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Institute for Health and Society

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Welcome to the website for the Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health and Society.

The Institute is our department of population health sciences. Our mission is to improve health and advance equity through academic and community partnerships. We’re comprised of 24 faculty, 30 staff, and 19 PhD students.

In research, the Institute Biostatistics team is ranked 16th by US News and World report and yearly publishes nearly 100 scientific articles. Our Epidemiologists design and analyze registries and other large databases and do geo-mapping. We are launching population health research to improve the value of diabetes care and health outcomes. Our Bioethicists investigate the ethics of genomics, consult on complex cases in hospitals, and teach medical students about professionalism.



Institute Faculty Highly Productive in Scholarly Publications

In 2012-13, Institute primary faculty and students published 188 articles and 5 book chapters averaging 4.6 publications per faculty member yearly. Drs. Szabo, Ahn, Tarima, Zhang, Logan, and Cassidy were the most prolific with 15-23 publications each. Drs. Beyer and Le-Rademacher had 4 and 3 first authored articles respectively. Dr. Derse wrote 4 book chapters. Publications in the highest impact journals were authored by Dr. Logan in the New England Journal of Medicine and Dr. Cassidy in Lancet.

For more information about the Institute for Health and Society, we welcome you to explore the Institute CV and publication list from 2012-2013, as well as a recent video created to highlight the value and vitality of the Institute.

Summary of Institute Goals, Personnel, Publications, Grants and Students

Publication List

Institute Video

The Institute for Health and Society wishes to acknowledge our sincere appreciation of academic and community partners, students and alumni who were recorded for this project.  We also are grateful to Tim Meulemans, Dr. John Meurer, Erin Fabian and Julie Dotson for the MCW-IHS video production.  August 2013.


15th Annual Robert and June Becker Lecture

Guest Lecturer: Gregg Meyer, MD, MSc
Chief Clinical Officer Dartmouth-Hitchcock

The Recent and Rapid Evolution of Healthcare Quality in the Marketplace
Thursday, October 24, 2013


The Institute for Health and Society was featured in Dean Kerschner's November Newsletter

Upcoming Events

International Conference on Survival Analysis in Memory of John P. Klein
June 26 - June 27, 2014
Where: Medical College of Wisconsin



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Notes from the Institute

Each month the Institute for Health and Society publishes a newsletter highlighting the good work, promotions and events happening in each of our Divisions.  

Archived Notes

Black History Month 2014

February 2014

March 2014

Find Us

Medical College of Wisconsin

Institute for Health and Society
Health Research Center - Suite 2100
8701 Watertown Plank Road
P.O. Box 26509
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509


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Page Updated 03/31/2014