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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Last update: 03/27/2015