Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, 1995-1997

    • May 15, 2005

Position: Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
Core Faculty, Injury Prevention Research Center
Adjunct Faculty, Health Behavior, Health Education
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Clinical Scholar: 1995–1997, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Research Projects: "Sexual Intercourse by Young African-American Adolescents: The Need for a Harm Reduction Approach," and "The Epidemiology of Adolescent Homicide in North Carolina"

Clinical Specialty: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Tamera Coyne-Beasley earned an MPH degree with a focus in epidemiology as part of her Clinical Scholars training. Two major themes of her research were the prevention of risky adolescent sexual behavior and the prevention of violence among adolescents. Since then, she has been principal investigator of studies such as:

  • Firearm injury-prevention in the pediatric emergency department.
  • Love our Kids Lock Your Guns; a community firearm safety education and gun-lock distribution program.
  • Risk-reduction strategies for adolescent risky behaviors.

She has been a consultant to the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and is an affiliated faculty member of the University of North Carolina's Injury Prevention Center.