University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 119, Issue 2

June 2020

Bicycling & Helmet Use

Bicycling is associated with both health and environmental benefits but also poses a risk of injury—something helmet use can mitigate. Yet not all riders choose to wear helmets. In this issue of WMJ, authors explore the sociodemographic differences associated with ridership and helmet use throughout Wisconsin.

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Letter to the Editor
‘Knowing What’s Best’: Community Partnerships Against COVID-19
Nathalie Abenoza, Christian Hernandez, Eli Martinez, Javier Mora, Malika Siker, MD

As I See It
COVID-19 Poses Challenges to Immigrant Physicians in the United States
Sonal Chandratre, MD; Aamod Soman, MD

In This Issue
Health by ZIP Code
Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, WMJ Interim Editor-in-Chief

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Student Education in Wisconsin
William J. Hueston, MD; Elizabeth M. Petty, MD


Investigating the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Milwaukee County and Projected Effects of Relaxed Distancing
Amin Bemanian, PhD; Kwang Woo Ahn, PhD; Mallory O’Brien, PhD, MS; Darren J. Rausch, MS; Benjamin Weston, MD, MPH; Kirsten M. M. Beyer, PhD, MPH, MS

Bicycling Rates and the Prevalence of Bicycle Helmet Usage in Wisconsin
Christian W. Schmidt, MS; Traci R. Snedden, PhD, RN; Kristen M. Malecki, PhD, MPH; Ronald E. Gangnon, PhD; Shoshannah I. Eggers, PhD; Marty S. Kanarek, PhD, MPH

What Do Emergency Department Patients and Their Guests Expect From Their Health Care Provider in an Active Shooter Event?
Kevin Kenney, MD, MPH, MEd; Kevin Nguyen, MD; Erin Konecki, MPH; Corion Jones, MBA; Edward Kakish, DO; Brian Fink, PhD; Paul P. Rega, MDA

Prescribed Opioid Use in Wisconsin 2008-2016: Findings From the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
Tanvee Thakur, PhD, BPharm; Jodi. H Barnet, MS; Tamara LeCaire, MS, PhD; Andrew Bersch, MS; Paul Peppard, MS, PhD; Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH; D. Paul Moberg, PhD


Early Childhood Obesity Prevention: Challenges and Barriers of Implementing Child and Adult Care Food
Elizabeth White, MD; Ryan Potter; Cary Rasmussen, MS; Jennifer Kleven, MD

Hmong Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Stroke Educational Material
Haitham M. Hussein, MD, MSc; Carol Droegemueller, MS, APRN, CNS, OCNS, CNRN; Pakou Xiong, BA; Sidney VanDyke, MA; Jeanne Mettner, MA, ELS; Zong Xiong, BAN, RN, PHN; Gloria Catha, BS

The Race to the Bottom: Wisconsin’s Long-Term Trends in Health Rankings
Odilichi Ezenwanne, MD, MPH; Rich Crawford, MD, MPH; Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH

The Potential Impact of Hospital Cafeterias on Dietary Habits: A Case Study of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Phillip M. Warsaw, PhD; Alfonso Morales, PhD

Distribution of Dermatologists in Wisconsin: How Are We Doing in Providing Care to Our Most Vulnerable Communities
Sarah Mortimer, MD; Anne Rosin, MD


Brodifacoum Poisoning Linked to Synthetic Marijuana Use in Wisconsin
Madison Kircher, Jude Perez, MD


Health Effects of Climate Destabilization: Understanding the Problem
Bruce Krawisz, MD

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Dean’s Corner
A Health Equity Mindset
Sheri Johnson, PhD; Robert N. Golden, MD

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