Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Matthew Dellinger, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology

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BS, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
MS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


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.
- Matthew Dellinger

Matthew Dellinger, PhD loves the Great Lakes region. It is his home and he feel a strong connection to the natural heritage. He also believes strongly that part of protecting that natural heritage is to support the natural resource stewardship of the Great Lakes Native American tribes. Since 2004 Dr. Dellinger has dedicated himself to environmental and biomedical science collaborations with these tribes. This has led to many hard-earned and productive working relationships with tribal organizations in the region.

Dr. Dellinger is a co-investigator at the Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health (GLNARCH). He serves 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. He also reports regularly to the Wisconsin Tribal Health Directors as part of his ongoing duties at GLNARCH. Health research in Indian Country faces diverse challenges. Dr. Dellinger's versatile skillset of scientific research, quantitative analysis, cinematography/editing, digital imaging, and risk assessment has allowed him to serve the tribal community in many ways. Specifically, he focuses on improving access to toxicological and risk assessment data in the relevant community via culturally-tailored media.

Dr. Matthew Dellinger joined the Institute for Health & Equity as a Research Scientist working with Dr. Earnestine Willis in 2013 and is currently an associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology. Dr. Dellinger has found MCW to be an extremely supportive and welcoming environment.