Betty Burston, PH.D. is Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Health Care Administration and Policies at the University of Las Vegas, She previously was co-owner of a family-based, health care consulting firm. In addition, she co-wrote several independent film, stageplays, and TV series with healthcare themes with her Executive Producer husband, Sid Burston.
Dr. Burston completed her training as an economist at Cornell University and American University. Her primary research interest is improving knowledge of health care systems and illnesses and diseases through the use of “edu-tainment”.
Relative to recent publications, Dr. Burston served as a member of various consensus panels that produced the following publications by the National Medical Association: The State of Africa American Health: An Action Plan, Volume 1 (2013); Hepatitis C: A Crisis in the African American Community: Findings and Recommendations, October 2013 and others.
Dr. Burston’s cross-disciplinary interests had led to the publication of more than 100 articles, opinion editorials, and monographs. She also wrote or co-wrote federal proposals that led to more than $10 million in federal awards to various colleges/universities, nonprofits, and small businesses.