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VP of Research, Chief Research Officer

Cottage Health

Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Dr. Richard Beswick (Rich) earned a Bachelor's in Biology from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga., a Master’s Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Cardiovascular Physiology from Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI., a Master’s in Business Administration from Crummer Business School in Orlando, Florida and a PhD in Molecular Renal Physiology from The University of Michigan School of Medicine.

Dr. Beswick is currently the VP for Research and Chief Research Officer with Cottage Health and is an accomplished scientist with expertise in the areas of hypertension and kidney disease. Prior to moving to California’s central coast with his lovely wife Grace five years ago, Dr. Beswick served as the Senior Vice President and Associate Dean for Research at Baylor Scott & White Healthcare/Texas A & M College of Medicine. Dr. Beswick currently sits on multiple boards within Santa Barbara and SLO counties such as
the Alzheimer Foundation and Sustainable Change Alliance where he serves as Treasurer.

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