dr. Bethany Hipple Walters

Project Manager
Department Trimbos International
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Bethany holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, NY, USA and a Ph.D from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Throughout her career, she has managed multiple, concurrent control programs and studies, while building up an extensive knowledge base and developing a strong network of stakeholders. Through her role as a project director on large-scale research projects, she vast experience in accommodating and mediating between the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders throughout the development and implementation of programs. This research has translated into numerous academic publications, presentations at conferences, and practical feedback for those implementing programs.

Topics that Bethany has researched:

  • topics related to tobacco control in child healthcare settings, including distance training strategies, program implementation techniques, and the establishment of personal smoke-free home and car policies.
  • topics related to e-health, such as (networked) electronic medical records, distance training modules, and patient support websites.
  • topics related to the treatment and management of chronic disease, such as depression, eating disorders, tobacco use, diabetes, and COPD.

Relevant links

Google Scholar

Hipple Walters, B., Petrea, I., & Lando, H. (2018). Tobacco Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Changing the Present to Help the Future. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 13(4). doi:10.1017/jsc.2018.4

Shields-Zeeman, L., Pathare, S., Hipple Walters, B., Kapadia-Kundu, N., & Kaustubh Joag. (2017). Promoting wellbeing and improving access to mental health care through community champions in rural India: the Atmiyata intervention approach. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 11(6). doi:10.1186/s13033-016-0113-3