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Beth Liston

Ohio State House District 21

When Beth Liston was about to enter 4th grade, her father (an engineer) was transferred to head the construction of the AEP headquarters. She, along with her younger sister Lori, enrolled in Brookside Elementary School. Her sister Christy was born in 1986 as her mother completed her PhD in Education. She and her sisters graduated from Worthington Schools.

Beth met her husband, Denver, in high school; they started dating after she began her combined MD and PhD program at the Ohio State University in 1996. They were married in 1999.

After graduating with an MD and PhD, they moved to the Northeast for her training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. Their daughter was born at the beginning of the second year of her residency. Their son was born at the end of her training. Beth was offered a position as a faculty member at the Ohio State University and she was thrilled.

Beth has been a doctor in Columbus for over a decade, caring for children and adults who are sick and hospitalized. She is grateful for the trust her patients have given her to be a part of their lives during such vulnerable moments.

As a university professor, she teaches students to reason using an evidence-based approach to address complex issues and solve complicated problems.

Over the course of her career, Beth has provided care on multiple international medical mission trips and holds leadership positions in several organizations to affect policy. After years of being a doctor and a professor, she became a consultant for the Ohio Department of Medicaid to bring a voice of experience and medical knowledge to state government.