Elizabeth Eastwood

Associate Professor
Interim Department Chairperson
Health Policy and Management
(646) 364-9525
Dr. Betsy Eastwood received her PhD from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
She has funded health services research in developing and implementing programs to improve patient outcomes, and impact of policy on health outcomes. She has implemented and evaluated health services interventions at more than 20 of New York City’s hospitals. She conducted research on patient delayed discharge from hospitals across New York City and implications for personal health and public policy solutions funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has developed programs and created innovative evaluation designs in a variety of underserved health settings for people living HIV/AIDS. Her work on women at risk/acquired HIV/AIDS began with an Aaron Diamond Foundation Fellowship, learning about patterns of service utilization HIV risks. Recent funded work through HRSA as an evaluator of programs designed to attract difficult to reach populations of women of color and transgender women of color in HIV care, each with sites and colleagues across the USA, in an effort to reduce disease burden. Dr. Eastwood served as the MPH Campus Director in 2008-2009, DPH Health Policy Coordinator in 2009-2016, and Health Policy and Management department chair in 2016-2019.
PhD in Heller Graduate for Social Policy & Management from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
MSW in Research from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
BA in Psychology from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Research Interests
Socio-behavioral issues among adolescents with HIV; program development for HIV/AIDS; risk reduction; HIV/AIDS; health policy, administration, and financing
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