University of Wisconsin–Madison

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Evidence-based Prevention

Presented by the UW Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar Series.

Speaker information:

Linda Baumann, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Public Health.

Professor Baumann is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She received a BSN and MS in nursing from the University of Michigan and her PhD in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her expertise is community health nursing, health behavior, and global health. Her research examines how beliefs about health and illness influence self-care behaviors, especially to promote diabetes self-care. She is a founding member of the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and has led student field courses to Uganda, Cuba, Central America, and Thailand; and currently teaches in the Masters of Public Health program. Professor Baumann has served as a consultant to the World Bank in Vietnam and the West Bank for health workforce issues and health science programs. She is a Paul G. Rogers Society Global Health Research Ambassador and in 2012 was appointed to serve a 4-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force.