Beech, Haley Heckman

PhD Student
Contact Information Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Global Health Social Work
  • Immigrant and Refugee Populations
  • International Social Work
  • Public Health
  • Social Work Education

Previous education:

  • BA in sociology, Samford University
  • MSW, The University of Alabama

Background and professional experience:

Haley Heckman Beech received her undergraduate degree in sociology from Samford University in 2009 and her MSW from The University of Alabama School of Social Work in 2013. After graduating, Haley moved to Baltimore, Maryland and spent several years practicing international social work as a healthcare case worker with refugee populations and handling cross border child welfare cases. Haley also completed a Certificate in Global Health Studies from The University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Public Health. She currently lives in Birmingham with her husband, two young children, and dog Sebastian. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker.

Selected Publications:

Beech, H.H. (2014). Healthcare access for women in rural Haiti: A descriptive study on preventable and manageable  disease states. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society Journal: CG Publisher.