Betsy Hopson is the Program Coordinator of the Spina Bifida Program at Children’s of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been instrumental in managing multi-disciplinary programs for patients with chronic multifaceted conditions. She has also been an integral part of developing and maintaining national registries designed to improve patient outcomes and standardize care through the creation of national networks. She most recently has become a leader in the Spina Bifida community for her efforts toward creating a model for positive, optimal transition.
Betsy has a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Huntingdon College and is a graduate candidate for a Master’s of Science in Healthcare Management in May 2014. She has spent the last 7 years conducting research on various topics relating to Spina Bifida care and etiology. She also serves as the President of the Spina Bifida Association of Alabama and serves on several national committees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Spina Bifida Association. She received the Outstanding Spina Bifida Champion Award from the Spina Bifida Association as well as the SBA Partnership Collaboration Award in June 2011.