About the PhD Program

MCW's Institute for Health and Society offers the only PhD Program of its kind in Wisconsin and one of very few nation-wide with the purpose of transforming the research paradigm in public and community health by integrating the rigors of traditional public health sciences with the essential components of community health improvement through participation and partnership. This program is now offered in both a part-time and full-time format. Read more

PhD Program in Public and Community Health

PhD Program Goals

  • Educate graduates who will conduct original research, impact policy development and become future faculty scholars with public and community health expertise.
  • Emphasize integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to address important public and community health issues.
  • Capitalize on the diverse strengths of health sciences, population health, medicine, nursing and the social and behavioral sciences.

Program News

Congratulations to Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD, director of research for the division of trauma surgery and critical care at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin and advises students in the PhD Program, for being named one of the Milwaukee Business Journal's 40 under 40 winners.

New Courses: Injury Prevention and Public Health (Summer 2016) and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Fall 2016)

Dina Garcia, MPH, PhD successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "The Oral Health Status and Dental Care Utilization of Mexican-origin Latinos" on Friday December 11, 2015. Dr. Garcia has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry to continue her research.

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MCW Community Health News

MCW professor publishes Clinical Science article on treatment for chronic kidney disease

Apr. 20 - In a study reported in Clinical Science, MCW scientists, along with researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, analyzed the role of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, signaling molecules found within cells, to mitigate kidney injury and use as treatment for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

MCW partners with Milwaukee Academy of Science and High School of Health Sciences to DRIVE interest

Apr. 18 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has launched DRIVE, a program pairing high school students at the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS) and the High School of Health Sciences (HS2) in Kettle Moraine School District with MCW scientists to engage in public health research.

MCW to host renowned nutrition expert at heart health conference

Feb. 4 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) will host Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease heart health conference on Monday, March 14, 2016 featuring nutrition expert, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, and his wife and author, Ann Crile Esselstyn.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions regarding the PhD Program in Public and Community Health.

PhDPCH@mcw.edu

(414) 955-4517

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Application Information

Applications for Fall 2016 admissions were due January 15th, 2016. Information on applying can be found at:

   Apply Online for PhD in Public & Community Health

All pieces of the application should be mailed to the Graduate School:
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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