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Earnestine Willis MD, MPH

Earnestine Willis MD, MPH

Chief, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Community


Leadership Positions

  • Director, Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
    Kellner Professor in Pediatrics
  • Publications

  • Residency training and use of strategies to promote community child health one year after graduation. (Solomon BS, Grason HA, Swigonski N, Willis E, Iwaishi LK, Minkovitz CS) Acad Pediatr 2012 Jul-Aug;12(4):344-9 PMID 22405963
  • Community matters for children's health. (Johnson S, Dickinson K, Mandic CG, Willis E) Pediatr Ann 2011 Mar;40(3):152-60 PMID 21417206
  • Why is the State Children's Health Insurance Program a big deal? (Nabrit-Stephens B, Willis E) J Natl Med Assoc 2007 Jul;99(7):818-9 PMID 17668652
  • Early literacy interventions: reach out and read. (Willis E, Kabler-Babbitt C, Zuckerman B) Pediatr Clin North Am 2007 Jun;54(3):625-42, viii PMID 17543913
  • Pediatric residents address critical child health issues in the community. (Willis E, Frazier T, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Marcdante K) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2007;1(3):273-80 PMID 20208290
  • Pediatric residents' perceptions of community involvement prior to residency. (Solomon BS, Blaschke GS, West DC, Pan RJ, Sanders L, Swigonski N, Willis E, Schwarz D) Ambul Pediatr 2006 Nov-Dec;6(6):337-41 PMID 17116607
  • Value of a community pediatrics rotation for residents. (Willis E, Frazer T, Kliegman RM) J Pediatr 2006 Mar;148(3):287-8 PMID 16615950
  • Filling the cavities between children and oral health. (Lutter SA, Glatz JA, Kastner KJ, Taylor SR, Willis E) WMJ 2004;103(5):74-8, 83 PMID 15553570
  • School-based/school-linked health centers expanding points of access. (Willis E) WMJ 2000 Jan-Feb;99(1):44-7 PMID 10752384
  • Incorporating the community in a community-based education program. (Willis E, Marcdante KW, Schum T) Acad Med 2000 May;75(5):532-3 PMID 10824809
  • Welfare reform consequences for children: the Wisconsin experience. (Willis E, Malloy M, Kliegman RM) Pediatrics 2000 Dec;106(6):E83 PMID 11099626
  • Media violence. (Willis E, Strasburger VC) Pediatr Clin North Am 1998 Apr;45(2):319-31 PMID 9568012
  • Childhood immunizations: position on the enhanced inactivated poliovirus vaccine and live attenuated oral poliovirus vaccine dilemma. (Willis E, Sherrod JL) J Natl Med Assoc 1997 Dec;89(12):785-9 PMID 9433057
  • Welfare reform and food insecurity: influence on children. (Willis E, Kliegman RM, Meurer JR, Perry JM) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 1997 Sep;151(9):871-5 PMID 9308863
  • Wisconsin's welfare reform and its potential effects on the health of children. (Willis E, Kliegman RM) J Health Care Poor Underserved 1997 Feb;8(1):25-35 PMID 9019024
  • Chlamydia and the adolescent girl. The enzyme immunoassay as a screening tool. (Soren K, Willis E) Am J Dis Child 1989 Jan;143(1):51-4 PMID 2642646
  • Grants and Awards

  • Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee's Children (CHIMC): Take Control - IMMUNIZE! (#9208261 07/08/2013 - 02/29/2016) Sponsor: NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Heal
  • The BEST [Breastfeeding-Employer Supported Time] (#9208707 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015) Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation
  • Reach Out and Read - Milwaukee Summer Reading Fun (#9208667 06/16/2014 - 09/03/2014) Sponsor: Faye McBeath Foundation
  • Pediatric Training in the Community (#9201777 07/01/2000 - 06/30/2008) Sponsor: Dyson Foundation
  • Community Health Improvement: Metcalfe/Concordia (CHIMC) (#9203870 09/30/2005 - 06/30/2008) Sponsor: NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Heal
  • Reach Out and Read - Milwaukee (#9208821 09/01/2014 - 12/31/2014) Sponsor: PNC Foundation
  • Health Education Literacy Project of the Reach Out and Read-Milwaukee (#9204454 01/01/2007 - 06/30/2008) Sponsor: RGK Foundation
  • Earlier Is Better (#9510126 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2016) Sponsor: AHW-Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
  • Improving Health for Vulnerable Pediatrics Populations through Graduate Medical Education of Healthcare Professionals (#9208736 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015) Sponsor: Milwaukee Area Health Education Center