Beth Meyerowitz is a professor in the Psychology Department and the Dean of Faculty in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. She taught at Vanderbilt University for several years before joining the faculty at USC in 1989. Meyerowitz studies quality of life and coping among patients and family members following the diagnosis of chronic illness, particularly cancer. She currently is developing and testing brief psychosocial interventions designed to improve quality of life and to enhance coping skills in patients with early-stage cancer and their partners. Her research is supported by grants from the federal government and private foundations and has yielded numerous scientific publications.
Meyerowitz teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in clinical psychology and human sexuality. In recognition of her teaching, she was awarded the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt University in 1984 and the Department of Psychology Teacher of the Year Award at USC in 1990.