Betty Bekemeier

Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Health Services

Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Box 357263
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-

206-616-8411
bettybek@uw.edu

Research Interests

Effective public health system performance; public health financing; local public health service variation and population health impact; disparities in public health system resource allocation; public health workforce development and leadership

Education

MPH Program Evaluation, Johns Hopkins University, 1994

MSN Public Health Nursing Leadership and Management, Johns Hopkins University, 1994

BSN Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University, 1984

PhD Nursing, University of Washington, 2007

In the News

Investing in evidence to inform practice: Reimagining the US public health system
Health Affairs, 04/06/2021

How coronavirus is turning health departments into a lightning rod for political wrath, in Washington and beyond
The Seattle Times, 12/11/2020

Look at method used to assess state of public health system
Associated Press, 06/26/2020

UW, Seattle & King County join forces for new academic health department
UW School of Public Health News, 01/26/2018

UW, Seattle & King County join forces for new academic health department
UW School of Public Health News, 01/25/2018

Center Wins $2 Million to Promote Health Equity in Rural Communities through Data
UW School of Public Health News, 09/25/2017

Close Up June 2017: Betty Bekemeier
UW School of Public Health News, 06/05/2017

Study found cuts to health programs increased low birth weight rates in Florida
WGCU, 05/16/2016

PHAST seeks input from health departments for a new data-access dashboard
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice Communications, 04/08/2016

Study: Infection rates correlate with public health spending
Food Safety News, 03/04/2016