Elizabeth Burnside, MD, MPH, associate dean for team science and interdisciplinary research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, holds an MD degree combined with a master's in public health, as well as a master's degree in medical informatics from Stanford University.

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Elizabeth Burnside

Burnside is Deputy Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and a professor of radiology. She has secured continuous NIH funding since 2006, and currently serves as a Multiple PI in the Clinical and Translational Sciences Award, which funds ICTR. She is also one of the UW–Madison Site PI for the All of Us Wisconsin initiative.

Burnside’s research investigates the use of computational methods to enhance decision making in the domain of breast imaging to improve the population-based screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. This multidisciplinary research is facilitated by affiliate appointments in the Departments of Industrial Engineering, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and Population Health Sciences at UW–Madison.

In addition to her role as a clinician scientist, Burnside has developed a track record of mentoring clinician scientists and trainees from translational disciplines, supported by NIH K24 funding. Burnside has been instrumental in fostering the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. She has partnered with Tracy Downs, MD to create the combined Women’s Health/Centennial Scholars program.

Burnside participated in the Physician Leadership Development Program at UW Health in 2010, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine in 2010-2011, and the Joseph F. Kauffman Administrative Development Program at UW–Madison in 2017.