Beth C. Weitzman
Professor, Public Health & Policy
Beth C. Weitzman is Professor of Health and Public Policy at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Prior to her joining the Steinhardt School in 2009, Dr. Weitzman spent more than 20 years on the faculty at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School.
Dr. Weitzman’s research interests focus on urban policies affecting poor families and their children; she has evaluated a range of programs aimed at meeting their health, social service, housing, and educational needs. Dr. Weitzman brings to her research extensive experience in program evaluation and in primary data collection. She conducted more than a decade of research on homeless families, beginning in the late 1980’s, with funding from New York City’s Human Resources Administration, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. More recently, Dr. Weitzman directed the national evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Urban Health Initiative which won the 2010 Outstanding Evaluation Award from the American Evaluation Association. Current research includes evaluations of a program integrating supportive housing with medical case management services and of policies requiring calorie labeling in fast-food restaurants. Her work has been published in such journals as theAmerican Journal of Public Health, theJournal of Adolescent Health, and the American Journal of Evaluation, where she serves on the editorial board.