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Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH

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


Earnestine Willis is a Kellner Professor in Pediatrics, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children (CAUC), and Director of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships. She has almost three decades of experience in addressing health disparities by the development of successful community initiatives to include research, education, and community services. Her interests span from 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.

Effective July 1, 2012, Dr. Willis was awarded tenure. Tenure is awarded for accomplishments beyond having achieved academic recognition, and is not simply an extension of academic recognition.  It is reflective of exceptional, continuous contributions relevant to the diverse missions of MCW, thus an additional recognition of the individual's importance to the College.


Read additional information on Dr. Willis and her research on the Faculty Collaboration Database
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