Carolyn Beverly
Position Assistant professor - Master of Public Health
Medical director - College of Health Sciences
EducationB.A., Biology, Wichita State University, 1977
M.D. Medicine and Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1981
M.P.H. and Preventive Medicine Residency, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, 1990
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Board Certification, 1997
Military Service: United States Air Force, 1980-1986

2014 research

I did research on the implications of false positive Western Blot results for HIV testing.  I have done research focused on developing increased racial and ethnic diversity in Iowa’s physician workforce by working to recruit additional minority students and faculty to DMU.  This work has natural possibilities for expanding these issues at all health care training institutions.

I am currently working on a hypertension screening project focused primarily on African American males that frequent certain local barber shops.  Long-term planning is to expand screening locations as well as add additional screening opportunities, such as diabetes and elevated lipids.

As a public health professional, my research interests are very broad.  I am interested in community participation research in which local neighborhoods identify their most pressing needs to correct.  Diabetes, childhood obesity, the effects of microaggressions and sustained cortisol release on acute and chronic health conditions are also research interests of mine.

Awards and honors

2011 - Inducted into the Des Moines University Chapter of The Alpha Eta Society, May 2011

2009 - Boy Scout District Award of Merit recipient, May 2009

2006 - Adult Leadership Award presented for services as Senior, Advisor, for the Career Explorer Post #141, May 3, 2006

2005 - Community Commitment Award presented by the African American Leadership Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, September 22, 2005

1993 - International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, Third Edition

1990 - Chi Delta Chi; National Honor Society for Veterans; University of South Carolina

1981 - Outstanding Student for Family and Community Medicine; University of Kansas School of Medicine: Wichita

1976 - Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; Wichita State University

1974 - Mortar Board (Honor Society); Wichita State University

1974 - Alpha Lambda Delta (Honor Society); Wichita State University

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Training Ribbon

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon

Air Force Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Air Force Short Tour Service Ribbon