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College of Public Health

Kate Beatty, PhD, MPH

Kate Beatty, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Management and Policy
Co-Director, Center for Rural and Appalachian Health

East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
Contact:
423-439-4482 /
Room 42 Lamb Hall



EDUCATION

PhD, Public Health Studies, Saint Louis University, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis, MO

MPH, Joint Concentration in Behavior Science and Health Education and Epidemiology, Saint Louis University , School of Public Health, Saint Louis, MO

BS, Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

COURSES TAUGHT

HSMP 5500 Health Services Administration

HSMP 5525 Health Services Organization and Delivery

RESEARCH FOCUS

Public health services and systems research, rural health, childhood obesity, practice-based public health research networks, collaboration between public health and healthcare, and performance management.

PUBLICATIONS

Beatty K.E., Brownson R., Erwin, P., Fey, J. (2016) Public Health Agency Accreditation Among Rural Local Health Departments: Influencers and Barriers. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Accepted August 2016

Egen O., Beatty K.E., Blackley D., Wykoff R. (2016) Health and Social Conditions of the Poorest Versus Wealthiest Counties in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print November 17, 2016.  

Hale, N., Klaiman, T, Beatty K.E., Meit, M. (2016)  Local Health Departments as Clinical Safety Net in Rural Communities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.05.012.

Harris J.K., Beatty K., Leider J.P., Knudson A., Anderson B., Meit M. (2016) The double disparity facing rural local health departments. Annual Review of Public Health. Jan 6. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031914-122755.

Beatty K.E., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R, Abdulloeva, S., Wojciehowski K. (2016) Barriers and Incentives to Rural Health Department Accreditation. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Mar-Apr;22(2):138-48.

Beatty K.E., Meit, M., Hale, N., Khoury, A., Masters, P. (2016) Clinical Service Delivery along the Urban/Rural Continuum. Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research. 5(1):21-27. DOI: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0501.04.

Newland, P., Meshberg-Coeh, S., Flick, L., Beatty, K.E., Smith, J. Co-morbid alcohol disorder intensifies patterns of psychological symptoms among women. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2015, 11(6), 618-624.

Beatty KE, Wilson KD, Ciecior A, Stringer L. Collaboration Among Missouri Nonprofit Hospitals and Local Health Departments: Content Analysis of Community Health Needs Assessments. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(S2):S337-S344.

Wilson, K.D., Buettner Mohr L., Beatty, K.E., Ciecior, A. Describing the continuum of collaboration among local health departments with hospitals around the Community Health Assessments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014.

Beatty K.E., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R, Wojciehowski K. Patterns and predictors of local health department accreditation in Missouri. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014.

Shah GH, Beatty K, Leep C. Do PHAB accreditation prerequisites predict local health departments’ intentions to seek voluntary national accreditation? Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research 2013; Vol. 2: No. 3, Article 4.

Harris J.K., Beatty K.E., Barbero, C., Howard, A.F., Cheskin, R.A., Shapiro R.M, Mays, G.P. A systematic review of research designs and analytic strategies used in Public Health Systems and Services Research.  Am J Prev Med 2012;42(5S1):S42–S57.

Harris J.K., Beatty K.E., Lecy J., Cyr J., Shapiro R. 2011. Mapping the multidisciplinary field of Public Health Systems and Services Research. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41(1):105-111.

Beatty K, Harris JK, Barnes PA. The Role of Interorganizational Partnerships in Health Services Provision Among Rural, Suburban, and Urban Local Health Departments. The Journal of Rural Health. 2010;26(3):248-58.

Eddens KS, Kreuter MW, Morgan JC, Beatty K.E., Jasim SA, Garibay L, Tao D, Buskirk TD, Jupka KA. Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in Cancer Survivor Stories Available on the Web.  J Med Internet Res 2009;11(4):e50.

SIGNIFICANT PRESENTATIONS

Meit, M. & Beatty, K.E. (2016) The Changing Role of Public Health. State Office of Rural Health Regional Partnership Meeting, Region B. Nashville, TN August 2-4.

Meit, M., Heffernan, M., Beatty, K.E. (2016) Combating Obesity-related Disease in Central Appalachia. National Rural Health Association Meeting. Minneapolis, MN, May 10-13.

Beatty, K.E., Meit, M., Heffernan, M., Masters, P., Slawson, D., Kidwell, G., Fey, J., Lovelace, A. (2016) Combating Obesity-Related Disease in Central Appalachia with Community-Supported Interventions. AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Meeting, June 25.

Hale, N., Klaiman, T., Beatty, K.E., Meit, M. (2016) Rural Health Departments and Clinical Services: Transition to Whom? AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Meeting, June 25.

Meit, M., Beatty, K.E., Heffernan, M., Masters, P., Slawson, D., Kidwell, G., Fey, J., Lovelace, A. (2016) Documenting and Mapping Health Disparities in Central Appalachia: Obesity and Chronic Disease Mortality. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 26-28.

Beatty K.E., Meit, M., Carpenter, T., Khoury, A., Masters, P. (2015) Local Health Department Clinical Service Delivery along the Urban/Rural Continuum. 143th APHA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 31-November 4.

Fey, J., Lovelace, A., Beatty K.E., Kidwell, G., Masters, P., Slawson, D. (2015) Reducing Childhood Obesity and Chronic Disease in Central Appalachia. Tennessee Public Health Association Annual Educational Conference, Cool Springs, TN, September 9-11.

Beatty K.E., Wilson K., Ciecior A. (2014). Describing the Continuum of Collaboration among Local Health Departments with Hospitals around the Community Health Assessments. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 8-10.

Stringer, L., Beatty K.E., Wilson K., Ciecior A.,   (2015) From the Hospitals’ Perspective: Collaboration among Non-Profit Hospitals and Local Health Departments. AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 16-17.

Beatty K.E., Meit, M., Carpenter, T., Khoury, A., Masters, P. (2015) ) Local Health Department Clinical Service Delivery along the Urban/Rural Continuum. AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Interest Group Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 16-17.

Beatty K.E., Carpenter, T., Brownson R., Erwin, P. (2015) Accreditation Seeking Decisions in Local Health Departments. 8th Annual Keeneland Public Health Systems and Services Conference, Lexington, KY, April 20-22.

Beatty K.E., Wojciehowski K., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R. (2014). Intentions to Seek Accreditation through PHAB’s National Voluntary Accreditation Program. 7th Annual Keeneland Public Health Systems and Services Conference, Lexington, KY, April 7-10.

Beatty K.E., Wilson K., Ciecior A. (2014). Missed Opportunities – describing collaboration between LHDs and hospitals around a community health assessment. 7th Annual Keeneland Public Health Systems and Services Conference, Lexington, KY, April 7-10.

Gulzar, S., Leep C., Beatty K.E (2013). Local Health Departments’ Performance of Community Health Assessment, Community Improvement Plan, and Strategic Planning: Do these activities predict plans for seeking accreditation? 141th APHA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2-6.

Beatty K.E., Wojciehowski K., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R. (2013). Local Health Departments’ Intentions to Seek Accreditation through PHAB’s National Voluntary Accreditation Program. AcademyHealth Public Health Services Research Interest Group Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 25-26.

Beatty K.E., Wojciehowski K., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R. (2013). Organizational and Structural Factors Related to Voluntary Accreditation of Local Health Departments in Missouri. 6th Annual Keeneland Public Health Systems and Services Conference, Lexington, KY, April 9-11.

Beatty K.E., Wojciehowski K., Mayer J., Elliott M., Brownson R. (2013). Influences and Barriers to Rural Health Department Accreditation in Missouri. 6th Annual Keeneland Public Health Systems and Services Conference, Lexington, KY, April 9-11.

Beatty K, Harris JK. (2010). The Development of Public Health Systems and Services Research: A Citation Network Analysis. APHA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 6-10.

Beatty K, Harris JK, Lecy J. (2010).  Understanding the role of Public Health Systems and Services Research in Public Health: A Citation Network Analysis. 3rd Annual Keeneland Public Health Systems and Services Conference, Lexington, KY, April 19-22.

Harris JK, Beatty K. (2009). The role of inter-organizational partnerships in health services provision among rural, metropolitan, and urban Local Health Departments. Public Health Systems and Services Research Annual Keeneland Conference, Lexington, KY, April 7-9.

HONORS AND AWARDS

AcademyHealth PHSR Student Scholarship Recipient, 2013

Richard S. Kurtz, Ph.D. Outstanding Student Award, Saint Louis University, 2009

Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society, Saint Louis University , 2009

3rd place, Social Science Poster Presentation, Graduate Research Symposium, Saint Louis University, 2009

Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society, Saint Louis University, 2008

GRANTS RECEIVED

Model to Interrupt Social Determinants of Rural Health. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. 2016-2017.

Statewide Healthcare Provider Assessment of Diabetes Practices. Tennessee Department of Health. 2015-2016.

Reducing Childhood Obesity and Chronic Disease in Central Appalachia – Data Analysis and Planning to Support Promising Practices and Strategies. Appalachian Funders Network. 2015.

Improving population health: a systems perspective. East Tennessee State University RDC. 2015.

Accreditation of rural health departments: social, economic, cultural and regional factors. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012.

Methodology in Public Health Systems and Services Research (PHSSR). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2010.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Hiking, biking, running half marathons (slowly), gardening, quilting, and spending time with her family and two dogs Triton and Itchy.

 

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