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Tamara Beetham, MPH

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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 received a dissertation award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and an early investigator pilot project award from RAND's Opioid Policy Tools and Information Center for Research Excellence to fund her dissertation work. First-authored work has been published in journals such as JAMA and Health Affairs, featured in media outlets such as National Public Radio and The New York Times, and cited in policy documents including a NIDA Congressional Budget Justification, a HHS Proposed Rule for regulation modification, and American Society for Addiction Medicine guideline recommendations. 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