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Tamara Beetham, MPH


Tamara Beetham is a PhD candidate in health policy and management with a health economics concentration. Her research primarily focuses on access to evidence-based behavioral healthcare for those who are medically underserved and the effects of policy on treatment provision. She has received an R36 dissertation award from NIDA and an early investigator pilot project award from RAND's Opioid Policy Tools and Information Center for Research Excellence. Her research has been published in journals such as JAMA, Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Harvard Public Health Review, and featured in media outlets such as National Public Radio, Associated Press, and Reuters. Her publication on buprenorphine treatment access for opioid use disorder was selected as one of ten "Best of Annals" in 2019 by the Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Internal Medicine. She holds an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health and a BA from the University of Colorado.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Harvard University
  • BA
    University of Colorado