Women's Health Symposium

2019 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research

Lecture & Symposium

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to invite you to attend the Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium. 

The Symposium is an annual meeting that connects health care professionals and population health experts around the latest research into health disparities and health equity. Every year, in addition to the keynote lecture, researchers share their work on health disparities research and investigators present posters. One of the aims of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to close the persistent gender and racial health disparities gaps.

Keynote Speaker

Tiffany Green, PhD

Presentation: “Saving Black Mothers and Babies: What do the Data tell us?”  (watch the archived lecture)

Dr. Green is a health economist and has conducted research and published widely on topics related to health equity, racial disparities, prenatal care, and infant and child health outcomes.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy.  Before going to VCU, she completed UW-Madison postdoctoral training programs in population health (RWJF Health and Society Scholars Program) and health disparities research (NIH T32 Health Disparities Research Scholars Program).


Heidi Brown, MD, MS, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Xing Sherry Zhang, PhD, Health Disparities Research Scholar

Call for Posters

Please consider submitting a poster on women’s health research.  We are especially interested in research focused on gender and racial health disparities. Posters will be accepted into two categories: Category 1: basic and pre-clinical research; and Category 2: clinical and translational research. Please submit your abstract HERE.  Poster submissions are due by Friday, September 13. 

If you have any questions, please contact Autumn Hayes at ahayes1@wisc.edu or 608-417-4248.

Past Symposium Keynote Speakers:

  • 2019: Tiffany Green, PhD (video)
  • 2018: Sheri Johnson, PhD
  • 2017: Haywood Brown, MD
  • 2016: Melissa Gilliam MD, MPH
  • 2015: Florence Haseltine, MD, PhD
  • 2014: David Grimes, MD, FACOG, FACPM
  • 2013: Vivian Pinn, MD

October 3, 2019

Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1325
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705