Elizabeth Beverly, PhD
PI, Ohio Cardiovascular Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH) Ohio University
Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth A. Beverly, PhD., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Beverly graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology and Behavioral Health and a minor in Gerontology in 2008. She completed a five-year postdoctoral fellowship in diabetes at Harvard Medical School with the Joslin Diabetes Center in 2013. Dr. Beverly conducts research focused on chronic disease management, with a specific emphasis on type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Her research program examines diabetes through a psychosocial lens, employing mixed methodology to examine complex challenges in a rural and underserved region in Appalachian Ohio. She is focused on implementing evidence-based interventions to address health disparities to improve outcomes. She has employed focused ethnographic methods to better understand the culture of rural Appalachian Ohio and how this culture influences diabetes self-care. In addition, she has conducted program evaluations of diabetes navigation programs and community coalitions. Currently, she is exploring individual’s experiences of high, moderate, or low diabetes distress in rural southeastern Ohio.