Student Spotlight

Elise Martin, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Tyler, TX
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Texas - Austin. Additional degrees: Masters of Science degree in Medical Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the American Medical Women's Association and the OB/GYN Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Having lived in Texas my entire life, I wanted to go to medical school outside of the state.  RVUCOM-SU...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine • (435) 222-1317
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-245


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations


  • Family Medicine Residency
    Northeast Regional Medical Center
    Kirksville, MO
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Henderson, NV
  • Master of Medical Health Sciences
    Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Henderson, NV
  • Bachelor of Science
    Utah Valley University
    Orem, UT

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Professional Experience

  • 2019 – present: Assistant Professor of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2019 – present: Provider
    Southern Utah Veterans Home
  • 2018 – 2019: Attending Physician
    NRMC Family Medicine Residency
  • 2018 – 2019: Attending Physician
    Kirksville Family Medicine
  • 2017 – 2019: Assistant Professor
    A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2010: Behavioral Health Specialist
    Intermountain Health Care
  • 2005 – 2007: Manager and Loan Officer
    SNL Lending

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Certifications and Licenses

  • Medical Board of Missouri
  • Medical Board of Utah
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification

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Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2015 – present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    2015 – present
  • American Osteopathic Association
    2011 – present

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Honors and Awards

  • Primary Care Practitioner of the Year
    2018 – 2019
  • Second Place, Annual Resident Poster Competition
  • Chief Resident
    2017 – 2018

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Publications and Presentations


  • Durre K, Quereshi M, Beal B, Quereshi M (2014). NKT cell-dependent differential effects of OPN on functional modulation of macrophges and T lymphocytes in RSV infectionJournal of Immunology. 192(5).
  • Wu S, Pietras M, Beal B, Durre K, Quereshi K (2012). Osteopontin enhances MHC-II expression on RSV-infected lung antigen presenting cells in an NKT-dependent mechanismJournal of the American Osteopathic Association, 112(1), 43.
  • Durre K, Wu S, Quereshi N, Beal B, Quereshi  (2012). Role of NKT cell in the regulation of antigen presenting cell-function during RSV infection. Journal of Immunology. 188.
  • Beal B, Durre K, Quereshi M (2012). Osteopontin-induced inhibition of DC polarization toward pDC is enhanced in the presence of RESV infection. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 112(1), 43.
  • Habeeb J, Durre K, Beal B, Quereshi M (2011). Osteopontin induced inhibition of dendritic cell polarization towards pDC cells is not exclusively mediated by NKT cells. Journal of Immunology. 186.

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