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Patrick Remington, MD, MPH

Research Area: Public health systems
Keywords: Public health surveillance, Public health communication, Community health assessment, Chronic disease control

Professor of Population Health Sciences
Associate Dean of Public Health

Email: plreming@wisc.edu


Biography:

Dr. Remington received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. After completing an internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, he trained at the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (assigned to the Michigan health department); as a Preventive Medicine Resident in the Division of Nutrition at the CDC, and as part of the CDC Career Development Program, when he obtained his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.

He was the Chief Medical Officer for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention in the Wisconsin Division of Health for almost a decade, and joined the Department of Population Health Sciences in 1997. Dr. Remington’s current research examines methods to measure the health outcomes and determinants in populations, as well as health disparities by education, race, or region. In addition, he is examining ways to use this information in community health improvement, such as through the publication of the Wisconsin County Health Rankings.

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Affiliations/Associations:

  • Associate Dean for Public Health, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Affiliate Faculty Appointments, Department of Family Medicine, and School of Nursing
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Population Health, Medical College of Wisconsin

Recent Honors/Awards:

  • Langmuir Lecturer, Centers for Disease Control, 2010
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association, Public Health Researcher of the Year, 2007
  • Lynn R. Smith Award for Outstanding Leadership in Tobacco Control, Am. Cancer Society, 2006
  • Dean’s Teaching Award, UW Medical School, 2003
  • Centers for Disease Control Service Award, Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Public Health Award, for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
  • State Medical Society of Wisconsin 2000 Meritorious Service Award

Select Publications (*=student/trainee author):

See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=DetailsSearch&Term=remington+p%5Bau%5D&WebEnv=0Pj8--t5vt9Og_CuWMT-zKvrxYxO5DRrSUTni-mTC4V4BMTd9quvmWQ2OzKWX_g2yIw3hwAI6Q72%402562753666821810_0017SID&WebEnvRq=1.

Booske BC, Rohan AM*, Kindig DA, Remington PL. Grading and reporting health and health disparities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Jan;7(1):A16. PMID: 20040231.

Kindig DA, Booske BC, Remington PL. Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH): metrics, incentives, and partnerships for population health. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Jul;7(4):A68. PMID: 20550826.

Mokdad AH, Remington PL. Measuring health behaviors in populations. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Jul;7(4):A75. Epub 2010 Jun 15. PMID: 20550833.

Walsh MC*, Trentham-Dietz A, Schroepfer TA, Reding DJ, Campbell B, Foote ML, Kaufman S, Barrett M, Remington PL, Cleary JF. Cancer information sources used by patients to inform and influence treatment decisions. J Health Commun. 2010 Jun;15(4):445-63. PMID: 20574881.

Henkel DS*, Remington PL, Athens JK*, Gould JC. Trends in bariatric surgery for morbid obesity in Wisconsin: a 6-year follow-up. WMJ. 2010 Feb;109(1):21-7. PMID: 20942296.

Kindig DA, Booske BC, Siemering KQ, Henry BL, Remington PL. Observations and recommendations from the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) expert meeting. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Nov;7(6):A124. PMID: 20950531.

Jones NR, Williamson A, Foote M, Creswell PD*, Strickland R, Remington PL, Cleary J, Adams A. Cancer health disparities persist among African Americans in Wisconsin. WMJ. 2010 Oct;109(5):267-73. PMID: 21066932.

Sprague BL*, Trentham-Dietz A, Remington PL. The contribution of postmenopausal hormone use cessation to the declining incidence of breast cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Jan;22(1):125-34. PMID: 21080050.

Sprague BL*, Trentham-Dietz A, Gangnon RE, Ramchandani R, Hampton JM, Robert SA, Remington PL, Newcomb PA. Socioeconomic status and survival after an invasive breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer. 2011 Apr 1;117(7):1542-51. PMID: 21425155.

Ceraso M, Gruebling K, Layde P, Remington PL, Hill B, Morzinski J, Ore P. Evaluating community-based public health leadership training. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2011 Jul-Aug;17(4):344-9. PMID: 21617410.

Williamson AA, Fox BJ, Creswell PD*, Kuang X*, Ceglarek SL, Brower AM, Remington PL. An observational study of the secondary effects of a local smoke-free ordinance. Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Jul;8(4):A83. Epub 2011 Jun 15. PMID: 21672407.

Ahrens D, Jones N, Pfister K, Remington PL. An analysis of lobbying activity on tobacco issues in the Wisconsin legislature. WMJ. 2011 Apr;110(2):74-7. PMID: 21560561.

Remington PL, Booske BC. Measuring the health of communities--how and why? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2011 Sep-Oct;17(5):397-400. PMID: 21788775.

Shapiro R, Stickford-Becker AE, Foertsch JA, Remington PL, Seibert CS. Integrative cases for preclinical medical students: connecting clinical, basic science, and public health approaches. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Oct;41(4 Suppl 3):S187-92. PMID: 21961663.

Remington PL, Brownson RC; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fifty years of progress in chronic disease epidemiology and control. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2011 Oct 7;60 Suppl 4:70-7. PMID: 21976169.

Rieselbach RE, Remington PL, Drezner MK, Golden RN. Expanded community health center--academic medical center partnerships. WMJ. 2011 Aug;110(4):168-9. PMID: 22413626.

CHAPTERS/BOOKS

Remington PL, Brownson R, Wegner MV (eds). Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, 3rd Edition. American Public Health Association, Washington DC, 2010.

Remington PL, Brownson R, Savitz D. Epidemiology in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control. IN: Remington PL, Brownson R, Wegner MV (eds). Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, 3rd Edition. American Public Health Association, Washington DC, 2010.

Wegner MV, Remington PL. Chronic Disease Surveillance. IN: Remington PL, Brownson R, Wegner MV (eds). Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control, 3rd Edition. American Public Health Association, Washington DC, 2010.

Parrish RG, McDonnell SM, Remington PL. Chapter 13: Surveillance for Determinants of Population Health. IN: Lee LM, Teutsch SM, St Louis ME, Thacker SB (eds): The Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, Third Edition. Oxford University Press, New York, 2010.

Remington PL, Nelson D. Communicating Surveillance Information for Action. IN: Lee LM, Teutsch SM, St Louis ME, Thacker SB (eds): The Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, Third Edition. Oxford University Press, New York, 2010.

Remington PL, Booske BC, Kindig D. Chapter 5: “What” to Communicate? Understanding Population Health. IN: Parvanta C, Nelson DE, Parvanta SA, Harner RN (eds): Essentials of Public Health Communication. Jones and Bartlett, 2011.


Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Public Health--Local to Global Perspectives (PHS 370 / 3 credits / Spring semesters)
  • Communicating Public Health Information Effectively (PHS 660 / 1 credit / summer session)
  • Principles and Practice of Public Health (Co-Directed with Edgar) (PHS 780 / 3 credits / Fall semesters)
  • Population Medicine and Epidemiology (Co-Directed with Nieto) (PHS 717 / 3 credits / Fall semesters)

Research Weblinks:

http://www.pophealth.wisc.edu/UWPHI/
http://www.pophealth.wisc.edu/MPH/


Contact Information:

Address:
750 Highland Avenue
Room 4263, Health Sciences Learning Center
Madison, WI 53705

Phone: 608-263-1745
Fax: 608-262-6404
Email: plreming@wisc.edu

 

Updated On: 
Sun, 04/15/2012
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