Leadership Team

“Unprecedented levels of engagement by a world-class university are required to discover solutions that will improve and sustain global health.” With this belief, Jonathan Patz, the John P. Holton Professor of Health and the Environment, leads the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The drive toward collaboration across departments to pave the way for breakthrough discoveries and innovations is part of the DNA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patz, M.D., MPH, who is committed to connecting colleagues from across campus and communities around the world to improve health for all, is joined in the leadership team by colleagues representing a wide variety of interests: James Conway, M.D., is a pediatric infectious disease expert, vaccine champion and educator; Lori DiPrete Brown, MSPH, MPS, leads efforts in quality improvement and undergraduate education and is director of the 4W (Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) Initiative; Tony Goldberg, DVM, Ph.D., is an epidemiologist with training in the biological, medical and social sciences; Christopher Olsen, DVM, Ph.D., brings experience in One Health and graduate/professional education; Janis Tupesis, an emergency physician looks at bringing global health education to residents.

Together, they are dedicated to utilizing the full breadth and depth of the university to confront today’s most pressing global health problems and to educate and inspire the next generation of global health leaders.