Jillian Theobald, MD PhD, received a bachelor's of arts from Carthage College where she majored in physics and minored in math and biology. In 2008 she obtained her Doctorate in Cell Biology and Anatomy exploring the intrinsic regulation of gene expression in developmental biology, specifically myogenesis, and in 2010 her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She went on to an emergency medicine residency at University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System ending in 2013. Subsequently, she completed a medical toxicology fellowship at the Toxikon Consortium (Cook County Hospital, Illinois Poison Center and University of Illinois Hospital) in Chicago. Dr. Theobald has authored multiple chapters in Emergency Medicine textbooks and continues to engage in research that explores the validity of historical management paradigms of toxicological exposures, determines the variables surrounding opioid overdose deaths, and assesses the quality improvement processes of poison center operations.
She is the Quality Assurance director at the Wisconsin Poison Center and has implemented multiple quality improvement projects aimed at improving accuracy and care delivery. Dr. Theobald is also the Co-Medical Director of the Adult Translational Research Unit at the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southwest Wisconsin. The Adult Translational Research Unit provides infrastructural support for clinical and translational research projects by providing access to space, resources and the expertise of research support personnel.
Honors and Awards
2013 - UIC College of Medicine Mentor of the Year
2014 - Best Fellow-In-Training Research Symposium Award
2015 - Outstanding Poster Award North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology
2017 - MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher
2018 - MCW Dept. of Emergency Medicine Outstanding Off-Service Clinical Faculty
(Wilkinson KH, Thomas A, Theobald J.) Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Sep;37(9):1809.e5-1809.e6.
(Theobald J, Lim C.) Nutr Clin Pract. 2019 Aug;34(4):521-527.
(Creswell PD, Gibson C, Theobald J, Meiman JG.) WMJ. 2019 Apr;118(1):9-15.
(Theobald JL, Spoelhof R, Pallasch EM, Mycyk MB.) Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Jul;34(7):e122-e123.
(Thompson TM, Theobald JL.) Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;34(3):679.e3-4.
(Thompson TM, Theobald J, Lu J, Erickson TB.) Dis Mon. 2014 Nov;60(11):509-24.
(Weimer K, Theobald J, Campbell KS, Esser KA, DiMario JX.) Dev Dyn. 2013 Aug;242(8):1001-20.
(Theobald J, DiMario JX.) J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2011 Mar;31(5-6):369-81.
(Rasgado-Flores H, Theobald J, Ruiz J, Bitner JB, Markowitz S, Zlatnick D, Yee PA, Yee PP, Trais L, Gohar K, Hergan D, Buechler R, Lajvardi R, Pena-Rasgado C.) Adv Exp Med Biol. 2004;559:263-92.