Institute for Health and Society

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

John Meurer, MDThe Institute for Health and Society mission is to improve health and advance health equity through academic and community partnerships. 

Our main goals are to:

  1. Contribute to innovative programs of value in population health management and patient care;
  2. Discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and social sciences into community health improvements;
  3. Educate and develop the next generation of scientists, physicians, and public health professionals; and
  4. Develop and sustain academic and community partnerships.

Since our establishment in 1994, we have cultivated excellence in research, education and community engagement with expertise in biostatistics, public and community health education, bioethics and medical humanities, youth violence prevention, epidemiology, community engagement, health equity and urban clinical care partnerships, and global health.  More than 60 faculty and staff in the Institute provide education for more than 120 graduate students.  Last year, we published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles. 

The vision of the Institute for Health and Society is to be a resource for the communities of Wisconsin and beyond.  We aim to improve health outcomes and health care quality while reducing costs per person for employees, patients and communities. 

Please enjoy reading our Web site and contact us to learn more about opportunities to collaborate in achieving our mission and vision.


John Meurer, MD, MBA
Professor and Director of the Institute for Health and Society
© 2014 Medical College of Wisconsin
Page Updated 10/17/2014