James Conway

Departments & Organizations

School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Focus




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James H. Conway, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist who works both domestically and globally with programs designed to improve the lives of children. His projects largely involve training local professionals in the recognition and treatment infectious conditions, and improving systems for prevention particularly through strengthening immunization programs. He has been involved with long term field programs in Thailand, Kenya and Ethiopia. He also works with UW health science leaders to develop programs and partnerships for clinical education and outreach around the world.

He directs the Extramural Clerkship in International Health for medical students (Senior Medicine 882-937), overseeing worldwide placement and providing academic preparation and orientation. He co-directs Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health & Disease (PHS 810-644), and has been a collaborator in designing and leading the associated Thailand field experience summer course since 2006. He is a member of the MPH Program faculty.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serving in the Sections on Infectious Diseases and International Child Health, and received an AAP Special Achievement Award in 2009 for his immunization projects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin AAP where he serves as Chair of the Committee on Immunizations and Infectious Diseases, and represents the WI-AAP on the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practice.

Prior to joining the faculty in Madison, he served on the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine from 1997-2005, where he founded the International Adoption Clinic and served as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. A native of Buffalo NY, Dr. Conway attended Cornell University undergraduate and medical school, completed a Pediatrics Residency at Northwestern-Children’s Memorial Hospital, and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Colorado-Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Learn more about Conway:

“Advocating for Immunization, At Home and Abroad”


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Lori DiPrete Brown

Departments & Organizations

Schools of Medicine and Public Health
School of Human Ecology

Research Focus

4W Initiative (Women and Well Being in Wisconsin and the World)


608-262-5742 (GHI MSC Office)

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Lori DiPrete Brown, Associate Director for Education and Engagement, has been a leader in global education and outreach at UW-Madison, including designing curricula for the highly subscribed global health education programs of the Global Health Institute, and supporting the development of faculty-led field courses and internships around the world. She leads GHI’s Quality improvement Institute, which has engaged leaders from 9 countries to date. She co-chairs the Wisconsin without Borders Alliance, which recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary engagement for change.

DiPrete Brown also directs the campus-wide 4W Initiative (Women and Well Being in Wisconsin and the World), which is implemented in partnership with the School of Human Ecology. The effort focuses on improving the lives of women and girls both locally and globally.

DiPrete Brown began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, where she lived and worked in a residential program for teenage girls who had been orphaned or abandoned during childhood.  Her subsequent global health practice, research, teaching, writing and public speaking has focused on providing quality health care and social services that address the needs of women, children and all people who are in highly vulnerable situations. Recently she has worked with faculty leaders to spearhead interdisciplinary initiatives related to global microenterprise and women’s wellbeing, and a local to global effort to address the trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation.

DiPrete Brown’s work at UW-Madison is informed by 15 years of experience with international agencies including the U.S. Peace Corps, USAID, the Pan American Health Organization, WHO, Care, and Save the Children. She has collaborated to strengthen systems of care 15 countries around the world including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Cameroon, and Ethiopia.

DiPrete Brown is a Faculty Associate and Assistant Clinical Professor with affiliations in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and School of Human Ecology. She is also a faculty affiliate in Latin American Studies, Religious Studies, OBGYN, and Pharmacy and she is engaged with the campus Human Rights Initiative. DiPrete Brown holds degrees from Yale University, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Divinity School. In 2012 she was awarded the School of Medicine and Public Health Dean’s Teaching Award for her role in teaching and experiential learning in the health sciences. In 2016 she was awarded the Women’s Philanthropy Council Champion Award for her efforts in advancing the status of women and gender issues at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

She blogs about global health and social change, and has written a novel about her work with young women entitled “Caminata: A Journey.”


TED Talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HE9SypCzXU

Caminata: A journey: http://www.amazon.com/Caminata-Journey-Lori-DiPrete-Brown/dp/0615863817

Lori DiPrete Brown Resume 2017

Please consult the UW Time Table or the Department of Population Health Sciences for more information about the following courses:

PHS 370 Introduction to Public Health: Local to Global Perspectives

PHS 640 Foundations in Global Health Practice

PHS 644 Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Global Health and Disease

PHS 503 Public Health and Human Rights: The Case of Vulnerable Children

PHS 504 Quality Evaluation and Improvement in Low- Resource Settings

EPS 600 Education for Global Change

Selected Links

Health care leaders = hope for the future: Third Annual QI Institute 


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Tony Goldberg

Departments & Organizations

Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Focus

Ecology, Epidemiology and Evolution of Infectious Disease


(608) 890-2618

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Dr. Goldberg’s research and teaching focus on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease, combining field and laboratory studies to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across complex landscapes, and over time. This involves numerous projects around the world that use evolutionary and epidemiological tools to track the movement of pathogens, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa and fungi. The overall goal of is to discover generalized mechanisms that govern pathogen transmission, evolution, and emergence, and to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and humans while helping to conserve the rapidly changing ecosystems that we share. Dr. Goldberg received his BA from Amherst College in Biology and English and went on to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard University in Biological Anthropology. He earned his DVM and MS (Epidemiology) from the University of Illinois.

Selected Links

Making a better flip-flop to overcome illiteracy and disease

UW scientist sniffs out possible new tick species


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Christopher Olsen

Departments & Organizations

University Administration
Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Research Focus

Zoonotic Infectious Diseases


(608) 265-9535

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Christopher W. Olsen is associate director for One Health and director of the Graduate|Professional|Capstone Certificate in Global Health program at the Global Health Institute (GHI). He is a professor emeritus of public health ih in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliated with the Master of Public Health degree program, including membership on the MPH steering and admissions committees. He has previously served as a member of the UW-Madison Morgridge Center for Public Service and Wisconsin Without Borders Advisory Committees and as an alternate representative to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professional Education.

Olsen received his D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the UW-Madison. He has held several administrative positions in addition to his faculty roles.

From 2007-2012 he served as associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Veterinary Medicine, and from September 2012 through June 2014, he was interim vice provost for teaching and learning for the UW-Madison. In that senior university leadership position, he co-chaired the university’s Educational Innovation effort and the University of Wisconsin System learning analytics project, and was a member of the core team planning for UW-Madison’s Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation, among other responsibilities. From 2014 to 2015, he was acting director of GHI. His research and teaching work has taken him to many countries throughout the world, including most recently working in Ghana on a project to develop One Health and girls’ empowerment curricula for junior high school students.

Olsen’s research focused on public health aspects of influenza in animals and the genetic factors that control transmission of influenza viruses among people and animals. In addition, he has very strong educational interests in zoonotic infectious diseases more generally, in building bridges between the veterinary medical and human medical professions, and in promoting an interdisciplinary One Health approach for global and public health.

Olsen completed the Joseph F. Kauffman Administrative Development Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009-2010 and was a Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program Fellow in 2010-2011. He has published more than 65 refereed research and educational journal articles, as well as numerous proceedings and book chapters. He is also the recipient of several faculty honors, including election to the UW-Madison Teaching Academy and the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and Walter F. Renk Distinguished Professor Award.

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Jonathan Patz



Departments & Organizations

Global Health Institute
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Department of Population Health Sciences
Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment


(608) 262-4775

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Jonathan Patz, MD, M.P.H., (@jonathanpatz) is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a professor and the John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment with appointments in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Population Health Sciences. For 15 years, Patz served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC)—the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. He also co-­chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change, a report mandated by the U.S. Congress.

Patz is committed to connecting colleagues from across campus and communities around the world to improve health for all and is continually striving to integrate his research into teaching for students and communication to policy makers and the general public.

Patz has written over 90 peer­‐reviewed scientific papers, a textbook addressing the health effects of global environmental change and co‐edited the five­‐volume Encyclopedia of Environmental Health (2011). He, most recently, co-edited “Climate Change and Public Health” (2015, Oxford University Press) and is leading a Massive Open Online Course “Climate Change Policy and Public Health.”

He has been invited to brief both houses of Congress and has served on several scientific committees of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Patz served as Founding President of the International Association for Ecology and Health.

In addition to directing the university-­wide Global Health Institute, Patz has faculty appointments in the Nelson Institute, Center for Sustainability & the Global Environment (SAGE) and the Department of Population Health Sciences. He also directs the NSF-­‐sponsored Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE).

Patz is double board-­certified, earning medical boards in both Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Family Medicine and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University (1987) and his Master of Public Health degree (1992) from Johns Hopkins University.

Patz CV November 2015

Patz addresses Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Climate Health Summit: “Climate and Health: Where We Stand.”

Congressional Testimony to US Senate – Chaired by Ted Kennedy, April 10, 2008

Selected Links

African academies tap Patz to chair 20-nation joint meeting on climate change 

Huffington Post op-ed: On the (Bike) Path to Prosperity: Why Banning Bikes is Bad for Kolkata

Huffington Post op-ed: Curbing Fossil Fuels to Power a Public Health Revolution

Department of Population Health Sciences


Article in UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Quarterly magazine

Article in Spring 2009 UW Foundation Insights

August, 2012, presentation on Climate Change and Health to the UW Bascom Hill Society

News coverage of our health study on low-carbon transportation for the Midwest region

Lecture at Univ. Washington, 2010

Informal Congressional Briefing via EESI

Informal Congressional Briefing via AMS

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Janis P. Tupesis

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health

Research Focus

Educational Curricula Development


(608) 265-5806

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Dr. Janis Tupesis joined the faculty of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in October, 2009. After finishing residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, he was appointed as the Associate Residency Program Director, a position he held until joining faculty at UW.  During his time there, his research interests focused on the intersection of resident education and global health.

Tupesis’ primary interest lies in the development of new and innovative educational curricula and learner evaluation methodology. He served as the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Residency Program Director from 2009-2014, overseeing the program’s initial accreditation and expansion to its current form. Currently, he is involved in projects involving establishing graduate medical education programs in resource limited settings in both Liberia and Ethiopia, partnering with multiple other academic institutions.

He serves as the Director of Global Health Programs within the Department of Emergency Medicine, is the Chairperson of the UW Graduate Medical Education’s Global Health Task Force and is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute’s Advisory Group. Tupesis’ outside interests include international travel, adventure medicine and mountaineering, UW athletics and raising his two small children!


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