Geof Swain, MD, MPH - Geof started the WCHE in 2006 and remains its Director. He has been involved in issues relating to the social and economic determinants of health and in reducing health disparities through upstream, policy-level interventions for over a decade, including serving on multiple state health plan committees and teams focused on social determinants of health. He has extensive clinical, teaching, health policy, and leadership experience, including his appointment as academic medical faculty at UW-Madison, as Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Geof currently serves on the Health Equity and Social Justice Strategic Direction Team of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
Population health service fellow
Carly Hood, MPA, MPH - Carly received her master of public affairs from the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs and her master of public health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health. She has lived, volunteered and worked internationally in many settings including Vietnam, Mexico, Czech Republic, Romania, South Korea and Australia. Carly's public health experience includes conducting a policy review of the Wisconsin food environment, designing, implementing and evaluating public health workforce development on the social determinants of health, and assisting in state-wide development of a multi-sectored health equity alliance. Carly’s passion and motivation for work in the public health field centers around social justice and increasing awareness about health equity and the social determinants of health. She is a UW-Madison Population Health Service Fellow through the UW Population Health Institute placed with the WI Division of Public Health, WI Center for Health Equity and Health First Wisconsin.
Our Advisory Board
Bevan Baker, FACHE, Commissioner of Health, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Ron Cisler, PhD, Director, Center for Urban Population Health
Robert Frediani, President, Therapy Plus of Wisconsin
Corey Hoze, Former Director, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
Sheri Johnson, PhD, Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics
Eric Ostermann, Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Health Association
Stephanie Robert, MSW, PhD, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work