Dr. Beckjord oversees Population Health for UPMC Health Plan and its 3.5 million members. She is an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy where she teaches Population Health Management. She is currently serving as Program Chair for the 2022 annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Dr. Beckjord is a behavioral scientist and epidemiologist working at the intersection of population and digital health. Her work is focused on the use of digital tools in clinical operations to achieve efficiency and impact in population health management. She has extensive experience in applying just-in-time adaptive intervention methodology to the development of real-time behavior change and population-level interventions.
Dr. Beckjord is a national thought leader in population health management, behavioral medicine, and digital health and is a highly sought after speaker. She has worked in government, clinical, consulting, and academic settings and is a highly collaborative, data-driven, enthusiastic leader who appreciates opportunities to solve complex problems in health care. Her guiding principle is: Lead with Love.