UW Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madison WI

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology within the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health administers a program that provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.

The fellowship has been supported since 2005 by an institutional training grant (T32HD049302) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The program funds five scholars for two years of support. To enable fellows to become proficient, independent investigators, interdisciplinary training includes didactic, small group interaction, and experiential learning activities. Specifically the program includes:

  • Needs assessment and development of an individualized development plan with a primary mentor
  • Mentored research activities
  • Interdisciplinary training that includes mentoring and instruction by faculty from the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social science fields to understand and address the social determinants of health and health equity
  • Formal coursework in the responsible conduct of research
  • Training to enhance research study design and methodologies (e.g., advanced statistics, qualitative research, epidemiology) when needed
  • Individualized support of fellows' writing, research skills and career development

Principal Investigator

Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
Deborah Ehrenthal MD, MPH
Associate Professor Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Endowed Chair

McConnell Hall
1010 Mound Street,
Room 416
Madison, WI 53715

WARF Office Building
Room 1007b
610 Walnut St
Madison, WI 53726

Tel: (608) 265-0559
ehrenthal@wisc.edu