Dean, Bower School of Population Health; Professor, Population Health Science, Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Dr. Bettina Beech is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health, Executive Director of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities, and Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Dr. Beech is involved in several national public health-related activities. She has recently been a member of several national committees including: the Advisory Board for the Primary Care Network for the Treatment of Adolescent Obesity, the Disparities Subcommittee of the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expert Panel to advise the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) on their future initiatives, and a 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Panel on Early Childhood Obesity Policies. Additionally, she served as an external reviewer for an Institute of Medicine report, “WIC Food Packages: Time for a Change.” She is also a member of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), and is the lead editor of the book, “Race and Research in Focus: Perspectives on Minority Participation in Health Studies, published by the American Public Health Association.