Frazier B. Beatty, PhD, MPH, CHES, director for the online master of public health program, has been selected to participate in the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a joint venture with Arizona State University and Georgetown University. The nine-month program is designed for entrepreneurial leaders working in four-year higher education institutions who seek to create innovation and change that enhances higher education’s reach and impact centering on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

In addition, Dr. Beatty will present at the 2022 Health Watch USA Conference in September, the theme of which is Frontline Worker Safety During COVID-19. He will be a panelist with Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, and Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, on the impact of healthcare disparities on the frontline.

Dr. Beatty is a public health professional with over 20 years of educational training and educational management experience. He has extensive experience conducting research and using best-practice approaches and data to improve student academic programs. Dr. Beatty has worked for state and federal government agencies, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. His research interests include using telehealth to address HIV and other infectious diseases.

“Our strength in public healthcare is in our ability to understand that everyone should have access to quality care,” said Dr. Beatty. “We should be dissatisfied with ourselves as Americans until every citizen has that right. Being selected to this Academy is an honor and I will continue to work diligently to help underserved communities of color.”