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Matthew Dellinger PhD


Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology

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I love the Great Lakes region. It is my home and I feel a strong connection to our natural heritage. I also believe strongly that part of protecting that natural heritage is to support the natural resource stewardship of the Great Lakes Native American tribes. Since 2004 I have dedicated myself to environmental and biomedical science collaborations with these tribes. This has led to hard-earned and productive working relationships with tribal organizations in the region. I am a co-investigator at the Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health (GLNARCH). I serve on two committees that address tribal health issues in the Bemidji region: the GLNARCH Community Science Advisory Committee and the Bemidji Area Tribal Environmental Public Health Advisory Committee. I also report regularly to the Wisconsin Tribal Health Directors as part of my ongoing duties at GLNARCH. Health research in Indian Country faces diverse challenges. My versatile skillset of scientific research, quantitative analysis, cinematography/editing, digital imaging, and risk assessment has allowed me to serve the tribal community in many ways. Specifically, I focus on improving access to toxicological and risk assessment data in the relevant community via culturally-tailored media.

I joined the Institute for Health & Equity as a Research Scientist working with Dr. Earnestine Willis in 2013 and have since joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology. I have found Medical College of Wisconsin to be an extremely supportive and welcoming environment. The Medical College of Wisconsin has a strong reputation of fostering work that impacts health. It is very fulfilling to contribute to this message. I feel very grateful to be here.


• University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (BS)
• University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (MS)
• University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (PhD)