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Harm Reduction – Beth Meyerson

May 2, 2024
Community Wellness Beat
Harm Reduction - Beth Meyerson
Photographed by Fletcher and Co in Tucson, Arizona

Dr. Beth Meyerson is a Professor at the University of Arizona focused on the harm reduction and sexual health policy and systems in the College of Medicine – Tucson (Family and Community Medicine), where she directs the Harm Reduction Research Lab. The lab faculty include  researchers from 7 universities across the United States (and one in Australia). A feature of  Dr. Meyerson’s lab is the development of researchers with lived/living drug use experience.  Beth is also the Policy Director for the Comprehensive Center for Pain and Addiction in  University of Arizona Health Sciences, and faculty of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the  University of Arizona. Dr. Meyerson works closely with a statewide, transdisciplinary group of people to build the  evidence edifice to inform practice and policy to improve the health of people who use drugs.  The Drug Policy Research and Advocacy Board (DPRAB) is this group and includes MOUD  providers, people on MOUD, people with lived drug use experience, payors, policy makers,  harm reduction organizations and university researchers. Beth has three decades of public health practice and research experience, typified by roles  as president of a policy research consultancy focused on HIV and sexually transmitted  diseases with an international portfolio, as the state AIDS/STD Director for the state of Missouri, and directing a non-profit AIDS service organization. She has published over 75  peer reviewed manuscripts, a book on the history and contributions of U.S. Public Health  Advisors and two children’s books.

Helpful Links: 

Pima Helpline

Sonoran Prevention Works

Harm Reduction Map

National Harm Reduction Coalition

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