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Institute for Health & Equity

MCW Institute for Health and Equity

The Institute for Health & Equity is focused on researching the root causes of health disparities in our communities, and advancing the best practices to foster health equity throughout the world. Partnering with community health collaborators who live and work closest to the populations and with the public at large, we are making an impact on reducing those disparities and advancing the health of communities.


Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Exploring the challenging ethical questions that accompany scientific advances and changes in our healthcare delivery system.

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Data Collection

Division of Biostatistics

Conducting methodological research and statistical consulting services to enhance understanding of disease and health risks.

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Division of Community Health

Improving the health outcomes of our communities and reducing inequities among vulnerable populations.

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Division of Epidemiology & Social Sciences

Studying and analyzing the incidence, causes and effects of health and disease in defined communities.

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Announcing the Health Equity Scholars Program

 Are you a medical school applicant interested in advancing health equity in the City of Milwaukee?

The Kern Institute and the MCW-Milwaukee School of Medicine have collaborated with leaders from across Milwaukee to create the Health Equity Scholars Program (HESP)—a training track in the medical school for underrepresented students.

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Collaboration and Partnership

Graduate Education

Advance your career with our exciting PhD and Master’s degree programs in Bioethics, Biostatistics and Population Health, as well as medical education pathways and certificate programs.

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Biostatistics Consulting Service
The Biostatistics Consulting Service provides comprehensive statistical consulting to clients both within and outside of MCW.

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Epidemiology Data Resource Center | Consulting Services
The Epidemiology Data Resource Center provides health and epidemiology data services for MCW and MCW-affiliated researchers.

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Partnership with IHE
We partner with numerous clinicians, researchers and university faculty to advance our community health objectives. New collaborations and partnerships are always welcome.

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Contact Us

Institute for Health & Equity
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8800
(414) 955-0176 (fax)
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