Dr. Dodson is Research Assistant Professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and works primarily in the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis. Dr. Dodson’s primary research interests involve ways that policy can facilitate healthy decision-making to increase physical activity and prevent obesity. Her current research involvement includes projects aiming to improve communication of research evidence to policymakers and studying the effects of worksite policies and environments on employee health.
Dr. Dodson received her PhD and MPH from Saint Louis University School of Public Health, where she focused her studies on behavioral science and epidemiology. Prior to beginning her studies in public health, she pursued a graduate certificate in counseling and worked as an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer.
Beth has published her work, given numerous presentations, and been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. She is a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, and in 2008, was awarded the Mary Gumble Levy Award at Saint Louis University for commitment to teaching, research, and leadership.