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Faculty Bios and Research

MCW offers you the unique opportunity to earn your degree or certificate while training with nationally-recognized biomedical and health researchers and scientists. You’ll receive mentoring and support from our premiere faculty – listed below by department. We invite you to review their areas of research focus and profiles, be inspired by their experience and success, and encourage you to begin or continue your educational journey here.

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Bioethics (MA & Certificate)

Fabrice Jotterand, MA, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Graduate Program in Bioethics
Research Focus: Neuroethics, Ethical Issues in Psychiatry and Mental Health, Use of Neurotechnologies in Psychiatry, Medical
Previous Education: Rice University and McGill University

Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities, Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine
Research Focus: Emergency Medicine and Ethics, Confidentiality, Informed Consent, End-of-Life Decision Making, the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Use of the Internet in Academic Bioethics and Medicine
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School and the University of Wisconsin Law School

Mary Homan, MA, MSHCE, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Previous Education: Saint Louis University; Aquinas Institute of Technology; Creighton University

Cynthiane J. Morgenweck, MD, MA
Associate Clinical Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Research Focus: Ethical Issues Related to the Surgical Experience, Informed Consent, Clinical Trials and Placebo Surgery, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Use of Scarce Resources, Errors in Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Care, Professionalism, Ethics and Mental Health Care

Ryan Spellecy, PhD
Associate Professor and Ursula von der Ruhr Chair in Bioethics
Research Focus: Ethical Issues in Mental Illness and Mental Health, Death and Dying, Bioethics, Research Ethics and Integrity
Previous Education: University of Utah

Biochemistry (PhD)

Blake Hill, PhD
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: Druggability of Proteins Involved in Mitochondrial Homeostasis in Healthy and Diseases Cells to Identify Molecular Mechanism and Novel Therapeutic Routes
Previous Education: Yale University, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

John Corbett, PhD
Professor and Chair; Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences
Research Focus: Diabetes, Beta-Cell Biology, Inflammation Innate Immunity, Cell Signaling, Cell Fate Decisions
Previous Education: Utah State University, Washington University School of Medicine

Nancy Dahms, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Functioning of Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptors (MPRs) in Mammalian
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Jianhua Fu, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Structural Mechanisms of Gene Transcription and Regulation in Eukaryotic Cells
Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University School of Medicine

Albert Girotti, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Two major areas, (1) Cancer therapeutics: Nitric oxide (NO)-mediated resistance of malignant tumors to eradication
Previous Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Cornell University Medical College

Rebekah Gundry, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: The Interface of Stem Cell Biology and Analytical Protein Biochemistry to Better Understand Pluripotent Stem Cells and Their Derivatives in the Context of Cardiac Development and Disease
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Karin Hoffmeister, MD
Professor

Vaughn Jackson, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Transcription Within a Eucaryotic Cell is Not a Process in Which RNA Polymerase Can Freely Access the DNA for Either Initiation of Elongation of the Transcript
Previous Education: University of Iowa; MRC Lab of Molecular Biology, Cambridge U.K.

Jung-Ja Kim, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Structure-Function Relationships of Enzymes and proteins Involved in Fatty acid Oxidation and Drug Metabolism
Previous Education: Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andriano Marchese, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Signal transduction mechanisms that control the function of cell surface receptors for hormones and drugs in normal health and disease.
Previous Education: University of Toronto

Ravi Misra, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Understanding the Mechanism by Which the Serum Response Factor (SRF) Mediates Gene Expression During Early Cardiogenesis, Understanding Mechanisms Controlling the In Vivo Expression of the SRF Gene Itself During Early Development
Previous Education: New York University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jong-In Park, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Proliferative Programs of Normal Mammalian Cells are Interfaced With a Variety of Innate Tumor-Suppressive Mechanisms That Can Trigger Apoptosis or Senescence in Response to Aberrant Cell Proliferation
Previous Education: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Johns Hopkins University

Matt Scaglione, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Understanding how protein quality control pathways suppress protein aggregation and protect neurons in neurodegenerative disease.
Previous Education: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine

Brian Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Mechanistic Studies to Determine How Epigenetic Post-Translational Modifications Control Protein and Enzyme Function and Applying These Insights in the Design of Novel Drugs and Chemical Probes.
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison; University of California, Berkeley; Scripps Research Institute

Sally Twining, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: The Elucidation of the Role of Proteinases and Proteinase Inhibitors in Corneal Wound Healing and Corneal Ulceration and Exploration of the Effects of Maspin in Corneal Wound Healing and in Carcinogenesis
Previous Education: Ohio State University, Mayo Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin

Brian Volkman, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Understanding How Signaling and Adhesion Molecules Interact With Each Other to Direct the Migration and Activity of Cells Involved in Immune Responses
Previous Education: University of California at Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Secondary Faculty:

John Baker, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Cardioprotection in Children Undergoing Surgery for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects, Genetic Basis of Resistance to Myocardial Ischemia
Previous Education: University of London, Medical College of Wisconsin

Karin Hoffmeister, MD
Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education:

Yan-Qing Ma, PhD
Associate Investigator
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Shanhai Institutes for Biological Sciences

Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD
Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin - Parkside, University of Kentucky

Daisy Sahoo, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Mechanisms of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)-Cholesterol Delivery; Structure-Function Studies of the HDL Receptor; HDL Function; Reverse of Cholesterol Transport; Role of Scavenger Receptors in Cardiovascular Disease
Previous Education: University of Alberta, Canada; SUNY Stony Brook

Gilbert White, II, MD
Professor, Associate Dean
Research Focus: Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology
Previous Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jieqing Zhu, PhD
Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute
Research Focus: 
Previous Education: 

Bioinformatics (MS)

Primary Faculty:

Anne Clough, PhD
Professor, Co-Director
Research Focus: Medical Imaging, Mathematical Modeling, Integral Equations

Daniel Rowe, PhD Professor of Computational Sciences
Research Focus: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computational Sciences
Previous Education: University of California, Riverside; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Serdar Bozdag, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Cancer Genomics

Mehdi Maadooliat, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Proteomics, Functional Data Analysis and Skewed Distributions
Previous Education: Texas A&M

Mary Shimoyama, PhD
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director
Research Focus: The standardization and integration of genomic and phenotype data and the development of informatics tools for data mining, analysis and visualization.
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Associated Faculty (MU):

Stephen Merrill, PhD
Professor & Graduate Chair
Research Focus: Mathematical Models in Immunology Utilizing a Variety of Methods Including Differential Equations and Stochastic Techniques, The Role of Randomness in Dynamical Systems, Creativity and Dreaming

Elaine Spiller, PhD
Associate Professor & Assistant Department Chair
Research Focus: Mathematical Geoscience, Probabilistic Hazard Mapping, Uncertainty Quantification, Stochastic Processes and Simulations, Data Assimilation

Allison Abbott, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Functional Analysis of MicroRNA Genes During C. elegans Development
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Previous Education: Tufts University, Dartmouth Medical School

James Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Genetics and Biochemistry of RNA Surveillance
Previous Education: University of Florida, National Institutes of Health

Naveen Bansal, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Liner Hypothesis in Errors in Variables Model, Slope Parameters in Errors in Variables Models, Bayesian Statistics, Normal Distribution, Invariance Minimaxity

 

Associated Faculty (MCW):

Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD Professor, Director of the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine
Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin

Biophysics (PhD)

Candice S. Klug, PhD Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: Protein structure and dynamics using site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) EPR spectroscopy to study functional dynamics of bacterial membrane and retinal proteins.
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, UCLA School of Medicine – Jules Stein Eye Institute

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD
Professor and Chair of Biophysics
Research Focus: Detection of free radicals by EPR spin-trapping, fluorescence, optical stopped-flow, and HPLC techniques, mechanisms of signal transduction and cell signaling, and mechanisms of disease.
Previous Education: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), National Institute of Environmental Sciences

William E. Antholine, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Use of EPR spectroscopy to determine the ligation of metals (primarily, copper) in proteins and complex biological systems.
Previous Education: Iowa State University, Medical College of Wisconsin, National Institutes of Health – Cancer Institute

Jeffrey R. Binder, MD
Professor; Director, Language Imaging Laboratory
Research Focus: Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain language systems
Previous Education: University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Marcelo Bonini, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Sao Paulo

Matthew D. Budde, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor brain and Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Washington University, National Institute of Health

Joseph Carroll, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Relationship between structure and function in visual systems in both health and disease.
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Rochester

Edgar A. DeYoe, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Visual neuroscience
Previous Education: University of Rochester, California Institute of Technology

Jimmy B. Feix, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Utilizing site-directed spin labeling (SDSL) EPR spectroscopy and other biophysical and biochemical techniques to work on problems related to the membrane interactions of peptides and proteins and the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins.
Previous Education: University of Kentucky

Andrew S. Greene, PhD
Professor; Director, Center for Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Computational Biology & Informatics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

Neil Hogg, PhD
Professor; Director, Redox Biology Program
Research Focus: Nitric oxide signaling, sickle cell disease, and nitrite as a source of nitric oxide.
Previous Education: University of Essex, Medical College of Wisconsin

James S. Hyde, PhD
Emeritus
Research Focus: Functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) in rat deep brain structures.
Previous Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kevin Koch, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Metal artifact reduction methods for MRI and application development at 7T.
Previous Education: Yale University

Peter LaViolette, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: St. Norbert College, University of Massachusetts, Medical College of Wisconsin

Michael Lerch, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education:
University of California-Los Angeles, University of San Francisco

Shi-Jiang Li, PhD
Professor; Director, Center for Imaging Research
Research Focus: Imaging cocaine valuations in the human brain by fMRI and compositing MR neuroimaging markers for Alzheimer's disease as well as general anesthetics and cerebral cortical sensory integration.
Previous Education: Ohio State University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

L. Tugan Muftuler, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Orta Dogu Technical University, University of California

Andrew S. Nencka, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Leveraging the phase of acquired images, along with varying received coil sensitivities, to further spatially encode acquired data.
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Christopher Pawela, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Identifying reorganizational changes in brain associated with injury and disease.
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

Eric Paulson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Development and application of advanced MRI imaging technologies for MRI-guided radiation treatment planning
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Merav Sabri, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Characterizing the neural processes and task conditions associated with successful auditory attention in a distracting environment.
Previous Education: Open University, Bar-Ilan University, University of Ottawa

Kathleen Schmainda, PhD Professor; Co-Director, Functional Imaging Program
Research Focus: Development of MRI methods to assess brain tumor angiogenesis and invasion.
Previous Education: Harvard-MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital

W. Karol Subczynski, PhD, DSc Professor
Research Focus: Investigating the physical properties of lipid bilayer membranes and studying the formation of raft domains in model and biological membranes.
Previous Education: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Jagiellonian University

Jeannette Vasquez-Vivar, PhD Professor; Associate Director, Redox Biology Program
Research Focus: Cell-specific redox mechanisms disrupting normal cellular homeostasis, with emphasis on the fetal brain, heart, and endothelial cells.
Previous Education: Universidade de São Paulo, Medical College of Wisconsin

Biostatistics (PhD)

Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: Nonlinear Time Series Analysis, Survival Analysis, Bayesian Statistics
Previous Education: University of Iowa

Brent Logan, PhD Professor and Division Director
Research Focus: Multiple Comparison Procedures, Clinical Trial Design, Survival Analysis
Previous Education: Northwestern University

Anjishnu Banerjee, PhD Assistant Professor
Previous Education: Duke University

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Survival Analysis, Competing Risks
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Raphael Fraser, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, clinical trials, Bayesian biostatistics, survey methods and empirical process theory
Previous Education: Florida State University

Soyoung Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, casual inference, biomarker evaluation, missing data, case-cohort studies, and multivariate Previous Education: University of North Carolina

Prakash Laud, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Bayesian Statistics
Previous Education: University of Missouri

Ying Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Personalized Medicine, Machine Learning
Previous Education: Columbia University

Rodney Sparapani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Aniko Szabo, PhD
Associate Professor & Director of the Biostatistics Consulting Service
Research Focus: Statistical Modeling of Biomedical Data
Previous Education: The University of Memphis

Sergey Tarima, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Methods on Using Additional Information in Statistical Estimation; Estimation on Missing, Censored and Partially Grouped Data; Survey Data Analysis
Previous Education: University of Kentucky

Tao Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Statistical Genetics With an Emphasis on Statistical Modeling of Quantitative Trait Loci and Association Analysis of SNPs and Haplotypes
Previous Education: North Carolina State University

Mei-Jie Zhang, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Survival Analysis, Inference From Stochastic Processes, Non-Linear Models, Direct Modeling the Competing Risks Data and Multi-State Data
Previous Education: Florida State University

Chien-Wei (Masaki) Lin Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Bioinformatics, Statistical genetics, machine learning, power and sample size calculation
Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh

Noo Rie Hyun
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, Statistical methods for health disparities and electronic health records
Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cell & Developmental Biology (PhD)

Brian A. Link, PhD
Graduate Program Director, Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Cell Signaling Underlying Development and Disease
Previous Education: Oregon Health Sciences University, Harvard University

Xiaowen Bai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Stem cell-mediated tissue regeneration, human stem cell-based disease modeling, non-coding RNA and mitochondrial mechanisms in neurodegeneration
Previous Education: MD, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, PhD, Stem Cell Center, Beijing University, Beijing, China

Michele A. Battle, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Transcriptional Control of Liver and Gut Development and Physiology
Previous Education: Michigan State University

Joseph C. Besharse, PhD, Farvo
Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor in Ophthalmology
Research Focus: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Circadian Rhythmicity; the Cellular Basis of Membrane Turnover in Retinal Photoreceptors
Previous Education: Southern Illinois University, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Center, Professor, Department of Medicine
Research Focus: General Cardiology, Inheritable Cardiac Failure and Myocardial Infarction
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

Robert Blank, MD, PhD
Chief of Endocrinology, Professor of Medicine
Research Focus: The Genetics of Bone Biomechanical Performance and of Vertebral Development
Previous Education: New York University, Rockefeller University

Joseph Carroll, PhD
Richard O. Schultz / Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Biomedical Engineering
Research Focus: High-Resolution Retinal Imaging and Structure-Function Relationships in the Human Retina
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

John D. Chan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Mechanisms of anthelmintics targeting parasitic blood flukes
Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

Lisa Ann Cirillo, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Liver Development and Function, With a Particular Focus on the Role Played Chromatin Structure in the Transcriptional Regulation of Liver Genes
Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, Brown University and Fox Chase Cancer Center

Allison D. Ebert, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Both Understanding the Molecular Basis for the Disease Progression and Finding Effective Experimental Therapies
Previous Education: Northwestern University

Carol A. Everson, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine; Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Research Focus: The Physical Health Effects of Sleep Deprivation With a Focus on Neuroendocrine and Immune Systems
Previous Education: University of Chicago, National Institutes of Health

Herve Falet, PhD
Investigator, Blood Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Deciphering the cellular mechanisms and proteins regulating normal and abnormal blood platelet production and function.
Previous Education: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Paris Descartes University

Nashaat Gerges, PhD
Chair, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
Research Focus: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory
Previous Education: University of Houston

Todd M. Hoagland, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Research Focus: Medical Education, Clinical Anatomy, Gross Anatomy and Instructional Methodology
Previous Education: University of Notre Dame

Quinn Hogan, MD
Vice Chair of Research, Professor of Anesthesiology
Research Focus: Identifying disrupted function of sensory neurons following injury and exploring novel therapies for pain.
Previous Education: Harvard Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin

Iris S. Kassem, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Research Focus: Inflammation and Scarring After Pediatric Intraocular Surgery, Ocular Findings of Fabry Disease, Retinopathy of Prematurity
Previous Education: Stony Brook University Medical Center

Daniel Lipinski, MSc, DPhil
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Research Focus: Ocular Gene Therapy
Previous Education: Imperial College, University of Oxford

Xuelin Lou, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Synaptic transmission and hormone secretion
Previous Education:

Jonathan S. Marchant, MA, PhD 
Marcus Professor & Chair, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Calcium signaling & human disease
Previous Education: Cambridge University

Alan Mast, MD, PhD 
Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine Senior Investigator, Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Research Focus: Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor
Previous Education: Duke University

John D. McCorvy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of NC-Chapel Hill, Purdue University, Texas Tech University

Peter J. Newman, PhD
Vice President for Research, Blood Center of Wisconsin; Associate Director, Blood Research Institute Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Research Focus: Cell and Molecular Biology of Adhesion Receptors, Vascular Biology, and Signal Transduction
Previous Education: St. Louis University

Bin Pan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Xi’an Jiaotong University – China, University of California – Berkeley

Michaela Patterson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Southern California, University of California, Bates College

Frank A. Pintar, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Director, VA Neurosciences Labs
Research Focus: The Biomechanics of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Mechanics of Spine Surgical Techniques, Military and Motor Vehicle Crash Trauma

Ramani Ramchandran, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Blood Vessel Patterning in Vertebrates and its Application to Human Disease
Previous Education: Medical College of Georgia, Harvard Medical School

Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Blood Research Institute, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy  
Research Focus: Transcription of Regulation of Stem Cells
Previous Education: Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital, Boston

Elena Semina, PhD
Professor & Chair, Division of Developmental Biology, Department of Pediatrics
Research Focus: Discovery of Genes Underlying Complex Developmental Disorders With an Emphasis on Developmental Glaucoma
Previous Education: National Center for Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia; Research Centre for Medical Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences; University of Iowa

Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Hematology and Oncology - Pediatrics

Research Focus: Hemophilia, the association between VWF and FVIII, gene therapy, immune response in hemophilia gene therapy
Previous Education: Fujian Medical University, Medical College of Wisconsin

Roy L. Silverstein, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis of Thrombosis, Atherosclerosis and Angiogenesis With Focus on the Role of the Type 2 Scavenger Receptor CD36
Previous Education: Emory University School of Medicine

Rashmi Sood, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Research Focus: Vascular Bed of the Placenta and the Mechanism of Pregnancy-Related Cardiovascular Disorders
Previous Education: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Bombay, India; Blood Research Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin

Jennifer L. Strande, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Research Focus: Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Study Dystrophic Cardiomyopathy
Previous Education: Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center, Northwestern University, Medical College of Wisconsin

Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD
Marvin Wagner Endowed Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Director, Neuroscience Doctoral Program Professor
Research Focus: Touch and Pain: Transduction mechanisms under normal and disease states
Previous Education: University of Minnesota; University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany

Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Research Focus:  Genetics of Congenital Heart Diseases
Previous Education:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Matthew B. Veldman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota

Dorothee Weihrauch, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Research Focus: Coronary Collateral Growth and Impaired Angiogenesis in Diabetes
Previous Education:

Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Research Focus: Coupling of Neuronal Activity and Energy Metabolism at the Cellular and Molecular Levels, Critical Period of Neurochemical and Metabolic Development in Brain Stem Respiratory Neurons, Photobiomodulation of Neurons Functionally Inactivated by Toxins
Previous Education: Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nan Zhu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Epigenetic Regulation of Stem Cells and How Dysregulation of Pathways Contributes to Cancer Development
Previous Education: Boston University

Clinical & Translational Science (PhD, MS & Certificate)

Laurens Holmes, PhD
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Catholic University of Rome, University of Texas at Houston, University of Amsterdam

Laura Cassidy, MS, PhD
Professor, Institute for Health & Society; Director, Epidemiology Division; Director, PhD Program in Public and Community Health; Director, Clinical Outcomes Registries and Research, Department of Surgery, Epidemiology
Research Focus: Pediatric Surgical Outcomes, Trauma, Registry Development, Identification and Evaluation of Risk Factors and Treatment of Pediatric Patients
Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

David R. Harder, PhD
Professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pediatrics
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Joseph O. Hill, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology  & Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Adjunct Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University; Co-Director, Healthcare Technologies Management Program, MCW/Marquette University
Research Focus: Technology Transfer, Drug/Medical Device Development, Regulatory Affairs

Jeffrey Jackson, MD, MPH
Professor, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine 
Research Focus: Depression, Somatoform Disorders, Meta-Analysis, Qualitative Methods, Health Services Research, Patient Doctor Communication
Previous Education: Washington University, St. Louis

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Research Focus: Emergency Medical Services, Field Triage of Injured Patients, Mass Casualty Triage
Previous Education: State University of New York at Buffalo

Jeff Morzinski, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Health Communities and Research
Research Focus: Health Care Coalitions, Organizational Analysis, Motivation for Behavioral Change, Continuing Education, Physical Fitness, Faculty Development
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ramani Ramchandran, PhD
Professor, Development Vascular Biology Program and Zebrafish Drug Screening Core
Research Focus: Blood Vessel Patterning in Vertebrates and its Application to Human Disease
Previous Education: Medical College of Georgia, Harvard Medical School

Kevin Regner, MD
Chief, Associate Professor of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Acute Kidney Injury, Biomarkers
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Mayo Graduate School

Matthew Scanlon, MD
Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Focus: Critical Care, Delivery of Health Care, Medical Informatics, Patient Safety, Medical Errors
Previous Education: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Gilbert White, II, MD
Professor
Research Focus: Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology
Previous Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

John Baker, PhD
Research Focus: Cardioprotection in Children Undergoing Surgery for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects, Genetic Basis of Resistance to Myocardial Ischemia
Previous Education: University of London, Medical College of Wisconsin

John Lough, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Heart Regeneration
Previous Education: Washington University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aron Geurts, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Developing Genetic Approaches Toward Understanding Human Health and Disease
Previous Education: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

James Verbsky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Immune Regulation, T Regulatory Cells, Role of IL-2 and IL-10 in Immune Regulation, Mechanisms of Suppression of Immune Responses by T Regulatory Cells
Previous Education: Washington University

John Meurer, MD, MBA
Professor; Director, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: General Pediatric Clinician Education, Population Health Management, Childhood Asthma, Obesity Coalition Models to Chronic Disease Control
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Peter Layde, MD, MSc
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; Associate Chair Global and Public Health; Co-Director, Injury Research Center
Research Focus: Epidemiological Research, Primarily in the Area of Injury Control
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival Analysis, Competing Risks
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Bruce Camitta, MD
Pediatric Hematology
Previous Education: Princeton University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania

Marc Gorelick, MD, MSCE
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Injury Research Center; Associate Dean, Global Health Program
Research Focus: Injury Prevention and Health Policy to Address the Burden of Injuries
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Peter Havens, MD, MS
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Previous Education: Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard University, University of Missouri Kansas City

Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP Previous Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois College of Medicine, University of Rochester

Sheri Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Research Focus: Increasing Community Health Staff Competencies in Mental Health, Oral Health and Pediatric Primary Care
Previous Education: Boston University, Harvard Medical School

David Brousseau, MD, MS
Emergency Room
Previous Education: University of Virginia, University of Colorado, Brown University

Mary Eapen, MD, MS
Hematology, Oncology
Previous Education: Ahmadu Bello University, University of Minnesota Minneapolis

Linda Meurer, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Research Focus: Community Based Participatory Research, Aging and Injury Research
Previous Education: Wayne State University, Detroit

Kenneth Schellhase, MD, MPH
Family Medicine
Previous Education: University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington,

Jerome Van Ruiswyk, MD
Internal Medicine
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Joan Neuner, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
Previous Education: Harvard Medical School, University of Wisconsin Madison

Bruce Dunn, MD
Professor

Pathology

Michael Meyer, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care, Pediatrics
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

Manu Sood, MBBS
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Previous Education: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Princess Margaret Hospital, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Southampton University Hospital

Joseph Goveas, MD
Associate Professor
Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Previous Education: Kasturba Medical College, University of Chicago Hospitals, University of Pennsylvania

Praveen Goday, MBBS
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Previous Education: Madras Medical College, University of Connecticut

Jon Gould, MD
Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Ohio State University Medical Center

Andrew Petroll, MS, MD
Associate Professor
Infectious Disease
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Madison, Medical College of Wisconsin

Grzegorz Telega, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jagiellonian University, Schneider Children’s Hospital

Adrian Miranda, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

Timothy McAuliffe, PhD
Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
Previous Education: University of California Los Angeles, Southern Illinois University, Bellarmine College

Mir Abdul Basir, MD
Neonatology, Pediatrics
Previous Education: Child’s Hospital Albany, Medical College of Georgia, Nishtar Medical College, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Kia Saeian, MS, MD, FACG
Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
Previous Education: University of California San Diego, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Miami

Jeffrey Whittle, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama, Medical College of Wisconsin

Peter Bartz, MD
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics
Previous Education: Mayo Clinic, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota

Amy Drendel, MS, DO
Associate Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Previous Education: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Rush Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Community Hospital

Michael Uhing, MD
Neonatology
Previous Education: University of Illinois, University of Iowa

George Hoffman, MD
Pediatric Hematology
Previous Education: Children’s Hospital Boston, University of Pennsylvania

Julie Panepinto, MD, MSPH, FAAP
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Previous Education: Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Children’s Hospital Denver, University of Colorado

J. Douglas Rizzo, MD
Hematology, Inpatient Medicine, Oncology
Previous Education: John’s Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania

Siddharta Singh, MD
Assistant Professor
Hospitalist, Internal Medicine
Previous Education: All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, St. Francis Hospital of Evanston

D. Woodrow Benson, MD, PhD
Cardiology
Previous Education: Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD
Emergency Medicine, Maternal and Child Health, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin

Wael Saber, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Hematology, Inpatient Medicine, Oncology
Previous Education: Ain Shams University, Cleveland Clinic, University of Wisconsin Madison

Danny Thomas, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Previous Education: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University

Joshua Field, MD
Assistant Professor
Hematology
Previous Education: University of Iowa, Washington University

Julie-An Talano, MD
Associate Professor
Hematology, Oncology
Previous Education: Northwestern University, Medical College of Wisconsin

Christopher Chitambar, MD, FACP
Pediatric Hematology
Previous Education: Brackenridge Hospital, Christian Medical College, University of Colorado

Byung-il Choi, MD
Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Previous Education: Yonsei University, Long Island College Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, Yale Hospital

Kirkwood Ludwig, MD
Colorectal Surgery
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, South Warwickshire Hospital, Cleveland Clinic

Reza Shaker, MD
Gastroenterology
Previous Education: Tehran University, Sinai University Hospital, The London Hospital, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

James Thomas, MD, PhD
Hematology, Oncology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Tina Yen, MD, MS
Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Previous Education: Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

Kulwinder Dua, MD, DMSc, FACP, FRCP, FASGE
Gastroenterology
Previous Education: Nagpur University, Royal College of Physicians, University of Amsterdam, Showa University

John Fangman, MD
Associate Professor
Infectious Disease
Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mehdi Hamadani, MD
Associate Professor
Hematology, Oncology
Previous Education: King Edward Medical College, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute

Amanda Brandow, DO
Associate Professor
Pediatric Hematology
Previous Education: Midwestern University, Medical College of Wisconsin

John Charlson, MD
Associate Professor
Oncology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Iowa

Michael Burke, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatrics
Previous Education: Ross University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia, Northwestern University

Paul Harker-Murray, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Previous Education: Mayo Graduate School, Children’s Hospital

Amy Heffelfinger, PhD
Associate Professor
Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology
Previous Education: Washington University

Jennifer Koop Olsta, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuropsychology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Purdue University, Texas Children’s Hospital

Seema Menon, MD
Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Previous Education: Wayne State University, University of Pennsylvania

Kathlyn Fletcher, MD
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
Previous Education: University Wisconsin Madison, University of Chicago Medical Center

Joanne Lagatta, MD
Assistant Professor
Neonatology
Previous Education: University of Chicago

Ke Yan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Specialties: Pediatrics

Cheryl Hillery, MD
Associate Professor

Theodore Kotchen, MD
Professor
Previous Education: Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University

Jane Kotchen, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Focus: The study of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children and adults, community based prevention programs and women’s health.

Smitha Menon, MD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Treatment of thoracic malignancies which includes lung cancers, thymomas, carcinoids and mesothelioma
Previous Education: Stanley Medical College, University of Connecticut – Farmington, Mayo Clinic

Steven Pinkerton, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: HIV prevention cost-effectiveness analysis, mathematical modeling of HIV/STI transmission, sexual behavior assessment, HIV transmission risk behaviors, and human sexuality

Biomedical Engineering (PhD & MS)

Ranjan Dash, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director
Research Focus: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Previous Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Utkal University

John LaDisa, Jr., PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director
Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Previous Education: Marquette University

Lars Olson, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Previous Education: Vanderbilt University, Tulane University

Said Audi, PhD
Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Previous Education: Marquette University

Scott Beardsley, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Neurosystem and Neurorehabilitation
Previous Education: Boston University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dr. Guilherme Garcia, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Respiratory Fluid Mechanics
Previous Education: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Imaging and Instrumentation
Previous Education: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Stanford University

Dr. Jay Goldberg, PHD, P.E.
Clinical Professor
Research Focus: Healthcare Technologies Management
Previous Education: University of Illinois, Northwestern University

Dr. Andrew Greene, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Previous Education: Syracuse University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Gerald F. Harris, PhD, PE
Professor
Research Focus: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Previous Education: U.S. Naval Academy, Marquette University

Dr. Brian R. Hoffmann, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Previous Education: ST. Norbert College, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Dean C. Jeutter, PhD, PE
Professor
Research Focus: Biomedical Instrumentation
Previous Education: Drexel University

Dr. Amit Joshi, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Imaging

Dr. Frank Pintar, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Biomechanics of brain and spinal cord injury
Previous Education: Marquette University

Dr. Kristina M. Ropella, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Imaging and Instrumentation
Previous Education: Marquette University, Northwestern University

Dr. Robert A. Scheidt, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Neurosystems and Neurorehabilitation
Previous Education: Marquette University, Northwestern University

Dr. Brian D. Schmit, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Neurosystems and Neurorehabilitation
Previous Education: Marquette University, Case Western Reserve

Dr. Mary E. Shimoyama, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Analytics, Informatics and Software Engineering
Previous Education: University of Miami, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. M. Barbara Silver-Thorn, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Previous Education: Northwestern University, Arizona State University

Dr. Jack M. Winters, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Computational Biology and Systems Biology
Previous Education: University of California-San Diego, University of California-Berkeley

Dr. Bing Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Optical Imaging
Previous Education: University of Electronic Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

Healthcare Technologies Management (MS)

Joseph O. Hill, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Adjunct Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University; Co-Director, Healthcare Technologies Management Program, MCW/Marquette University
Research Focus: Technology Transfer, Drug/Medical Device Development, Regulatory Affairs

Yu Liu, PhD
Chief Medical Physicist, Associate Professor of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Research Focus: Pediatric Imaging, Advanced Applications of CT and MRI in Radiology and Radiation Oncology, CT and Nuclear Medicine Imaging Using Animal Models, Diagnostic Imaging Radiation Dose Reduction and Management
Previous Education: Duke University

Christian J. Krautkramer, JD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Research Focus: Health Law and Bioethics, Law and Bioscience, Public Health Ethics, Regulatory and Compliance Issues in the Life Sciences Industry, Health Policy

Ryan Spellecy, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Research Focus: Ethical Issues in Mental Illness and Mental Health, Death and Dying, Bioethics, Research Ethics and Integrity
Previous Education: University of Utah

Medical Physiology (MMP)


Melinda R. Dwinell, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Physiological Genomics, Bioinformatics
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-San Diego

Hubert V. Forster, PhD
 
Professor
Research Focus: 
Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics
Previous Education: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matthew R. Hodges, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Co-Director
Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics
Previous Education:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Yale University School of Medicine

Microbiology & Immunology (PhD)

Thomas C. Zahrt, PhD
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host-Cell Interactions
Previous Education: University of Illinois, Urbana

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
Professor and Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Director
Research Focus: Microbial Pathogenesis
Previous Education: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Yi-Guang Chen, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Immunogenetics of Type 1 Diabetes
Previous Education: University of Rochester

Jenifer Coburn, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis
Previous Education: Tufts University

Weiguo Cui, PhD
Investigator, Blood Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Effector and Memory T-Cell Differentiation
Previous Education: Tianjin Medical University, China

Bonnie N. Dittel, PhD
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Immune Regulation and Homeostasis
Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

William R. Drobyski, MD
Professor of Medicine (Neoplastic Diseases)
Research Focus: Immunobiology of Bone Marrow and Transplantation
Previous Education: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Michael B. Dwinell, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dara W. Frank, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Genetic Regulation of Exotoxin Synthesis
Previous Education: University of Texas, Austin

Jack Gorski, PhD
Senior Investigator, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Human Immunology
Previous Education: University of Cincinnati

Martin Hessner, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Type 1 Diabetes / Innate Immunity
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Amy Hudson, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Viral Immune Evasion
Previous Education: Harvard University

Byron D. Johnson, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology, BMT), Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
Previous Education: University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School

Christopher J. Kristich, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Signal Transduction and Antibiotic Resistance in Gram-Positive Bacteria
Previous Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Roy M. Long, PhD
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor
Research Focus: RNA Localization in Yeast
Previous Education: Pennsylvania State University

John Kirby, PhD
Walter Schroeder Professor, Chair
Research Focus: Bacterial Signal Transduction, Microbial Communities, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Xenobiotic Disruption of Microbiomes
Previous Education: University of Illinois-Champaign

Mark McNally, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: RNA Processing (splicing and polyadenylation) in Cells and Viruses, RNA Therapeutics in Cancer
Previous Education: SUNY Buffalo

Subramaniam Malarkannan, PhD
Professor, Medicine (Hematology and Oncology); Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: NK Cell Development and Function
Previous Education: Madurai Kamaraj University

Matthew Riese, MD, PhD
Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: TCR Signal Transduction and Application to Tumor Immunology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

 John Routes, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Section Chief of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Primary Immunodeficiencies
Previous Education: Indiana University School of Medicine

Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Antimicrobial Peptides, Host-Microbe Interactions in the GI Tract, Microbiota in Health and Disease
Previous Education: New York University School of Medicine

Andrey Sorokin, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Cell Signaling as Related to Pathobiology of Kidney Diseases
Previous Education: Institute of Cytology Academy of Sciences of Russia

Vera Tarakanova, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Virus-Associated Tumorigenesis and Virus-Host Interactions
Previous Education: Saint Louis University

Scott S. Terhune, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Human Cytomegalovirus Host-Cell Protein Interactions During Infection
Previous Education: Northwestern University, Princeton University

James Verbsky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Rheumatology), Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Immune Regulation, T Regulatory Cells, Role of IL-2 and IL-10 in Immune Regulation, Mechanisms of Suppression of Immune Responses by T Regulatory Cells
Previous Education: Washington University

Demin Wang, PhD
Senior Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Signal Regulation of B Lymphopoieses
Previous Education: University of Tennessee, Memphis

Li Lily Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Immune Regulation Mediated by Negative Checkpoint Regulators and Cancer Immunotherapy
Previous Education: Dartmouth Medical School

Liang Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, Secondary Appointment Microbiology & Immunology
Research Focus: Cancer Genetics and Biomarkers
Previous Education: Peking Union Medical College, Beijing

Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD
Chief, Professor of Pediatrics, Secondary Appointment Microbiology  & Immunology
Research Focus: T Cell Development, Regulatory T Cell Biology, Mucosal Tolerance
Previous Education: University of California, Irvine

Anna Huppler, MD
Assistant Professor
Previous Education: Dartmouth Medical School

Antje Kroner-Milsch, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Therapeutic potential of modifying the inflammatory response after spinal cord injury.
Previous Education: Julius-Maximilian University, McGill University Health Center


Adjunct Faculty:

Kenneth P. Allen, DVM, DACLAM
Staff Veterinarian, Adjunct Faculty
Research Focus: Veterinary Medicine
Previous Education: Iowa State University

Pharmacology & Toxicology PhD

John A. Auchampach, PhD
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

William B. Campbell, PhD
Professor and Chair
Research Focus: Regulation of Vascular Tone and Adrenal Steroidogenesis by Endothelial Factors
Previous Education: University of Texas Health Science Center

Guan Chen, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Cancer Research
Previous Education: University of Heidelberg, Germany

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD
Professor, Director of Neuroscience Research Center
Research Focus: Neuroscience Research
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

John D. Imig, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular, Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension
Previous Education: University of Louisville

Sang H. Lee, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Neuropharmacology
Previous Education: Gyeongsang National University, South Korea

Qing-Song Liu, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Neuropharmacology
Previous Education: Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Gwen Lomberk, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Boston College-Chestnut Hill, Mayo Graduate School-Rochester

Charles R. Myers, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Molecular Toxicology
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Peter J. Newman, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Blood Research

Christopher M. Olsen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Neuroscience, Addictive Behavior and Novelty Seeking
Previous Education: University of Texas, Austin

Sandra L. Pfister, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Previous Education: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Michael J. Thomas, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Lipidomic Analysis of Lipoproteins
Previous Education: University of California, Los Angeles; Michigan State University, Louisiana State University

Yian Wang, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Cancer Prevention
Previous Education: Beijing University School of Medicine, Toledo University School of Medicine

Carol L. Williams, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular and Cancer Research
Previous Education: University of Minnesota

Ming You, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Lung Cancer Chemoprevention, Susceptibility Genes, Molecular Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer
Previous Education: Peking University of Medicine, China; Medical College of Ohio


Secondary Faculty:

Marja T. Nevalainen, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Prostate Cancer, Jak-Stat signaling

Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD
Professor, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse (WBCS) Endowed Chair in Basic Breast Cancer Research at the MCW Cancer Center
Research Focus: Breast Cancer Research

Gilbert White, II, MD
Professor, Associate Dean
Research Focus: Thrombosis, Hemostasis and Vascular Biology
Previous Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

John Baker, PhD
Research Focus: Cardioprotection in Children Undergoing Surgery for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects, Genetic Basis of Resistance to Myocardial Ischemia
Previous Education: University of London, Medical College of Wisconsin

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD
Professor, Center Director
Research Focus: General Cardiology, Inheritable Cardiac Failure and Myocardial Infarction
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

Magdelena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor
Research Focus: Function of small G proteins in the cardiovascular system
Previous Education: University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill

David D. Gutterman, MD
Professor and Senior Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center
Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Kirkwood Pritchard, Jr., PhD
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Previous Education: Ohio State University

Qing Miao, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Molecular mechanisms of a new ligand-receptor pair, Nogo-B and Nogo-B receptor (NgBR)
Previous Education: Medical University of South Caroline Charleston, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Debra Newman, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Previous Education: Marquette University

Daisy Sahoo, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Mechanisms of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)-Cholesterol Delivery; Structure-Function Studies of the HDL Receptor; HDL Function; Reverse of Cholesterol Transport; Role of Scavenger Receptors in Cardiovascular Disease
Previous Education: University of Alberta, Canada; SUNY Stony Brook

Michael Widlansky, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Previous Education: University of Michigan

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD
Research Focus: The investigation of ion channel modulation in the heart
Previous Education: University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign

Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD, MPhil
Assistant Professor
Previous Education: University of Cambridge, Medical College of Wisconsin

Mary Sorci-Thomas, PhD
Research Focus: Elucidating the protective role that high density lipoproteins (HDL) play in preventing coronary heart disease in humans.

David Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Signaling mechanisms by which the vascular endothelium regulates blood vessel reactivity under normal states as well as in diseases
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Physiology (PhD)

Hubert V. Forster, PhD Professor and Graduate Program Direc
Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD Professor and Chair
Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics & Genomics
Previous Education: Hahnemann Medical University

David R. Harder, PhD Professor of Physiology, Medicine and Pediatrics
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Ranjan K. Dash, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Metabolism
Previous Education: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; Texas A&M University; University of Washington, Seattle; Case Western Reserve University 

Melinda R. Dwinell, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Physiological Genomics, Bioinformatics
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-San Diego

Michael J. Flister, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Genetics and Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Bradley University, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Debebe Gebremedhin, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Neurophysiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Aron Geurts, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Developing Genetic Approaches Toward Understanding Human Health and Disease
Previous Education: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Paul Goldspink, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Improving Cardiac Muscle Contractile Function During Disease and Failure, Enhancing Cardiac Repair and Regeneration Using Stem Cells and Biomimicry
Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrew S. Greene, PhD Professor and Director, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering Center
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University

Matthew R. Hodges, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Respiratory Physiology, Neurophysiology, Genetics & Genomics
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, Yale University School of Medicine

Alison Kriegel, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Renal Physiology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD Professor, Director of the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine
Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin

Julian H. Lombard, PhD Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

David L. Mattson, PhD Professor
Research Focus: Cardiovascular Physiology, Renal Physiology
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Caitlin O’Meara, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Understanding the cell biology of heart regeneration and cardiomyocyte cell cycle activity.
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Alexander Staruschenko, PhD Professor
Research Focus: Renal Physiology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology
Previous Education: Institute of Cytology Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Hartmut Weiler, PhD Associate Professor
Research Focus: Blood Coagulation Biology
Previous Education: Abitur Humanistisches Lessing Gymnasium, Frankfurt, Germany


Secondary Appointments:

Xiaowen Bai, MD, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Beijing University in China, University of Texas

Robert Blank, MD, PhD Chief, Professor
Research Focus: The Genetics of Bone Biomechanical Performance and of Vertebral Development
Previous Education: New York University, Rockefeller University

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD
Professor
Previous Education: University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City

Zeljko Bosnjak, PhD Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Professor of Physiology
Research Focus: Cardioprotection and Regeneration; Human ESC, Organ-Derived, and iPSC Biology; Developmental Neuroapoptosis in ESC-Derived Human Neurons
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

David D. Gutterman, MD Professor and Senior Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center
Previous Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Hershel Raff, PhD Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Physiology; Director, Endocrine Research Laboratory
Research Focus: The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Focuses on the Short and Long Term Consequences of Neonatal Hypoxia, The Role of Renin in Adrenal Steroidogenesis using the Renin Knock-Out Rat Developed at MCW
Previous Education: Johns Hopkins University, University of California-San Francisco

Roy L. Silverstein, MD John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Pathogenesis of Thrombosis, Atherosclerosis and Angiogenesis With Focus on the Role of the Type 2 Scavenger Receptor CD36
Previous Education: Emory University School of Medicine

David F. Stowe, MD, PhD Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University
Research Focus: How to Protect the Heart Against Ischemia Reperfusion Injury
Previous Education: Michigan State University, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of California – San Francisco

Public & Community Health (PhD)

Laura Cassidy, MS, PhD
Professor, Graduate Program Director, and Division Director
Research Focus: Pediatric Surgical Outcomes, Trauma, Registry Development, Identification and Evaluation of Risk Factors and Treatment of Pediatric Patients
Previous Education: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

John Meurer, MD, MBA
Professor, Institute Director and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: General Pediatric Clinician Education, Population Health Management, Childhood Asthma, Obesity Coalition Models to Chronic Disease Control
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Kirsten M. M. Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Society, Division of Epidemiology
Research Focus: Health Impacts of Neighborhood Environmental Characteristics Such as Green Space and Residential Racial Segregation, Development of Community-Based Interventions to Improve Health and Reduce Health Disparities With a Focus on Cancer Late-Stage Diagnosis and Survival, Attention Restoration and Stress Reduction, Violence Prevention
Previous Education: University of Iowa, Iowa City

Ruta Brazauskas, PhD
Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Survival Analysis and Competing Risks Theory
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Terri deRoon-Cassini, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care
Research Focus: Biopsychosocial Aspects of Psychopathology and Resilience Following Trauma, Including Military and Civilian Injury
Previous Education: Marquette University

Matthew Dellinger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Research Focus: HIV Prevention Among Drug Users in the United States and El Salvador, the Influence of Structural Factors on HIV Risk
Previous Education: University of California - Los Angeles

Kathryn E. Flynn, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Research Focus: The Development and Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carol Galletly, JD, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Research Focus: Empirical Methods to Guide the Development of Sound Law and Policy on Critical Issues at the Intersection of Individual Behavior and Public Health
Previous Education: Ohio State University

Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Injury Research Center; Associate Dean, Global Health Program
Research Focus: Injury Prevention and Health Policy to Address the Burden of Injuries
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin

Jennifer Kusch, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education:

Purushottam (Prakash) Laud, PhD
Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Bayesian Techniques for Parametric as Well as Nonparametric Inference for Generalized Liner and Mixed Effects Models, Models for Time-to-Event Data, Comparative Effectiveness Research Using Observational Data
Previous Education: University of Missouri

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Research Focus: Emergency Medical Services, Field Triage of Injured Patients, Mass Casualty Triage
Previous Education: State University of New York at Buffalo

Cheryl Maurana, PhD
Professor; Director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Program; Senior Associate Dean for Institutional and Community Engagement
Research Focus: Public Health Research, Community Partnerships
Previous Education: Purdue University

Linda Meurer, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Research Focus: Community Based Participatory Research, Aging and Injury Research
Previous Education: Wayne State University, Detroit

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, University of Miama Miller School of Medicine

David Nelson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Research Focus: Working With Community Partners to Increase Physical Activity, Improve Food Access, Increase Social Support and the Process of Community Engagement
Previous Education: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Katherine Quinn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Focus: racial disparities in HIV/AIDS, including the structural and social drivers of these disparities. She has worked on the intersections and relationships among health and poverty, inequality, housing stability, and homelessness. Additionally, she conducts research with young, Black MSM and LGBT youth. 
Previous Education: Marquette University; University of Chicago; Medical College of Wisconsin

Aniko Szabo, PhD Associate Professor & Director of the Biostatistics Consulting Service
Research Focus: Statistical Modeling of Biomedical Data
Previous Education: The University of Memphis

Rebekah Walker, PhD Assistant Professor, PCOR
Research Focus: Focus on racial and social determinants of health, in an effort to eliminate disparities in patients with chronic disease, with a special emphasis on diabetes.

Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH
Professor, Pediatrics; Director Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children; Director Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnerships
Research Focus: Analyzing the Impact of Systems on Children and Adolescents, Applied Public Policy, Community-Oriented Programs, Medical Education, Health Assessments, Diversity in Medicine and Child Advocacy
Previous Education: Harvard Medical School

Staci Young, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Health Professions Advocacy for Vulnerable Patients and Populations, the Organization of Work Among Health Professionals in Traditional and Community-Based Clinical Settings, The Relationship Between The Urban Environment, Acute and Chronic Life Stressors, and Health Status
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Leonard Egede, MD
Professor
Research Focus: Developing and testing innovative interventions to reduce and/or eliminate health disparities related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location for chronic medical and mental health conditions.
Previous Education: University of Benin

Public Health (MPH & Certificates)

John Meurer, MD, MBA Professor, Institute Director and Graduate Program Director
Research Focus: General Pediatric Clinician Education, Population Health Management, Childhood Asthma, Obesity Coalition Models to Chronic Disease Control
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin Medical School

Kartikey Acharya, MD, MPH Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Quality Improvement in HIV patients, Infections in Immunocompromised patients
Previous Education:  Government Medical College

Seth Foldy, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Research Focus: Medical Informatics, Communicable Disease, Health Promotion, Disease Outbreak Preparedness
Education: Case Western Reserve University

Raphael Fraser, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, clinical trials, Bayesian biostatistics, survey methods and empirical process theory
Previous Education: Florida State University

Janvier Gasana, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor
Research Focus: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, Health
Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Eric Gass, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Community Collaboration, Population Health Measurement, Program Effectiveness, Future Workforce Development
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Kim Gearin, MS, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health and Society
Research Focus: Organization and Financing of Local Public Health Services
Previous Education: Texas Woman’s University

Mary Homan, MA, MSHCE, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Previous Education: Saint Louis University; Aquinas Institute of Technology; Creighton University

Soyoung Kim, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Survival analysis, casual inference, biomarker evaluation, missing data, case-cohort studies, and multivariate failure time
Previous Education: University of North Carolina

Nancy Kreuser, PhD, MSN
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Access to Health Care for Vulnerable Populations, Public Health Policy (Tobacco Prevention/Cessation)
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

E. Brooke Lerner, PhD Professor
Research Focus: Emergency Medical Services, Field Triage of Injured Patients, Mass Casualty Triage
Previous Education: State University of New York at Buffalo

Timothy N. Lynch, PhD
Clinical Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurosurgery-Spine Care; Associate Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Psychogenic Illness, Advocagenic Disability
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin

George E. MacKinnon, III, PhD, MS, RPh
Founding Dean, Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: UW Marshfield Wood County, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Loyola University

Kusuma Madamala, PhD, MPH
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Public Health Accreditation, Quality Improvement, Competencies, Structure and Function of Public Health Agencies
Previous Education: University of Illinois at Chicago

David McClure, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Vaccination Rates
Previous Education: University of Colorado

Jennifer Peterson, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society; Assistant Adjunct Professor, Mt. Mary University
Research Focus: Public Health Communication, Public Speaking, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, HIV Prevention Communication Messaging
Previous Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

William Riley, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research Focus:
Previous Education: University of Minnesota, Case Western Reserve University, Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin River Falls

James Sanders, MD, MPH
Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Research Focus: Global Health, Chronic Disease Management
Previous Education: Rush Medical College

Janaki Shah, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Instructor AIDS Resource Center for Wisconsin
Research Focus: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV Care and Prevention
Previous Education: University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, Medical College of Wisconsin

Julie Willems Van Dijk, PhD, RN
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Society
Research Focus: Effectiveness of Public Health Programs, Prenatal Care Coordination, Public Health Financing
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

David Nelson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Research Focus: Working With Community Partners to Increase Physical Activity, Improve Food Access, Increase Social Support and the Process of Community Engagement
Previous Education: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Matthew Dellinger, PhD Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Epidemiology
Previous Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois

Earnestine Willis, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Focus: Analyzing the impact of systems on children and adolescents, applied public policy, community-oriented programs, medical education, health assessments, and diversity in medicine and child advocacy.
Previous Education: Case Western Reserve University, Harvard Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Kaija Zusevics, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Research Focus: Education as a social determinant of health, positive youth development, genomics and racism, community based participatory researchEducation as a social determinant of health, positive youth development, genomics and racism, community based participatory research
Previous Education: Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse