|The primary responsibilities of this senior position will be to enhance and develop SMPH maternal and child health activities in research, education, clinical care, and community service; conduct independent research; mentor and teach medical and graduate students; and interact with community-based health organizations on issues related to healthy birth outcomes with a focus on minority populations. In addition, the CHS faculty member will provide leadership to the SMPH healthy birth initiative, entitled the Lifecourse Initiative for Health Families (LIHF). LIHF is a major programmatic component of the School's Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP), which is dedicated to improving the health of Wisconsin residents through investments in research, education and community partnerships.
Specifically, the CHS faculty member will devote approximately half-time effort as the leader of the WPP's Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) to
- engage health care providers, investigators and academic partners to promote the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions
- develop core resources and opportunities for improving women's and infant care in the four targeted communities of Milwaukee, Beloit, Kenosha, and Racine
- advocate for national, state and local policies that will improve maternal and infant health
- contribute to public relations and communications efforts, focusing on heightening public awareness of MCH issues and health disparities
- collaborate in these efforts with organizations such as the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, UW-Milwaukee, and CDC
In conjunction with LIHF leadership, this position will contribute to the clinical activities of the appointing department to develop the School's capacity in the field of maternal and child health by conducting research in collaboration with clinical and community health partners relevant to clinical, epidemiological and community intervention; and have a contributing role in the training and education of medical students, graduate students and residents.
- work with health care providers and community-based organizations in clinical and behavioral health research and in the translation of community intervention research.
- promote interdisciplinary research including programs involving or sponsored by NIH, CDC, and other intramural programs (i.e., the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Center for Urban Population Health, and the UW Survey of the Health of Wisconsin).
- seek extramural funding through CDC, NIH, and private foundations
- promote training opportunities and educational collaboration, providing leadership in the development of curriculum and training of medical and graduate students and residents, and teaching medical and graduate courses.
It is anticipated the successful candidate will be appointed to a new endowed chair, pending approval by the University and the UW Board of Regents.