern Wisconsin. (Zhou Y, Bemanian A, Beyer KM) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2017 04;26(4):561-568 PMID: 28196847 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85016941198 02/16/2017       13 Citations
  • Are rural places less safe for motorists? Definitions of urban and rural to understand road safety disparities. (McAndrews C, Beyer K, Guse CE, Layde P) Inj Prev 2017 12;23(6):412-415 PMID: 28119341 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85011056260 01/26/2017       3 Citations
  • Raising rural women's voices: From self-silencing to self-expression. (Bogar S, Ganos E, Hoormann K, Bub-Standal C, Beyer KMM) J Women Aging 2017 Nov-Dec;29(6):515-529 PMID: 28033490 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85007420543 12/30/2016       1 Citation
  • How do the definitions of urban and rural matter for transportation safety? Re-interpreting transportation fatalities as an outcome of regional development processes. (McAndrews C, Beyer K, Guse CE, Layde P) Accid Anal Prev 2016 Dec;97:231-241 PMID: 27693862 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84988912381 10/04/2016       5 Citations
  • Time Spent Outdoors, Depressive Symptoms, and Variation by Race and Ethnicity. (Beyer KM, Szabo A, Nattinger AB) Am J Prev Med 2016 09;51(3):281-90 PMID: 27320702 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84989921485 06/21/2016       9 Citations
  • The Effects of Geographic Isolation and Social Support on the Health of Wisconsin Women. (Tittman SM, Harteau C, Beyer KM) WMJ 2016 Apr;115(2):65-9 PMID: 27197338 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84962712126 05/21/2016       6 Citations
  • New spatially continuous indices of redlining and racial bias in mortgage lending: links to survival after breast cancer diagnosis and implications for health disparities research. (Beyer KM, Zhou Y, Matthews K, Bemanian A, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Health Place 2016 07;40:34-43 PMID: 27173381 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84965079070 05/14/2016       19 Citations
  • Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparities in Southeastern Wisconsin. (Beyer KM, Zhou Y, Matthews K, Hoormann K, Bemanian A, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) WMJ 2016 Feb;115(1):17-21 PMID: 27057575 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84959017359 04/09/2016       10 Citations
  • Travel distances by Wisconsin Medicaid enrollees who visit emergency departments for dental care. (Okunseri C, Vanevenhoven R, Chelius T, Beyer KM, Okunseri E, Lobb WK, Szabo A) J Public Health Dent 2016 06;76(3):213-9 PMID: 26797756 PMCID: PMC4956604 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84958068986 01/23/2016    
  • Chronic Environmental Diseases: Burdens, Causes, and Response (Beyer KMM) Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters 2016:191-217 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85006314607 01/01/2016    
  • The vacant land inventory: An approach to support vacant lot redevelopment for population health improvement in Milwaukee, WI, USA (Olson J, Bogar S, Hoormann K, Iverson M, Beyer K) Population Health Intervention Research: Geographical Perspectives 1 January 2016:26-47 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85022025933 01/01/2016    
  • Perceived Neighborhood Quality and Cancer Screening Behavior: Evidence from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin. (Beyer KM, Malecki KM, Hoormann KA, Szabo A, Nattinger AB) J Community Health 2016 Feb;41(1):134-7 PMID: 26275881 PMCID: PMC4984667 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84954386309 08/16/2015       8 Citations
  • Green Space, Violence, and Crime: A Systematic Review. (Bogar S, Beyer KM) Trauma Violence Abuse 2016 Apr;17(2):160-71 PMID: 25824659 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84962856911 04/01/2015       54 Citations
  • More than a pretty place: assessing the impact of environmental education on children's knowledge and attitudes about outdoor play in nature. (Beyer KM, Heller EF, Bizub JM, Kistner AJ, Szabo A, Shawgo EE, Zetts CJ) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015 Feb 12;12(2):2054-70 PMID: 25685953 PMCID: PMC4344710 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84922822111 02/17/2015       3 Citations
  • Does neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicides from other femicides? (Beyer KM, Layde PM, Hamberger LK, Laud PW) Violence Against Women 2015 Jan;21(1):49-64 PMID: 25540251 PMCID: PMC4500151 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84920973587 12/30/2014       9 Citations
  • Development and validation of the attitudes toward outdoor play scales for children. (Beyer K, Bizub J, Szabo A, Heller B, Kistner A, Shawgo E, Zetts C) Soc Sci Med 2015 May;133:253-60 PMID: 25459206 PMCID: PMC4571455 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84939987729 12/03/2014       6 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC4103252 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84904328906 06/13/2014       6 Citations
  • 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 21;11(3):3453-72 PMID: 24662966 PMCID: PMC3987044 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84897873118 03/26/2014       216 Citations
  • Neighborhood environment and intimate partner violence: a systematic review. (Beyer K, Wallis AB, Hamberger LK) Trauma Violence Abuse 2015 Jan;16(1):16-47 PMID: 24370630 PMCID: PMC4476540 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84914128650 12/29/2013       92 Citations
  • 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 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84884268212 09/17/2013       23 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3695409 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84879601626 06/28/2013       17 Citations
  • Five Essential Properties of Disease Maps (Beyer KMM, Tiwari C, Rushton G) Annals of the Association of American Geographers September 2012;102(5):1067-1075 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84864554906 09/01/2012    
  • 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. 04/03/2012    
  • 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. 11/11/2011    
  • Rural disparity in domestic violence prevalence and access to resources. (Peek-Asa C, Wallis A, Harland K, Beyer K, Dickey P, Saftlas A) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2011 Nov;20(11):1743-9 PMID: 21919777 PMCID: PMC3216064 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-81155123264 09/17/2011       98 Citations
  • 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 Jan 10;10:4 PMID: 21219638 PMCID: PMC3024211 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-78650996539 01/12/2011       15 Citations
  • 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 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79952996626 10/27/2010       23 Citations
  • 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 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-78650174613 03/31/2010       15 Citations
  • Mapping cancer for community engagement. (Beyer KM, Rushton G) Prev Chronic Dis 2009 Jan;6(1):A03 PMID: 19080009 PMCID: PMC2644580 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-59149085670 12/17/2008       27 Citations
  • Using zip® codes as geocodes in cancer research (Beyer KMM, Schultz AF, Rushton G) Geocoding Health Data: The Use of Geographic Codes in Cancer Prevention and Control, Research and Practice 1 January 2007:37-67 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84978515420 01/01/2007    
  • Last update: 09/16/2020
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