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Kirsten M. Beyer PhD, MPH

Kirsten M. Beyer PhD, MPH

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 (30)

  • 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 Aug 02 PMID: 31373689 08/03/2019    
  • Housing discrimination and racial cancer disparities among the 100 largest US metropolitan areas. (Beyer KMM, Laud PW, Zhou Y, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2019 Nov 01;125(21):3818-3827 PMID: 31287559 07/10/2019    
  • 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    
  • 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 09/23/2018       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 02/01/2018       2 Citations
  • 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       5 Citations
  • 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       8 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 12/30/2016    
  • 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 06/21/2016       7 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 05/21/2016       3 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       9 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       7 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 01/23/2016    
  • 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 08/16/2015       6 Citations
  • Green Space, Violence, and Crime: A Systematic Review. (Bogar S, Beyer KM) Trauma Violence Abuse 2016 Apr;17(2):160-71 PMID: 25824659 04/01/2015       35 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 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       8 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 12/03/2014       3 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 06/13/2014       5 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 03/26/2014       157 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 12/29/2013       64 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 09/17/2013       19 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       15 Citations
  • 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    
  • 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 01/12/2011       14 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 10/27/2010       21 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 03/31/2010       13 Citations
  • Mapping cancer for community engagement. (Beyer KM, Rushton G) Prev Chronic Dis 2009 Jan;6(1):A03 PMID: 19080009 PMCID: PMC2644580 12/17/2008       26 Citations
  • Last update: 09/09/2019
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