Family and Community Medicine

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Academic Fellowship Core Faculty & Their Research Interests

Family and Community Medicine

  • Linda N. Meurer, MD, MPH: Fellowship Program Director, Professor, Director of Research and Technology in Faculty Development; health disparities, meta-analysis, primary care workforce, faculty development, elder abuse and neglect, CBPR

  • Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH: Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Director, CTSI, Community Engagement Key Function; Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement

  • Jeffrey A. Morzinski, MSW, PhD: Program Evaluation Director, Associate Professor, Director - Professional Development Division, Director - Center for Health Communities & Research; Director - Faculty Development in Primary Care; use of professional development portfolios, mentoring

  • Kenneth G. Schellhase, MD, MPH: Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Director - MCW Employee and Children's Community Health Plans; disparities and care for underserved populations

  • David A. Nelson, Phd, MS: Associate Program Director; Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine; CBPR, physical activity, nutrition

General Internal Medicine

  • Kathlyn Fletcher, MD; Program co-Director; Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine/ Veterans Adminstration; transitions of care, continuity of care, patient safety.

  • Jeffrey Jackson, MD, MPH: Program Co-Director; Professor, Medicine; Director, General Medicine Division, Zablocki VA Medical Center

  • Jeffrey Whittle, MD; Associate Professor, Research Faculty - VAMC; Community-based research in cardiovascular disease

  • Jane Kotchen, MD: Professor, Medicine; Director Education and Training, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; epidemiology, women's health

General Pediatrics

  • Timothy Schum, MD: Associate Professor Pediatrics; behavioral health, medical education

  • Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH: Program co-Director; Professor, Pediatrics; Director CAUC, cultural competence, minority maternal and child health, health disparities, public health policy

Institute for Health and Society

  • John Meurer, MD, MBA: Program Co-Director IHS; Director and Professor, Institute for Health and Society; health services research, chronic conditions

  • Cheryl Maurana, PhD: Program Co-Director; Director and Professor, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Program; Vice-President for Academic Outreach; Public and Community Health, CBPR

Affiliated Faculty



Core Fellowship Faculty

*Linda N Meurer, MD, MPH (DFCM)

Meta-analysis, primary care workforce, faculty development, CBPR

*John R Meurer, MD, MBA (IHS)

Community interventions, coalition building and public health policy; asthma, smoking cessation, obesity

*Cheryl Maurana PhD (AHW)

Health services research, community-academic partnerships; public and community health

*Syed Ahmed, MD, PhD, (DFCM)

Health disparities, underserved communities, CBPR

*Kathlyn Fletcher, MD (GIM, PCOE)

Transitions of care, continuity of care, patient safety

*Jane Kotchen, MD, MPH (Medicine)

Women’s Health Initiative, Epidemiology

*Jeffrey Morzinski, PhD (DFCM)

Program evaluation methods, use of professional development portfolios, mentoring, community health

*Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH (PEDS, CAUC)

Director, CAUC

Cultural competence, minority maternal and child health, health equity, public health policy

*David Nelson, PhD (DFCM, CHCR)

CBPR, obesity prevention, physical activity, health education

*Jeffrey Jackson, MD, MPH (GIM, PCOR)

Patient-Physician Communication, Patient centered Care

*Timothy Schum, MD (PEDS, DHC)

Behavioral health, medical education

*Ken Schellhase, MD MPH (DFCM)

Quality of care for cancer survivors, health disparities and access

Additional Research Faculty (Listed alphabetically)

Kirsten Beyer, PhD (IHS, Epi data Cntr)

Health geographer, public health, disease mapping, social epidemiology, women’s environmental health, intimate partner and domestic violence.

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD (IHS- Biostats)

Biostatistics, survival analysis, competing risks

*Suzanne Brixey, MD, (PEDS)

Unintentional injuries and child passenger safety

Edith A Burns, MD (Geriatrics)

Self-management of diabetes in the elderly

Alan David, MD (DFCM, Chairman)

Models of primary care, Patient-centered Medical Home

Art Derse, MD, JD (IHS - Bioethics)

Bioethics and law

Edmund Duthie, MD (IM- Geriatrics)

Injurious falls, quality improvement, patient safety

Kathryn Flynn, PhD (GIM, PCOR)

Qualitative analysis, decision making, infertility.

*Zeno Franco, PhD (DFCM)

Veterans, psychology, community based disaster preparedness,

Marc Gorelick, MD (PEDS - CRI);

Use & outcomes of emergency care, clinical prediction models

L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, (DFCM, St. Joes)

Domestic abuse and intimate partner violence, elder abuse and neglect

Raymond Hoffmann, PhD (QHS)

Biostatistics, large databases, community projects

*Richard L. Holloway, PhD (DFCM)

Doctor-patient relationships, qualitative research, emotional aspects of illness

Susan Jay, MD (PEDS - Adolescent)

Adolescent health

Geoffrey C Lamb, MD (GIM)

Patient safety, Quality Improvement, Transitions in Care

Prakash Laud PhD (IHS, Biostats)

Biostatistics, outcomes research

Peter Layde, MD, MSc (Emergency Medicine)

Injury prevention, patient safety, epidemiology

Marlene Melzer Lange, MD (PEDS)

Pediatric/ adolescent emergency medicine, inter-personal violence, domestic violence in pediatrics

Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH (GIM)

Health services research, care patterns and outcomes in early stage breast cancer

Joan M. Neuner, MD, MPH (GIM, PCOR)

Osteoporosis screening

James Sanders, MD (DFCM, CSM Residency)

CBPR, Community-based chronic disease management

Lynn Sheets, MD (PEDS)

Child Protection Center

Child physical and sexual abuse, child neglect, domestic violence and childhood injuries

*Jeff Whittle, MD (GIM)

Community based research in cardiovascular disease

Marie Wolff, PhD (DFCM, CHCR)

Sociology, qualitative methods

Staci Young, PhD (DFCM, CHCR)

Health disparities, community health literacy

*Steering Committee Member

Academic Fellowship Contact Person:

Tess Chandler
Program Coordinator II
(414) 955-4728
(414) 955-6523 (fax)
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