Heidi Beidinger

Heidi Beidinger serves as the Director of the Master of Science in Global Health program and Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biology. She earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois­-Chicago and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Organizational Analysis from Western Michigan University.

Heidi undertook various leadership roles with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 13 years. She developed an expertise in STDs/HIV, correctional healthcare, and surveillance and monitoring programs focused on improving screening and treatment programs in Chicago correctional facilities and hospitals. Heidi also worked as a consultant in K-12 education for nearly 10 years.

At Notre Dame, she focuses her research on developing partnerships with communities in rural Vellore, India and St. Joseph County, Indiana to assess and evaluate HIV care services, maternal and child health issues, and diabetes chronic management programs. She also partners with the Near Northwest Neighborhood of South Bend, Indiana to address and conduct research on the community’s lead poisoning issue.