Professor
DOPM Associate Director for Research
Division of Preventive Medicine

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 614
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 934-6383
Fax: (205) 934-7959
bethlew@uab.edu

Research Interests

An internist and epidemiologist, she has considerable experience in long-term epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, including expertise in recruitment and retention in large, long-term studies, measures of body composition and bone density, population surveys, disease outcomes, lifestyle assessments, imaging in the context of large studies and epidemiologic methodology.

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham,MSPH, 1990
  • Intern & Resident, Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center, 1987
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, 1984
  • University of Miami, BS, 1980

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks
  • Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Member, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Professional Societies:

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians – American Society of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Member, Clinical Trials Review Committee, NHLBI Initial Review Group, 2005 - 2008
  • Chair, Epidemiology and Prevention Council Leadership Committee and Council Chair, AHA, 2006 - 2008
  • Co-chair, NHLBI Workshop on Predictors of Obesity, Weight Gain, and Related Lifestyle Behaviors, 2004
  • Program Committee Chair, Community Prevention Research in Women's Health Conference, 1999 - 2000
  • Chair, Annual Conference on CVD Epidemiology and Prevention Program Committee, AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2000 - 2001
  • Member, Committee on Epidemiology and Statistics, AHA Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 1998 - 2000

University Activities:

  • Member, Department of Medicine Research Working Group, October 2009 - August 2011
  • Member, UAB ARRA Working Group, April - November 2009
  • Member, Department of Medicine Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, 2003 - 2006
  • Department of Medicine Research Development Group, 1998 - 2001
  • Department of Medicine Ad Hoc Clinical Research Committee, 1996
  • Metabolic Bone Disease Center Steering Committee, 1995 - Present
  • Department of Medicine Clinical Practice Committee, 1995 - 1998
  • The Kirklin Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, 1993 – 2001

Awards/Honors

  • 2009 - Alumnus Award for Scientific Excellence Recipient; UAB School of Public Health
  • 2005 - The Max Cooper Award for Excellence in Research; UAB Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • 2000 - International Silver CINDY Award recipient, video production; A Hysterectomy: the Decision is Yours, Cora E. Lewis, MD, Executive Producer
  • 2000 - Telly Award Finalist, video production; Hysterectomy: the Decision is Yours, Cora E. Lewis, MD, Executive Producer
  • 1989-1990 - National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (Individual); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • 1984 - M.D. Degree with Highest Distinction; Indiana University, School of Medicine
  • 1984 - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Indiana University School of Medicine
  • 1980 - Bachelor of Science Degree with General Honors, Magna Cum Laude University of Miami
  • 1977-1980 - University Scholar, University of Miami