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Leveraging Public Health and Business Expertise 

BEAM is a partnership among respected institutions and nationally recognized public health thought leaders that marshals their expertise and experience in public health and business education. 


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among the top academic medical centers in the U.S. The School’s Department of Public Health Sciences offers eight degree programs and six joint degrees, including the nation’s largest MD/MPH program for aspiring public health physicians.

The Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami has been a leader in health sector focused business education for 40 years. The school is home to the No. 1 Health Care Executive MBA program in the U.S., as well as a top 20 Health Care Management program.


The de Beaumont Foundation is a national leader in the public health field. The staff of the Foundation bring decades of hands-on experience in public health practice, education, training, and management.

BEAM’s National Advisory Board 

We are grateful to the members of the BEAM National Advisory Board who shared their expertise to help shape the BEAM course 

Susan Allan, MPH, MD, JD – Associate Professor, University of Washington

William M. Barnes, PhD, MBA – Former NACCHO Interim Co-Executive Director 
Interim Executive Co-Director, Chief Program Officer, National Association of County and City Health Officials

Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP – Executive Director, APHA

Les Becker, MBA – COFO, Harris County Public Health

Michael Fraser, PhD, MA – Executive Director, ASTHO

Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH – Chief Public Health Officer, Cambridge Public Health Department 

Vincent Lafronza, EdD – President and CEO, NNPHI

Melissa Moore, MSW, MBA – Behavioral and Public Health Branch Chief Division of Nursing and Public Health Bureau of Health Workforce Health Resources and Services Administration

Donna Peterson, ScD, MHS, CPH – Dean, College of Public Health, University of South Florida

Celeste Phillip, MD – Former Surgeon General and Secretary, State of Florida

Kate Pfirman, CPA – Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Community Health

Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD – Former Administrator and Health Officer, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, 2007-2019

Umair Shah, MD, MPH – Executive Director, Harris County Public Health

Pattie Simone, MD – Director of the Division of Scientific Education & Professional Development, CDC

Arvy Smith, CPA – Former Deputy State Health Officer, North Dakota Department of Health

Lori Tremmel-Freeman, MBA – Former CEO, AMCHP

Keith Yamamoto – Former Deputy Director of Health, Hawaii State Department of Health

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