Geoffrey R. Swain, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Center Scientist, Center for Urban Population Health Medical Director & Chief Medical Officer, City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Biography

Dr. Swain is a board-certified Family Physician. He has extensive clinical, teaching,research, health policy, and leadership experience, including as academic medical faculty since September 1990, and public health administration at MHD since December 1993. Dr. Swain serves on a number of statewide and regional groups, including the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Public Health Association. Before entering public health, Dr. Swain was a faculty member at the St. Mary's Family Practice Residency in Milwaukee, and prior to that he provided full-time direct patient care at a Milwaukee-area staff-model HMO.

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

  1. Lechuga, J., Swain, G., Weinhardt, L. S.  (2012).  Perceived need of a parental decision aid for the HPV vaccine:  Content and format preferences.  Health Promotion Practice, 13(2), 214-221.  PMID: 21444922.

  2. Chen, H-Y., Baumgardner, D. J., Rice, J. P., Swain, G. R., & Cisler, R. A.  (2011).  Milwaukee Health Report 2011:  Health Disparities in Milwaukee by Socioeconomic Status.  Center for Urban Population Health:  Milwaukee, WI. 
  3. Lechuga, J., Swain, G. R., Weinhardt, L. S.  (2011).  The cross-cultural variation of predictors of HPV vaccination intentions.  Journal of Women’s Health, 20(2):225-230.  PMID:  21314448.
  4. Lechuga, J., Swain, G. R., Weinhardt, L. S.  (2011).  The impact of framing on intentions to vaccinate daughters against HPV:  A cross-cultural perspective.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 42(2), 221-226.  PMID: 21533624.  
  5. Swain, G. R.  (2011).  Individualized approach to screening patients for STIs.  Letter to Editor.  American Family Physician, 83(4), 350-352.
  6. Chen, H-Y., Baumgardner, D. J., Rice, J. P., Swain, G. R., & Cisler, R. A.  (2010).  Milwaukee Health Report 2010:  Health Disparities in Milwaukee by Socioeconomic Status.   Center for Urban Population Health:  Milwaukee, WI. 
  7. Lemke, M., Baumgardner, D. J., Brummitt, C. F, Swain, G. R., Buggy, B. P., Meidl, J. J., Baeseman, Z. J., Schreiber, A.  (2009).  Blastomycosis in urban southeastern Wisconsin.   Wisconsin Medical Journal, 108(8), 407-410.
  8. Brill, J., & Swain, G. R.  (2009).  Physicians should collaborate with local health department.  Letter to editor, American Family Physician, 79(3), 180.
  9. Chen, H. Y, Baumgardner, D. J., Bergstrom, J. B., Mori, N., Swain, G., & Cisler, R. A.  (2009).  Milwaukee Health Report 2009: Health Disparities in Milwaukee by Socioeconomic Status.  Center for Urban Population Health: Milwaukee, WI. 
  10. Lemke, M., Baumgardner, D. J., Brummitt, C. F, Swain, G. R., Buggy, B. P., Meidl, J. J., Baeseman, Z. J., Schreiber, A.  (2009).  Blastomycosis in urban southeastern Wisconsin.   Wisconsin Medical Journal, 108(8), 407-410.
  11. Zusevics, K. L., Gilmore, G. D., Jecklin, R. A., Swain, G. R.  (2009).  Online education:  The needs, interests, and capacities of Wisconsin public health professionals. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5(3), 531-545.
  12. Ransom, J., Swain, G. R., Duchin, J. S.  (2008).  Ethics, public health, and immunization mandates.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14(4), 410-412.  PMID:  18552655.
  13. Swain, G. R., Burns, K. A., & Etkind, P.  (2008).  Preparedness:  Medical ethics versus public health ethics.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14(4), 354-347.  PMID:  18552646.
  14. Vila, P. M., Swain, G. R., Baumgardner, D. J., Halsmer, S. E., Remington, P. L., & Cisler, R. A.  (2007).  Health disparities in Milwaukee by socioeconomic status.  Wisconsin Medical Journal, 106(7), 366-372. 
  15. Tremel, K., Swain, G. R., Wegner, M.  (2006).  Disparities in Urban Cancer Mortality in Wisconsin.  Surveillance Brief, 2(4), 2-4.
  16. Swain, G. R., Bennett, N., Etkind, P., & Ransom, J.  Local health department and academic partnerships:  Education beyond the ivy walls.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 12(1), 33-36.  PMID:  16340513.
  17. Baumgardner, D. J., Knavel, E., Steber, D., Swain, G.  (2006).  Geographic distribution of human blastomycosis cases in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Association with urban watersheds.  Mycopathologia, 161(5), 275-282.  PMID:  16649077.  
  18. DiFranceisco, W., Pinkerton, S.D., Dyatlov, R.V., & Swain, G.R. (2005). Evidence of a brief surge in safer sex practices following HIV testing among a sample of high-risk men and women. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 39(5), 606-612.  PMID:  16044015.
  19. Kalichman, S. C., Cain, D., Weinhardt, L., Presser, P., Zweben, A., Bjodstrup, B., & Swain, G.R.  (2005).  Experimental components analysis of brief theory-based HIV-AIDS risk reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection patients. Health Psychology, 24(2), 198-208.  PMID: 15755234. 
  20. Swain, G. R., Ward, G. K., Hartlaub, P. P. (2005). Death certificates: Let’s get it right.  American Family Physician, 71(4), 652-656.
  21. Reed, K. D., Melski, J. W., Graham, M. B., Regnery, R. L., Sotir, M. J., Wegner, M. V., Kazmierczak, J. J., Stratman, E. J., Li, Y., Fairley, J. A., Swain, G. R., Olson, V. A., Sargent, E. K., Kehl, S. C., Frace, M. A., Kline, R., Foldy, S. L., Davis, J. P., & Damon, I. K.  (2004).  The detection of monkeypox in humans in the Western Hemisphere.  New England Journal of Medicine, 350(4), 342-350.  PMID: 14736926.  
  22. Kalichman, S. C., Cain, D., Zweben, A., Swain, G.  (2003).  Sensation seeking, alcohol use and sexual risk behaviors among men receiving services at a clinic for sexually transmitted infections.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 64(4), 564-569.  PMID: 12921199.