Dr. Beck grew up in rural Iowa and Wisconsin. Prior to working at Carroll University, she worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Public Health Training and Education Coordinator for the Population Health Institute at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Beck's hobbies and interests include traveling and spending time with her family biking, boating and hiking.
Areas of Specialization
Global health; community-based public health; community engagement; cultural competency; social determinants of health; and community-based participatory research
Scholarly and Professional Achievements
Recently received $10,000 HWPP grant and $40,000 from private foundations to develop a free, online toolkit—one that transcends the current political divide—with program, research and best-practices guides, open-source database and resources to help mobilize communities around the issue of gun violence.
What is your teaching style?
Encourage student involvement through small and large group discussion, case studies, simulations and community-based learning experiences.
Why do you do what you do?
I enjoy sharing with students the exciting and dynamic world of public health.
What should students know about you?
I enjoy getting to know students and welcome their comments in and out of class.