Beth E Meyerson, MDiv., PhD

PhD: Saint Louis University, Missouri
MDiv.: Christian Theological Seminary; Indianapolis, Indiana

Public health policy and systems to advance population health with focus on harm reduction and sexual health.

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Dr. Meyerson directs the Harm Reduction Research Lab at the College of Medicine – Tucson, is the Director of Policy for the Center for Comprehensive Pain and Addiction, and is faculty of UArizona's LGBTQI+ Institute.

She has three decades of public health practice and research experience, typified by roles as president of a policy research consultancy focused on HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases with an international portfolio, as the state AIDS/STD director for the state of Missouri, and directing a non-profit AIDS service organization.

Current Projects as Principal Investigator:

  • ASAP – Access to Syringes at Pharmacies for the Prevention of Blood Borne Infections among People who Inject Drugs. Funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse
  • Evidence for Action: COVID as a window of opportunity to normalize MOUD Access. Funded by FORE Foundation For Opioid Response Efforts
  • Evidence & Action to Normalize MAT Access in AZ. Funded by Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • MPACT: Methadone Patient Access to Collaborative Treatment. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. (R61DA059889)

Current Project as Co-Principal Investigator:

  • PharmNet: Strengthening the Safety Net for Overdose and HIV/HCV Prevention through Indiana’s Network of Pharmacies. Funded by the Indiana University Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis. Principal Investigators: Beth Meyerson/Jon Agley
Honors and Awards: 
Distinguished Outreach Faculty, UArizona Provost, Fall 2021 (Award Nominee)