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Tigges, Beth Professor; Regents' Professor


Beth Tigges, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, is a professor and Regents' Professor at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing, where she teaches quantitative research methods in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program. Tigges is the immediate past president (2017-2019) of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and was on the Sigma Board for over ten years. She has held several leadership positions within the College of Nursing, including interim senior associate dean for research. She helped to start and taught in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse-Midwifery concentrations for over 17 years. She has been funded as a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple U.S. National Institutes of Health initiatives, including the U.S. National Children's Study, and is the founding director of evaluation and member of the Executive Leadership Committee for the UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center. She is co-chair of the Program Evaluators' Group and co-chair of the Developing Measures of Collaboration Workgroup for the U.S. National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Consortium.

Tigges' major areas of interest and research are evaluation of research centers, team science, collaboration, community engagement, provider or researcher behavior, recruitment strategies for community-based studies, adolescent risk behaviors and health behavior models. Her methodology expertise includes quantitative designs and methods, psychometric/instrument development, survey research and the mixed-methods evaluation of research centers.

She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Health and Social Psychology from Columbia University, her Master of Science in Nursing degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Pennsylvania State University.

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