PhD Program in Public & Community Health

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Resources at MCW 

Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
The focus of this center is on preparing professionals to provide services that are effective and valued by children and families who have traditionally been underserved due to economic poverty, cultural barriers and other factors.

Center for AIDS Intervention Research
The research mission of the CAIR is to develop, conduct, and evaluate new interventions to prevent HIV among persons most vulnerable to the disease.


Injury Research Center
The IRC-MCW is an interdepartmental collaboration of the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Opthalmology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Population Health.

Center for Healthy Communities
The CHC develops community-academic partnerships that improve health and emphasize health promotion and education in communities, research and evaluation on community-identified needs, as well as community-responsive education for medical students and residents.

Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute focuses on development of transformational leaders who engage in innovative community health improvement activities that effectively protect and promote the health of the public.

Institutional and Community Engagement
The Medical College of Wisconsin's nationally acclaimed programs in public and community health serve the social, health and education needs of the people in metro Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Violence Prevention Initiative
The Violence Prevention Initiative's two major goals are to decrease rates of violence in identified areas of Milwaukee and, possibly, greater Wisconsin and to strengthen community capacity to prevent future violence

The initiative will use both a public health and asset-based model that focuses on community strengths.


Global Health
Established in January 2010, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Global Health Program will establish a sustainable platform of global health partnerships to support the education, research, clinical, and public and community health training and collaborative activities of our faculty and trainees.

Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships
The Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships division will enhance affiliations with other health systems, forge partnerships with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and develop models that uniquely establish a Partners in Health Model to promote health promotion for underserved populations. In addition to working with health systems and FQHCs, key partnerships will be fostered with community based groups/organizations, individuals, as well as within the private sector and with policy makers.


Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
The resources found at this site provide links to information about Wisconsin health initiatives and data, proposal writing, and community partnerships.

The funded projects tab on this site lists funding awarded to community-academic partnerships committed to improving the health of Wisconsin residents. Each funded partnership consists of at least one community organization partner and one academic partner from the Medical College of Wisconsin and exemplifies the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program's vision to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin.


Clinical and Translational Science Institute
The five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award is being used to create a borderless, synergistic biomedical research enterprise that will accelerate the translation of research discoveries into new and improved medical treatments. The Medical College coordinates the grant, which is administered through a new academic entity recognized by all partner institutions – the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.

MCW Libraries
PhD students in public and community health will have access to public health holdings that are housed in the MCW libraries as well as in other resource centers on campus. Students may use UWM’s library (through the Cooperative Access Program) and all libraries affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System. The PhD Program in Public and Community Health also has resources available to students.



Epidemiology Data Resource Center
The Epidemiology Data Resource Center (EDRC) is the Medical College of Wisconsin's centralized resource for secondary health and demographic data. The EDRC also provides expertise in the use of spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS).
Human Research Protection Program
The Human Research Protection Program’s (HRPP) primary mission is to protect the rights, welfare and privacy of all individuals participating in research sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. The HRPP oversees and supports the MCW/FH Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) which review all research studies involving human subjects for safety, compliance with regulations, scientific quality, and ethical standards.
Biostatistics Consulting Services
The Biostatistical Consulting Center of the Division of Biostatistics offers statistical support to biomedical investigators. This support includes assistance with design and analysis of clinical trials, design and analysis of observational studies, design and analysis of surveys, assistance with public databases, sample size and power calculations and data analysis and interpretation.
Bioethics - Midwest Ethics Committee Network
MECN is a membership organization that supports and enhances the functioning of Wisconsin health care ethics committees. MECN provides bioethics resources, services, and educational opportunities that enable its members to network and stay up to date on important bioethics topics.
Seminar Opportunities
MCW and the community offer a wealth of seminar opportunities . Students can use these to learn about faculty research interests and the network of community organizations open to them.
Office of Research
The Office of Research supports a broad array of investigative endeavors across our campus. It is our goal to support administrative needs of investigators and research staff to facilitate scientific discovery, promote translational approaches to research, and foster scientific collaboration across the Medical College of Wisconsin campuses.

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