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Beth McManus PT, MPH, ScD

Associate Professor
  • Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy
  • Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

As a pediatric physical therapist with doctoral training in Developmental Epidemiology, Dr. McManus’s research focuses on population-based health interventions for young children with developmental delays and disabilities. She is particularly interested in access to, utilization, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health and therapeutic services for medically fragile infants. Dr. McManus employs a variety of quantitative methods, including multi-level statistical modeling, longitudinal analyses and structural equation modeling using large secondary data sets.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Children's Medicaid
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs
  • Access, Utilization, and Effectiveness of Part C Early Intervention Services
  • Systems of care for medically fragile neonates and young infants

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BS, Health Studies, Boston University
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • MPH, Maternal and Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • ScD, Developmental Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC)

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

3rd Floor East

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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