Senior advisors

Deans of the UW health sciences schools serve as senior advisors to the UW BIRCWH program. As a means to promote inter-professional and interdisciplinary collaboration, the senior advisors provide central resources to benefit the UW BIRCWH program and advocate for the program among their respective faculty.

Linda Scott

Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dean, UW-Madison School of Nursing

Steven Swanson

Steven Swanson, PhD

Dean, UW-Madison School of Pharmacy

Mark Markel

Mark Markel, DVM, PhD

Dean, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Ian Robertson, PhD

Dean, UW-Madison College of Engineering

Allan Braisier

Allan Brasier, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Executive Director, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee

The Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee (IAC) provides stewardship for the UW BIRCWH program, reinforcing vision, mission, and goals: to increase the number, diversity and skills of scholars; advance research on women’s health and sex/gender differences; and encourage interdisciplinary research methodology. The IAC is comprised of interdisciplinary leaders in women’s health or sex/gender research and who hold prominent positions in strategic UW centers and initiatives.  The IAC has the responsibility to assure that the program is optimally progressing towards short-intermediate goals and long term outcomes.

Molly Carnes

Molly Carnes, MD, MS

Professor, UW-Madison Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial and Systems Engineering
Director, Center for Women’s Health Research

Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman, PhD

Vilas Research Professor, UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology
Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Earlise Ward

Earlise Ward, PhD, LP

Professor, UW-Madison School of Nursing and UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service

Nancy Raymond

Nancy Raymond, MD

Professor, UW-Madison Department of Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, School of Medicine and Public Health

Christine Sorkness

Christine Sorkness, PharmD

Professor, UW-Madison School of Pharmacy and Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Senior Associate Executive Director, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

Qiang Chang

Qiang Chang, PhD

Professor, UW-Madison Departments of Medical Genetics and Neurology
Director, Waisman Center

Linda Schuler

Linda Schuler, PhD, VMD

Professor, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Chair for Faculty Development, School of Veterinary Medicine

Janet Hyde

Janet Hyde, PhD

Evjue-Bascom Professor, UW-Madison Departments of Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies
Director, UW Center for Research on Gender and Women

Stephanie Robert

Stephanie Robert, PhD

Professor, UW-Madison School of Social Work, Director, School of Social Work

Kris Kwekkeboom

Kris Kwekkeboom, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, UW-Madison School of Nursing, Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control, UW Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dale Bjorling

Dale Bjorling, DVM, MS

Professor, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training