UW Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Division of Reproductive and Population Health is a robust program that supports investigators in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and others across UW-Madison in the conduct of research that informs healthcare, public health, and community-engaged strategies to improve reproductive health and maternal-child health. In addition, faculty and staff will train future leaders and provide leadership to initiatives that translate research findings to health care, public health and community settings and improve population health.

The Division of Reproductive and Population Health includes faculty and researchers in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology who study a broad range of topics within reproductive and population health. Affiliate faculty from across campus are also engaged in collaborative research, and support a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment. We provide training to graduate, medical and public health students in Population Health Sciences, and to postdoctoral fellows with a focus on health disparities. The Division is also home to a number of initiatives that engage communities, partner with diverse stakeholders and translate research into practice through dissemination and implementation. These initiatives include topics related to family planning, immunizations, prematurity prevention strategies, and global health.

Research, training, and community programs are supported by funding from a number of sources including the National Institutes of Health, the Kohl Foundation, and the Wisconsin Partnership Program.

Recent News

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Welcome Sherry Zhang!

Reproductive Equity cluster hire open!

HDRS postdocs awarded AHEAD pilot grants!

Contact Us

Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
Division Director


Tess Jewell

Administrative Assistant

(608) 265-9474


Health Disparities Research Scholars Training Program

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