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Earnestine Willis MD, MPH

Earnestine Willis MD, MPH

Chief, Professor

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

Member of the Comprehensive Injury Center


Leadership Positions

  • Kellner Professor in Pediatrics
    Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics for Diversity and Inclusion
    Director, Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
  • Publications

  • The Breastfeeding Employer Supported Time Project: Using a Mentor-Mentee-Based Approach to Establish Workplace Lactation Support in Milwaukee County. (Lennon T, Bakewell D, Willis E) J Hum Lact 2018 Feb;34(1):47-50 PMID: 28793195 08/10/2017    
  • Workplace Lactation Support in Milwaukee County 5 Years After the Affordable Care Act. (Lennon T, Willis E) J Hum Lact 2017 Feb;33(1):214-219 PMID: 28135480 01/31/2017       2 Citations
  • Improving Immunization Rates Through Community-Based Participatory Research: Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee's Children Program. (Willis E, Sabnis S, Hamilton C, Xiong F, Coleman K, Dellinger M, Watts M, Cox R, Harrell J, Smith D, Nugent M, Simpson P) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):3-4 PMID: 27763448 10/21/2016    
  • Evaluation of an oral health education session for Early Head Start home visitors. (Glatt K, Okunseri C, Flanagan D, Simpson P, Cao Y, Willis E) J Public Health Dent 2016 06;76(3):167-70 PMID: 27589666 09/03/2016       2 Citations
  • Improving Immunization Rates Through Community-Based Participatory Research: Community Health Improvement for Milwaukee's Children Program. (Willis E, Sabnis S, Hamilton C, Xiong F, Coleman K, Dellinger M, Watts M, Cox R, Harrell J, Smith D, Nugent M, Simpson P) Prog Community Health Partnersh 2016;10(1):19-30 PMID: 27018351 PMCID: PMC4869973 03/29/2016       1 Citations
  • Factors Associated With Increased Reading Frequency in Children Exposed to Reach Out and Read. (Rikin S, Glatt K, Simpson P, Cao Y, Anene-Maidoh O, Willis E) Acad Pediatr 2015 Nov-Dec;15(6):651-7 PMID: 26409305 09/28/2015       2 Citations
  • Evaluation of a social marketing campaign to increase awareness of immunizations for urban low-income children. (Ngui EM, Hamilton C, Nugent M, Simpson P, Willis E) WMJ 2015 Feb;114(1):10-5 PMID: 25845130 PMCID: PMC4390996 04/08/2015       3 Citations
  • Conquering racial disparities in perinatal outcomes. (Willis E, McManus P, Magallanes N, Johnson S, Majnik A) Clin Perinatol 2014 Dec;41(4):847-75 PMID: 25459778 12/03/2014       18 Citations
  • 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 03/13/2012       4 Citations
  • Community matters for children's health. (Johnson S, Dickinson K, Mandic CG, Willis E) Pediatr Ann 2011 Mar;40(3):152-60 PMID: 21417206 03/23/2011    
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2574355 08/03/2007    
  • 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 06/05/2007       19 Citations
  • 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 01/01/2007       2 Citations
  • 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 11/23/2006       5 Citations
  • Value of a community pediatrics rotation for residents. (Willis E, Frazer T, Kliegman RM) J Pediatr 2006 Mar;148(3):287-8 PMID: 16615950 04/18/2006       3 Citations
  • 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 11/24/2004    
  • School-based/school-linked health centers expanding points of access. (Willis E) WMJ 2000 Jan-Feb;99(1):44-7 PMID: 10752384 02/07/2001    
  • 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 05/29/2000       1 Citations
  • Welfare reform consequences for children: the Wisconsin experience. (Willis E, Malloy M, Kliegman RM) Pediatrics 2000 Dec;106(6):E83 PMID: 11099626 01/11/2000       8 Citations
  • Media violence. (Willis E, Strasburger VC) Pediatr Clin North Am 1998 Apr;45(2):319-31 PMID: 9568012 05/06/1998       28 Citations
  • 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 PMCID: PMC2608288 01/20/1998       5 Citations
  • 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 10/06/1997       11 Citations
  • 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 02/01/1997       1 Citations
  • 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 01/01/1989       12 Citations
  • Last update: 11/27/2018
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