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Tamara Beetham, MPH

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Tamara Beetham, MPH


Tamara Beetham, MPH is a PhD candidate graduating in 2025 in health policy and management with a concentration in health economics. Her research focuses on improving access to evidence-based healthcare for medically underserved populations, particularly in treatment for substance use disorders. She received dissertation funding support through a National Institutes on Drug Abuse Dissertation Award and RAND Pilot Project Award.

Her research has been published in leading journals including JAMA and Health Affairs, featured in outlets such as National Public Radio and The New York Times, and been nationally recognized as among the annual Best or Highest Impact by Annals of Internal Medicine, AcademyHealth, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She has presented her research to policymakers and regulatory bodies including the US Senate, The Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and The Joint Commission.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Harvard University
  • BA
    University of Colorado