Roseanne Clark, PhD is the UWPRC Core Research Project Multiple Principal Investigator. and serves on the Administrative and Steering Committees of the UWPRC. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Faculty Director of the UW Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program and the UW Postpartum Depression Treatment Research Program. Dr. Clark’s research focuses on improving maternal, infant and early childhood mental health outcomes and assessment and treatment of early parent-child relationships. Dr. Clark is an internationally recognized expert in postpartum depression, assessment of the quality of mother-infant relationships, and parent-infant psychotherapy. She conducts clinical and translational research with underserved populations and has developed and evaluated the effectiveness of preventative and early intervention approaches in urban, rural and tribal communities. As UWPRC Core Research Project Multiple Principal Investigator, Dr. Clark works with Dr. Jane Mahoney on activities related to the Core Research Project, providing her extensive expertise in this field.
Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD is a UWPRC Steering Committee Member. She is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She leads the Program of Research on Outcomes for Kids (PROKids) health services research team that investigates family-centered interventions to improve children’s health outcomes.
Janean Dilworth-Bart, PhD, MS is a UWPRC Steering Committee Member. She is a Professor in and Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Dilworth-Bart’s focuses on self-regulation development and the transition to elementary school. She is particularly interested in how parent-child relationships, co-parenting, and fathering relate to this transition in Black families. She also examines how exposure to chemical and nonchemical pollutants and psychosocial stressors impact school readiness and achievement in higher and lower risk communities.
Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH is a UWPRC Steering Committee Member and Faculty Member. She is a Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics and the Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Additionally, she is a Waisman Center Investigator and Principal Investigator on the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System and the Study to to Explore Early Development of Autism. Dr. Durkin’s research focuses on the epidemiology, prevention and consequences of neurodevelopmental disabilities and childhood injuries at local, national and global levels.
Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School, completed her internship and residency training in General Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was recruited to the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014, where she is currently director of the new Division of Reproductive and Population Health in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Her research focuses on the health of women and children over the life course. She is the PI of the Health Disparities Research Scholars (T32) Postdoctoral Training Program, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In addition, she is the PI/Director of the *new* University of Wisconsin-Madison Prevention Research Center, one of 25 academic institutions to receive five-years (2019 – 2024) of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and maintain a Prevention Research Center. The goal of this new center is to improve the health of low-income women, infants, and families by conducting health promotion and disease prevention research focused on maternal, infant, and child health.
Kate Gillespie, DNP, RN is the Deputy Director of the UWPRC. She is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Gillespie has extensive experience in maternal and child health that fostered her research in risk-based maternal care. She is particularly interested in qualitative studies on the effectiveness of integrating public health programs that support women during the perinatal period with clinical care. As the Deputy Director, Dr. Gillespie oversees all UWPRC activities within and outside the center.
Sheri Johnson, PhD is the UWPRC Associate Director of Community Partnerships. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and the Director of the UW Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her work has involved partnerships with a variety of stakeholders in an effort to improve health equity. As the UWPRC Associate Director of Community Partnerships, Dr. Johnson leads community-engaged Center activities and collaborates with Paula Tran Inzeo, MPH to support the Community Advisory Board. She provides consultation to investigators of UWPRC research projects to address health equity through meaningful engagement with people facing unfair and avoidable obstacles to health and leads engagement with the Translation Partners Panel with Dr. Mahoney.
Katherine Magnuson, PhD is a UWPRC Steering Committee Member. She is a Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Magnuson’s research focuses on the health and development of economically disadvantaged children and families. She examines how disparities in socioeconomic status affect children’s development, and how policies and programs may alter these effects. She is specifically interested in the impacts of early childhood education programs and anti-poverty policies on children’s development.
Jane Mahoney, MD is the UWPRC Associate Director of Translation and Core Research Project Multiple Principal Investigator. She is a Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is nationally known for her dissemination and implementation research on the Stepping On falls prevention program, resulting in spread of that program (Stepping On) to 25 states. She is the Director of the UW Community-Academic Aging Resource Network, in which role she facilitates formation of research partnerships involving UW investigators and community-based social service agencies to improve the health of Wisconsin’s older adults. She is Associate Director for Implementation Science for the CTSA-funded UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) – Community-Academic Partnerships (CAP) core. In this role, she has developed the Dissemination and Implementation Launchpad, which provides training and consultation for faculty and researchers in dissemination and implementation (D&I) science; and funding, business, and marketing resources to support translation of evidence into practice.
As the UWPRC Associate Director of Translation, she works with Dr. Sheri Johnson to provide consultation to investigators of UWPRC research projects regarding design for dissemination, navigation to implementation science and dissemination resources, and connections to translation, policy, and institutionalization stakeholders. She will also lead the Translation Partners Panel. As the Multiple Principal Investigator of the Core Research Project, she will work with Dr. Roseanne Clark on activities related to the Core Research Project. Dr. Mahoney will oversee the implementation science aspects, including implementation of all translation activities.
D. Paul Moberg, PhD is the UWPRC Associate Director of Evaluation. He is a Research Professor and Senior Scientist in the Department of Population Health Sciences and the Senior Faculty Advisor for the Evaluation Research Group within the UW Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He previously also served as the Director of Evaluation for the UW’s Institute for Clinical Translational Research (CTSA), and as a Co-Investigator for the Evaluation and Surveillance Program of the Obesity Prevention Initiative. Dr. Moberg’s research, funded by grants from multiple sources including the CDC, NIDA, NIAAA and SAMHSA, has emphasized prevention program evaluation regarding behavioral health, maternal and child health, school health, and geriatric services. As the UWPRC Associate Director of Evaluation, Dr. Moberg oversees the collection and summarization of all evaluation materials for the Center.