The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced that Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been honored with the 2018 AAFP Public Health Award.  

The prestigious award was given to Temte at the AAFP Congress of Delegates in New Orleans. The award recognizes individuals who have made contributions to the health of the American public.

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Jonathan Temte

The AAFP notes several of Temte’s accomplishments toward public health. He provided leadership as chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Temte was the first family medicine physician to serve on the committee. He currently serves as chair of the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices.

“I am very excited to be chosen for this recognition of my commitment to public health,” said Temte. “In a broader sense, this award reflects the wonderful support I have had over many years from colleagues, friends and mentors at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, the Wisconsin division of public health, Madison/Dane County Public Health, the UW department of family medicine and community health, the Wisconsin Academy of Family Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Temte was also noted as a prolific author and an active presenter with an impressive number of publications and presentations. Topics include immunizations, the environment and respiratory transmission.