Dana Beck, PhD, MSN, MS, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner and health services researcher, with most recent clinical practice in the Women’s Health Clinic at the Ann Arbor VA. Beck examines health services and policy approaches to maternal mental health and health disparities in under-resourced, under-researched communities. She has expertise in the process of community mobilization for maternal health in under-resourced communities and has conducted fieldwork in the US, Ethiopia, and Zambia. Her current projects focus on the cascade of mental health care (equitable screening, diagnoses, and treatment) for childbearing individuals in the perinatal period who experience mental health challenges or substance use disorders. The ultimate goal of Beck’s research is to reduce the burden of mental health and substance use disorders among under-researched, under-resourced populations through co-creation of culturally relevant health services and policy solutions.
Maternal health in under-resourced and under-researched communities. Policy and clinical approaches and interventions to improve maternal health equity. Trauma informed care.
Doctoral Dissertation: Understanding community mobilization for maternal health in rural Zambia.
Master’s Research: Identification of and comprehensive care for human trafficking victims/survivors in domestic and international settings.
08/2006: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Université de Gaston Berger, St. Louis, Sénégal
12/2013: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
04/2017: Master of Science, Nursing, Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
08/2020: Ph.D. Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
08/2021: Master of Science, Health and Healthcare Research, University of Michigan