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Ombuds - Peter Layde, MD, MSc


Peter Layde, MD, MSc, was appointed in September, 2011 as the first Ombuds for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Additionally, Dr. Layde serves as Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Chair for Global and Public Health and Co-director of the Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Dr. Layde joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty in 1993 as a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Health Policy Institute.  An accomplished researcher, he has more than 25 years of experience conducting epidemiological research – primarily in the area of injury control – and has authored more than 160 papers.  Dr. Layde also has mentored numerous junior faculty and graduate students.  Prior to joining the Medical College, Dr. Layde served as Director of the Division of Chronic Disease Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin.     

Dr. Layde, a long-standing Medical College of Wisconsin educator, has directed courses in epidemiology, injury research and prevention and health policy and has mentored more than a dozen faculty colleagues.   Additionally, he is a member of the American College of Epidemiology, the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Epidemiological Society.

Dr. Layde received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and an MD degree in 1976 – both from the University of Wisconsin.  Additionally, Dr. Layde earned a Master of Science degree from the London (England) School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1980.

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