What is the Fellowship?

Program Overview
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.
If you have questions for current and alumni Fellows, please post a comment or send an email to wipopulationhealthfellows@gmail.com.