MPH Program

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Master of Public Health Faculty & Staff

 

Program Director

 
   

Terry Brandenburg, MPH, CPH, MPA, MBA

Position:  Director, MPH Program, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  DrPH, University of Illinois-Chicago, present; MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2007; MPA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1992; MBA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1978; BS, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1977
Research Interests:  public health workforce; financing of public health; leadership development

   
   

Full-Time Faculty

   

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD

Position:  Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education: PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003; MS, University of Texas at Dallas, 1999; BS, Vilnius University, 1992
MPH Course: 18204 Biostatistics
Research Interests: survival analysis and competing risks theory

Peter M. Layde, MD, MSc

Positions:  Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Co-Director, Injury Research Center; Ombuds, Medical College of Wisconsin, MCW
Education:  MD, University of Wisconsin, 1976; MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1980; BA, University of Wisconsin, 1973
MPH Course:  18258 Advanced Epidemiological Methods
Research Interests:  medical injury surveillance; patient safety; public health leadership education; fall prevention

Thomas May, PhD

Positions:  Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Institute for Health and Society; Director, Graduate Program in Bioethics, MCW
Education:  PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1994; MA, Bowling Green State University, 1990; BA, Otterbein College, 1988
MPH Course:  18250 Balancing Harms and Individual and Community Interests: Ethical Issues in Public Health
Research Interest:  ethics in health care

Linda N. Meurer, MD, MPH

Positions:  Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Director, Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research, MCW
Education:  MD, Wayne State University, 1989; MPH, University of Minnesota, 1994; BS, Oakland University, 1985
MPH Course:  18203 Public Health Management and Policy
Research Interest:  faculty/medical student training

Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH

Positions:  Kellner Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children; Director, Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships, MCW
Education:  MD, Harvard University, 1976; MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1977; BS, Tougaloo College, 1972
MPH Course:  18254 Challenges in Maternal and Child Health
Research Interest:  children’s health

   
   

Part-Time Faculty

   
 

Michael D. Akers, PhD

Positions:  Professor & Chair, Department of Accounting, Marquette University; Associate Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  PhD, University of Mississippi, 1988; MBA, University of Louisville, 1979; BS, Charleston Southern University, 1997
MPH Courses:  18208 Health Care Management: Finance
Research Interests:  accounting assessment; values of students/professionals; environmental disclosures

Laura Cassidy, PhD, MS

Positions:  Associate Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW; Director, PhD in Public and Community Health; Director, Epidemiology Program; Director, Clinical Outcomes Registries and Research, Department of Surgery
Education:  PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2000; MS, University of Pittsburgh, 1993; BS, University of Pittsburgh, 1987
MPH Course:  18201 Principles of Epidemiology
Research Interests:  pediatric surgical outcomes; trauma; registry development in addition to identification and evaluation of risk factors; treatment of pediatric patients

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Ross L. Clay, MD, MPH

Position:  Assistant Clinical Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  MD, University of Minnesota, 1983; MPH, University of Minnesota, 1989; BS, University of Minnesota, 1979; BA, University of Minnesota, 1979
MPH Course:  18202 Toxicology
Research Interests:  adolescent injury; neurotoxicity of xenobiotics; tenosynovitis
 

 

Eric Gass, PhD

Positions:  Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW; Director, Public Health Research and Policy, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Education:  PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007; MS, Purdue University, 1999; BS, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1997; 
MPH Course:  18203 Public Health Administration
Research Interests: community collaboration; population health measurement; program effectiveness; future workforce development
 

 

Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH

Position:  Assistant Clinical Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  MD, Texas A&M University, 1986; JD, New York University, 1974; MPH, Harvard University, 1977; BA, St John’s College, 1971
MPH Courses:  18220 Occupational Health Law
     18221 Public Health Law
Research Interests:   quality improvement; medical-legal issues; bioethics

 

Robert L. Goldberg, MD

Positions:  Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco; Assistant Clinical Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1976; BS, The Pennsylvania State University, 1974
MPH Course:  18205 Practice of Occupational Health
Research Interests:  ergonomics; work organization; graduate medical education

 

William W. Greaves, MD, MSPH

Position:  Associate Clinical Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  MD, University of Illinois 1975; MSPH, University of Utah, 1980; BS, University of Illinois, 1971
MPH Courses:  18200 Environmental Health
Research Interests:  distance learning education; preparedness assessment; health literacy; workplace health promotion; public health leadership education

 

Nancy Kreuser, PhD, MSN

Position:  Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW; Health Officer, West Allis Health Department
Education:  PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1998; MSN, University of Nebraska, 1984; BSN, Marian College of Nursing, 1978
MPH Course:  18209 Community Health Assessment and Improvement
Research Interests:  access to health care for vulnerable populations; public health policy (tobacco prevention/cessation)

 

 

E. Brooke Lerner

Positions:  Research Director & Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, MCW
Education: PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2001; MS, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998; BA, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1993
MPH Courses: Field Placement and Capstone Project Advisor
Research Interests: emergency medical services; trauma triage guidelines

 

N. Timothy Lynch, PhD

Positions:  Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurosurgery-Spine Care; Associate Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1973; BS, St. Francis Seminary, 1968
MPH Course:  18212 Behavioral Science and Public Health
Research Interests:  psychogenic illness; advocagenic disability

 

Leslie F. Martin, MD, MPH

Position:  Assistant Clinical Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  MD, University of Lille Medical School, Lille, France, 1985; MPH, Columbia School of Public Health, 1991; BA, William Penn College, 1973
MPH Course:  18213 Clinical Prevention
Research Interests:  workplace tobacco reduction; respiratory protection, train-the-trainer methods

 

Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD

Positions:  Senior Associate Dean for Public and Community Health; Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  PhD, Purdue University, 1976; MS, Purdue University, 1974; BA, Seton Hill College, 1972
MPH Courses:  Field Placement and Capstone Project Advisor
Research Interests:  building community-academic partnerships; community-based participatory research

David Nelson, PhD

Position:  Assistant Professor, Department and Family and Community Medicine, MCW
Education:  PhD, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2000; MA, University of Northern Colorado, 1995; BS, University of Illinois-Champaign, 1985
MPH Course:  18203 Public Health Administration
Research Interests:  increasing physical activity; food access; social support; process of community engagement

 

Emmanuel M. Ngui, DrPH, MSc

Positions:  Assistant Professor of Health Disparities, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  DrPH, University of North Carolina, 2003; MSc, Easter University, 1995; BSc, Eastern University, 1992
MPH Course:  18218 Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health
Research Interests:  racial disparities in children; community health improvement

 

Andrew Petroll, MD

Positions:  Assistant Professor, Center for AIDS Intervention Research, MCW
Education:  MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001; MS, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2008; BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
MPH Course:   18215 Infectious Diseases
Research Interests:  assessing HIV testing behaviors within high-risk populations and the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving HIV risk behavior discussions between health care providers and both HIV-negative and HIV-positive patients
 

 

C. Oren Renick, JD, MPH, ThM

Positions:  Professor, Chair, Department of Health Administration, Texas State University; Associate Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  JD, Mississippi College, 1983; MPH, Tulane University, 1974; ThM, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1970; MA, Mississippi College, 1967; BA, Mississippi College, 1966
MPH Courses:  18214 Organizational Behavior and Design
     18222 Health Care Law
Research Interests:  quality improvements; ethics

 

Alan Wells, PhD

Position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Health and Society, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  PhD, University of Texas, School of Public Health; MPH, University of Texas, School of Public Health; BA, University of Texas
MPH Courses:  18200 Environmental Health
     18209 Community Health Assessment and Improvement
Research Interests:  clinical outcomes in chronic HCV infection; community prevention strategies for viral hepatitis; public health ethics

Julie Willems Van Dijk, PhD, RN

Position:  Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society, MCW; Community Engagement Specialist, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Education:  PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008; MSN, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1991; BSN, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1982
MPH Courses:  18230 Community Health Program Planning
     18260 Community Health Program Evaluation
Research Interests:  effectiveness of public health programs; prenatal care coordination; public health financing
 

 

MPH Staff

Laura Conklin, MPH

Position:  Program Coordinator III, MPH program, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
Education:  MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012; BS, Carroll College, 2006
MPH Administration:  Culminating Experiences & Readings and Research
Phone: (414) 955-4806
Email Laura

Cindy Schmitz

Position: Program Associate, MPH & PhD in Public and Community Health programs, Institute for Health and Society, MCW
MPH Administration:  Admissions, Coursework & ANGEL
Phone: (414) 955-4510
Email Cindy

General Program Contact Info

Email:  mph@mcw.edu
Phone:  (414) 955-4510
Fax:  (414) 955-6529

   

 

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