Michelle Beam, M.D., M.P.H. (she/her)


Dr. Michelle Beam is resident in internal medicine. She believes that a holistic, whole-person approach to medicine is vital to people’s health, well-being, and healing. Dr. Beam loves developing and maintaining long-term relationships with her primary care patients. It is in these relationships where she has witnessed the most inspiring healing and experiences the most joy in medicine.

In addition to clinical medicine, she is a public health researcher who has her focused on investigating community-based approaches to neglected infectious diseases of poverty, specifically neurocysticercosis—a brain parasite that causes preventable epilepsy around the world.

Dr. Beam was born and raised in Oregon. She loves to trail run, road bike, watercolor, and host potlucks.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2010, California Polytechnic State University
    • M.P.H., 2013, University of California, Berkeley
    • M.D., 2018, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Internship

    • Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA, 2020

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Areas of interest

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Care for people impacted by the criminal justice system
  • Refugee and Asylee Health
  • Travel Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Chronic pain
  • End-of-life and palliative care


Selected publications

  • Beam M, Spencer AG, Atto R, Camizan R, Vilchez P, Muro C, Gamboa R, Pray I, Garvey B, Fernandez L, Garcia HH, O'Neal SE, For The Cysticercosis Working Group In Peru. To Really Know the Disease: Creating a Participatory Community Education Workshop about Taenia solium Focused on Physical, Economic, and Epidemiologic Evidence. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jun;100(6):1490-1493. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0939. PMID: 30938282. 
  • Fernandez L, Gamboa R, Vilchez P, Pray I, Beam M, Garvey B, Spencer A, Atto R, Muro C, Moyano LM, Garcia HH, O'Neal SE, For The Cysticercosis Working Group In Peru. Evaluating Urban Taeniasis as a Threat to Cysticercosis Elimination in Northern Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Jan;100(1):140-142. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0767. PMID: 30457096; PMCID: PMC6335904.
  • Beam M, Spencer A, Fernandez L, Atto R, Muro C, Vilchez P, Gamboa R, Olaya S, Ayvar V, Gonzalez AE, Garcia HH, O'Neal SE, For The Cysticercosis Working Group In Peru. Barriers to Participation in a Community-Based Program to Control Transmission of Taenia solium in Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Jun;98(6):1748-1754. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0929. Epub 2018 Apr 12. PMID: 29663901; PMCID: PMC6086163.
  • Rabinowitz MR, Prestidge M, Kautz G, Bohnett MC, Racicot MJA, Beam M, Muller BM, Zaman A, 2017. Assessment of a Peer-Taught Structural Competency Course for Medical Students Using a Novel Survey Tool. Medical Science Educator. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-017-0486-1.