Elizabeth Beverly, PhD
Site Principal Investigator, Ohio Cardiovascular and Diabetes Health Collaborative (Cardi-OH)
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth Beverly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Primary Care at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Co-Director of the Ohio University Diabetes Institute. She is also the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, DO, Endowed Professor in Behavioral Diabetes. Dr. Beverly graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biobehavioral 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’s research in diabetes focuses on understanding the linkages among psychosocial issues, self-care, and health outcomes. She employs mixed methodology to examine the culture and context of diabetes self-management in a rural and underserved region of Appalachian Ohio. She is focused on implementing evidence-based interventions, including patient navigation and community health workers, to address health disparities and improve outcomes. Currently, Dr. Beverly is conducting research to address implicit bias and raise awareness about diabetes, Appalachian culture, and social determinants of health using cinematic virtual reality.