Research Champions

WPHRN Champions are network members from research settings who work to increase the engagement of researchers in the network. WPHRN Champions collaborate with network staff and the WPHRN Steering Committee to inform colleagues and students about the WPHRN and its value as a resource and a mechanism to connect public health researchers and public health professionals. WPHRN Champions:

  • Share information about the network (e.g. WPHRN website link, WPHRN’s Priority Research Questions, research briefs, and webinar offerings),
  • Disseminate information about funding opportunities,
  • Promote collaborative public health services and systems research with the network, and
  • Encourage colleagues and students to take advantage of WPHRN’s free membership and become involved in network activities such as short term work groups or projects, and
  • Consult with colleagues or students about potential research projects and use of the WPHRN to facilitate research.

Contact a WPHRN Champion for more information.

Academic researchers should consider joining WPHRN to connect with public health practitioners and other academicians across Wisconsin who are interested in research and to learn about grant opportunities and study results.

John Meurer, MD, MBA

Carly Babino

Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2017)

Paula Bizot, MS, BSN, RN

WPHRN Research Project Manager

pbizot@wisc.edu

608-263-5268

UW-Madison School of Nursing
4182 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Linda Conlon

WPHRN Steering Committee Member, Oneida County Public Health Department-Director and Health Officer

lconlon@co.oneida.wi.us

715-369-6111

Oneida County Public Health Department
100 W Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Institute of Health and Equity

jdickson@mcw.edu

Rebecca Hovarter

Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Health Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

hovarter@uwgb.edu

920-465-2976

Laura Koch

Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2022)

Angela Nimsgern

WPHRN Co-chair, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Northern Region-Regional Director

angela.nimsgern@wisconsin.gov

715-365-2721

Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Northern Region
2187 N. Stevens Street, Suite #C
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Darren Rausch

Greenfield Health Department-Director/Health Officer

darrenr@greenfieldwi.us

414-329-5275

Greenfield Health Department
7325 West Forest Home Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220

Sue Smith

Wood County Health Department-Health Officer

skunferman@co.wood.wi.us

715-421-8911

Wood County Health Department
111 West Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4167

Amy Van Aartsen

Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2019)

Susan Zahner

WPHRN Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

susan.zahner@wisc.edu

608-263-5282

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
5226d Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

The WPHRN is a valuable resource for collaboration between researchers and public health professionals. If we value strong evidence to improve public health practice and outcomes, we really need to work together. Engaging in the WPHRN is one way to make that happen.

Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Susan Zahner

WPHRN Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

susan.zahner@wisc.edu

608-263-5282

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
5226d Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705