Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley is the Derrol Dawkins, MD Endowed Chair in Adolescent Medicine, Division Director for Adolescent Medicine, Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Community Engagement, and Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama. Her areas of expertise and training include adolescent medicine, preventive medicine, health services research, epidemiology, and public health. Her research, academic, community engagement, and policy and program development focus on adolescent health and well-being, sexual and reproductive health, risk behaviors and resiliency, immunizations, global health, and health inequities.
Dr. Coyne-Beasley has been the Principal Investigator on several projects on adolescent sexual health with a focus on HIV and HPV prevention. As a vaccine expert, Dr. Coyne-Beasley was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). She continues to contribute toward the review of scientific immunization evidence and the development of ACIP vaccine recommendations as a member of multiple workgroups. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Dr. Coyne-Beasley is also a Past President of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine.