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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kirsten M. Beyer PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Institute for Health and Equity
Division of Epidemiology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Medical Education Building
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
1997 - 2001 B.A., Integrated International Studies, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
2002 - 2005 M.P.H., Global Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2004 - 2009 Ph.D., Geography, Department of Geography, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2009 - 2012 M.S. Program in Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology Track, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
09/01/2009 - 08/31/2011 Fellow/Instructor, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Society, Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2012 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013 Director, Epidemiology Data Resource Center, Institute for Health and Society, Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1997 Writing Scholarship, Knox College
1997 Herman Meulder Academic Scholarship to attend Knox College
1999 Steve Floyd Memorial Scholarship for research in Dakar, Senegal
1999 Ford Foundation Fellowship for research in Dakar, Senegal
2000 IES International Relations Merit Scholarship for study in London, UK
2001 Richter Memorial Scholarship for honors research
2001 Phi Beta Kappa honor society
2001 Magna Cum Laude with Honors, Knox College
2004 Academic Health Department Grant (CDC) to fund MPH Practicum Experience at Iowa Department of Public Health, University of Iowa
2005 Honorable Mention, Student Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice national competition for Building Surveillance Capacity in Iowa Through an Environmental Public Health Indicator System, Association of Schools of Public Health
2006 Alpha Phi Chapter of the Delta Omega public health honor society, University of Iowa
2007 Student Government travel award (San Francisco AAG), University of Iowa
2007 Graduate Student Senate travel award (San Francisco AAG), University of Iowa
2008 Obermann Graduate Fellow, Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, University of Iowa
2008 Graduate Student Senate travel award (Boston AAG), University of Iowa
2011 - 2013 Clinical Research Scholar, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2012 Scholar, Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program, R25 Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence
2013 New Investigator Award, for “Exposure to neighborhood natural environments and mental health: evidence from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin”, Medical College of Wisconsin Research Day
2014 Poster Award Winner, MCW Cancer Center Scientific Retreat
2016 Emerging Scholar Award, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2004 - Present Association of American Geographers (Specialty Group Memberships: Health and Medical Geography; Geographic Information Science and Systems; Geography Education; Spatial Analysis and Modeling; Ethics, Justice and Human Rights)
2004 - Present American Public Health Association (Group Membership: International Health)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2008 - Present Preventing Chronic Disease
2009 - Present Social Science and Medicine
2010 - Present International Journal of Health Geographics
2011 - Present PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2014 - Present Board Member, Cancer Center Community Advisory Board, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Co-Chair, Prevention and Healthy Communities Action Group, MCW Cancer Center Community Advisory Board, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Cross-Cutting Initiative on Cancer Disparities Study Team, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2015 - 2017 Board Member, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
The Global Burden of Gun Violence, Global Health Seminar, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 2003
Understanding and Implementing Concept Mapping, Qualitative Methods, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, 2008
Mapping Approaches for Health Research, Qualitative and Mixed Methods, Department of Population Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009
Geographic Information Systems for Program Evaluation, Evaluation II, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, 2009
Regular presenter, Public and Community Health Doctoral Seminar, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009 - Present
GIS Approaches in Public Health Research, GIS Day, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010
Context and Process of Health Policymaking, M2 Health Policy Course, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010
Geographical Mapping for Community Assessment, Urban and Community Health Pathway, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010
Are you a data scavenger?: secondary data sources for epidemiological research, Research Methods in Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
2014 - Present Member (invited), Global Health Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 Member, Cancer Center Catchment Area Subcommittee, MCW Cancer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 - 2017 Member (elected), Program Evaluation Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Division of Epidemiology Faculty Representative, Engagement Committee, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Rachel Kroencke, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011 - 2015 research mentor
Sarah Tittman, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 - 2015 research mentor
Asheema Saripalli, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013 - 2016 research mentor
Benjamin Johnson, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 - Present research mentor
 
Graduate Students
PhD Committees
Elizabeth Duthie, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010 - 2014 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Pregnant: Patient and Provider Perspectives on Pregnancy Weight Gain
Michelle Corbett, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 - 2013 not completed
Mina Farahzad, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012 - 2015 The Impact of Motherhood on the Mental Health & Substance Use of Women Who Trade Sex
Sandra Bogar, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2013 - Present Lead Exposure and Environmental Literacy
Allison Ertl, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 - 2016 Neighborhood Context and Racial Disparities in Pediatric Violence
Thant KoKo, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 - Present The Informal Economy and Health in Burma
MPh Students Advised
Katharine Lohse, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2011 - 2012 How does the rise in cesarean section rates affect rural women? A systematic literature review
Amy Brudnicki, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2016 Climate Change, Climate Action, & Public Health: The Relationship Between Green Infrastructure & Health
PhD Students Advised
Jared Olson, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 - Present Community Gardening and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Amin Bemanian, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015 - Present Residential Racial Segregation and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Mortality
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Undergraduate Students
Angela Eischeid, Buena Vista University, 2008 - 2009 supervised research assistant
Julia Kreznar, Grinnell College, 2012 - 2013 supervised research assistant
 
Graduate Students
MS Students Advised
Artency Davis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010 Summer Internship
Diana Chan, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2010 Summer Internship
MS Committees
Patience Farmer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013 - 2016 Green Space and Intimate Partner Violence
PhD Committees
Unnur Gudnadottir, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016 - Present Understanding the Role of Residential Self-Selection in the Relationship between the Built Environment and Physical Activity
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2005 - Present Member, Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control
2008 - 2009 Advisory Board, Obermann Institute for Engagement and the Academy, University of Iowa
2009 - Present Participant, Violence Prevention Initiative, Milwaukee, WI
2010 - Present Alternate Commissioner, Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
2011 - Present Board Member, Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Beyer KM, Rushton G. Mapping cancer for community engagement. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Jan;6(1):A03. PMCID: PMC2644580
2. Beyer KM, Comstock S, Seagren R. Disease maps as context for community mapping: a methodological approach for linking confidential health information with local geographical knowledge for community health research. J Community Health. 2010 Dec;35(6):635-44.
3. Beyer KM, Comstock S, Seagren R, Rushton G. Explaining place-based colorectal cancer health disparities: evidence from a rural context. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Feb;72(3):373-82.
4. Beyer KM, Saftlas AF, Wallis AB, Peek-Asa C, Rushton G. A probabilistic sampling method (PSM) for estimating geographic distance to health services when only the region of residence is known. Int J Health Geogr. 2011 Jan 10;10:4. PMCID: PMC3024211
5. Beyer KM, Layde PM, Hamberger LK, Laud PW. Characteristics of the residential neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicide in urban versus rural settings. J Rural Health. 2013 Jun;29(3):281-93. PMCID: PMC3695409
6. McAndrews C, Beyer K, Guse CE, Layde P. Revisiting exposure: fatal and non-fatal traffic injury risk across different populations of travelers in Wisconsin, 2001-2009. Accid Anal Prev. 2013 Nov;60:103-12.
7. Beyer KM, Kaltenbach A, Szabo A, Bogar S, Nieto FJ, Malecki KM. Exposure to neighborhood green space and mental health: evidence from the survey of the health of Wisconsin. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Mar 21;11(3):3453-72. PMCID: PMC3987044
8. Tiwari C, Beyer K, Rushton G. The impact of data suppression on local mortality rates: the case of CDC WONDER. Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug;104(8):1386-8. PMCID: PMC4103252
9. Beyer KM, Layde PM, Hamberger LK, Laud PW. Does neighborhood environment differentiate intimate partner femicides from other femicides? Violence Against Women. 2015 Jan;21(1):49-64. PMCID: PMC4500151
10. Beyer K, Wallis AB, Hamberger LK. Neighborhood environment and intimate partner violence: a systematic review. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2015 Jan;16(1):16-47. PMCID: PMC4476540
11. Beyer KM, Heller EF, Bizub JM, Kistner AJ, Szabo A, Shawgo EE, Zetts CJ. More than a pretty place: assessing the impact of environmental education on children's knowledge and attitudes about outdoor play in nature. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Feb 12;12(2):2054-70. PMCID: PMC4344710
12. Beyer K, Bizub J, Szabo A, Heller B, Kistner A, Shawgo E, Zetts C. Development and validation of the attitudes toward outdoor play scales for children. Soc Sci Med. 2015 May;133:253-60. PMCID: PMC4571455
13. Okunseri C, Vanevenhoven R, Chelius T, Beyer KM, Okunseri E, Lobb WK, Szabo A. Travel distances by Wisconsin Medicaid enrollees who visit emergency departments for dental care. J Public Health Dent. 2016 06;76(3):213-9. PMCID: PMC4956604
14. Bogar S, Beyer KM. Green Space, Violence, and Crime: A Systematic Review. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2016 Apr;17(2):160-71.
15. Beyer KM, Malecki KM, Hoormann KA, Szabo A, Nattinger AB. Perceived Neighborhood Quality and Cancer Screening Behavior: Evidence from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin. J Community Health. 2016 Feb;41(1):134-7. PMCID: PMC4984667
16. Beyer KM, Zhou Y, Matthews K, Hoormann K, Bemanian A, Laud PW, Nattinger AB. Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparities in Southeastern Wisconsin. WMJ. 2016 Feb;115(1):17-21.
17. Tittman SM, Harteau C, Beyer KM. The Effects of Geographic Isolation and Social Support on the Health of Wisconsin Women. WMJ. 2016 Apr;115(2):65-9.
18. Beyer KM, Zhou Y, Matthews K, Bemanian A, Laud PW, Nattinger AB. 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. Health Place. 2016 07;40:34-43.
19. Beyer KM, Szabo A, Nattinger AB. Time Spent Outdoors, Depressive Symptoms, and Variation by Race and Ethnicity. Am J Prev Med. 2016 09;51(3):281-90.
20. Zhou Y, Bemanian A, Beyer KM. Housing Discrimination, Residential Racial Segregation, and Colorectal Cancer Survival in Southeastern Wisconsin. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 04;26(4):561-568.
21. Bogar S, Ganos E, Hoormann K, Bub-Standal C, Beyer KMM. Raising rural women's voices: From self-silencing to self-expression. J Women Aging. 2017 Nov-Dec;29(6):515-529.
22. Bemanian A, Beyer KM. Measures Matter: The Local Exposure/Isolation (LEx/Is) Metrics and Relationships between Local-Level Segregation and Breast Cancer Survival. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 04;26(4):516-524. PMCID: PMC5380473
23. Ertl AM, Beyer KMM, Tarima S, Zhou Y, Groner JI, Cassidy LD. The spatial epidemiology of pediatric trauma: A statewide assessment. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 08;83(2):225-229. PMCID: PMC5522352
24. Beyer KMM, Szabo A, Hoormann K, Stolley M. Time spent outdoors, activity levels, and chronic disease among American adults. J Behav Med. 2018 08;41(4):494-503. PMCID: PMC6031452
25. Johnson BS, Malecki KM, Peppard PE, Beyer KMM. Exposure to neighborhood green space and sleep: evidence from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin. Sleep Health. 2018 10;4(5):413-419. PMCID: PMC6152838
26. Holmes BD, Haglund K, Beyer KMM, Cassidy LD. Qualitative methods of road traffic crash research in low- and middle-income countries: a review. Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2019 06;26(2):194-199.
27. Beyer KMM, Laud PW, Zhou Y, Nattinger AB. Housing discrimination and racial cancer disparities among the 100 largest US metropolitan areas. Cancer. 2019 Nov 01;125(21):3818-3827. PMCID: PMC6788939
28. Neuner JM, Fergestrom NM, Laud PW, Nattinger AB, Beyer KMM, Flynn KE, Pezzin LE. The association of pharmacy fill synchronization with breast cancer endocrine therapy adherence. Cancer. 2019 Nov 15;125(22):3960-3965.
29. Bemanian A, Cassidy LD, Fraser R, Laud PW, Saeian K, Beyer KMM. Racial disparities of liver cancer mortality in Wisconsin. Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Dec;30(12):1277-1282. PMCID: PMC6858574
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Beyer KMM, AJ Schultz, and G Rushton. 2007. Using ZIP codes as geocodes in cancer research. In Geocoding Health Data: The Use of Geographic Codes in Cancer Prevention and Control, Research and Practice, eds. G. Rushton, M. P. Armstrong, J. Gittler, B. R. Greene, C. E. Pavlik, M. M. West and D. L. Zimmerman. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
2. Beyer KMM. 2010. Geography of Disease, Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. Barney Warf. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
 
Non-Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Seal, DW, Beyer, KMM, Flores, J, Kohal, P, Thao, M, DiPadova, S, Witten, A, Perry, J, & Maurana, C. 2010. Medical College of Wisconsin Youth Violence Prevention Initiative: Summary Report- Development Phase, 2008-2010. Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health, Milwaukee, WI.
2. The Storm Lake Area Cancer Task Force, Comstock S and Beyer KMM. 2009. Colorectal Cancer Related Experiences in the Storm Lake Area and Recommendations for Action. http://uchcsl.com/docs/Storm_Lake_Cancer_Report_March09.pdf
3. Iowa Consortium for Comprehensive Cancer Control, Disparities Working Group. 2008. A Look at Inequalities: Disparities in Cancer Incidence, Late-Stage Diagnosis & Mortality in Iowa. http://www.canceriowa.org/news/Iowa_Cancer_Health_Disparities.pdf.
4. Beyer KMM, Knight P, Chan D, Seal D, Maurana C and the MCW VPI Community Asset Team. Partnership Density Mapping: a methodological approach for quantifying and visualizing community capacity to prevent violence (submitted).
5. Beyer, KMM. Place Context and Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Settings: A review and conceptual framework (in preparation).
6. Rushton G, Mazumdar S, Tiwari C, Beyer KMM, O'Shaughnessy P, Sharp K, Zimmerman DL, and Donham KJ. Protecting the privacy of individualized data in a geographic information system-based environmental health surveillance system (in preparation).
 
Abstracts
1. "An exploratory look at youth exposure to violence in an urban setting." Annie Nguyen, Kirsten Beyer, David Seal, Jose Flores, Cheryl Maurana, & the MCW VPI Community Asset Team. Presented by Nguyen (poster) at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Hilton Head, SC, March 2011. (Recognized as one of three Outstanding Student Posters of Distinction).
2. "Cancer Mapping with WebDMAP in Utah." Antoinette Stroup, Sam LeFevre, Janna Harrell, Phoebe McNeally, Chetan Tiwari, Kirsten Beyer, Gerard Rushton. Presented by LeFevre (poster) at the National Environmental Public Health Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2009.
3. "Explaining Place-Based Cancer Health Disparities: evidence from a diverse, rural Iowa town." Kirsten Beyer. Presented (oral) at the International Medical Geography Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 13, 2009.
4. "A web-based program for producing cancer maps that preserve geographic detail without compromising the privacy of individuals." Gerard Rushton, Chetan Tiwari, Kirsten Beyer and David Haynes. Presented by Rushton (oral) at the Annual meeting of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, San Diego, California, June 16, 2009.
5. "Space, Place and Community Health." Kirsten Beyer, Sara Comstock and Renea Seagren. Presented by Beyer (oral) at the International Partnership Institute in Portland, Oregon, May 18, 2009.
6. "Community Needs Assessment for a Northern Sudanese Community in an Eastern Iowa Town." Douglas Grane and Kirsten Beyer. Presented by Grane (poster) at the American Evaluation Association annual conference, Denver, Colorado, November 12, 2008.
7. "The Lessons of Snow: A call for translational health geography." Kirsten Beyer. Presented (oral) at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, April 19, 2008.
8. "Mapping cancer incidence and late-stage to enhance cancer prevention and control activities in the community." Gerard Rushton, Kirsten Beyer, Chetan Tiwari and Michele West. Presented (poster) at the Marching Toward Cancer Prevention conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, March 28, 2008.
9. "Identifying and Mitigating Health Disparities with Public Participatory GIS." Kirsten Beyer. Presented (oral) at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 19, 2007.
10. "Building Surveillance Capacity in Iowa Through an Environmental Public Health Indicator System." Kirsten Beyer and Tom Newton. Presented (oral) at the International Medical Geography Symposium, Fort Worth, Texas, July 7, 2005 and at the Student Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Session at the University of Iowa, April 21, 2005.
 

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