MCW Epidemiology Research Topics

The epidemiology division is currently researching urban and rural opioid resiliency to help address the addiction and overdose epidemic. We are also working on several projects to address inner-city violence and sex trafficking, as well as cancer survival disparities among black, Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women.
Epidemiology Research
Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, MCW Epidemiology

Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission

From an epidemiologist’s perspective, the unacceptably high rate of homicide and violence in our communities is a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC) strives to reduce homicides and non-fatal shootings through a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency homicide review process.

Learn about the MHRC
Overdose Fatality Review Program, MCW Epidemiology

Overdose Fatality Review

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) is a locally-based, multi-disciplinary process for understanding the risk factors and circumstances leading to fatal overdoses and identifying opportunities to implement and improve policies, programs, and community- and state-level partnerships to prevent future overdoses.

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Breast Cancer Race and Place

Breast Cancer, Race, and Place

The Breast Cancer, Race3, and Place (BCRP) study will hear from women living in Milwaukee and surrounding counties about their experiences with breast cancer. Participants will tell study staff their personal stories and share what was important to them throughout their lives in connection to cancer.

Learn about BCRP
Green Environment Time Outside (GETOutside) Intervention

Green Environment Time Outside (GETOutside)

The GETOutside intervention is a study looking at increasing time outdoors and reducing the symptom burdens of breast cancer survivors. Eligible individuals will participate in a six week program, and be randomized into intervention or control groups.

Learn about GETOutside
Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health (GLNARCH)

Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health

Great Lakes Native American Research Center for Health (GLNARCH) aims to provide a research and training environment that enhances the participation of AI/AN people in biomedical science, as well as the quality of AI/AN-related health research.

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Take Charge During Breast Cancer Treatment

Take Charge

The Take Charge study aims to improve heart health and quality of life for women with breast cancer. The goal of the study is to understand how cancer treatment impacts the heart and how exercise could lessen these impacts. 

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Project LEAD_Accordion

Project LEAD

Using data collected from in-depth interviews and survey data from active drug users, and from individuals working in substance-use related fields, Project LEAD hopes to understand how law and policy directly impacts illicit opioid, heroin, and fentanyl use.

Learn about Project LEAD