Centennial Scholars/Clinicians News and Announcements

Jasmine Zapata, MD, MPH (Department of Pediatrics) was featured on a recent PBS Newshour piece titled “Black men trust their barbers. A Madison barbershop is using that to improve their health”. Watch it here.

Centennial Advisory Committee member Jason Stephenson, MD, will become the UWSMPH Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs for Health Professions Learners effective August 1, 2021.  He succeeds Dr. Tracy Downs who departed July 1.  In this role, Dr. Stephenson will provide expert leadership, vision, and oversight to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for our school’s five health professions degree programs and ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs.

Dr. Stephenson joined the faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of radiology and as Director of the Radiology Medical Student Clerkship.   Dr. Stephenson was selected as a Centennial Scholar and now is a member of the Centennial Scholars and Centennial Clinicians Program Advisory Committee.  He has been a Shapiro Research Mentor and is currently a mentor for the Building Equitable Access to Mentorship (BEAM) program.  Among his service work on many SMPH committees, Dr. Stephenson chaired the Educational Policy Council and currently chairs the Curriculum and Assessment Subcommittee.  He is also a member of the Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Department of Radiology and participated on the SMPH Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement Team for Building Community.

Click here to check out an interview with Dr. Jasmine Zapata on Wisconsin Public Radio. Zapata discusses her new role as Chief Medical Officer and Epidemiologist for Community Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and her priorities as they relate to the pandemic and beyond.