Betty Bekemeier

Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
Adjunct Professor, Health Services

Department of Psychosocial and Community Health
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

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

Spending on Food Sanitation Linked to Fewer Illnesses
UW School of Public Health News, 03/12/2015

Food Safety Spending Linked to Reduction in Illness
American Journal of Public Health, 12/31/2014

Health Department Cuts Linked to Low Birth Weights
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 06/20/2014