Faculty Bios & Research

MCW offers you the unique opportunity to earn your degree or certificate while training with nationally-recognized biomedical and health researchers and scientists. You’ll receive mentoring and support from our premiere faculty – listed below by department. We invite you to review their areas of research focus and profiles, be inspired by their experience and success, and encourage you to begin or continue your educational journey here.

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  Bioethics (MA & Certificate)

Fabrice Jotterand, MA, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Graduate Program in Bioethics
Research Focus: Neuroethics, Ethical Issues in Psychiatry and Mental Health, Use of Neurotechnologies in Psychiatry, Medical

Previous Education: Rice University and McGill University

 

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine

Research Focus: Emergency Medicine and Ethics, Confidentiality, Informed Consent, End-of-Life Decision Making, the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Use of the Internet in Academic Bioethics and Medicine

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School and the University of Wisconsin Law School

 

Cynthiane J. Morgenweck, MD, MA

Associate Clinical Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Research Focus: Ethical Issues Related to the Surgical Experience, Informed Consent, Clinical Trials and Placebo Surgery, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Use of Scarce Resources, Errors in Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Care, Professionalism, Ethics and Mental Health Care

 

Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Associate Professor and Ursula von der Ruhr Chair in Bioethics

Research Focus: Ethical Issues in Mental Illness and Mental Health, Death and Dying, Bioethics, Research Ethics and Integrity

Previous Education: University of Utah

  Biochemistry (PhD)

Blake Hill, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director​

Research Focus: Druggability of Proteins Involved in Mitochondrial Homeostasis in Healthy and Diseases Cells to Identify Molecular Mechanism and Novel Therapeutic Routes

Previous Education: Yale University, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

 

John Corbett, PhD

Professor and Chair; Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences

Research Focus: Diabetes, Beta-Cell Biology, Inflammation Innate Immunity, Cell Signaling, Cell Fate Decisions

Previous Education: Utah State University, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Nancy Dahms, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Functioning of Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptors (MPRs) in Mammalian

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

 

Jianhua Fu, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Structural Mechanisms of Gene Transcription and Regulation in Eukaryotic Cells

Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University School of Medicine

 

Albert Girotti, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Two major areas, (1) Cancer therapeutics: Nitric oxide (NO)-mediated resistance of malignant tumors to eradication

Previous Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Cornell University Medical College

 

Rebekah Gundry, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: The Interface of Stem Cell Biology and Analytical Protein Biochemistry to Better Understand Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Derivatives in the Context of Cardiac Development and Disease

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Vaughn Jackson, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Transcription Within a Eucaryotic Cell is Not a Process in Which RNA Polymerase Can Freely Access the DNA for Either Initiation of Elongation of the Transcript

Previous Education: University of Iowa; MRC Lab of Molecular Biology, Cambridge U.K.

 

Jung-Ja Kim, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Structure-Function Relationships of Enzymes and proteins Involved in Fatty acid Oxidation and Drug Metabolism

Previous Education: Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Andriano Marchese, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Signal transduction mechanisms that control the function of cell surface receptors for hormones and drugs in normal health and disease.

Previous Education: University of Toronto

 

Ravi Misra, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Understanding the Mechanism by Which the Serum Response Factor (SRF) Mediates Gene Expression During Early Cardiogenesis, Understanding Mechanisms Controlling the In Vivo Expression of the SRF Gene Itself During Early Development

Previous Education: New York University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Jong-In Park, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Proliferative Programs of Normal Mammalian Cells are Interfaced With a Variety of Innate Tumor-Suppressive Mechanisms That Can Trigger Apoptosis or Senescence in Response to Aberrant Cell Proliferation

Previous Education: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Johns Hopkins University

 

Matt Scaglione, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Understanding how protein quality control pathways suppress protein aggregation and protect neurons in neurodegenerative disease.

Previous Education: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine

 

Brian Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Mechanistic Studies to Determine How Epigenetic Post-Translational Modifications Control Protein and Enzyme Function and Applying These Insights in the Design of Novel Drugs and Chemical Probes.

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of California, Berkeley; Scripps Research Institute

 

Sally Twining, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: The Elucidation of the Role of Proteinases and Proteinase Inhibitors in Corneal Wound Healing and Corneal Ulceration and Exploration of the Effects of Maspin in Corneal Wound Healing and in Carcinogenesis

Previous Education: Ohio State University, Mayo Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Brian Volkman, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Understanding How Signaling and Adhesion Molecules Interact With Each Other to Direct the Migration and Activity of Cells Involved in Immune Responses

Previous Education: University of California at Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Secondary Faculty:

 

John Baker, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cardioprotection in Children Undergoing Surgery for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects, Genetic Basis of Resistance to Myocardial Ischemia

Previous Education: University of London, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Karin Hoffmeister, MD
Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education:

 

Yan-Qing Ma, PhD
Associate Investigator
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Shanhai Institutes for Biological Sciences


Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD
Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin - Parkside, University of Kentucky

 

Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Mechanisms of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)-Cholesterol Delivery; Structure-Function Studies of the HDL Receptor; HDL Function; Reverse of Cholesterol Transport; Role of Scavenger Receptors in Cardiovascular Disease

Previous Education: University of Alberta, Canada; SUNY Stony Brook

 

Gilbert White, II, MD

Professor, Associate Dean

Research Focus: Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology

Previous Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

 

  Bioinformatics (MS)
Primary Faculty:

 

Anne Clough, PhD

Professor, Co-Director

Research Focus: Medical Imaging, Mathematical Modeling, Integral Equations

 

Daniel Rowe, PhD

Professor of Computational Sciences

Research Focus: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computational Sciences

Previous Education: University of California, Riverside; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

 

Serdar Bozdag, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Cancer Genomics

 

Mehdi Maadooliat, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Proteomics, Functional Data Analysis and Skewed Distributions

Previous Education: Texas A&M

 

Mary Shimoyama, PhD

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director​
Research Focus: The standardization and integration of genomic and phenotype data and the development of informatics tools for data mining, analysis and visualization.
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Associated Faculty (MU):

 

Stephen Merrill, PhD

Professor & Graduate Chair

Research Focus: Mathematical Models in Immunology Utilizing a Variety of Methods Including Differential Equations and Stochastic Techniques, The Role of Randomness in Dynamical Systems, Creativity and Dreaming

 

Elaine Spiller, PhD

Associate Professor & Assistant Department Chair

Research Focus: Mathematical Geoscience, Probabilistic Hazard Mapping, Uncertainty Quantification, Stochastic Processes and Simulations, Data Assimilation

 

Allison Abbott, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Functional Analysis of MicroRNA Genes During C. elegans Development

Previous Education: Tufts University, Dartmouth Medical School

 

James Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Genetics and Biochemistry of RNA Surveillance

Previous Education: University of Florida, National Institutes of Health

 

Naveen Bansal, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Liner Hypothesis in Errors in Variables Model, Slope Parameters in Errors in Variables Models, Bayesian Statistics, Normal Distribution, Invariance Minimaxity

 

Associated Faculty (MCW):

 

Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD

Professor, Director of the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine

Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

 

 

  Biophysics (PhD)

Candice S. Klug, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director

Research Focus: Protein structure and dynamics using site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) EPR spectroscopy to study functional dynamics of bacterial membrane and retinal proteins.

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, UCLA School of Medicine – Jules Stein Eye Institute

 

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD

Professor and Chair of Biophysics

Research Focus: Detection of free radicals by EPR spin-trapping, fluorescence, optical stopped-flow, and HPLC techniques, mechanisms of signal transduction and cell signaling, and mechanisms of disease.

Previous Education: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), National Institute of Environmental Sciences

 

William E. Antholine, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Use of EPR spectroscopy to determine the ligation of metals (primarily, copper) in proteins and complex biological systems.

Previous Education: Iowa State University, Medical College of Wisconsin, National Institutes of Health – Cancer Institute

 

Jimmy B. Feix, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Utilizing site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) EPR spectroscopy and other biophysical and biochemical techniques to work on problems related to the membrane interactions of peptides and proteins and the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins.

Previous Education: University of Kentucky

 

Neil Hogg, PhD

Professor; Director, Redox Biology Program

Research Focus: Nitric oxide signaling, sickle cell disease, and nitrite as a source of nitric oxide.

Previous Education: University of Essex, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

James S. Hyde, PhD

Professor; Director, National Biomedical EPR Center

Research Focus: Functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) in rat deep brain structures.

Previous Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Kevin Koch, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Metal artifact reduction methods for MRI and application development at 7T.

Previous Education: Yale University

 

Shi-Jiang Li, PhD

Professor; Director, Center for Imaging Research

Research Focus: Imaging cocaine valuations in the human brain by fMRI and compositing MR neuroimaging markers for Alzheimer's disease as well as general anesthetics and cerebral cortical sensory integration.

Previous Education: Ohio State University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Andrew S. Nencka, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Leveraging the phase of acquired images, along with varying received coil sensitivities, to further spatially encode acquired data.

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

W. Karol Subczynski, PhD, DSc

Professor

Research Focus: Investigating the physical properties of lipid bilayer membranes and studying the formation of raft domains in model and biological membranes.

Previous Education: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Jagiellonian University

 

Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar, PhD

Professor; Associate Director, Redox Biology Program

Research Focus: Cell-specific redox mechanisms disrupting normal cellular homeostasis, with emphasis on the fetal brain, heart, and endothelial cells.

Previous Education: Universidade de São Paulo, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Secondary Faculty

 

Jeffrey R. Binder, MD
Professor; Director, Language Imaging Laboratory

Research Focus: Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain language systems

Previous Education: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

 

Matthew D. Budde, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor brain and Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Washington University, National Institute of Health

 

Joseph Carroll, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Focus: Relationship between structure and function in visual systems in both health and disease.

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Rochester

 

Edgar A. DeYoe, PhD
Professor

Research Focus: Visual neuroscience

Previous Education: University of Rochester, California Institute of Technology

 

Andrew S. Greene, PhD
Professor; Director, Center for Biotechnology & Bioengineering

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Computational Biology & Informatics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

 

Peter LaViolette, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: St. Norbert College, University of Massachusetts, Medical College of Wisconsin


L. Tugan Muftuler, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Orta Dogu Technical University, University of California


Eric Paulson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Development and application of advanced MRI imaging technologies for MRI-guided radiation treatment planning
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

Robert Prost, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus:
Previous Education:

 

Merav Sabri, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Characterizing the neural processes and task conditions associated with successful auditory attention in a distracting environment.

Previous Education: Open University, Bar-Ilan University, University of Ottawa


Kathleen Schmainda, PhD

Professor; Co-Director, Functional Imaging Program

Research Focus: Development of MRI methods to assess brain tumor angiogenesis and invasion.

Previous Education: Harvard-MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

  Biostatistics (PhD)

Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Research Focus: Nonlinear Time Series Analysis, Survival Analysis, Bayesian Statistics

Previous Education: University of Iowa

 

Brent Logan, PhD

Professor and Division Director​

Research Focus: Multiple Comparison Procedures, Clinical Trial Design, Survival Analysis

Previous Education: Northwestern University

 

Anjishnu Banerjee, PhD

Assistant Professor

Previous Education: Duke University

 

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Survival Analysis, Competing Risks

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Raphael Fraser, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, clinical trials, Bayesian biostatistics, survey methods and empirical process theory
Previous Education: Florida State University


Soyoung Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, casual inference, biomarker evaluation, missing data, case-cohort studies, and multivariate Previous Education: University of North Carolina

 

Prakash Laud, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Bayesian Statistics

Previous Education: University of Missouri

 

Ying Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Personalized Medicine, Machine Learning
Previous Education: Columbia University

 

Rodney Sparapani, PhD

Assistant Professor

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Aniko Szabo, PhD

Associate Professor & Director of the Biostatistics Consulting Service

Research Focus: Statistical Modeling of Biomedical Data

Previous Education: The University of Memphis

 

Sergey Tarima, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Methods on Using Additional Information in Statistical Estimation; Estimation on Missing, Censored and Partially Grouped Data; Survey Data Analysis

Previous Education: University of Kentucky

 

Tao Wang, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Statistical Genetics With an Emphasis on Statistical Modeling of Quantitative Trait Loci and Association Analysis of SNPs and Haplotypes

Previous Education: North Carolina State University

 

Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Survival Analysis, Inference From Stochastic Processes, Non-Linear Models, Direct Modeling the Competing Risks Data and Multi-State Data

Previous Education: Florida State University

  Cell & Developmental Biology (PhD)

 

Daniel Lipinski, MSc, DPhil

Professor and Graduate Program Director

Research Focus: Ocular Gene Therapy

Previous Education: Imperial College, University of Oxford

 

Michele A. Battle, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Transcriptional Control of Liver and Gut Development and Physiology

Previous Education: Michigan State University

 

Joseph C. Besharse, PhD

Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology

Research Focus: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Circadian Rhythmicity; the Cellular Basis of Membrane Turnover in Retinal Photoreceptors

Previous Education: Southern Illinois University, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

 

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD

Professor, Center Director

Research Focus: General Cardiology, Inheritable Cardiac Failure and Myocardial Infarction

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

 

Robert Blank, MD, PhD

Chief, Professor of Medicine

Research Focus: The Genetics of Bone Biomechanical Performance and of Vertebral Development

Previous Education: New York University, Rockefeller University

 

Joseph Carroll, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Biophysics, and Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Research Focus: High-Resolution Retinal Imaging and Structure-Function Relationships in the Human Retina

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Lisa Ann Cirillo, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Liver Development and Function, With a Particular Focus on the Role Played Chromatin Structure in the Transcriptional Regulation of Liver Genes

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, Brown University and Fox Chase Cancer Center

 

Allison D. Ebert, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Both Understanding the Molecular Basis for the Disease Progression and Finding Effective Experimental Therapies

Previous Education: Northwestern University

 

Carol A. Everson, PhD

Professor – Department of Neurology; Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Research Focus: The Physical Health Effects of Sleep Deprivation With a Focus on Neuroendocrine and Immune Systems
Previous Education: University of Chicago, National Institutes of Health

 

Herve Falet, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Deciphering the cellular mechanisms and proteins regulating normal and abnormal blood platelet production and function.

Previous Education: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Paris Descartes University

 

Nashaat Gerges, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory

Previous Education: University of Houston, University of Assiut Egypt, University of Michigan

 

Aleksandra Glavaski-Joksimovic, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Belgrade, Iowa State University

 

Todd M. Hoagland, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Medical Education, Clinical Anatomy, Gross Anatomy and Instructional Methodology

Previous Education: University of Notre Dame

 

Quinn Hogan, MD

Professor

Research Focus: Identifying disrupted function of sensory neurons following injury and exploring novel therapies for pain.

Previous Education: Harvard Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Iris S. Kassem, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Stony Brook University Medical Center

 

Brian A. Link, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cell Signaling Underlying Development and Disease

Previous Education: Oregon Health Sciences University, Harvard University

 

Alan Mast, MD, PhD

Associate Professor – Pathology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy

Research Focus: Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor

Previous Education: Duke University

 

Peter J. Newman, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy; Vice President for Research, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Associate Director, Blood Research Institute

Research Focus: Cell and Molecular Biology of Adhesion Receptors, Vascular Biology, and Signal Transduction

 

Bin Pan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Previous Education: Xi’an Jiaotong University – China, University of California – Berkeley,

 

Frank A. Pintar, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Research Focus: The Biomechanics of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Mechanics of Spine Surgical Techniques, Military and Motor Vehicle Crash Trauma

 

Ramani Ramchandran, PhD

Professor, Development Vascular Biology Program and Zebrafish Drug Screening Core

Research Focus: Blood Vessel Patterning in Vertebrates and its Application to Human Disease

Previous Education: Medical College of Georgia, Harvard Medical School

 

Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Blood Research Institute BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Research Focus: Transcription of Regulation of Stem Cells

Previous Education: Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital, Boston

 

Danny A. Riley, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: The Effects of Actual and Simulated Spaceflight Unloading on Neuromuscular Structure and Function and Understanding Vibration Injury of Tissues

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Institutes of Health

 

Elena Semina, PhD

Professor, Division of Developmental Biology

Research Focus: Discovery of Genes Underlying Complex Developmental Disorders With an Emphasis on Developmental Glaucoma

Previous Education: National Center for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia; Research Centre for Medical Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences; University of Iowa


Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Hemophilia, the association between VWF and FVIII, gene therapy, immune response in hemophilia gene therapy
Previous Education: Fujian Medical University, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Roy L. Silverstein, MD

John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine

Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis of Thrombosis, Atherosclerosis and Angiogenesis With Focus on the Role of the Type 2 Scavenger Receptor CD36

Previous Education: Emory University School of Medicine

 

Rashmi Sood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Research Focus: Vascular Bed of the Placenta and the Mechanism of Pregnancy-Related Cardiovascular Disorders

Previous Education: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Bombay, India; Blood Research Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin

 

Jennifer L. Strande, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine; Principal Investigator

Research Focus: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Study Dystrophic Cardiomyopathy

Previous Education: Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center, Northwestern University, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD

Professor; Director, Neuroscience Doctoral Program

Research Focus: Molecules That Sense Touch and Pain

Previous Education: University of Minnesota; University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany

 

Dorothee Weihrauch, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Research Focus: Coronary Collateral Growth and Impaired Angiogenesis in Diabetes

 

Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Coupling of Neuronal Activity and Energy Metabolism at the Cellular and Molecular Levels, Critical Period of Neurochemical and Metabolic Development in Brain Stem Respiratory Neurons, Photobiomodulation of Neurons Functionally Inactivated by Toxins

Previous Education: Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Nan Zhu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Boston University

  Clinical & Translational Science (PhD, MS & Certificate)

Laurens Holmes, PhD​

Professor and Graduate Program Director​

Research Focus: 

Previous Education: Catholic University of Rome, University of Texas at Houston, University of Amsterdam

 

Laura Cassidy, MS, PhD

Professor, Institute for Health & Society; Director, Epidemiology Division; Director, PhD Program in Public and Community Health; Director, Clinical Outcomes Registries and Research, Department of Surgery, Epidemiology

Research Focus: Pediatric Surgical Outcomes, Trauma, Registry Development, Identification and Evaluation of Risk Factors and Treatment of Pediatric Patients

Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health


David R. Harder, PhD

Professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pediatrics

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Joseph O. Hill, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Adjunct Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University; Co-Director, Healthcare Technologies Management Program, MCW/Marquette University

Research Focus: Technology Transfer, Drug/Medical Device Development, Regulatory Affairs

 

Jeffrey Jackson, MD, MPH
Professor, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Research Focus: Depression, Somatoform Disorders, Meta-Analysis, Qualitative Methods, Health Services Research, Patient Doctor Communication
Previous Education: Washington University, St. Louis

 

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Research Focus: Emergency Medical Services, Field Triage of Injured Patients, Mass Casualty Triage

Previous Education: State University of New York at Buffalo

 

Jeff Morzinski, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Health Communities and Research
Research Focus: Health Care Coalitions, Organizational Analysis, Motivation for Behavioral Change, Continuing Education, Physical Fitness, Faculty Development
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Ramani Ramchandran, PhD

Professor, Development Vascular Biology Program and Zebrafish Drug Screening Core

Research Focus: Blood Vessel Patterning in Vertebrates and its Application to Human Disease

Previous Education: Medical College of Georgia, Harvard Medical School

 

Kevin Regner, MD
Chief, Associate Professor of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Acute Kidney Injury, Biomarkers
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Mayo Graduate School

 

Matthew Scanlon, MD
Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Focus: Critical Care, Delivery of Health Care, Medical Informatics, Patient Safety, Medical Errors
Previous Education: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

 

Gilbert White, II, MD

Professor

Research Focus: Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology

Previous Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

John Baker, PhD

Research Focus: Cardioprotection in Children Undergoing Surgery for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects, Genetic Basis of Resistance to Myocardial Ischemia

Previous Education: University of London, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

John Lough, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Heart Regeneration

Previous Education: Washington University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Aron Geurts, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Developing Genetic Approaches Toward Understanding Human Health and Disease

Previous Education: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

 

James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Immune Regulation, T Regulatory Cells, Role of IL-2 and IL-10 in Immune Regulation, Mechanisms of Suppression of Immune Responses by T Regulatory Cells

Previous Education: Washington University

 

John Meurer, MD, MBA

Professor; Director, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: General Pediatric Clinician Education, Population Health Management, Childhood Asthma, Obesity Coalition Models to Chronic Disease Control

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School

 

Peter Layde, MD, MSc

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Associate Chair Global and Public Health; Co-Director, Injury Research Center

Research Focus: Epidemiological Research, Primarily in the Area of Injury Control

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Survival Analysis, Competing Risks

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Bruce Camitta, MD

Pediatric Hematology

Previous Education: Princeton University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania

 

Marc Gorelick, MD, MSCE

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Harvard Medical School

 

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Injury Research Center; Associate Dean, Global Health Program

Research Focus: Injury Prevention and Health Policy to Address the Burden of Injuries

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Peter Havens, MD, MS

Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Previous Education: Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard University, University of Missouri Kansas City

 

Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois College of Medicine, University of Rochester

 

Sheri Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Research Focus: Increasing Community Health Staff Competencies in Mental Health, Oral Health and Pediatric Primary Care

Previous Education: Boston University, Harvard Medical School

 

David Brousseau, MD, MS

Emergency Room

Previous Education: University of Virginia, University of Colorado, Brown University

 

Mary Eapen, MD, MS

Hematology, Oncology

Previous Education: Ahmadu Bello University, University of Minnesota Minneapolis

 

Linda Meurer, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Research Focus: Community Based Participatory Research, Aging and Injury Research

Previous Education: Wayne State University, Detroit

 

Kenneth Schellhase, MD, MPH

Family Medicine

Previous Education: University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington,

 

Jerome Van Ruiswyk, MD

Internal Medicine

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Joan Neuner, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Internal Medicine

Previous Education: Harvard Medical School, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

Bruce Dunn, MD

 

Michael Meyer, MD

Associate Professor

Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care, Pediatrics

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Manu Sood, MBBS

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Previous Education: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Princess Margaret Hospital, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Southampton University Hospital

 

Joseph Goveas, MD

Associate Professor

Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Previous Education: Kasturba Medical College, University of Chicago Hospitals, University of Pennsylvania

 

Praveen Goday, MBBS

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Previous Education: Madras Medical College, University of Connecticut

 

Jon Gould, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Ohio State University Medical Center

 

Andrew Petroll, MS, MD

Associate Professor

Infectious Disease

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Grzegorz Telega, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jagiellonian University, Schneider Children’s Hospital

 

Adrian Miranda, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Timothy McAuliffe, PhD

Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Previous Education: University of California Los Angeles, Southern Illinois University, Bellarmine College

 

Mir Abdul Basir, MD

Neonatology, Pediatrics

Previous Education: Child’s Hospital Albany, Medical College of Georgia, Nishtar Medical College, State University of New York at Stony Brook

 

Kia Saeian, MS, MD, FACG

Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology

Previous Education: University of California San Diego, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Miami

 

Jeffrey Whittle, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Peter Bartz. MD

Associate Professor

Internal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Previous Education: Mayo Clinic, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota

 

Amy Drendel, MS, DO

Associate Professor

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Previous Education: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Rush Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Community Hospital

 

Michael Uhing, MD

Neonatology

Previous Education: University of Illinois, University of Iowa

 

George Hoffman, MD

Pediatric Hematology

Previous Education: Children’s Hospital Boston, University of Pennsylvania

 

Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH, FAAP

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Previous Education: Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Children’s Hospital Denver, University of Colorado

 

J. Douglas Rizzo, MD

Hematology, Inpatient Medicine, Oncology

Previous Education: John’s Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania

 

Siddharta Singh, MD

Assistant Professor

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Previous Education: All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, St. Francis Hospital of Evanston

 

D. Woodrow Benson, MD, PhD

Cardiology

Previous Education: Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD

Emergency Medicine, Maternal and Child Health, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Wael Saber, MD, MS

Associate Professor

Hematology, Inpatient Medicine, Oncology

Previous Education: Ain Shams University, Cleveland Clinic, University of Wisconsin Madison

 

Danny Thomas, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University

 

Joshua Field, MD

Assistant Professor

Hematology

Previous Education: University of Iowa, Washington University

 

Julie-An Talano, MD

Associate Professor

Hematology, Oncology

Previous Education: Northwestern University, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Christopher Chitambar, MD, FACP

Pediatric Hematology

Previous Education: Brackenridge Hospital, Christian Medical College, University of Colorado

 

Byung-il Choi, MD

Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology

Previous Education: Yonsei University, Long Island College Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, Yale Hospital

 

Kirkwood Ludwig, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, South Warwickshire Hospital, Cleveland Clinic

 

Reza Shaker, MD

Gastroenterology

Previous Education: Tehran University, Sinai University Hospital, The London Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

James Thomas, MD, PhD

Hematology, Oncology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Tina Yen, MD, MS

Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Previous Education: Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Kulwinder Dua, MD, DMSc, FACP, FRCP, FASGE

Gastroenterology

Previous Education: Nagpur University, Royal College of Physicians, University of Amsterdam, Showa University

 

John Fangman, MD

Associate Professor

Infectious Disease

Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Mehdi Hamadani, MD

Associate Professor

Hematology, Oncology

Previous Education: King Edward Medical College, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute

 

Amanda Brandow, DO

Associate Professor

Pediatric Hematology

Previous Education: Midwestern University, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

John Charlson, MD

Associate Professor

Oncology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Iowa

 

Michael Burke, MD

Associate Professor

Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics

Previous Education: Ross University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Northwestern University

 

Paul Harker-Murray, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology

Previous Education: Mayo Graduate School, Children’s Hospital

 

Amy Heffelfinger, PhD

Associate Professor

Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology

Previous Education: Washington University

 

Jennifer Koop Olsta, PhD

Assistant Professor

Neuropsychology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Purdue University, Texas Children’s Hospital

 

Seema Menon, MD

Associate Professor

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Previous Education: Wayne State University, University of Pennsylvania

 

Kathlyn Fletcher, MD

Associate Professor

Internal Medicine

Previous Education: University Wisconsin Madison, University of Chicago Medical Center

 

Joanne Lagatta, MD

Assistant Professor

Neonatology

Previous Education: University of Chicago

 

Ke Yan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialties: Pediatrics

 

Cheryl Hillery, MD

Associate Professor

 

Theodore Kotchen, MD

Professor

Previous Education: Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University

 

Jane Kotchen, MD, MPH

Professor

Research Focus: The study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children and adults, community based prevention programs and women’s health.

 

Smitha Menon, MD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Treatment of thoracic malignancies which includes lung cancers, thymomas, carcinoids and mesothelioma

Previous Education: Stanley Medical College, University of Connecticut – Farmington, Mayo Clinic

 

Steven Pinkerton, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: HIV prevention cost-effectiveness analysis, mathematical modeling of HIV/STI transmission, sexual behavior assessment, HIV transmission risk behaviors, and human sexuality

  Biomedical Engineering (PhD & MS)

Ranjan Dash, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director

Research Focus: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Previous Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Utkal University

 

John LaDisa, Jr., PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director

Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

Previous Education: Marquette University

 

Lars Olson, PhD

Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

Previous Education: Vanderbilt University, Tulane University

 

Said Audi, PhD

Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

Previous Education: Marquette University

 

Scott Beardsley, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Neurosystem and Neurorehabilitation

Previous Education: Boston University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

Dr. Guilherme Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Respiratory Fluid Mechanics

Previous Education: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

 

Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Imaging and Instrumentation

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Stanford University

 

Dr. Jay Goldberg, PHD, P.E.

Clinical Professor

Research Focus: Healthcare Technologies Management

Previous Education: University of Illinois, Northwestern University

 

Dr. Andrew Greene, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Previous Education: Syracuse University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Dr. Gerald F. Harris, PhD, P.E.

Professor

Research Focus: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Previous Education: U.S. Naval Academy, Marquette University

 

Dr. Brian R. Hoffmann, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

Previous Education: ST. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Dr. Dean C. Jeutter, PhD, P.E.

Professor

Research Focus: Biomedical Instrumentation

Previous Education: Drexel University

 

Dr. Amit Joshi, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Imaging

 

Dr. Frank Pintar, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Biomechanics of brain and spinal cord injury

Previous Education: Marquette University

 

Dr. Kristina M. Ropella, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Imaging and Instrumentation

Previous Education: Marquette University, Northwestern University

 

Dr. Robert A. Scheidt, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Neurosystems and Neurorehabilitation

Previous Education: Marquette University, Northwestern University

 

Dr. Brian D. Schmit, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Neurosystems and Neurorehabilitation

Previous Education: Marquette University, Case Western Reserve

 

Dr. Mary E. Shimoyama, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Analytics, Informatics and Software Engineering

Previous Education: University of Miami, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Dr. M. Barbara Silver-Thorn, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Previous Education: Northwestern University, Arizona State University

 

Dr. Jack M. Winters, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Computational Biology and Systems Biology

Previous Education: University of California-San Diego, University of California-Berkeley

 

Dr. Bing Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Optical Imaging

Previous Education: University of Electronic Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

  Healthcare Technologies Management (MS)

Joseph O. Hill, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Adjunct Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University; Co-Director, Healthcare Technologies Management Program, MCW/Marquette University

Research Focus: Technology Transfer, Drug/Medical Device Development, Regulatory Affairs

 

Yu Liu, PhD

Chief Medical Physicist, Associate Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Research Focus: Pediatric Imaging, Advanced Applications of CT and MRI in Radiology and Radiation Oncology, CT and Nuclear Medicine Imaging Using Animal Models, Diagnostic Imaging Radiation Dose Reduction and Management

Previous Education: Duke University

 

 

Christian J. Krautkramer, JD, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Research Focus: Health Law and Bioethics, Law and Bioscience, Public Health Ethics, Regulatory and Compliance Issues in the Life Sciences Industry, Health Policy

 

Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Research Focus: Ethical Issues in Mental Illness and Mental Health, Death and Dying, Bioethics, Research Ethics and Integrity

Previous Education: University of Utah

 

  Medical Physiology (MMP)

Melinda R. Dwinell, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Physiological Genomics, Bioinformatics

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-San Diego

 

Matthew R. Hodges, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director

Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Yale University School of Medicine

  Microbiology & Immunology (PhD)

Thomas C. Zahrt, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director​

Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host-Cell Interactions

Previous Education: University of Illinois, Urbana

 

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD

Professor and Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Director​

Research Focus: Microbial Pathogenesis

Previous Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Immunogenetics of Type 1 Diabetes

Previous Education: University of Rochester

 

Jenifer Coburn, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis

Previous Education: Tufts University

 

Weiguo Cui, PhD

Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Effector and Memory T-Cell Differentiation

Previous Education: Tianjin Medical University, China

 

Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD

Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Immune Regulation and Homeostasis

Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

William R. Drobyski, MD

Professor of Medicine (Neoplastic Diseases)

Research Focus: Immunobiology of Bone Marrow and Transplantation

Previous Education: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

 

Michael B. Dwinell, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Dara W. Frank, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Genetic Regulation of Exotoxin Synthesis

Previous Education: University of Texas, Austin

 

Jack Gorski, PhD

Senior Investigator, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Human Immunology

Previous Education: University of Cincinnati

 

Martin Hessner, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Type 1 Diabetes / Innate Immunity

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

 

Amy Hudson, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Viral Immune Evasion

Previous Education: Harvard University

 

Byron D. Johnson, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology, BMT), Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Previous Education: University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School

 

Christopher J. Kristich, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Signal Transduction and Antibiotic Resistance in Gram-Positive Bacteria

Previous Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Roy M. Long, PhD

Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean of Graduate School Recruitment

Research Focus: RNA Localization in Yeast

Previous Education: Pennsylvania State University

 

John Kirby, PhD

Walter Schroeder Professor, Chair

Research Focus: Bacterial Signal Transduction, Microbial Communities, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Xenobiotic Disruption of Microbiomes

Previous Education: University of Illinois-Champaign

 

Mark McNally, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: RNA Processing (splicing and polyadenylation) in Cells and Viruses, RNA Therapeutics in Cancer

Previous Education: SUNY Buffalo

 

Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD

Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology); Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: NK Cell Development and Function

Previous Education: Madurai Kamaraj University

 

Matthew Riese, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: TCR Signal Transduction and Application to Tumor Immunology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Richard T. Robinson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Cellular Responses to M Tuberculosis

Previous Education: Dartmouth College

 

John Routes, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Section Chief of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Primary Immunodeficiencies

Previous Education: Indiana University School of Medicine

 

Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Antimicrobial Peptides, Host-Microbe Interactions in the GI Tract, Microbiota in Health and Disease

Previous Education: New York University School of Medicine

 

Andrey Sorokin, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Cell Signaling as Related to Pathobiology of Kidney Diseases

Previous Education: Institute of Cytology Academy of Sciences of Russia

 

Vera Tarakanova, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Virus-Associated Tumorigenesis and Virus-Host Interactions

Previous Education: Saint Louis University

 

Scott S. Terhune, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Human Cytomegalovirus Host-Cell Protein Interactions During Infection

Previous Education: Northwestern University, Princeton University

 

James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Immune Regulation, T Regulatory Cells, Role of IL-2 and IL-10 in Immune Regulation, Mechanisms of Suppression of Immune Responses by T Regulatory Cells

Previous Education: Washington University

 

Demin Wang, PhD

Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Signal Regulation of B Lymphopoieses

Previous Education: University of Tennessee, Memphis

 

Li Lily Wang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Immune Regulation Mediated by Negative Checkpoint Regulators and Cancer Immunotherapy

Previous Education: Dartmouth Medical School

 

Liang Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: Cancer Genetics and Biomarkers

Previous Education: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing

 

Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Chief, Professor of Pediatrics, Secondary Appointment Microbiology and Immunology

Research Focus: T Cell Development, Regulatory T Cell Biology, Mucosal Tolerance

Previous Education: University of California, Irvine

 

Anna Huppler, MD

Assistant Professor

Previous Education: Dartmouth Medical School

 

Antje Kroner-Milsch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Therapeutic potential of modifying the inflammatory response after spinal cord injury.

Previous Education: Julius-Maximilian University, McGill University Health Center

 

Adjunct Faculty:

 

Kenneth P. Allen, DVM, DACLAM

Staff Veterinarian, Adjunct Faculty

Research Focus: Veterinary Medicine

Previous Education: Iowa State University

  Pharmacology & Toxicology (PhD)

John A. Auchampach, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director​

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

William B. Campbell, PhD

Professor and Chair

Research Focus: Regulation of Vascular Tone and Adrenal Steroidogenesis by Endothelial Factors

Previous Education: University of Texas Health Science Center

 

Guan Chen, MD, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cancer Research

Previous Education: University of Heidelberg, Germany

 

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Professor, Director of Neuroscience Research Center

Research Focus: Neuroscience Research

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

John D. Imig, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular, Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension

Previous Education: University of Louisville

 

Sang H. Lee, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Neuropharmacology

Previous Education: Gyeongsang National University, South Korea

 

Scott P. Levick, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Research

Previous Education: University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia

 

Qing-Song Liu, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Neuropharmacology

Previous Education: Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

 

Charles R. Myers, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Molecular Toxicology

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Peter J. Newman, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Blood Research

 

Christopher M. Olsen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Neuroscience, Addictive Behavior and Novelty Seeking

Previous Education: University of Texas, Austin

 

Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Previous Education: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

 

Michael J. Thomas, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Lipidomic Analysis of Lipoproteins

Previous Education: University of California, Los Angeles; Michigan State University, Louisiana State University

 

Yian Wang, MD, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cancer Prevention

Previous Education: Beijing University School of Medicine, Toledo University School of Medicine

 

Carol L. Williams, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Cancer Research

Previous Education: University of Minnesota

 

Ming You, MD, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Lung Cancer Chemoprevention, Susceptibility Genes, Molecular Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer

Previous Education: Peking University of Medicine, China; Medical College of Ohio

 

Secondary Faculty:

 

Marja T. Nevalainen, MD, PhD

Professor
Research Focus: Prostate Cancer, Jak-Stat signaling

 

Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD

Professor, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) Endowed Chair in Basic Breast Cancer Research at the MCW Cancer Center
Research Focus: Breast Cancer Research

 

Gilbert White, II, MD

Professor, Associate Dean

Research Focus: Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology

Previous Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

John Baker, PhD

Research Focus: Cardioprotection in Children Undergoing Surgery for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects, Genetic Basis of Resistance to Myocardial Ischemia

Previous Education: University of London, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD

Professor, Center Director

Research Focus: General Cardiology, Inheritable Cardiac Failure and Myocardial Infarction

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

 

Magdelena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Research Focus: Function of small G proteins in the cardiovascular system

Previous Education: University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill

 

David D. Gutterman, MD

Professor and Senior Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center

Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Kirkwood Pritchard, Jr., PhD

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Previous Education: Ohio State University

 

David Warltier, MD, PhD

Research Focus: Coronary Collateral Angiogenesis, Left Ventricular Failure, and Mechanisms of Cardioprotective Actions of Volatile Anesthetics

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Qing Miao, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Molecular mechanisms of a new ligand-receptor pair, Nogo-B and Nogo-B receptor (NgBR)

Previous Education: Medical University of South Caroline Charleston, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

 

Debra Newman, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Previous Education: Marquette University

 

Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Mechanisms of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)-Cholesterol Delivery; Structure-Function Studies of the HDL Receptor; HDL Function; Reverse of Cholesterol Transport; Role of Scavenger Receptors in Cardiovascular Disease

Previous Education: University of Alberta, Canada; SUNY Stony Brook

 

Michael Widlansky, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Previous Education: University of Michigan

 

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD

Research Focus: The investigation of ion channel modulation in the heart

Previous Education: University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign

 

Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, MPhil

Assistant Professor

Previous Education: University of Cambridge, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Mary Sorci-Thomas, PhD

Research Focus: Elucidating the protective role that high density lipoproteins (HDL) play in preventing coronary heart disease in humans.

 

David Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Signaling mechanisms by which the vascular endothelium regulates blood vessel reactivity under normal states as well as in diseases

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

  Physiology (PhD)

Hubert V. Forster, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Direc​

Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD

Professor and Chair

Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics & Genomics

Previous Education: Hahnemann Medical University

 

David R. Harder, PhD

Professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pediatrics

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Ranjan K. Dash, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Focus: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Metabolism

Previous Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; Texas A&M University; University of Washington, Seattle; Case Western Reserve University 

 

Melinda R. Dwinell, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Physiological Genomics, Bioinformatics

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-San Diego

 

Michael J. Flister, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Genetics and Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Bradley University, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

 

Debebe Gebremedhin, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

 

Aron Geurts, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Developing Genetic Approaches Toward Understanding Human Health and Disease

Previous Education: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

 

Paul Goldspink, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Improving Cardiac Muscle Contractile Function During Disease and Failure, Enhancing Cardiac Repair and Regeneration Using Stem Cells and Biomimicry

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Andrew S. Greene, PhD

Professor and Director, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering Center

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

 

Matthew R. Hodges, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Yale University School of Medicine

 

Alison Kriegel, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Renal Physiology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD

Professor, Director of the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine

Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Julian H. Lombard, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

David L. Mattson, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Renal Physiology

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Alexander Staruschenko, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology

Previous Education: Institute of Cytology Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

 

Hartmut Weiler, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Blood Coagulation Biology

Previous Education: Abitur Humanistisches Lessing Gymnasium, Frankfurt, Germany

 

Secondary Appointments:

 

Xiaowen Bai, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

Previous Education: Beijing University in China, University of Texas

 

Robert Blank, MD, PhD

Chief, Professor

Research Focus: The Genetics of Bone Biomechanical Performance and of Vertebral Development

Previous Education: New York University, Rockefeller University

 

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD

Professor
Previous Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City
 

Zeljko Bosnjak, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Professor of Physiology

Research Focus: Cardioprotection and Regeneration; Human ESC, Organ-Derived, and iPSC Biology; Developmental Neuroapoptosis in ESC-Derived Human Neurons

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

David D. Gutterman, MD

Professor and Senior Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center

Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Hershel Raff, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Physiology; Director, Endocrine Research Laboratory

Research Focus: The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Focuses on the Short and Long Term Consequences of Neonatal Hypoxia, The Role of Renin in Adrenal Steroidogenesis using the Renin Knock-Out Rat Developed at MCW

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of California-San Francisco

 

Roy L. Silverstein, MD

John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine

Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis of Thrombosis, Atherosclerosis and Angiogenesis With Focus on the Role of the Type 2 Scavenger Receptor CD36

Previous Education: Emory University School of Medicine

 

David F. Stowe, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

Research Focus: How to Protect the Heart Against Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Previous Education: Michigan State University, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of California – San Francisco

 

Affiliated Faculty:

 

  Public & Community Health (PhD)

Laura Cassidy, MS, PhD

Professor, Graduate Program Director, and Division Director​

Research Focus: Pediatric Surgical Outcomes, Trauma, Registry Development, Identification and Evaluation of Risk Factors and Treatment of Pediatric Patients

Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

 

 

John Meurer, MD, MBA

Professor, Institute Director and Graduate Program Director

Research Focus: General Pediatric Clinician Education, Population Health Management, Childhood Asthma, Obesity Coalition Models to Chronic Disease Control

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School

 

Kirsten M. M. Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Society, Division of Epidemiology

Research Focus: Health Impacts of Neighborhood Environmental Characteristics Such as Green Space and Residential Racial Segregation, Development of Community-Based Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Disparities With a Focus on Cancer Late-Stage Diagnosis and Survival, Attention Restoration and Stress Reduction, Violence Prevention

Previous Education: University of Iowa, Iowa City

 

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Survival Analysis and Competing Risks Theory

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care

Research Focus: Biopsychosocial Aspects of Psychopathology and Resilience Following Trauma, Including Military and Civilian Injury

Previous Education: Marquette University

 

Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois

 

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research

Research Focus: HIV Prevention Among Drug Users in the United States and El Salvador, the Influence of Structural Factors on HIV Risk

Previous Education: University of California - Los Angeles

 

Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research

Research Focus: The Development and Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Carol Galletly, JD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research

Research Focus: Empirical Methods to Guide the Development of Sound Law and Policy on Critical Issues at the Intersection of Individual Behavior and Public Health

Previous Education: Ohio State University

 

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Injury Research Center; Associate Dean, Global Health Program

Research Focus: Injury Prevention and Health Policy to Address the Burden of Injuries

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Raymond Hoffmann, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Research Focus: Statistical Methods for Epidemiology, Statistical Methods for the Analysis of fMRI and Statistical Methods for Case-Control Genetic Association Studies

Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

 

Richard Holloway, PhD

Associate Dean, Associate Chair, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Research Focus: Doctor-Patient Relationship, With an Evolving Focus on the Humanities in Medicine and Psychology

Previous Education: Syracuse University

 

Sheri Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Research Focus: Increasing Community Health Staff Competencies in Mental Health, Oral Health and Pediatric Primary Care

Previous Education: Boston University, Harvard Medical School

 

Purushottam (Prakash) Laud, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Bayesian Techniques for Parametric as Well as Nonparametric Inference for Generalized Liner and Mixed Effects Models, Models for Time-to-Event Data, Comparative Effectiveness Research Using Observational Data

Previous Education: University of Missouri

 

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Research Focus: Emergency Medical Services, Field Triage of Injured Patients, Mass Casualty Triage

Previous Education: State University of New York at Buffalo

 

Cheryl Maurana, PhD

Professor; Director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Program; Senior Associate Dean for Institutional and Community Engagement

Research Focus: Public Health Research, Community Partnerships

Previous Education: Purdue University


Linda Meurer, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Research Focus: Community Based Participatory Research, Aging and Injury Research

Previous Education: Wayne State University, Detroit

 

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus:

Previous Education: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, University of Miama Miller School of Medicine

 

David Nelson, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Research Focus: Working With Community Partners to Increase Physical Activity, Improve Food Access, Increase Social Support and the Process of Community Engagement

Previous Education: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

 

Aniko Szabo, PhD

Associate Professor & Director of the Biostatistics Consulting Service

Research Focus: Statistical Modeling of Biomedical Data

Previous Education: The University of Memphis

 

Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH

Professor, Pediatrics; Director Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children; Director Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships

Research Focus: Analyzing the Impact of Systems on Children and Adolescents, Applied Public Policy, Community-Oriented Programs, Medical Education, Health Assessments, Diversity in Medicine and Child Advocacy

Previous Education: Harvard Medical School

 

Staci Young, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Health Professions Advocacy for Vulnerable Patients and Populations, the Organization of Work Among Health Professionals in Traditional and Community-Based Clinical Settings, The Relationship Between The Urban Environment, Acute and Chronic Life Stressors, and Health Status

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Kathryn Flynn, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Development and analysis of patient-reported outcome measures

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Duke Clinical Research Institute

 

Leonard Egede, MD

Professor

Research Focus: Developing and testing innovative interventions to reduce and/or eliminate health disparities related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location for chronic medical and mental health conditions.

Previous Education: University of Benin

  Public Health (MPH & Certificates)

John Meurer, MD, MBA

Professor, Institute Director and Graduate Program Director

Research Focus: General Pediatric Clinician Education, Population Health Management, Childhood Asthma, Obesity Coalition Models to Chronic Disease Control

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School

 

Kartikey Acharya, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Quality Improvement in HIV patients, Infections in Immunocompromised patients

Previous Education:  Government Medical College

 

Seth Foldy, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Research Focus: Medical Informatics, Communicable Disease, Health Promotion, Disease Outbreak Preparedness

Education: Case Western Reserve University

 

Raphael Fraser, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Survival analysis, clinical trials, Bayesian biostatistics, survey methods and empirical process theory

Previous Education: Florida State University

 

Janvier Gasana, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor

Research Focus: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Health

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

 

Eric Gass, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Community Collaboration, Population Health Measurement, Program Effectiveness, Future Workforce Development

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Kim Gearin, MS, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society

Research Focus: Organization and Financing of Local Public Health Services

Previous Education: Texas Woman’s University

 

Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Quality Improvement, Medical-Legal Issues, Bioethics

Previous Education: Texas A&M University

 

Sheri Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Racial disparities in children; increasing community health staff competencies in mental health, oral health and pediatric primary care

Previous Education: Brown University, Boston University

 

Soyoung Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Survival analysis, casual inference, biomarker evaluation, missing data, case-cohort studies, and multivariate failure time

Previous Education: University of North Carolina

 

Nancy Kreuser, PhD, MSN

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Access to Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, Public Health Policy (Tobacco Prevention/Cessation)

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Research Focus: Emergency Medical Services, Field Triage of Injured Patients, Mass Casualty Triage

Previous Education: State University of New York at Buffalo

 

Timothy N. Lynch, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurosurgery-Spine Care; Associate Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Psychogenic Illness, Advocagenic Disability

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin

 

 

George E. MacKinnon, III, PhD, MS, RPh

Founding Dean, Professor

Research Focus:

Previous Education: UW Marshfield Wood County, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Loyola University

 

Kusuma Madamala, PhD, MPH

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Public Health Accreditation, Quality Improvement, Competencies, Structure and Function of Public Health Agencies

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago

 

David McClure, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Vaccination Rates

Previous Education: University of Colorado

 

Jennifer Peterson, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society; Assistant Adjunct Professor, Mt. Mary University

Research Focus: Public Health Communication, Public Speaking, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, HIV Prevention Communication Messaging

Previous Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

William Riley, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Case Western Reserve University, Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin River Falls

 

James Sanders, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Research Focus: Global Health, Chronic Disease Management

Previous Education: Rush Medical College

 

Janaki Shah, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Instructor AIDS Resource Center for Wisconsin

Research Focus: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV Care and Prevention

Previous Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Alan Wells, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society; Assistant Adjunct Professor, Florida International University

Research Focus: Clinical Outcomes in Chronic HCV Infection, Community Prevention Strategies for Viral Hepatitis, Public Health Ethics

Previous Education: University of Texas, School of Public Health

 

Julie Willems Van Dijk, PhD, RN

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society

Research Focus: Effectiveness of Public Health Programs, Prenatal Care Coordination, Public Health Financing

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

David Nelson, PhD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Research Focus: Working With Community Partners to Increase Physical Activity, Improve Food Access, Increase Social Support and the Process of Community Engagement

Previous Education: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

 

Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus: Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology

Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois

 

Earnestine Willis, MD, PhD

Professor

Research Focus: Analyzing the impact of systems on children and adolescents, applied public policy, community-oriented programs, medical education, health assessments, and diversity in medicine and child advocacy.

Previous Education: Case Western Reserve University, Harvard Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

 

Kaija Zusevics, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Research Focus: Education as a social determinant of health, positive youth development, genomics and racism, community based participatory researchEducation as a social determinant of health, positive youth development, genomics and racism, community based participatory research

Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse