Dr. Tammy R. Beckham, Vice President of Health Policy

HSC Team,

I am happy to announce that Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, has accepted our offer to join HSC as Vice President of Health Policy. Dr. Beckham will start Feb. 1.

Dr. Beckham currently serves as Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS policy for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For the past 9 months, Dr. Beckham led the National Testing and Diagnostics Task Force for the COVID-19 response. She has extensive scientific experience leading large organizations and projects within academic, state and federal government and the military where she achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Beckham’s background and experience make her uniquely positioned to offer strategic guidance on local, state and federal policy issues that impact HSC with a focus on mentoring and coaching faculty, and students on how to translate science, public health and clinical exercises into policy. In addition to her policy work, she also will hold the position of Professor of Public Health in the HSC School of Public Health.

I am excited to bring Dr. Beckham onto the HSC team.



Dr. Michael R. Williams