Timothy Beebe, PhD

Mayo Professor and Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management

Timothy Beebe

Contact Info

beebe026@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-6949

Office Address:
Phillips Wangensteen Building, 15-205

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mayo Professor and Division Head, Division of Health Policy and Management


PhD, Sociology, University of Minnesota

MA, Applied Social Research, University of Michigan

BA, Psychology and Biology, Bemidji State University

Summary

My research interests focus on health services research, health care policy, patient-reported outcomes, and survey methodology with a particular interest in developing and testing health measures and evaluating new data collection methods.

Prior to joining SPH, I was the chair of the Division of Health Care Policy & Research and Director of the Survey Research Center within the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic as well as the deputy director of research for the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. 

Expertise

Equity, mental health, methods, survey methods, patient reported outcome measurement, health measurement, health care access for vulnerable populations, adolescent health, behavioral health, health insurance

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Public Opinion Research
  • AcademyHealth

Research

Research Funding Grants

  • "Assessing PROMIS and Other Simple Patient-Reported Measures," NIH/National Cancer Institute, Co-Investigator

Publications

See a full list of my publications

Key Publications

  • Beebe TJ, Locke GR 3rd, Barnes SA, Davern ME, Anderson KJ. Mixing web and mail methods in a survey of physicians. Health Serv Res. 2007 Jun; 42(3 Pt 1):1219-34. PMID:17489911.
  • James KM, Ziegenfuss JY, Tilburt JC, Harris AM, Beebe TJ. Getting physicians to respond: the impact of incentive type and timing on physician survey response rates. Health Serv Res. 2011 Feb; 46: 232-42. PMID:20880042. PMCID: PMC3034272.
  • Beebe TJ, Ziegenfuss JY, St Sauver JL, Jenkins SM, Haas L, Davern ME, Talley NJ. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorization and survey nonresponse bias. Med Care. 2011 Apr; 49(4):365-70. PMID:21368682. PMCID: PMC3179247.
  • Beebe TJ, McAlpine DD, Ziegenfuss JY, Jenkins S, Haas L, Davern ME. Deployment of a mixed-mode data collection strategy does not reduce nonresponse bias in a general population health survey. Health Serv Res. 2012 Aug; 47(4):1739-54.PMID:22250782. PMCID: PMC3330173.
  • Cook DA, Wittich CM, Daniels WL, West CP, Harris AM, Beebe TJ. Incentive and Reminder Strategies to Improve Response Rate for Internet-Based Physician Surveys: A Randomized Experiment. J Med Internet Res 2016;18(9):e244.PMID: 27637296

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

My teaching focuses on survey methods and measurement. In my career, I have been invited to oversee workshops on health survey methods for AcademyHealth, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Teaching Areas

I teach students in the following programs:

  • Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration (PhD and MS)
  • Public Health Administration and Policy

Courses

  • PubH 6806, Principles of Public Health Research

Community Engagement

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2017 - present
  • Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016-present
  • Member, Methods Council, AcademyHealth, 2015-present
  • Editor, Study Design Section, BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2011-present
  • Adjunct Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2016-present
  • Research Affiliate, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic