University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

The Impact of Race & Racism on Health

Special Issue: March 2021

Advisory Group

Sarina Schrager, MD, MS
Editor-in-Chief, WMJ

Ivor Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC, Medical College of Wisconsin
Director of Cardiovascular Center; Professor of Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Surgery; Program Director of CVC T32 Training Program

Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Professor (CHS), Director of the DFMCH Office of Community Health, Director of the SMPH Diversity and Inclusion Advocates Program, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin
Director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Senior Associate Dean

Sheri P. Johnson, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
UW Population Health Institute Director, Associate Professor
Pronouns: she/her/hers

C. Greer Jordan, PhD, MBA, BSEE, Medical College of Wisconsin
Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer; Assistant Professor, Institute on Health and Equity
Pronouns: all/any or they/them/theirs

John Meurer, MD, MBA, Medical College of Wisconsin
Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health, Director of the Institute for Health & Equity
Pronouns: he/his/him

Sharon-Rose N. Nartey, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Co-President of Student National Medical Association, UW-Madison

David J. Pate Jr., PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work; Affiliate, Institute for Child and Family Well-Being; Affiliate, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies; Affiliate, University Honors College; Affiliated Associate Professor of the Institute for Research on Poverty, UW-Madison

Malika Siker, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Student Inclusion and Diversity
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Earlise Ward, PhD, UW-Madison School of Nursing
Professor and Faculty Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Population Health Sciences

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Working With Communities Toward Health Equity
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