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CURRICULUM VITAE

Earnestine Willis MD, MPH
Chief, Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Community

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Medical Education Building
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/1969 - 06/1972 BS, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS
09/1972 - 06/1976 MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
09/1976 - 06/1977 MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
1977 - 1980 Residency Training, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University Hospitals & Clinics, Cleveland, OH
1980 - 1981 Fellowship, General Academic Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University Hospitals & Clinics, Cleveland, OH
1986 - 1987 Fellowship, Leadership Greater Chicago, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago, IL
1989 - 1990 Fellowship, Health Policy, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
1998 - 1999 Fellowship, Hedwig van American Executive, Hedwig van American Executive, Association of American Medical Colleges, MCP Hahneman University, Philadelphia, PA
2004 - Present Faculty Leadership Development Program, Business School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
1975 - 1977 Consultant, Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
1976 - 1977 Instructor, Harvard College Science Program, Cambridge, MA
1981 - 1994 Associate Section Chief, General Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
1981 - 1984 Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
1984 - 1987 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
1986 - 1994 Associate Faculty, Chapin Hall Center for Children, Chicago, IL
1987 - 1994 Associate Professor, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
1992 - 1994 Member, Workforce 2000 Task Force, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 - 2006 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - 2006 Associate Professor, Health Policy Research, Secondary Appointment, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2006 - 2007 Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Society, Secondary Appt, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Kellner Professor in Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Professor, Institute for Health & Society, Secondary Appt, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1983 - 1994 Medical Director, Woodlawn, Maternal and Child Health Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1992 - 1994 MCH Advisory Committee, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 - 2004 Director, Department of Pediatrics, Center for the Advancement of Urban Children, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1996 - 1997 Asthma Project Group, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1998 - Present Program Director, Reach Out and Read, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2004 - Present Director, Special Projects and Healthy Partnerships, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2007 - Present Director, Department of Pediatrics (MCW), Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - Present Advisory Member, Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - 2009 Advisory Member, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2010 - Present Director, Institute for Health & Society, Division of Health Equity and Urban Clinical Care Partnership, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1982 - 1994 Director, Woodlawn, Maternal and Child Health Center, House Officers Education, Chicago, IL
1997 - 2000 Program Director, Multi-Dimensional Education Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1999 - 2000 Interim Associate Dean, Multicultural Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2000 - 2004 Program Co-Director, National Environmental Health Science, Training Program (NEHSTP) Multicultural Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2000 - 2004 Program Director, Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS), Multicultural Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2000 - 2004 Program Director, Apprenticeship in Medicine (AIM), Multicultural Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2000 - 2004 Program Director, NIH Minority Summer Research, Multicultural Student Affairs, Training Program (MSRTP), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2000 - 2004 Associate Dean, Multicultural Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - Present Member, Dean’s Diversity Advisory Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2009 - Present Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Sciences, Fellowship Program: Career Development in the Children’s Environmental Health Sciences
2009 - Present Review Panel Member, Educational Services, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2010 - Present Member, Office of Research Task Force, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1979 - 1981 House Physician, Health Hill Hospital, Cleveland, OH
1981 - 1994 Associate Staff, LaRabida Children’s Hospital and Research Center, Chicago, IL
1981 - 1994 Medical Staff Member, Wyler Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1986 - 1988 Attending Member, Department of Pediatrics, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
1988 - 1994 Community Health Site Field Instructor, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s, Chicago, IL
1995 - Present Medical Staff Member, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/1981 - 12/1995 University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
01/1995 - Present Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
1981
None
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Illinois License
#036-063564
None
Ohio License
#45332
None
Wisconsin License
#36231
None
Fellow in American Academy of Pediatrics
#156099
None
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1972 - Present Fellowship Recipient, Ford Foundation, Chicago, IL
1985 - Present 1985 St. Clara's and St. Cyril's Liberty and Justice Award, Archdiocese of Chicago
1986 - 1994 We Care Role Model Award, Chicago Police Department
1986 - Present 1986 Consultant; 1987 Plan of Action For Children, A Task Force Report prepared for the Coleman Fund
1987 - 1989 Leadership Fellow, Leadership Greater Chicago; sponsored by Chicago Community Trust Foundation
1991 - 1995 Visiting Professor, Erickson Institute, Chicago, IL
1992 - Present Chocolate Chip Award, University of Chicago
1992 - Present Model of Excellence Award, Colgate-Palmolive, University of Chicago
1994 - Present Citizen Award/Project Director, Woodlawn Maternal and Child Health Clinic
1996 - Present Seminar for Senior Women in Medicine, Association of American Medical College Professional Development
1996 - Present Grace M. James, M.D. Distinguished Service Award, National Medical Association; Pediatric Section
1997 - Present Children’s Champion Award, Start Smart Milwaukee!
1999 - Present Certificate of Appreciation, Panelist at the Fourth African Americans in Education Conference
1999 - Present 1999 Recognition of Commitment Award, Hillside Family Organization; Hillside Terrace Resource Center
2000 - Present Citizens’ Academy Honors, Federal Bureau of Investigation
2001 - Present Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pediatrics, Health Education, Student Mentoring and Resident Training
2001 - Present 2001 “Women Putting Their Stamp on Milwaukee” Award, Milwaukee Office of the United States Postal Service
2001 - Present Women of Distinction Award, City of Waukesha YWCA
2001 - Present 2001 “It Takes A Whole Village Award, 25th Anniversary Celebration”, Milwaukee Community Journal
2001 - Present 2001 Outstanding Women of Achievement Award, YWCA of Greater Milwaukee
2002 - Present April 18th Day or Remembrance Award to Wisconsin Tobacco Control and Prevention , Governor of the State of Wisconsin
2005 - Present Outstanding Dedication and Support to Milwaukee Head Start Children and Families, Social Development Commission-Head Start
2007 - Present Children’s Legacy Award, Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate
2007 - Present Wisconsin Business Journal Annual Award, Women Pioneers in Research
2008 - Present Endowed Chair, Kellner Professor in Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 - Present Sacagawea Award, Professional Dimensions, Midwest Airlines Center
2008 - Present Community Pediatrics Local Hero Award, American Academy of Pediatrics; Boston, MA
2008 - Present Our Women, Our Treasurers, Our Jewels, Midwest Airlines Center
2009 - Present Black History Month Recognition Award, MCW Chapter of the Student National Medical Association and Cream City Medical Society
2010 - Present Thomas G. Cannon Equal Justice Medal, Legal Aid Society of Wisconsin
2010 - Present The Community Brainstorming Conference: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things in Healthcare

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
1969 - Present Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (active) (Member)
1981 - Present Academic Pediatric Association (Member)
1981 - 1994 Chicago Pediatric Society (Member)
1986 - Present American Public Health Association (Member)
1986 - Present Society for Adolescent Medicine (Member)
1988 - 1995 National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. (Member)
1995 - Present Cream City Pediatric Society (Member)
1995 - Present Milwaukee Pediatric Society (Member)
1996 - Present Wisconsin Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)
1998 - Present State and County Medical Society of Wisconsin (Member)
1999 - Present Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (Member)
1999 - 2000 Professional Dimensions (Member)
2000 - Present American Public Health Association (Member)
2000 - Present Wisconsin Public Health Association (Member)
2000 - Present Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) (Member)
2001 - Present National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) (Member)
2002 - Present Hispano-American Medical Association of Wisconsin (Member)
2007 - Present American Pediatric Society (Member)
2007 - Present Academic Physician Society (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
1997 - Present Institute on Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
2001 - Present Journal of Health Care for the Uninsured
2001 - Present The Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association
2005 Abstracts for the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting
2006 - Present Pediatrics
2007 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
08/10/2009 - 08/12/2009 National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1987 - Present Health Policy Chairperson (Elected), Pediatric Section, National Medical Association
1991 - 2000 Member, Investigational Review Board (Appointed), American Academy of Pediatrics
1993 - 1998 Member of Committee (Appointed), Packard Roundtable for Children, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
1995 - 2000 Member, Strategic Action Plan Health Team Committee, START SMART Milwaukee
1995 - 2001 Co-Chair, Executive Committee, START SMART Milwaukee
1995 - Present Member, Steering Committee and Evaluation Subcommittee, Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings, Black Health Coalition
1995 - 1997 Member, Education Discussion Group, Helen Bader Foundation
1995 - 2005 Member, Government Affairs Committee, Medical Society of Milwaukee County
1995 - 2001 Member, Health Resource Center Committee, Milwaukee Public Schools
1995 - 2000 Member, Advisory Committee, State of Wisconsin, Senator Feingold’s Office
1995 - 1999 Member, Youth Offenders Advisory Committee, First Time Juvenile Offenders Program
1995 - 1997 Member, Cultural Diversity Committee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
1995 - 1998 Member, Board of Directors, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
1996 - 1998 Member, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
1996 - 1999 Member, Board of Directors, Sojourner Truth House
1996 - 2000 Member, Steering Committee, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin
1996 - 2000 Member, Relations Committee, TEMPO
1996 - 1999 Secretary, Board of Directors, New Concept Self Development Center
1997 - Present Member, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee
1997 - 2000 Member, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Foundation Youth Services Funds
1998 - 2001 Member, Program Advisory Committee, Division of Health, Maternal and Child Health
1998 - 2006 Member, Board of Directors, Government Health Services
1998 - 2001 Member, Program Advisory Committee, State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
1998 - 2006 Member, Board of Directors, United Government Services, LLC, Blue Cross/Blue Shield United WI
1999 - 2002 Member, Advisory Committee Transformation Task Force; Turning Point, State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
1999 - 2001 Member, Healthiest Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee Health Department
1999 - 2002 Member, Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices, State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services
1999 - 2001 Co-Chair, Panel of Experts, Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, Inc.
1999 - 2000 Member, Health Access Committee, Wisconsin Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
2000 - Present Member, Board of Directors, Children’s Health Education Center
2000 - 2001 Affiliated Investigator, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
2000 - 2007 Member, Board of Directors, Pearls for Girls, Inc.
2000 - 2003 Chair, State of Wisconsin-Tobacco Control and Prevention Board
2000 - 2001 Member, Board of Directors, St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Inc
2001 - Present Co-Chair, Program Subcommittee, Next Door Foundation
2001 - 2010 Member, Board of Directors, Next Door Foundation
2002 - 2006 Advisory Board Member, University of Wisconsin, Center for the Study of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (CDH)
2002 - Present Advisory Board Member, Black Health Coalition, African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute
2004 - 2010 Committee Member, Subcommittee Targeting High Risk Population for Blood Lead Testing, Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Elimination Plan
2004 - 2006 Representative, Community Advisory Board (CAB), Birth Defects Research Center (BDRC)
2005 - Present Advisory Member, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
2006 - Present Member, Board of Directors, National Government Services, Wellpoint, Inc.
2010 - Present Member, Planning Steering Committee, Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Health Families (LIHF)
2010 Member, Health Care Access Committee, Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Committee
2010 Member, Steering Committee, Task Force Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families
2010 Member, Board of Directors, Penfield Children’s Center

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1994 - 1996 Member, Committee on Scientific Evaluation (Appointed), Institute of Medicine of WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria
2000 - 2004 Chairperson, Central Region Program (Elected), National Association of Medical Minority Educators
2000 - Present Program Director (Appointed), Dyson Initiative: Community Pediatric Training Initiative (CPTI)
2000 - Present Program Director (Appointed), Community Pediatric Training Initiative; Dyson Foundation Funded
2000 - 2004 External Advisor, Clinical Research Education and Career, Development in Minority Institutions Meharry Medical College
2002 - 2004 Member, Board of Directors, Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation, Inc.
2004 - 2006 Member, Advisory Committee, Alliance for Attendance
2004 - 2009 Member and Co-Chair, Health Subcommittee, Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council
2004 - Present Maternal Advisory Member, DC-Baltimore Center to Improve Child Health Disparities Project EXPORT; Funded by National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Howard University, Washington, DC
2004 - 2006 Member, Advisory Committee, Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction
2004 - 2009 Member and Co-Chair, Health Subcommittee, Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
2004 - 2009 Member and Co-Chair, Health Subcommittee, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
2005 - 2007 Advisory Member (Appointed), Chartbook on Minority Health, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
2005 - 2008 Member, Board of Visitors, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2005 - Present Reviewer, Independent Investigations, State of Wisconsin
2005 - 2006 Chair, Health Program Committee (Elected), 96th Annual NAACP
2005 - 2006 Member-at-Large, Board of Directors (Elected), Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
2005 - Present Advisory Member, DINE Advisory Committee, Dyson Initiative National Evaluation
2005 - Present Reviewer, Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
2006 - Present Member, National Children’s Study, Community Outreach Team
2006 - Present External Advisory Reviewer, Community-Based Participatory Research: A Pilot Study of Process and Outcomes, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
2007 - Present Liaison, AAP Committee on Child Health Financing, National Medical Association
2008 - Present Advisory Member, Physician Advisory Board to Reach Out and Read, Boston University Medical Center
2008 - Present Member, Advisory Committee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2008 - Present Chair, Minority Committee, Wisconsin AAP Chapter
2008 - Present Member, Advisory Committee, Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center
2008 - Present 2008 Affiliate, Great Lakes WATER Institute
2008 - Present Affiliate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2009 - Present Member, Medical Advisory Board, Medical Legal Partnership

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research
Source:
Health Resources and Services Administration Institutional National Research Service Award
Role:
Co-Principal Investigator, General Pediatrics (10% F.T.E.)
PI:
Linda Meurer, MD
Dates:
1998 - 2011
Direct Funds:
$2,116,148
 
Title:
National Children’s Study Waukesha Vanguard Center
Source:
(NICHD Subcontract) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Role:
Co-Investigator: (16% F.T.E.)
PI:
Steven Leuthner, MD
Dates:
2005 - 2113
Direct Funds:
$16,200,000
 
Title:
Community Health Improvement: Metcalfe/Concordia (CHIMC) Save Lives - Immunize
Source:
National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities/National Institutes of Health
Role:
Principal Investigator (20% F.T.E)
PI:
Self
Dates:
07/01/2008 - 02/28/2013
Direct Funds:
$1,997,287
 
Title:
Children’s Environment Health Sciences Core Center
Source:
NIH/NIEHS
Role:
Associate Core Co-Director – Community (Petering, Hines)
Dates:
04/01/2009 - 03/21/2014
Direct Funds:
$62,412
 
Title:
MCW Clinical Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin: Community Engagement Function
Source:
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 U54 RR025221-01
Role:
Co-Investigator (Shaker, Maurana)
Dates:
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2015
Direct Funds:
$888,004
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Reach Out and Read
Source:
Wisconsin Energy Corp.
Role:
Principal Investigator (10% F.T.E. In-Kind)
PI:
Self
Dates:
2006 - 2011
Direct Funds:
$250,000
 
Pending
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Reach Out and Read
Source:
RGK Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator (5% F.T.E. In-Kind)
PI:
Self
Dates:
2007 - 2008
Direct Funds:
$10,539
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Family Planning Grant (Title X)
Source:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1984 - 1988
Direct Funds:
$330,080
 
Title:
Maternal and Child Health Project Grant (Title V)
Source:
Woodlawn Maternal and Child Health Center (WMCHC)
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1984 - 1988
Direct Funds:
$4,870,650
 
Title:
Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative Grant
Source:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1986 - 1993
Direct Funds:
$1,670,000
 
Title:
Family Planning Grant (Title X)
Source:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1989 - 1993
Direct Funds:
$442,704
 
Title:
Maternal and Child Health Project Grant (Title V)
Source:
Woodlawn Maternal and Child Health Center (WMCHC)
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1989 - 1993
Direct Funds:
$5,008,080
 
Title:
Infant and Family Follow-Up Program
Source:
Healthy Tomorrow Grant Maternal and Child Health Project Grant
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1992 - 1994
Direct Funds:
$150,000
 
Title:
Healthy Moms/Healthy Kids
Source:
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Title V
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1993 - 1994
Direct Funds:
$266,700
 
Title:
Family Planning Grant (Title X)
Source:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1994 - Present
Direct Funds:
$127,000
 
Title:
Comprehensive School Health Program Infrastructure Regional Inventory/Needs Assessment Project Workplan
Source:
Bureau of Public Health
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1997 - Present
Direct Funds:
$9,000
 
Title:
The Dyson Initiative: Pediatric Training in the Community
Source:
Dyson Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2000 - 2008
Direct Funds:
$2,500,000
 
Title:
Minority Summer Research Training Program (MSRTP)
Source:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Role:
Principal Investigator (Transferred to Dr. Kenneth Simons 2004)
PI:
Self
Dates:
2000 - 2009
Direct Funds:
$538,214
 
Title:
National Environmental Health Research Training Program
Source:
National Institute of Environmental Health Science/ National Institutes of Health
Role:
Program Director/Principal Investigator – Dr. John J. Lech
Dates:
2000 - 2005
Direct Funds:
$135,000
 
Title:
Community Health Improvement: Metcalfe/Concordia (CHIMC)
Source:
National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities/National Institutes of Health
Role:
Principal Investigator (20% F.T.E)
PI:
Self
Dates:
09/01/2005 - 06/30/2008
Direct Funds:
$3,400,000
 
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Evaluation Process for 6 School-based Health Centers in MPS
Source:
Milwaukee Public Schools
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1997 - 1998
Direct Funds:
$10,000
 
Title:
Reach Out and Read
Source:
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1998 - 1999
Direct Funds:
$30,000
 
Title:
Reach Out and Read
Source:
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1998 - 2000
Direct Funds:
$23,000
 
Title:
Coursework Design for a Multi-Dimensional Training Program for Trainees in Diverse Community Setting
Source:
Milwaukee Area Health Education Center System
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1998 - 2000
Direct Funds:
$23,000
 
Title:
Multi-Dimensional Education Program (MDEP): A Primary Education Program of CHW and MCW
Source:
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
1999 - 2000
Direct Funds:
$50,000
 
Title:
New Ventures Fund
Source:
Wisconsin Energy Corp.
Role:
Principal Investigator (10% F.T.E.)
PI:
Self
Dates:
2000 - 2007
Direct Funds:
$250,000
 
Title:
School-Based/School-Linked Health Centers
Source:
Elizabeth Brinn Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator (2% F.T.E.)
PI:
Self
Dates:
2000 - 2008
Direct Funds:
$10,000
 
Title:
Reach Out and Read
Source:
State of Wisconsin Department of Justice – Toys ‘R Us
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2000 - 2003
Direct Funds:
$100,000
 
Title:
Metplex Health Center
Source:
Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2000 - Present
Direct Funds:
$20,000
 
Title:
Expanding Points of Access through the Metplex Health Center
Source:
Ronald McDonald House
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2001 - 2002
Direct Funds:
$11,000
 
Title:
Reach Out and Read – Milwaukee Parent Health Literacy
Source:
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2001 - 2003
Direct Funds:
$80,256
 
Title:
Expanding Points of Access through the Metplex Health Center
Source:
Faye McBeath Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2001 - Present
Direct Funds:
$75,000
 
Title:
Educational Partnership with Parents to Improve Child
Source:
Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC)
Role:
Project Director
Dates:
09/01/2005 - 08/31/2006
Direct Funds:
$7,000
 
Title:
Healthy Teeth=Healthy Kids
Source:
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Role:
Principal Investigator (20% F.T.E.)
PI:
Self
Dates:
06/01/2006 - 04/30/2007
Direct Funds:
$45,628
 
Title:
Reach Out and Read
Source:
Palmer Foundation
Role:
Principal Investigator (2.5% F.T.E. In-Kind)
PI:
Self
Dates:
2006 - 2007
Direct Funds:
$15,000
 
Title:
Faith-Based African American Health Network
Source:
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010
Direct Funds:
$447,992
 
Title:
Outreach to the Community: Parents Teach Culturally Appropriate Healthcare Delivery
Source:
Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC)
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008
Direct Funds:
$7,500
 
Title:
Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Network
Source:
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Direct Funds:
$49,912
 
Title:
The Great Lakes Environmental Health Project
Source:
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Direct Funds:
$39,760
 
Title:
Making Milwaukee Smile
Source:
Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
07/01/2008 - 06/30/2011
Direct Funds:
$447,121
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Why Adolescent Health Care, Medical Students Quarterly, 1985 - 1987
Childhood Immunizations: the Controversy IPV and OPV Dilemma, National Medical Association Region IV Annual Meeting, Lake Geneva, WI, 05/1997 - Present
Managing Your Health and Health Care, Wisconsin Advanced Telecommunications Foundation (WATF), Milwaukee, WI, 05/1997 - Present
Community Forum on Child Care, Milwaukee Area Technical College Cooley Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI, 03/1998 - Present
Healthy Living Segment, presented at WITI TV-6 Station, Milwaukee, WI, 04/06/1998 - Present
Urban Youth: Problems and Solutions, 10th Annual Forensic Science Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 09/25/1998 - Present
Leadership and Advocacy in Community – Oriented Partnership, Academic Seminar for fellows, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 02/22/1999 - Present
Through One City’s Eyes: Race Relations in America’s Heartland: Prescriptions for Equality: Race and Health Care, Public Forum Presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/13/1999 - Present
Fourth African American in Education, Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 10/16/1999 - Present
Community Involvement Knowledge is Power, SNMA Regional Workshop, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 10/28/1999 - Present
Facing History and Ourselves: Building on the Momentum to End Racism, Prescriptions for Equality: Race and Health Care. At Washington Park Senior Center, Milwaukee, WI, 11/06/1999 - Present
Health Care Access: Prospects for Middle and Low-Income Americans, Community Cultural Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/19/1999 - Present
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Testimony, Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI, 11/29/1999 - Present
The Shortage of Minority Pediatricians May Turn into a Health Crisis, Wisconsin Public Radio, 01/10/2000 - Present
Achieving the Promise of 2010: Eliminating the Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Control, American Cancer Society, Milwaukee, WI, 04/15/2000 - Present
Underserved Children, Eastern Area Health Education Center System, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, WI, 05/02/2000 - Present
Statewide Videoconference, Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board, 07/10/2000 - Present
Progress through Partnership: Women Physicians Improving Women’s Health, State Medical Society of Wisconsin, Spring Green, WI, 10/20/2000 - 10/22/2000
Smoke-free Homes for Children with Asthma, Wisconsin Tobacco Symposium, Waukesha, WI, 09/09/2001 - Present
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children, Hopkins Street School, Milwaukee, WI, 01/07/2002 - Present
Wisconsin Ethnic Network Collaborative Anti-tobacco Campaign, Andrew S. Douglas Community Academy, Milwaukee, WI, 01/22/2002 - Present
Alliance for Health Pre-Professionals, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 03/26/2002 - Present
Exploring Models That Work: A School-Based Health Forum, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Milwaukee, WI, 04/29/2002 - Present
Anatomy of a Neighborhood, Brengel Community Forum. A partnership project of Next Door Foundation and The Greater Milwaukee Committee, Milwaukee, WI, 10/18/2002 - Present
MPS Students and Healthcare Coverage, Donors Forum of Wisconsin, University Club, Milwaukee, WI, 09/30/2003 - Present
Milwaukee Public School’s Nutrition Linkage to Health Access, Noon Academic Conference, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 12/05/2003 - Present
UWM School of Education Strategy Series (ESS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 02/13/2004 - Present
Common Elements of a Medical Home, Social Development Commission, Aurora Family Services, 09/01/2004 - Present
Benefits of Income Sharing, The Governor’s Milwaukee Children’s Health Summit, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 09/21/2004 - Present
Careers in Medical Education, of Peace for neighborhood schools, Milwaukee, WI, 02/07/2005 - Present
Collaboration/Community and Foundations, Annual Research Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Alumni Center, 01/01/2006 - Present
Holy Ground-Transform Neighborhoods and Improve Quality of Life for Surrounding Communities of MICAH, Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), 01/21/2006 - Present
Wisconsin Kids: Who Gets a Healthy Start, 4th Street Forum, Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV), 02/02/2006 - Present
Hidden in Plain View: Pediatric Disparities, What You Need to Know, WIAAP Annual Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 05/05/2006 - 05/06/2006
Cultural Humility vs. Cultural Competence, Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Milwaukee, WI, 08/22/2006 - Present
Community Violence Prevention, 12th Annual Racine-Kenosha Wisconsin Chapter, Black Nurse Association, Kenosha, WI, 09/16/2006 - Present
Navigating the Systems: Parenting All Over Again!, American Academy of Pediatrics and AARP conference. Heartlove Place Ministries, Milwaukee, WI, 10/21/2006 - Present
Pathway to a Prosperous Southeastern Wisconsin; Looking toward our future- What will our region look like in 2050?, Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) 4th Street Forum, Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 01/25/2007 - Present
Community-Based Participatory Research. Marquette University College of Nursing, Nursing 301: Vulnerable Populations, Milwaukee, WI, 02/19/2007 - Present
Smoke Free Milwaukee Project. Joint Committee on Finance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 03/20/2007 - Present
Taking Your Heart to Heart, Women of the World (WOW) conference, Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI, 05/12/2007 - Present
Youth Violence and Child Maltreatment, NEW Leadership Wisconsin, Mount Mary College & Mount Mary Midtown Campus, Milwaukee, 05/29/2007 - Present
Milwaukee Public School’s Nutrition Linkage to Health Access, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI, 05/31/2007 - Present
A Public Health Community Dialogue. Health Literacy: Making the Grade, The Mount Mary College Women’s Leadership Institute and the Presidential Inauguration/Faculty Community, Mount Mary College - Alumnae Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 09/12/2007 - Present
Health Literacy: Making the Grade?, Women In Science Luncheon Series 2007, Wisconsin Woman’s Club, Milwaukee, WI, 09/27/2007 - Present
We All Fall Down – Standing Up for Children in Wisconsin: Children’s Health, Poverty & Ethical Issues of Social Justice, Medical College of Wisconsin Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI, 10/06/2007 - Present
Vital Signs for Personal and Professional Development, Student National Medical Association 2007 Region II Annual Conference, Madison, WI, 10/19/2007 - 10/21/2007
Greater Milwaukee Literacy Coalition First Annual Literacy Summit, Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation. Tripoli Shrine Center, Milwaukee, WI, 02/29/2008 - Present
The Future of Equal Access to Civil Justice in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Equal Justice Conference, State Bar of Wisconsin Legal Assistance Committee, 04/28/2009 - Present
Health Concerns for Wisconsin Children In Out-of-Home Care, Juvenile Law Seminar, Marriott Milwaukee West, Milwaukee, WI, 09/22/2009 - 09/25/2009
Ethics in Community-based Pediatric Research, Research Ethics Seminar, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 06/22/2010 - Present
Governor Doyle Legacy Video, Madison, WI, 09/21/2010 - Present
Ivory tower: academic engagement in the needs of the community, Department of Medicine New Faculty Orientation Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/07/2010 - Present
Oral Health Care Services for Children, Community Engagement for Health Conference, Italian Conference Center, Milwaukee, WI, 10/26/2010 - Present
Health Concerns for Wisconsin Children in Out of Home Care, Milwaukee County Court Judges’ Retreat, Milwaukee, WI, 10/29/2010 - Present
Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition Southeastern Regional Meeting, Making Milwaukee Smile (MMS), Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI, 11/15/2010 - Present
Prepare Pediatric Residents for Community Service and Address Recent Additions to Pediatric RRC Requirements, Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Conference 2001
 
Regional
Health Care to the Poor in the U.S.A, Community-Based Health Care Facility, University of Chicago Students, 1985 - 1986
Health Care as a Career, High School Students at Pershing High School, Chicago, IL, 04/1986 - Present
Health Care as a Career, High School Students at Thornton High School, Harvey, IL, 06/1986 - Present
Impact of Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Food Program within an Indigent Population, Congregation of the Unitarian Church of Hyde Park, 06/1987 - Present
Understanding the Evolution to Adolescence, Chicago Medical Society, Chicago Department of Health, and Chicago Public Schools presented to high school students, Chicago, IL, 05/1988 - Present
Chicago Model for Healthy Babies: Action Agenda Moderator, Conference sponsored by the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 06/1988 - Present
Student Career Motivational Programs, Austin High School, Suder School, Beasley Academy, Chicago, IL, 1988 - Present
Trends in Maternal/Child Health, Ambulatory Pediatrics Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 06/1989 - Present
Interpretation of Violence From Homicide to Genocide, Erickson Institute, Chicago, IL, 05/1991 - Present
Medical Students for Field Instruction, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center: taught Community Health Care to first year, Chicago, IL, 05/1992 - Present
Health Care System: Adequacy and Inadequacies, Erickson Institute, Chicago, IL, 11/1992 - Present
Urban Maternal and Child Health Model, University of Illinois at Chicago: presented at the Advanced Maternal and Child Health Class, Chicago, IL, 02/1993 - Present
Normal Growth and the Impact of Poverty on Children's Health, Erickson Institute, Chicago, IL, 11/1993 - Present
Why We Are Failing Our Children, Fortnightly of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 02/1995 - Present
Timing of Newborn Visits in Urban Milwaukee, National Medical Association, Chicago, IL, 1996 - Present
Community Pediatric Options for Residency Training Programs, Rounds. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 10/22/2004 - Present
360° of Human Subjects Protections in Community-Based Participatory Research, Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Chicago. Chicago, IL, 01/15/2009 - Present
 
National
Historical Perspective on Pediatric Health Care, General Pediatric Section, Pediatrics Academic Society, 07/1982 - Present
Lead Poisoning, General Pediatric Section, Pediatrics Academic Society, 07/1985 - 07/1987
Health Care During Adolescence, Junior High Students at Thornton-Ridge School, 07/1987 - Present
Pediatric Treatment of Lead Poisoning in a Community Based Center, Old Dominion Medical Society, Virginia Beach, VA, 06/1988 - Present
Child Health Legislation: A Status Report, Association of Administrators in Academic Pediatrics Eighth Annual Education Meeting, 05/1991 - Present
Improving Child Health in a Managed Care Environment: Report of the Twenty-Ninth Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Common Pediatric Problems, Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 06/1998 - Present
Family Re-Union 7th Conference, The Children, Youth and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota and The Child and Family Policy Center at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Nashville, TN, 06/1998 - Present
Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Spring Meeting, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, 03/1999 - Present
Ensuring Public Confidence in the Integrity of Clinical Research, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Joint Central and Southern Regions Spring Meeting. Retention Strategies Workshop, Key West, FL, 04/05/1999 - 04/09/1999
Underrepresented Minorities and Medical Education in California-Recent Trends in Declining Admissions, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/22/1999 - 10/28/1999
The Dyson Initiative: Pediatric Training in the Community Multi-Dimensional Education Program (MDEP), New York, NY, 07/25/2000 - 07/26/2000
Creating Opportunities in a Changing Environment, National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME), Central Region Conference, Princeton, NJ, 04/05/2001 - 04/08/2001
Community-Based Medical Education: Learning from the Dyson Initiative, Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2001 Annual Meeting, Baltimore Convention Center, 04/2001 - 05/01/2001
Health Education, Student Mentoring and Resident Training, 2000 Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pediatrics, Howard University, Washington, DC, 06/13/2001 - 06/15/2001
The Dyson Initiative: Pediatric Training in the Community Multi-Dimensional Education Program (MDEP), Howard University, Washington, DC, 06/22/2001 - Present
Facing the Future, 112th American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 11/02/2001 - 11/07/2001
Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Spring Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 04/13/2002 - 04/16/2002
How We Make Health Policy Work, Scientific Assembly, National Medical Association Annual Convention, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, 08/03/2002 - 08/08/2002
Embracing Innovative Strategies for A Changing World, National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME) National Conference, Baltimore, MD, 09/19/2002 - 09/24/2002
Poverty and Children! The Impact, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 10/17/2002 - Present
Improving the Nation’s Health, 113th American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 11/08/2002 - 11/13/2002
Health/Science Journey: Strengthening the Pipeline, National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME), Central Region Conference, Kansas City, MO, 04/10/2003 - 04/13/2003
The Future of Pediatric Education in the 21st Century, 2003 Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Conference, San Francisco, CA, 06/25/2003 - 06/28/2003
Community Health Improvement Milwaukee’s Children (CHIMC) A Community-Based Participator Research (CBPR) Model, Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Auditorium, 02/20/2009 - Present
Career Development Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Center Directors Meeting, University of Louisville, KY, 10/19/2010 - 10/21/2010
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Evaluation of a Parent Mentoring Project for Children with special Health Care Needs, Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;47(4) (Part 2 of 2):175A, 05/12/2000 - 05/16/2000
Evaluation of a Parent Mentoring Project for Children with special Health Care Needs, Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;47(4) (Part 2 of 2):175A, 05/12/2000 - 05/16/2000
Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics, Welfare Reform Consequences for Infants and Children: The Wisconsin Experience, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;47(4) (Part 2 of 2):235A, 05/12/2000 - 05/16/2000
Catching Snowflakes: How Wisconsin Created A Comprehensive Program, 2002 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, 03/2002 - Present
Catching Snowflakes: How Wisconsin Created A Comprehensive Program, 2002 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, 03/2002 - Present
Residents’ Contact Log to Monitor Clinical Activities in Community Pediatrics Training, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;55(4):355A, 05/01/2004 - 05/04/2004
Perceptions of OSCEs in Community Pediatrics, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;55(4):365A, 05/01/2004 - 05/04/2004
Filling the Cavities, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;55(4):243A, 05/01/2004 - 05/04/2004
A Randomized Trial of the Effectiveness of Community Swimming and Golf Programs in Improving Symptoms, Fitness, and Quality of Life in Children with Asthma, Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Academic Health Meeting and National Research Service Awards Meeting, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;55(4):215A, 05/01/2004 - 05/04/2004
Impact of Community Pediatrics on Residents’ Exposure and Competencies, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;55(4):226A, 05/01/2004 - 05/04/2004
Benefits of Income Sharing for Children, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Pediatric Research Abstract Issue;55(4):227A, 05/01/2004 - 05/04/2004
Cultivating Healthy Communities, 12th Annual Public Health Nursing Conference, Stevens Point, WI, 05/02/2005 - 05/05/2005
Developing Community-Academic Partnerships to Enhance Pediatric Education, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 05/14/2005 - 05/17/2005
Residency Training in Advocacy – The State of the Art Medical-Legal Collaboration – A National Summit, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 04/27/2006 - 05/01/2006
 
Regional
Making Milwaukee Smile One Child At A Time, National Oral Health Conference,, St. Louis, MO, 04/26/2010 - 04/28/2010
 
International
Can I Tell My Doctor? Health Perspective of Wisconsin LGBT Youth, Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 05/02/2010 - 05/05/2010
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
1981 - 1984 Member, Resident Recruitment Committee, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago
1982 - 1984 Member, Curriculum Committees, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago
1995 - Present Member, Resident Recruitment Committees, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
1995 - 1996 Member, Fellowship Planning Committee, General Academic Pediatric, Medical College of Wisconsin
1996 - 1999 Dean’s Representative, Academic Standing Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1996 - 1997 Member, Ad-Hoc Committee, Restructuring Faculty Governance, Medical College of Wisconsin
1998 - 2004 Ad Hoc Member, Academic Standing Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 - 2004 Ad Hoc Member, Admission Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 Member, Evaluation Committee, Self-Assessment of LCME, Medical College of Wisconsin
1999 Member, M3-M4 Ad Hoc Committee Curriculum, Self-Assessment of LCME, Medical College of Wisconsin
2002 - Present Member, Program Advisory Committee, Clinical Research Scholar (CRS), Medical College of Wisconsin
2003 - Present Chair, Subcommittee on Promotion of Scholarship, Public and Community Health Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
2003 - Present Faculty Representative, Public and Community Health Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
2004 - Present Member, Faculty Promotions Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2006 Member, Search Committee, Institute for Health & Society, Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 Member, Search Committee, Institute for Health & Society, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 Ad Hoc Member, Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2010 Masters Thesis Committee: Title: Factors Influencing Low-Income, African American, Breastfeeding Mothers’ Decisions to Administer Infant Vitamin D Supplements.
Downtown Health Center every Tuesday – 2-3 students/week, o Ward Attending – One month every year – 4 students each month
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2008 - Present Institute for Health & Society Course: Challenges in Maternal and Child Health
2009 - Present Institute for Health & Society Course: Community Health Improvement III: Principles and Practices of Community-Academic Partnerships
Downtown Health Center - Every Tuesday, Ward Attending – One month every year – 4-5 residents/month, Residents PGY-1 – Noon Conference X2/yr – 18-20 residents/session
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Sonji Joell Chinagozi, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1996 - 1999 Advisor
Carlos Rodriquez, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1997 - 2000 Advisor
Tresa Luna, Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1997 - 2000 Advisor
Amalia Armentia, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1997 - 2000 Advisor
Sapna Bamrah, Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1997 - 1999 Advisor
Michelle Gonzales, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1997 - 1999 Advisor
Isidoro Sambrano, Orthopedic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1998 - 2000 Advisor
Andrea Gonzales, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Sarah C. Campbell, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Mary Ann Ahmed Abdelnaby, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Victor Williams, Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Elena Garcia, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Roger Flanigan, Family Medicine/Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Jeffery Albert Huebner, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Stephanie A. Lutter, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Advisor
Tina Vinson, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Wendy (Gavidia) Chacon, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Sharniecia L. Harris, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Chad Tamez, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Erica Kroncke, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Elaine Wong, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Shenell Miller, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000 - 2002 Advisor
Adrienne M. Cohen, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001 - 2003 Advisor
Gabrielle Harrison, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001 - 2003 Advisor
Regina F. Robbin, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001 - 2003 Advisor
Daniel D. Arguello, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Bradley Ferguson, Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Yolanda Stephenson Wolff, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Paul Bauer, III, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Catherine Craun, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Susan Goldsmith, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Ami Talati, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Rediet Kokebie, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Christine Nguyen, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Candice Lovell, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Larissa Malmsted, Pediatrics, Medical College of WI, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Daniel Castillo, Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - 2004 Advisor
Becky Miller, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 - 2005 Advisor
Michael Levas, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 - 2005 Advisor
Stella Awua-Larbi, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 - 2005 Advisor
Alisa Horsford, Surgery/Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 - 2005 Advisor
Dunbar Alcindor, Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - 2006 Advisor
Matthew Barron, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - 2006 Advisor
Camille Garrison, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - 2006 Advisor
Kristinza R. Woodard, Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - 2006 Advisor
Ivelisse Michel, Family Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 - 2006 Advisor
Kendra Holt, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 - 2006 Advisor
George Sanchez, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 - 2006 Advisor
Melissa Jones, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2008 - 2009 Advisor
Sara Lauck, Pediatrics/Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2008 - 2009 Advisor
 
Postdoctoral Students
Sheryl Allen, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1995 - 1998 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Yolanda Rainge, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2001 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Tammy Sims, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999 - 2000 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Tarik Walker, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Ishrat Siddique, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Christopher Schwake, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Priya Pais, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Marlene Peng, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Nosheen Shaikh, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Kishore Vellody, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Teresa Uy, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Kristin Guilonard, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Jason Bruce, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Paula Keppeler, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Nithya Sunder, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Eric Kroner, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Nilay Shah, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Gretchen Karstens, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Stephanie Whitt, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Roshani Anandappa, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Antoinette Hernandez, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Louella Amos, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
 
Residents
Katie Plax, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1982 - 1983 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Karen Soren, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1985 - 1986 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Ivy Cade, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1988 - 1989 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Ryan Redman, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Joseph Conlon, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Sandra Amara, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Emily Densmore, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Kan Hor, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Michelle Linsmeier, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Amanda Brandow, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Mark Hoeltzel, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
Elizabeth Galloway, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 Mentored in Community Health and Advocacy
 
Faculty
Sheri Pattillo Johnson, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1993 - Present Advocacy
John Meurer, MD, MM, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1993 - Present Advocacy
Suzanne Brixey, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001 - Present Advocacy
Joseph Skelton, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - Present Advocacy
Natasha Travis, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2002 - Present Advocacy
Lisa Zetley, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 - Present Advocacy
Svapna Sabnis, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003 - Present Advocacy
Claretta Dupree, RN, MSN, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - Present Advocacy
Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH, MSc, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - Present Advocacy
Michael Weisgerber, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004 - Present Advocacy
Kimberly Renne, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 - Present Advocacy
Ndidiamaka Musa, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005 - Present Advocacy
Eric L. Kroner, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009 - Present Advocacy
Bret Bordini, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010 - Present Advocacy
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
 
Community Programs
1995 - Present Work with public school district, health systems, and public health officials to expand school-based health services for low-income children in central city Milwaukee
1997 - Present Direct a pediatric literacy enhancement program located in three centrally located urban community health centers (Downtown Health Center, 16th Street Community Health Center and Martin Luther King
1997 - Present Improve the health of children and families in communities through bridging approximately twelve community-based organizations and five higher education institutions
1999 - Present Create a Wisconsin Energy New Venture Fund in the Center for the Advancement of Urban Children to develop and expand programs
2000 - 2003 Lead in the development of a statewide anti-tobacco program to improve the health of youth and adults
2005 - Present Reduce child health disparities in the Metcalfe Park and Concordia neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee through a community health improvement partnership
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. WILLIS E, Soren K: Chlamydia and the Adolescent Girl. The Enzyme Immunoassay as a Screening Tool. American Journal of Diseases of Children;143(1):51-54, 1989. PMID: 2642646
2. WILLIS E, Kliegman RM: Wisconsin's Welfare Reform and its Potential Effect on the Health of Children. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 8(1):25-35, 1997. PMID: 9019024
3. WILLIS E, Kliegman RM, Meurer JR, Perry J: Welfare Reform and Food Insecurity: Impact on Children. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 151(9):871-875, 1997. PMID: 9308863
4. WILLIS E, Sherrod JL: Childhood Immunizations: Position of the IPV and OPV Dilemma. Journal of the National Medical Association, 89(12):785-789, 1997. PMID: 9433057
5. WILLIS E, Strasburger V: Media Violence: Violence Among Children and Adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America, WB Saunders Company, Vol. 45(2):319-331, April 1998. PMID: 9568012
6. WILLIS E. In: Wisconsin Medical Journal. Special issue on "Blue Money". School-based/School-linked Health Centers Expanding Points of Access. January/February Vol. 99(1):44-47; 2000. PMID: 10752384
7. WILLIS E, Marcdante K, Schum T. Incorporating the Community in a Community-Based Education Program. Academic Medicine Vol. 75(5):532. May 2000. PMID: 10824809
8. WILLIS E, Malloy M, Kliegman RM: Welfare Reform Consequence for Children: The Wisconsin Experience. Pediatrics 2000;106(6):e83. ULR: http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/106/6/e83. PMID: 11099626
9. Lutter SA, Glatz JA, Kastner KJ, Taylor SR, WILLIS E. Filling the Cavities Between Children and Oral Health. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2004;103(5):74-78. PMID: 15553570
10. WILLIS E. Frazer T, Kliegman R. Value of Community Pediatrics Rotation for Residents. Journal of Pediatrics 2006;148(3):287-288. PMID: 16615950
11. WILLIS E, Kabler-Babbitt, C and Zuckerman, B. Early Literacy Interventions: Reach Out and Read. Pediatrics Clinics of North America. WB Saunders Company. 2007(54):625-642. PMID: 17543913
12. WILLIS E, Frazer T, Samuels R, D Bragg, Marcdante K. Pediatric Residents Address Critical Child Health Issues in the Community. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action. 2007 Fall;1(3)273-80. PMID: 20208290
13. Nabrit-Stephen B, WILLIS E. Why is State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) a big deal? Journal of the National Medical Association. July, 2007;(7):818-819. PMID: 17668652
14. Gray-Murray J, WILLIS E. Revisiting Childhood Immunizations. Today's Urban Parent. http://www.todaysurbanparent.com/article.php?id=18. August 2009.
15. Solomon BS, Grason HA, Swigonski N, WILLIS E, Iwaishi LK, Minkovitz CS. Residency Training and Use of Strategies to Promote Community Child Health One Year after Graduation. Pediatric Training and Community Child Health. Submitted. 2/17/11.
16. Johnson S, Dickinson K, Gomez Mandic C; WILLIS E. Community Matters for Child Health. Pediatric Annals. March, 2011;40(3):152-160. PMID: 21417206
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. WILLIS E. Theory of Development of Bernoulli Numbers, 1971.
2. WILLIS E. WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria: A Scientific Assessment. In: National Academy Press. Committee on Scientific Evaluation of WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria. Food and Nutrition Board. Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC. 1996. Chapter 5. pp 149-249, 1996.
3. WILLIS E. Children's Health: Health Disparities and Children in Milwaukee. In: The State of Black Milwaukee. Ed. S. F. Battle. Publisher: Milwaukee Urban League, Inc. pp 57-80. February 2000.
4. WILLIS E. Medical Profession's Workforce Diversity Issues. In: Pediatric Education in the 21st Century. Publisher: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. pp 30-32. eds. Mary Hager, New York, 2004.
5. WILLIS E, Allen S. In: Loue S, Sajatovic M, Roberts L, eds. Health Care Seeking and Access. In: Diversity Issues in the Diagnosis, Treatment and Research of Mood Disorders. Chapter 6. pp 94-109. Publisher: Oxford University Press, October 2007.
6. WILLIS E, Ngui E, Chen V, Cronk C, Meurer J, Shankle S, McManus P, Harvieux A. Navigating the Complexity of Relationships in Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) In: Uncharted Path from Clinic-based to Community-based Research. Nova Science Publishers, New York. Chapter 9, pp 161-182. October 2008.
 
Editorials, Letters to Editor, Other
1. WILLIS E, et. al.: General Baby Care Manual for the Ambulatory Practice of Rainbow Babies and Children, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981.
2. Fritz NE, Lantos J, Moskowitz E, WILLIS E: Norplant Use in Teens: Legal and Ethical Dilemmas, 1994.
3. WILLIS E, Calhoun A: Guardian Angles for Urban Children. The Business Journal, July 8, 1995.
 
Abstracts
1. Lewis D, Maxwell C, Schum T, WILLIS E. Partnering with Community-Based Organizations to Prepare Pediatric Residents for Community Service and Address Recent Additions to Pediatric RRC Requirements. Abstract: Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2001.
2. Gunderson D, Prange A, Lippert MA, Freibich R, WILLIS E. In Wisconsin's Hallowed Halls - The Roles and Recommendations of Bureaucrats, Advocates and Legislative Leaders. 2002 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA, March 2002.
3. Gunderson D, WILLIS E, Sheridan M, Domina W. Gore C. Elliott, W. Catching Snowflakes: How Wisconsin Created A Comprehensive Program. 2002 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA, March 2002.
4. WILLIS E, Nannis H. Benefits of Income Sharing for Children. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1-4, 2004.
5. WILLIS E, Marcdante K, Bragg, Dawn, Cleppe G. Impact of Community Pediatrics on Residents' Exposure and Competencies. Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1-4, 2004.
6. WILLIS E, Bragg D, Marcdante K, Cleppe G. Residents' Contact Log to Monitor Clinical Activities in Community Pediatrics Training. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1-4, 2004.
7. WILLIS E, Bragg D, Marcdante K, Cleppe G. Perceptions of OSCEs in Community Pediatrics. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1-4, 2004.
8. Lutter S, Glatz J, Kastner K, Taylor S, WILLIS E. Filling the Cavities. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 1-4, 2004.
9. Weisgerber MC, Flores G, Meurer J, WILLIS E, Tomany S, Danduran M, Brown V, O'Reilly M, Webber K, Berger S. Poster. A Randomized Trial of the Effectiveness of Community Swimming and Golf Programs in Improving Symptoms, Fitness, and Quality of Life in Children with Asthma. Presented at the following: Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May, 2004; Academy Health Meeting, and National Research Service Awards Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June, 2004.
10. WILLIS E, Wendelberger-Marcdante K, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Frazer T. Utilizing Parents in Pediatiric Graduate Medical Education. Pediatric Academic Societies, Academic Health Meeting and National Research Service Awards Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2005.
11. WILLIS E, Wendelberger-Marcdante K, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Frazer T. Community-Pediatrics Partnership Processes. Pediatric Academic Societies, Academic Health Meeting and National Research Service Awards Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2005.
12. WILLIS E, Wendelberger-Marcdante K, Samuels RC, Bragg D, Frazer T. Community-based Initiatives Improve Child Health. Pediatric Academic Societies, Academic Health Meeting and National Research Service Awards Meeting, Washington, DC, May 14-17, 2005.
13. Jovanovich Z, Mulronney N, Cabacungan E, WILLIS E, Herzog J, Garland J, McCarver G. Greater Maternal Urinary Trichloroacetic Acid and Dichloroacetic Acid Concentrations In Pregnancy Associated with Smaller Birth Weight. Kansas City, MO, April 2006.
14. Branchford B, Nohl J, Miller N, Godbert S, Kabler-Babbitt C, WILLIS E. Is the Message Getting Through? An Investigation of Literacy Levels in Patient Education Materials at an Urban Health Center. The Future of Pediatrics Conference. Orlando, FL, June 29- July 1, 2007.
15. Saulsberry A, Patel S, Frazer T, Crespin M, Ordinans K, WILLIS E. Healthy Teeth: Determining Obstacles to Accessing Dental Care. Presented at: Improving Wisconsin's Health: Prevention, Policy and Priorities for Research. The Country Springs Hotel, Waukesha, WI. November 29 & 30, 2007.
16. Saulsberry A, Patel S, Frazer T, Crespin M, Ordinans K, WILLIS E. Healthy Teeth: Determining Obstacles to Accessing Dental Care. Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Society, Honolulu, HI, May 4-5, 2008.
17. Miller N, Nohn J, Godbert S, Branchford B, Kabler-Babbitt C, WILLIS E. Is the Message Getting Through? An Investigation of Literacy Levels in Patient Education Materials at an Urban Health Center. Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Society, Honolulu, HI, May 4-5, 2008.
18. Chen V, Gray-Murray J, WILLIS E. A Community-based Participatory Research Approach to Child Health Disparities Community Health Improvement for Metcalfe Park and Concordia (CHIMC). Annual meeting AcademyHealth Research, Washington, DC, June 8-10, 2008.
19. Solomon BS, Kan K, Swigonski N, Iwaishi L, WILLIS E, Minkovitz CS. Residency Training in Community Pediatrics: Curricular Strategies for Individual and Population Advocacy. Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2-5, 2009.
20. Heath MD, Hayward-Hoke C, Frazer T, Ramsey P, WILLIS E. Establishing a Medical-Legal Partnership in Milwaukee: Determining Need and Receptiveness among Parents and Healthcare Providers. Presented at Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2-5, 2009.
21. Crespin M, Frazer T, Vann W, Solberg B, Bland M, Nelson E, WILLIS, E. Making Milwaukee Smile One Child At A Time. Presented at National Oral Health Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 26-28, 201.
22. Bowman J, Bane G, Guilonard K, Claveria J, Cronsell K, Sitton C, Hamizadeh L, Frazer T, WILLIS E, Cage M. Can I Tell My Doctor? Health Perspective of Wisconsin LGBT Youth. June 28, 2010.
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24. Fayram E, Johnson S, Koepsel B, Anderki L, Vaclav J, WILLIS E. The Great Lakes Environmental Health Project (GLEHP) Reducing Health Risks through Outreach and Education. Presented at APHA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 6-10 2010.
 

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