Paige Andrews, MS
Bureau of Community Health Promotion, Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street, Room 233
Madison, WI 53703
Paige Andrews is the Strategic Planner for the Wisconsin State Violence and Injury Prevention Program. In this role she supports the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the multi-sector Wisconsin Violence and Injury Prevention Partnership identify injury and violence-related areas of need and priority in the state and then create, implement, and evaluate corresponding strategies. The four focus areas of the Wisconsin State Violence and Injury Prevention Program currently include intimate partner violence/sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, traumatic brain injury, and motor vehicle crashes.
Prior to this role, Paige conducted qualitative and quantitative research to support programming for people living with HIV and experiencing structural barriers, such as unstable housing or gender-based violence, for the New York City community-based, non-profit Housing Works as a Global Health Corps fellow. Paige has also worked as a data analyst for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program County Health Rankings and Roadmaps that created approximately 100 health factor and outcome measures for all US counties to inform and spark action around social determinants of health and health disparities across states and the nation. Paige has also worked for the CDC as a Public Health Associate in Guam and field epidemiologist in Liberia.
Paige received her Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her thesis considered how adults living with HIV experience connection to treatment while transitioning from Wisconsin Department of Correction facilities back into the community using a competing risks model. Paige considers injury and violence prevention integral in pursuing health equity and in informing all aspects of health, such as infectious disease prevention and response. She is honored an excited to be a part of the team at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and UW Population Health Institute.