The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship recruits
and deploys early-career public health professionals to work for public health
and community-based organizations throughout Wisconsin. It was started in 2004
as one of the first initiatives of the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW
School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH).
The Fellowship combines service—by
tackling some of the state’s most pressing public health challenges and
attracting resources to community and public health—with workforce development, by building population health skills and
experience in future public health leaders.
The program is conducted in partnership with the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH), the City of Milwaukee
Health Department (MHD), and other public and private organizations across
Wisconsin. Key program leaders include
Dr. Tom Oliver and Marion Ceraso at UW SMPH, Dr. Geof Swain at UW SMPH and MHD,
and Dr. Jim Vergeront at DPH.
Over the past nine years, 38 Fellows have provided service
to more than 25 Wisconsin organizations and community partners to:
Address health priorities ranging from minority
health to emergency preparedness
Attract millions of dollars in
resources for community and public health efforts across the state
Strengthen the public health workforce through
the placement of diverse and highly skilled fellows ready to apply cutting-edge
strategies for population health improvement
How to use this blog
The aims of this blog are to:
- Keep people with ties to the Fellowship connected to one another
- Showcase Fellow, Alumni, and faculty research and projects
- Provide a venue for those interested in the Fellowship to get a better idea of what it’s all about
- Share stories, insights, and lessons related to public health
Thank you for helping to build this blog. At the top of this page are tabs linking to profiles of current Fellows, alumni Fellows, and Fellowship staff and faculty. On the left side of the page are collections of blogs, resources, and journals read by your peers.