About me

Beth Joyner Waldron is a North Carolina based writer, photographer and patient advocate.


Published written works include:

USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Circulation, HemOnc Today, KevinMD, CardioExchange and numerous regional publications.


Red-tailed hawk with red-shouldered hawk prey

Photography exhibits include:

  • The Clayton Center, featured exhibitor  (rescheduled due to covid-19 restrictions to June 2021)
  • The Halle Center, Apex  Featured exhibitor, February-March 2020.
  • “Into the Wild”  Chapel Hill Magazine, January/February 2018 pps 30-34
  • “Haw River Heron” in The ArtsCenter’s Annual Community Art Exhibit in the Nicholson Gallery, December 1-22, 2017
  • Prints and note cards previously available for sale at DECO, Raleigh NC and Print Shop, Chapel Hill, NC

Patient advocacy

  • Co-founder of  a medical education program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Clot Connect. The program reached over 4 million persons in 135 countries within its first four years following start-up in 2010.
  • Member of the Clinical Practice Guideline Panel on Thrombophilia with the American Association of Hematology ASH (2015-2018), advising in the development of evidence based clinical practice guidelines on VTE.  
  • Member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Blood Disorders (CDC DBD) Expert Panel on Prevention Research
  • Advisor on Patient and Family Engagement to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Partnership for Patients initiative targeting hospital-acquired conditions
  • Member of National Quality Forum (NQF) Affinity Groups on venous thromboembolism and adverse drug events.
  • 25+ years of employment in health care policy and program administration including NC HHS Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Thrombosis Center.