Beth Tarini, MD, MS, currently is the Fred G. Smith Chair of Academic Pediatrics and the Division Director of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Iowa. Prior to her current position, she served nine years as an Assistant Professor in the Child and Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit in the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Tarini received a Master’s of Science in Health Services from the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington. She then went to receive her Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on optimizing the use of genetic testing technology in pediatrics. She has a specific interest in the organization and delivery of health care services through population-based screening programs such as newborn screening. In addition to her research interests, she actively pursues research programs on issues of newborn screening and genetic testing.
Currently, Dr. Tarini, along with others, are participating on a grant funded by the Robert wood Johnson Foundation investigating timeliness methods to deliver newborn screening results in a timely manner. The goal of the study is to help newborn screening programs deliver the best care to newborns. Dr. Tarini has also assisted in numerous publications in various areas related to newborn screening and genetics.
The NBSTRN is pleased to dedicate this month’s spotlight to Dr. Tarini for her contributions towards newborn screening, specifically for efforts towards improving the organization and delivery of timeliness of newborn screening results.