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Mary Catherine Beach, MD

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

School of Medicine (Primary)
Health, Behavior and Society (Joint)

Contact Information

2024 E Monument Street, Suite 2500
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Beach is a Core Faculty Member of the Berman Bioethics Institute and Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. Dr. Beach received her B.A. from Barnard College, her M.D. from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins. She has completed the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy as well as a fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Beach was a Congressional Health Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Dr. Beach is a past recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award and a K-08 Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. She is currently conducting research on the theoretical foundations of respect and the impact of physician attitudes and patient-physician communication on patients in the primary care setting, in the treatment of HIV, and in the treatment of sickle cell disease.

Bioethics, Patient-Physician Communication, Respect, Health Disparities; Sickle Cell Disease; HIV

  • Lattimer L, Haywood C, Lanzkron S, Ratanawongsa N, Bediako SM, Beach MC. Problematic Hospital Experiences among Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (in press)

  • Korthuis PT, Saha S, McCarty D, Chander G, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Beach MC.  Substance Use and the Quality of Patient-Provider Communication in HIV Clinics.  AIDS and Behavior (in press)

  • Saha S, Jacobs E, Moore RD, Beach MC.  Trust In Physicians and Racial Disparities In HIV Care. AIDS, Patient Care, and STDs. 2010 Jul;24(7):415-20

  • Haywood C, Lanzkron S, Ratanawongsa N, Bediako SM, Lattimer L, Beach MC. Hospital Self-Discharge Among Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: Associations with Trust and Interpersonal Experiences with Care.  Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2010 May-Jun;5(5):289-94

  • Beach MC, Saha S, Korthuis PT, Sharp V, Cohn J, Eggly S, Sankar A, Wilson I, Roter D, Cooper LA, Moore RD.  Differences in Patient-Provider Communication for Hispanic compared to non-Hispanic White Patients in HIV Care. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2010 Jul;25(7):682-7. Epub 2010 Mar 18