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Jason Beste, MD, MPH

Executive Director, Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program

Associate Professor


Public Health MPH (Master's)
PHX - Phoenix Health Sciences - 704U

Jason Beste, MD, MPH

Executive Director, Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program

Associate Professor

Dr. Jason Beste MD, MPH is an infectious disease and public health specialist who was named the inaugural Executive Director of the Arrupe Global Scholars and Partnerships Program, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Beste is a two-time graduate from Creighton University receiving an undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and his medical degree in the School of Medicine. Dr. Beste completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY and an Infectious Disease fellowship and MPH at the University of Washington. Prior to coming to Creighton, Dr. Beste held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Department of Global Health and Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the University of Washington. Dr. Beste's expertise is in health systems strengthening with a particular focus on post-conflict health systems. He has worked as the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for Partners In Health in Liberia and Malawi and as a global health instructor and researcher for the University of Washington. He has spent the past decade working in a number of global health systems working to promote health equity and improved access to healthcare systems.

Teaching Interests

  • Infectious Disease

Research Focus

Health Systems Strengthening in Post-Conflict Settings


Clinical Research and Public Health


Associate Professor


  • Beste, J, Current Management of HIV: Clinical Handbook for HIV Service Providers in Ukraine 2019


  • Transcultural Psychiatry
    Fabian K, Fannoh J, Washington G, Nyachienga B, Cyrus G, Hallowanger J, Beste J, Augusto O, Wagenaar B Psychometric properties of two mental health screening tools in southeast Liberia: the Liberian Distress Screener and Patient Health Questionnaire 2022
  • Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
    Dumchev K, Kiriazova T, Riabokon S, Shost A, Shapoval A, Germanovych M, Penner J, Beste J, Puttkammer N Comparative Clinical Outcomes with Scale-up of Dolutegravir as First-Line ART in Ukraine. 2022
  • BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health
    Kumeh O, Fallah M, Desai I, Gilbert H, Silverstein J, Beste S, Beste J, Mukherjee J, Richardson E Literacy is Power: Structural Drivers of Child Malnutrition in Rural Liberia
    3 2020
  • Lancet
    Bukhman G, Mocumbi, Atun R, Becker A, Bhutta Z, Beste J, et al The Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission: bridging a gap in universal health coverage for the poorest billion
    396, p. 991-1044 2020
  • World Journal of Surgery
    Joharifard S, Price N, Ipanaque J, Clarke R, Nyemah, Wallace A, Dobboh C, Howe C, Kortimai L, Chukwuemeka N, Mentoe S, Kabeto A, Beste J, Dunbar E The Impact of Implementing a Comprehensive Surgical Program on the Surgical Cohort at a Remote Referral Hospital in Southeastern Liberia.
    44, p. 680–688 2019
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
    Amir O, Tobey M, Beste J, Shah S, Jung P, Shamasunder, Le, P Physician Workforce Partnerships in Rural American Indian / Alaska Native Communities and the Potential of Post-Graduate Fellowships.
    30, p. 442-455 2019
  • BMJ Global Health
    Wroe E, Dunbar E, Kalanga N, Dullie L, Kachimanga C, Mganga A, Herce M, Beste J, Rigodon J, Nazimera L, McBain R Delivering comprehensive HIV services across the HIV care continuum in rural Malawi: a comparative analysis of survival and progress toward 90-90-90.
    3, p. e000552 2018
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
    Beste J, Mutaquiha C, Manhica B, Monivo C, Faria M, Creswell J, Codlin J, Michel C, Wagenarr B, Gloyd S, Cowan J Effects of Xpert MTB/RIF testing and GxAlert on MDR-TB diagnosis and linkage to care in Mozambique
    22, p. 1358-1365 2018
  • Global Health Action
    Rogers J, Jabteh L, Beste J, Oswald C, Wickett E, Napier H, Dolo O, Wagenaar B Impact of community-based adherence support on treatment outcomes for tuberculosis, leprosy and HIV/AIDS-infected individuals in post-Ebola Liberia.
    11 2018
  • Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry
    Fabian K, Fannoh J, Washington G, Geninyan W, Nyachienga B, Cyrus G, Hallowanger J, Beste J, Rao D, Wagenaar B “My Heart Die in Me”: Idioms of Distress and the Development of a Screening Tool for Mental Suffering in Southeast Liberia.
    42, p. 684-703 2018
  • Tropical Medicine & International Health
    Wickett E, Peralta-Santos A, Beste J, Micikas M, Toe F, Rogers J, Jabateh L, Wagenaar B Treatment outcomes of TB-infected individuals attending public-sector primary care clinics from January 2015 to April 2017: a retrospective cohort study. 2018
  • PLOS Medicine
    Wagnenaar B, Augusto O, Beste J, Toomay S, Wickett E, Dunbar N, Bawo L, Wesseh S The 2014-2015 Ebola Virus disease outbreak and primary healthcare delivery in Liberia: Time-series analysis for 2010-2016.
    15 2018
  • Lancet
    McBain R, Wickett E, Mugunga JC, Beste J, Konwloh P, Mukherjee J The post-Ebola baby boom: time to strengthen health systems.
    388, p. 2331-2333 2016
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
    Cowan J, Michel C, Manhiça I, Mutaquiha C, Monivo C, Saize D, Beste J, Creswell J, Codlin A, Gloyd S Remotely Monitoring Xpert MTB/RIF Testing in Mozambique: Results from Programmatic Implementation of GxAlert.
    20, p. 335-241 2016
  • International Journal of Health Services
    Beste, J, Pfieffer J Mozambique’s Debt and the International Monetary Fund’s Influence on Poverty, Education, and Health 2016
  • Journal of Global Health Perspectives
    Beste, J, Asanti D, Nsabimana D, Anastos K, Mutimura E, Merkatz I, Sirotin N, Nathan LM Use of Traditional Botanical Medicines During Pregnancy in Rural Rwanda. 2015
  • Journal of the International AIDS Society
    Herce M, Kalanga N, Wroe E, Keck J, Chingoli F, Tengatenga T, Gopal S, Phiri A, Mailosi B, Bazile J, Beste J, Elmore S, Crocker J, Rigodon J Excellent clinical outcomes and retention in care for adults with HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma treated with systemic hemotherapy and integrated antiretroviral therapy in rural Malawi.
    18 2015
  • PLoS One
    Herce M, Elmore S, Kalanga N, Keck J, Wroe E, Phiri A, Mayfield A, Chingoli F, Beste J, Tengatenga L, Bazile J, Krakauer E, Rigodon, J Assessing and Responding to Palliative Care Needs in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Results from a Model Intervention and Situation Analysis in Malawi. 2014


  • Health Affairs Blog
    Tobey M, Beste J, Le P, Shamasunder S, Robinson, J Teaching Hospital-Based Rural Physician Fellowships Advance Healthy Equity 2021
  • Liberia NCDI Poverty Commission Report
    This report is 50 plus page summary of the current situation of non-communicable diseases in Liberia and availability of resources to treat NCDs. It also provides a strategic plan for the Government of Liberia (GoL) and partners on which NCDs the Ministry of Health (MoH) should prioritize as the GoL and MoH establish new programs and and a new division of NCDs. I served as one of the authors on the committee and as the co-chair of the Commission 2018


  • Sun A, Beste J, Shah S, Tobey M, Tripathi. RELAX: Implementation of Equity, Leadership and Advocacy Training for Rural Providers. Poster presentation at the National Rural Health Association 2022
  • Li D, Savochka L, Onofrey L, Bosibori D, Beste J, Farquhar C. Internal Medicine Education Seminars for Trainees in Naivasha, Kenya. Poster presentation at the American College of Physicians Conference. Chicago, IL 2022
  • Sun A, Beste J, Shah S, Tobey M, Tripathi. RELAX: Implementation of Equity, Leadership and Advocacy Training for Rural Providers. Poster presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine 2022
  • Lucien F, Kuye J, Cholopray E, Dure D, Kabeta A, Beste J, Kamara W, Luma M, Kesselly D. Ensuring Universal Access to Treatment and Care for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Implementation of a Patient-Centered Approach and Decentralized Model of Care. Poster Presentation at Health Systems Research Conference in Liverpool, UK 2018
  • Beste J, Mutaquiha C, Manhica I, Jose B, Fairia M, Creswell J, Wagenaar B, Cowan J. The effects of Xpert MTB/RIF testing and GxAlert on RR/MDR-TB diagnosis and linkage to care in Mozambique. Poster presented at 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Guadalajara, Mexico 2017
  • Beste J, Monroe-Wise A, Tatum A, Weber P, Small A, Wasserheit J, Bremner B, Farquhar C. The University of Washington Global and Rural Health Fellowship. Poster presented at Consortium of Universities for Global Health, San Francisco, CA. 2016
  • Herce M, Kalanga N, Wroe E, Keck J, Chingoli F, Gopal S, Bazile J, Beste J, Crocker J, Rigodon J. HIV-associated Kaposi Sarcoma Treated with Chemotherapy and ART in Rural Malawi. Poster presented at CROI, Seattle WA. 2015
  • Wroe E., Beste J, Rigodon J, et al. Novel Strategies For Improving Case Finding and Access to Care For HIV-Positive Patients with Non-communicable Disease In Rural Malawi. Poster presented at IAS, Melbourne, Australia. 2014