Beth-Anne Guthrie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Jounalism, English, and Women’s Studies from Lehigh University in 1994 and her Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University in 1996. She worked at the Boston Visiting Nurse Association and Boston HealthNet for several years before joining the UMass Dartmouth community in 2004 as the Health Educator. Her professional areas of interest include: social justice and its relationship to health care access, delivery, quality and outcomes; comprehensive sex education; mental health promotion and suicide prevention; and women’s health. Beth-Anne has been strongly influenced by her volunteer work at various non-profit organizations, including: Health House (a now defunct women’s health resource center). Planned Parenthood, Boston G.L.A.S.S. (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services), F.I.N.E.X. House (a shelter for women and children escaping abuse), and Fenway Health.
She is a certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and OWL (Our Whole Lives) instructor. QPR is a suicide prevention program; OWL is a comprehensive sexuality education program. Beth-Anne enjoys spending time with her family and friends, raising her feminist sons, and reading. She spends many nights browsing Petfinder for her next fur baby and searching the internet for her dream home.