Reproductive and Population Health (RPH) Education

Postdoctoral Research Training:

UW CORE, the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, is closely connected with the division. CORE is an interdisciplinary research center focused on reproductive health services and equity in Wisconsin and beyond. (Division director Dr. Jenny Higgins also directs CORE.) CORE enjoys its Postdoctoral Scholar, Dr. Jane Seymour, who conducts abortion and contraption-related research aligned with the division’s mission. 

Division faculty also work closely with the Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program, formerly in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and now in the Department of Population Health Sciences. The HDRS program supports postdoctoral fellows through a T32 training grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  

Graduate education opportunities:

Division faculty work with graduate students from across campus, including departments in the College of Letters and Sciences such as anthropology, population health sciences, sociology, counseling psychology, social work, economics, and information sciences. Division faculty may serve on committees for these students, and if funding is available, students might work as research or project assistants. Faculty have also mentored medical students in the Shapiro Summer Research Program

Faculty members Dr. Tiffany Green and Dr. Jenny Higgins also run active labs with trainees from multiple levels. CORE Lab, Dr. Higgins’s training community, includes doctoral students, masters students (e.g., public affairs, population health), postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate interns, and others. Trainees interested in joining CORE Lab may email CORE Lab manager, Dr. Jane Seymour

For those especially interested in training in public health, the Population Health Graduate Program offers both an MS and PhD in Population Health and an MS and PhD in Epidemiology. Learn more about Graduate Programs in Population Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program offers the opportunity to pursue an MPH alone or in combination with another degree through various dual-degree programs.