WPHRN Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
5226d Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Nursing, with an affiliate appointment with the School of Medicine and Public Health. She holds an undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, a masters of public health from the University of Minnesota, and a doctor of public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Zahner has over thirty years of professional experience in public health and nursing. She teaches graduate students and conducts research in local public health system performance, multi-sector health improvement partnerships, and public health nursing education and practice. Leadership positions have included serving as the Chair of the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County and as the Chair of the PHN Section of the American Public Health Association.