About me

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

Patient advocacy

  • Director of Communications at the National Blood Clot Alliance
  • 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.

Wildlife Photography

Artist’s reception at The Clayton Center October 7, 2021

Photography exhibits include:

  • The Clayton Center, featured exhibitor October 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

Published Work

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.