The leadership structure of the Center for Urban Population Health is unique in that it employs a Director and Associate Directors who also maintain administrative and/or academic affiliations and responsibilities. The Center's directorship strategically develops the Center's population health activities while maintaining a strong connectedness with the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and Aurora Health Care. These connections allow the Center's leadership to bring a broad perspective to the table when leading the Center.
The Center is led by the Director, Kristen Malecki, PhD, MPH. In addition to strategic planning and leadership of the Center, Kristen is supporting the Center's Institutional Leadership Committee in realizing the mission within the three founding institutions.
Institutional Leadership Committee
The Center for Urban Population Health is governed by an Institutional Leadership Committee (ILC), which provides oversight and guidance on the Center's mission and goals. The ILC is made up of representatives from each of the Center's collaborating institutions.
Denise Angst, Ph.D., R.N.
Advocate Aurora Research Institute
Kristian O'Connor, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jonathan Temte, MD, Ph.D., M.S.
UW School of Medicine & Public Health
Dennis Baumgardner, M.D., Associate Director, also provides research administrative leadership of the Aurora UW Medical Group, is the Institutional Officer for Aurora Health Care’s Research Subject Protection Program, Editor of the Journal of patient-Centered Research and Reviews, and serves as a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.