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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

  • Green Space, Violence, and Crime: A Systematic Review. (Bogar S, Beyer KM) Trauma Violence Abuse 2015 Mar 29: PMID: 25824659
  • 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(2):2054-70 PMID: 25685953 PMCID: PMC4344710
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3987044
  • 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
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3695409
  • 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 PMCID: PMC3024211
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2644580
  • Last update: 06/15/2015