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The following faculty physicians at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have interest and experience in at least one of the following types of advocacy:

  • Advocacy through organizations (e.g., professional medical societies, hospital system, etc)
  • Advocacy in the community (e.g., with community groups, non-profits, schools, libraries, or faith organizations)
  • Policy/legislative advocacy (e.g., to help change laws, regulations, or policies at the national, state, and/or local level)
  • Individual level advocacy (e.g., advocacy with patients and families in the clinic regarding medical decision-making and/or access to resources to foster health)

They can serve as a resource for students interested in discussing the integration of advocacy and medicine.

 

Search the UW-Madison directory to find their contact information. Please send updates, additions or corrections to Dipesh Navsaria, dnavsaria@pediatrics.wisc.edu.

 

Jump to a department: Dermatology | Emergency Medicine | Family Medicine | Medicine | Neurology | Neurosurgery | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Orthopedics and Rehabilitation | Pathology | Pediatrics | Population Health Sciences | | Psychiatry | Surgery | Urology

 

Dermatology

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Daniel Bennett, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Health care reform

• Access to care

Margo Reeder, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Dane County Medical Society

• Wisconsin Medical Cociety

• American Academy of Dermatology, Patient Safety and Quality Expert Resource Group

 

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Emergency Medicine

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Azita Hamedani, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Early childhood education

• Access to care

Michael Repplinger, MD, MS

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Medical liability reform - informed consent redefined, physician apology bill, increasing Medicaid reimbursement rates

 

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Family Medicine

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Alexandra Adams MD, PhD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Individual level advocacy

• Childhood obesity
John W. Beasley, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Development of data to inform advocacy

• Use of health information technology
Michele Brogunier, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Environmental health

• Climate activism

Rich Brown, MD, MPH

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Making behavioral screening and intervention routine in health care settings

• Improving care for substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues

David Deci, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Homelessness

• Rural health

• Physician workforce development

• Payment reform

John J. Frey II, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Advocacy through civic engagement and personal responsibility

 
Valerie Gilchrist, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Primary health care

• Women's health

Irene Hamrick, MD

(Also Department of Medicine - Geriatrics)

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Geriatrics

• House calls

• Long-term care

Cindy Haq, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Global advocacy for health system improvement

• Medical education to activate more advocates
Sandra Kamnetz, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

 
A. Ildiko Martonffy, MD, IBCLC

• Advocacy in the community

• Breastfeeding

Kirsten Rindfleisch, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Social justice

• Health disparities

Richard Roberts, MD, JD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Health system reform

• Primary care

William Schwab, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Individual level advocacy

• Patient- and family-centered care

• Health disparities - adults and children with developmental and physical disabilities

Melissa Stiles, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Health care reform

• Sustainable food systems

• Violence prevention

Geoffrey R. Swain, MD, MPH

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Social and economic determinants of health

• Public health

• Maternal and child health

Jon Temte, MD, PhD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Immunizations

• Climate change

Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Dissemination of knowledge through publications / presentations of research findings

• Improving access to and treatment outcomes of addictive disorders, especially opioid dependence

• Optimizing outcomes among opioid-treated chronic pain patients

 

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Medicine

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Jim Cleary, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Global palliative care and pain relief

• Run WHO Collaborating Center in Pain Policy and Palliative care. Interact with over 40 countries

• Interact at UN and WHO meetings

Carey Gleason, PhD

• Advocacy in the community

• Dementia care

Christopher Hildebrand, MD

• Individual level advocacy

 
Miguel Leal, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Individual level advocacy
• Initiatives related to sudden cardiac death prevention and enhanced informed consent process
Laurel B. Mark, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Universal access to health care - eliminating financial barriers to care

• Antibiotic resistance - environmental and medical

Patrick McBride, MD, MPH

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Heart disease

• Obesity

• Tobacco

• Nutrition

Gene Musser, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Medical Examining Board

• WMS Council on Legislation

Tosha Wetterneck, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Women's health

• Reproductive health

Christine S. Seibert, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Curriculum transformation

 

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Neurology

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Edward Bradbury, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Health care equity

• Public health policy on a county level

Ivy Dreizin, MD

• Individual level advocacy

 

Anne Weiss, DO • Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Expansion of Medicaid efforts as part of Wisconsin Medical Society Doctors at the Capitol program.

 

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Neurosurgery

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Daniel Resnick

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Work with Congress, CMS and other insurers on payor policy and access to care issues, quality improvement initiatives, and EHR issues

 

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Lisa Barroilhet, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Planned Parenthood

• Access to safe abortion

• Contraception

• HPV vaccination

Doug Laube, MD, M. Ed

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Reproductive rights

Laurel W. Rice, MD

• Advocacy through organizations
• Policy/legislative advocacy
• Advocacy in the community

• Involvement of women in research and clinical trials
• Women in leadership in science and medicine
• Reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare and contraception
• HPV and HPV vaccination
• Gynecologic cancer
• Maternal and child health

 

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Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Blaise Nemeth, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Physical activity

• Obesity

• Disability

 

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Pathology

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Erik Ranheim, MD, PhD

• Advocacy in the community

• Sustainability

• Homeless health care

 

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Pediatrics

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Britt Allen, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Transgender health

David Bernhardt, MD

(Also Orthopedics and Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine)

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Concussion legislation

• Bike helmet legislation

Paula Cody, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Adolescent health

• Reproductive health

• Sexual health education

Ellen Lancon Connor, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Pediatric obesity

Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Early literacy

• Child health policy

• Early childhood

Elizabeth Petty, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• LGBT community

• Empowering girls and women

• Outreach in genetics practice and policies and related sociopolitical implications

 

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Population Health Sciences

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Eva DuGoff, PhD, MPP

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Medicare policy

Tom Oliver, PhD, MHA

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Health insurance

• Health care reform

Patrick Remington, MD, MPH

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Public health

• Tobacco

• Cancer control

• Obesity

• Injury prevention

• Social determinants

Parvathy Pillai, MD, MPH

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Breastfeeding

• Maternal-child health

 

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Psychiatry

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Ronald Diamond, MD

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Board member of local NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)

• Shared decision making for people with mental illness
Robert Golden, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Research support

• Medical education support

• GME support

• Public policy to address epidemic of alcohol abuse and Drunk driving

• Mental health parity

• Rural and urban physician work force issues

Claudia Reardon, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Mental health

• Youth sports concussions

 

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Surgery

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Michael Garren, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Policy/legislative advocacy

• Individual level advocacy

• Access to proven treatments for obesity, through insurers and employers
Amy Liepert, MD

• Advocacy through organizations
• Policy/legislative advocacy
• Individual level advocacy

• Health care reform
• Wisconsin Medical Society
• Wisconsin Surgical Society
• American College of Surgeons
• Graduate Medical Education Support
• Trauma Systems Support
Jen Steiman, MD Advocacy in the community   

 

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Urology

Name Types of Advocacy Areas of Focus
Tracy Downs, MD

• Advocacy through organizations

• Advocacy in the community

• Individual level advocacy

• Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) - Survivorship working group

• African American Men and Prostate Cancer Support Group in Dane County

 

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Physicians with Interest and Experience in Advocacy

Last updated: 10/21/2016
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