Glenn Beamer, PhD, has been named director of the master of public health program (MPH) and associate professor of public health at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. The program is in the Department of Health Policy and Public Health of the University’s Mayes College. Dr. Beamer is the program’s first permanent director and will lead the effort to secure accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH).
“We are delighted that someone with Glenn’s track record of scholarship and academic leadership will be heading up the MPH program,” said Dr. Robert I Field, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Public Health. “Under his direction, the program is poised to become a vital source of education, scholarship, and community service in meeting the public health needs of the Philadelphia region and of the nation as a whole.”
Dr. Beamer most recently served as director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. He has also served as assistant professor of public policy at The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. In previous positions, he was assistant professor in the Departments of Politics and Health Evaluation Sciences at the University of Virginia, and visiting professor in the Department of Government at the College of William and Mary. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University
and at San Francisco.
“University of the Sciences offers me a great opportunity to initiate cross disciplinary study between the public health program, and occupational therapy, physical therapy, and environmental sciences departments,” Dr. Beamer said. “I look forward to utilizing community-based learning in the classroom.”
Dr. Beamer’s research interests have focused on health policy issues related to children, and on community health politics. His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
, Policy Studies Journal
, State Politics & Policy Quarterly
, Labor History
, and the Review of Policy Research
. His first book, Creative Politics: Taxes and Public Goods in a Federal System
, was published by the University of Michigan Press
Dr. Beamer is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a MA and PhD in political science. He received a BA from the College of William
& Mary. He currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa.,
with his wife, Emily.