Headshot of Beth Dyer

Elizabeth Dyer, M.L.I.S., A.H.I.P.

Dean of Library Services


Ketchum Library 109
Biddeford Campus
On campus

Beth served as Interim Dean of Library Services from June 2020 - May 2021 before becoming permanent Dean. She was previously a Research & Teaching Librarian at the Portland Campus, working with students and faculty in the graduate health professions programs.





University of South Carolina
Cornell University
M.S.Ed in Educational Leadership
University of New England
Expected 2021

Post-Doctoral Training

Certificate, Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), Senior Member
Medical Library Association (, )


Current research

Using virtual reality to teach empathy

Selected publications

Dyer E, Swartzlander BJ, Gugliucci MR. Using virtual reality in medical education to teach empathy. J Med Libr Assoc. 2018;106(4):498–500. doi:10.5195/jmla.2018.518

Riley SP, Swanson BT, Brismée JM, Sawyer SF, Dyer EJ. Low reproducibility of randomized clinical trials methodology related to sampling: a systematic methodological review. J Man Manip Ther. 2019;27(5):258–266. doi:10.1080/10669817.2019.1587134

Riley SP, Swanson BT, Dyer E. Are movement-based classification systems more effective than therapeutic exercise or guideline based care in improving outcomes for patients with chronic low back pain? A systematic review. J Man Manip Ther. 2019;27(1):5–14. doi:10.1080/10669817.2018.1532693

Strout KA, David DJ, Dyer EJ, Gray RC, Robnett RH, Howard EP.  Behavioral interventions in six dimensions of wellness that protect the cognitive health of community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016; 64(5):944-958.

Research topics

COM Geriatrics
COM Medical Education

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