DR. TAMERA COYNE BEASLEY

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Dr. Coyne-Beasley is a Founding Board Member of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. She is a Tenured Full Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she also serves as the Director of Adolescent Medicine Education. Her academic and community work have focused on reducing health disparities, improving adolescent health and access to health care including immunizations, decreasing adolescent risky behavior including sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and HPV, and decreasing violence and firearm injuries among youth. She is a member of the National Firearm Research Collaborative and National Violence Prevention Network.  he has been a Core Faculty Member of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center and chairs an advisory group of the NC Violent Death Reporting System. As a William T. Grant Distinguished Fellow, she spent two years working with the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Center for the Prevention of School Violence and national Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE). She is currently working with the North Carolina Injury Prevention Branch to develop the 2nd state plan for the prevention of suicide; she assisted in the development of the first state youth suicide prevention plan 10 years ago.

Dr. Coyne-Beasley is the Founding Director of the North Carolina Child Health Research Network and the Associate Director for Community Engagement of the Child Health Core of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Dr. Coyne-Beasley is also a national adolescent health expert who is a Past Regional President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine’s (SAHM’s) Virginias/Carolinas chapter and is currently a member of the National Executive Board of SAHM. Dr. Coyne-Beasley was also a member of the U.S. Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP) and chaired the Adult Immunization workgroup. She remains a member of the ACIP Adult, HPV and Provider workgroups.