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MPH Faculty

The MPH program, housed in the Department of Population Health Sciences, is an interdisciplinary program supported by faculty, staff and community members across the UW campus and around the state. Contributing members to the MPH program can be divided into three groups: MPH Program Faculty (including Core Course Faculty), MPH Affiliate Faculty, and MPH Community Faculty. UW-Madison faculty or academic staff who contribute substantively to the MPH program through teaching, mentoring, and service are appointed as MPH Public Health Program Faculty. 
 

Core Course Faculty Member
Area(s) of Research/Study

Mark Edgar, PhD, MPH
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Senior Outreach Specialist
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
Wisconsin Center for Public Health Education and Training

Public health systems research, workforce assessment and development, competency development, community health assessment
Kyungmann Kim, PhD
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health and College of Letters & Sciences
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics & Statistics
 
Sequential Methods of Statistical Analysis, Clinical Trials Methodology, Categorical Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, Repeated Measures Analysis, Applications in Cancer Research, Applications in Ophhthalmology
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Health Promotion, HIV Prevention, Tobacco Control
Thomas Oliver, PhD
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
Director
Masters of Public Health Program
 
Health Policy and Management, Health Politics and Policy, Public Policy Making, Health System Reform, Policy Innovation, Leadership, Health Care Competition, Managed Care, Medicare, Medicaid, State Health Policy
Ajay Sethi, PhD, MHS
Email - Bio

Associate Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Global Health, Infectious Disease
 
Program Faculty Member
Area(s) of Research/Study
Henry Anderson, MD
Email - Bio
Adjunct Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health and Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Study
Population Health Sciences & Sustainability & Global Environment
 
Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Epidemiology
Linda Baumann, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Nursing and School of Medicine & Public Health
Academic & Student Service

Marvin Birnbaum, MD, PhD
Email - Bio
Professor Emeritus
School of Medicine & Public Health
Medicine
 
 Global Health, Interdisciplinary Teams, Rural Health, Self-regulation, Health Beliefs
 

 
Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Medicine

Bridget Booske, PhD, MHSA
Email - Bio
Senior Scientist
School of Medicine and Public Health
UW Population Health Institute

County Health Rankings, Consumer Decision Making
Anne Bradford Harris, PhD
Email - Bio
Clinical Assistant Professor
Graduate School
Waisman Center
 
Nutrition, Children with Special Needs
Charles Brokopp, DrPH, MPH
Email - Bio
Director & Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene & Population Health Sciences
 
Preparedness, Public Health Laboratory Related Issues
Karl Broman, PhD
Email - Bio

Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
 
Statistics, Gene Mapping
Richard Brown, MD, MPH
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Family Medicine
 
Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention, Community Health
Molly Carnes, MD
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health and College of Engineering
Medicine & Industrial Engineering
 
Women's Health, Leadership
Marion Ceraso, MHS
Email - Bio
Senior Health Policy Analyst
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Focus is on the Impact of Public Policies on Health
James Conway, MD
Email - Bio
Associate Director for Health Services
Global Health Institute
Associate Professor
Pediatrics
School of Medicine & Public Health

Global Health Education,
Immunization Program Development, Vaccine Effectiveness Epidemiology

Tim Corden, MD
Email - Bio
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Injury Prevention, Advocacy, Injury Policy
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD
Email - Bio
Associate Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Pediatrics
 
Quality and Safety of Health Services for Children. Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Interventions - Leveraging Family's Voice to Improve Patient-Reported Outcomes
Byron Crouse, MD
Email - Bio
Associate Dean & Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Administration & Family Medicine
 
Rural Health, Community Health
Sarah Davis
Email - Bio
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin Law School 
and Associate Director of the Center for Patient Partnerships
 

Consumer Law
Health Law
Health Law: Patient Advocacy
 

Dave Demets, PhD
Email - Bio
Professor & Chair
School of Medicine & Public Health and College of Letters & Sciences
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics & Statistics
 
Sequential Methods of Statistical Analysis, Clinical Trials Methodology
Lori DiPrete-Brown, MSPH
Email -Bio
Administrative Program Manager
School of Medicine & Public Health
Academic Affairs - International Programs
 
International Health
Barbara Duerst, MS
Email
Associate Director
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Community Health Programs, Public Health Nursing, Rural Health, Public Health Administration
Maureen Durkin, MPH, PhD, DrPH
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences & Pediatrics
Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology
Corinne Engelman, MSPH, PhD
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Genetic Epidemiology, Public Health Genomics
Philip Farrell, MD, PhD
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Pediatrics & Population Health Sciences
 
Screening, Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disorders
 
 
 
 

Elizabeth Feder, PhD
Email - Bio
Health Policy Analyst
School of Medicine & Public Health
UW Population Health Institute

Policy, Evidence Based Policy
Ismor Fischer, PhD
Email - Bio
Lecturer
School of Medicine & Public Health and College of Letters & Sciences
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics and Statistics
 
Statistics, Natural Science
John Frey, MD
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Family Medicine
 
Community Health Programs, Community Based Clinical Research, Medical Humanities, Medical Journalism
Donna Friedsam, MPH
Email - Bio
Researcher
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Health care financing, costs, quality and access to care; disparities in health status and health care utilization; Medicaid and other safety net programs
Meg Gaines, JD
Email - Bio
Clinical Professor
Law School and School of Medicine & Public Health
Law School & UW Comprehensive Cancer Center
 
Health Law, Patient Advocacy

Ron Gangnon, PhD
Email - Bio
Associate Professor
Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
Population Health Sciences

 

 Statistics, Epidemiology
Cindy Haq, MD
Email - Bio
Professor & Director
School of Medicine & Public Health
Family Medicine
Population Health Sciences & Center for Global Health
Primary Health Care, Medical Education, Global Health

Marilyn Haynes Brokopp, MS, RN, APHN-BC
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Clinical Associate Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
School of Nursing

Community and Public health, Health policy and leadership
Mary Hayney, PharmD, MPH
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Vaccine Response

Paul Hunter, MD
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Family Medicine
Public Health Associate Medical Director
City of Milwaukee Health Department

Tuberculosis,Immunizations,Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Community Nutrition, Bridging the gaps between clinical medicine, community efforts, and public health by reaching out to clinicians with brief educational sessions and by working on projects guided by community members.
Marty Kanarek, PhD, MPH
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health and Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Study
Population Health Sciences
 
Epidemiology, Environmental Health
Paul Kelleher, PhD
Email - Bio

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Medical History & Bioethics
 
Public Health Ethics
Kristen Malecki, PhD
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Climate Change Impacts

Amy Meinen
Email -Bio
Director
Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network

Obesity Prevention, Public Health Nutrition, Food
Environment/Food Systems
Paul Moberg, PhD
Email - Bio
Senior Scientist
School of Medicine & Public Health
Graduate School
Population Health Sciences
Waisman Center
 
HIV/AIDS Education, Maternal & Child Health, Evaluation
Ken Mount
Email - Bio
Associate Dean
School of Medicine and Public Health
Fiscal Affairs
 
Budeting, Accounting, & Reporting
Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MS(LIS), MD
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Pediatrics
Early Childhood, Early Literacy, Medical Education, Advocacy

F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, MPH
Email - Bio
Chair & Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Consequences of Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology Methods
Christopher Olsen, DVM, PhD
Email - Bio
Associate Dean & Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
Academic Affairs & Pathobiological Sciences
 
Influenza, Zoonotic Disease, Molecular Epidemiology
Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH
Email - Bio
Professor
Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Study
Academic Programs & Sustainability & Global Environment
Population Health Sciences
 
Climate Change, Land Use Charge, Environmental Health
Paul Peppard
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
Director of Scientific Operations, Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study
Investigator, Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)
 
Research into the causes and consequences of sleep disorders

Caitlin Pepperell, MD
Email - Bio
Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Medicine
Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Paul Rathouz, PhD
Email - Bio
Chair & Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

Methodological interests: Missing data in models for highly stratified or longitudinal data, generalized linear models, methods for behavior genetic designs and outcome-dependent sampling.  Applied statistical work: Developmental psychopathology and health services research
Patrick Remington, MD, MPH
Email - Bio
Associate Dean & Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Public Health Practice, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Measuring Health in Communities
Gordon Ridley, MS
Email - Bio
Associate Vice Chancellor & Clinical Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Administration & Preventive Medicine
 
Administration, Preventive Medicine
Jeanette Roberts, PhD, MPH
Email
- Bio
Dean & Professor
School of Pharmacy
Administration & Pharmacy
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biological Aspects of Drugs and Chemopreventive Agent

Debra Seigenthaler, RN, MSN
Email 
Community Engagement Coordinator
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 

Community Health Programs, Public Health Nursing, Local Public Health Department Administration

Kirstin Siemering, DrPH, RD
Email - Bio
Researcher
Population Health Sciences
UW Population Health Institute

Lead Researcher on the Match Project

Kurt Sladky
Email - Bio
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
Surgical Sciences
 

Zoological Medicine;Conservation medicine and the interface between wildlife, domestic animal, and human health and disease, antrhopogenic influences on infectious and noninfectious diseases affecting free-ranging wildlife species and the consequences on ecosystem, animal, and human health; Comparative nondomesitc animal analgesia/anesthesia
 
Karen Solheim, RN, PhD
Email - Bio
Clinical Professor
School of Nursing
Partnerships between International non-governmental organizations and communities they serve.
Lisa Steinkamp, PT, MS, MBA
Email - Bio
Faculty Associate
School of Medicine & Public Health
Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
 
Physical Therapy, Health Professional Development
Geoffrey Swain, MD, MPH
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Family Medicine
 
Urban Population Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Public Health Advocacy and Leadership
Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD
Email - Bio
Associate Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Epidemiology, Cancer, Women’s Health, Cancer Survivorship

Geoffrey Wallace
Email - Bio
Associate Professor
LaFollette School of Public Affairs

Labor Economics, Economics of Marriage and Family, Policy Issues Relating to Poverty
Mark Wegner, MD, MPH
Email
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
Population Health Sciences
 
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Preventive Medicine
Bobbi Wolfe, PhD
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Medicine & Public Health
LaFollette School of Public Affairs & Population Health Sciences
Disparities in Health, Links between Income and Health, Public Health Insurance Programs
Susan Zahner, DrPH, MPH
Email - Bio
Professor
School of Nursing and School of Medicine & Public Health
Academic & Student Services & Population Health Sciences
Local Public Health System Performance, Public Health Performance Measurement, Public Health Nursing Practice Improvement, Public Health Workforce Development, Evaluation of Continuing Education Approaches for Public Health Nursing Preceptors