Dr. Marian Betz conducts research in injury prevention, with specific interests
in the role of healthcare providers in (1) older driver safety and (2) suicide prevention. Dr. Betz is currently receiving support from the
National Institute on Aging (through a Paul Beeson Career Development Award) and is the 2014-15 President of the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (Society of Academic Emergency Medicine). Her current focus is on the use of mixed methods to developed a tiered evaluation system for older drivers,
and she has also worked extensively in the area of “lethal means restriction” for suicide prevention. Dr. Betz also teaches medical and graduate students and residents about injury prevention and geriatrics.