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John Meurer, MD, MBA

John Meurer, MD, MBA

Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health; Director of the Institute for Health & Equity


  • Division of Community Health - Professor and Director
    Midtown Clinic | Children's Wisconsin - Pediatrician

Contact Information


BS, Marquette University
MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MBA, Northwestern University
Pediatrics residency, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
Policy fellowship, David Winston Program, Washington DC


Researcher (active grants)

  • Principal Investigator (PI), Research in Early childhood Development by Improving Resiliency and EQuiTy (REDIRECT), Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
  • PI, Healthier children through a shared service network of child cares supporting ASQ screening and early intervention in Monroe and Vernon counties with Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, HWPP
  • PI, Vroom evaluation, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Milwaukee Succeeds
  • Co-Investigator, Implementation of automated measures of language environments to improve educator efficacy and reduce disparities in disadvantaged urban youth, CTSI
  • Co-Investigator, Effect of ACA state Medicaid expansion on diabetes, NIH and CDC

Community-Engaged Advocate

  • BizTimes Health Care Heroes Award for Co-Chairing the Cancer Center Community Advisory Board
  • Milwaukee YMCA Healthy Citizenship Award for Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Catalyst for Change Award, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
  • MCW President’s Community Engagement Award
  • MCW Outstanding Faculty Service Award


  • Director, Master of Public Health Program
  • Co-Director, Health Systems Management and Policy pathway for medical students
  • Director, Precision Medicine Education Program for Clinicians (under development with AHW funding)
  • Director, Translational Workforce Development, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI)
  • Co-Director, Primary Care Research Fellowship, HRSA
  • MCW Society for Teaching Scholars (elected)
  • MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Awards (6)
  • MCW Outstanding Graduate Education Awards (2)


  • General Pediatrician and Resident Educator, Children’s Medical Group-Midtown
  • Best Doctors in America (12 years)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Awards for Distinguished Service and Dedication
  • Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP, Pediatrician of the Year Award

Honors and Awards

MCW Society for Teaching Scholars (elected)
MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Awards (6)
MCW Outstanding Graduate Education Awards (2)

Research Experience

  • Early Childhood Development

Clinical Expertise

  • General Pediatrics

Leadership Positions

  • Professor and Director, Institute for Health & Equity

MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • Co-Director, Primary Care Research Fellowship

Educational Expertise

  • Health Systems Management and Policy