Aerial view of the isthmus, Capitol, and UW-Madison Campus in Madison, Wisconsin

Our Vision

A world where everyone matters and can reach their full potential.

Our Values

Collaboration – Act with integrity, accountability, and respect to build and sustain diverse partnerships that prioritize mutual benefit and meaningful engagement.
Excellence – Aim high, seek feedback, and continually improve.
Innovation – Create, test, refine, and promote new ideas and approaches at the leading edge.
Reach – Ensure work is meaningful and accessible.

Institute Programs

Map of Wisconsin Counties showing 2017 Health Outcomes Rankings

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We’re working to improve health outcomes for all and to close the health gaps between those with the most and least opportunities for good health. This work is rooted in a deep belief in health equity, the idea that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, location, or any other factor.

Program Director: Lawrence Brown

Learn more about the County Health Rankings here

The Evaluation Research group works with community and governmental organizations to develop, implement and evaluate their programs. These projects focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, school-based health, correctional health and related areas. We use a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. We also engage in rigorous intervention research design and evaluation.

Program Director: Sara Lindberg

Learn more about the Evaluation Research Group here

Campus Farmer's Market Stand

MATCH assesses population health and works with communities to identify opportunities for improving community health and to find and implement evidence-based programs and policies to address these issues. MATCH engages faculty, staff, and graduate students to conduct applied population health research, monitor health and health disparities in communities, and produce seminars, workshops, and applied training and continuing education programs to community and public health practitioners.

Program Director: Paula Tran Inzeo

Learn more about the MATCH Group here

The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) works to bolster the use of best evidence in the health policy and decision-making process.

Program Director: To Be Determined

Learn more about the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project here