Partners

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 brings to the Foundation decades of hands-on experience in public health practice, education, training, and management.

BEAM’s National Advisory Board

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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