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Room 210-31
800 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI 53705

Campus Phone Number: 
(608) 262-4802

Maureen Smith, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Family Medicine

Biography

Dr. Smith is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Departments of Population Health Sciences, and Family Medicine.

Her research program examines the effectiveness of our health care system for aging and chronically ill persons. She is currently examining guideline adherence and short/long-term health outcomes in patients with diabetes (R01 HS018368), the effect of paying for virtual colonoscopy on colorectal cancer screening (R01 CA144835), and improving diabetes quality reports for persons with multiple chronic conditions (R21 HS021899). She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in journals including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Medical Care, Health Services Research, and Quality and Safety in Healthcare.

Her leadership positions include the Director of the UW Health Innovation Program, Director of the Community Academic Partnerships core of the NIH-CTSA funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, and Associate Director for Population Sciences at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Her educational activities include teaching two graduate courses in translating research into practice and the quality of healthcare and patient safety, and mentoring and advising clinical faculty, fellows, residents, medical students, and undergraduates. In 2009, she received the AHRQ John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award.

Dr. Smith received MD and MPH degrees from Yale University School of Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration in 1999.

Courses Taught:

In the Population Health graduate program, Dr. Smith developed and teaches the introductory course in type 2 translational research (PHS 709). She is also the lead instructor in developing a course in quality of healthcare and patient safety (PHS 703) to serve graduate students in both the Population Health program and Industrial Engineering. She also gives lectures on Quality of Care, Patient Safety, and Quantitative Methods in Population Health for students in the Population Health Sciences PhD Program, Masters of Public Health Program, and other graduate programs within the School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Affiliations/Associations

  • 2013-Present Professor, Departments of Population Health and Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2008-Present Associate Director for Population Sciences, UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • 2008-Present Affiliate Faculty, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin College of Engineering
  • 2008-Present Member of NIH Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section
  • 2007-Present Director for Community-Academic Partnerships, University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • 2006-Present Director, Health Innovation Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2001-Present Associate Director (2001-2007), Director (2007-present), AHRQ T32 Training Grant in Health Services Research and Quality Improvement
  • 2009-2013 Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health, Family Medicine, and Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2006-2009 Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Family Medicine, Universityof Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Recent Honors/Awards

  • 2013 Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program
  • 2009 AHRQ John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award
  • 2007 Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society – Alumni Recognition
  • 1998 Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society – Student Recognition

Select Publications

Johnson HM, Olson AG, LaMantia JN, Kind AJH, Pandhi N, Mendonça EA, Craven M, Smith MA. Documented Lifestyle Counseling Among Young Adults with Incident Hypertension. J Gen Intern Med 2015:30(5):556-64.

Wallace ML, Magnan EM, Thorpe CT, Schumacher JR, Smith MA, Johnson HM. Diagnosis and treatment of incident hypertension among patients with diabetes: a U.S. multi-disciplinary group practice observational study. J Gen Intern Med 2015;30:768-776.

Kind AJH, Jencks S, Brock J, Yu M, Bartels C, Ehlenbach W, Greenberg C, Smith MA. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and 30-day Rehospitalization: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med 2014;161(11):765-74.

Johnson HM, Thorpe CT, Bartels CM, Schumacher JR, Palta M, Pandhi N, Sheehy AM, Smith MA. Antihypertensive Medication Initiation Among Young Adults with Regular Primary Care Use. J Gen Intern Med 2014;29(5):723-31.

Lamb GC, Smith MA, Weeks WB, Queram C. Publicly Reported Quality-of-Care Measures Influenced Wisconsin Physician Groups to Improve Performance. Health Affairs 2013;32(3):536-43.

Everett C, Thorpe C, Palta M, Carayon P, Bartels C, Smith MA. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners Perform Effective Roles on Teams Caring for Medicare Patients with Diabetes. Health Affairs 2013;32(11):1942-8.

Kind AJH, Jensen L, Barczi S, Bridges A, Kordahl B, Smith MA, Asthana S. Low-Cost Transitional Care with Nurse Managers Making Mostly Phone Contact with Patients Cut Rehospitalization at a VA Hospital. Health Affairs 2012;31(12):2659-68.

Smith MA, Wright A, Queram C, Lamb GC. Public Reporting Helped Drive Quality Improvement in Outpatient Diabetes Care Among Wisconsin Physician Groups and Clinics. Health Affairs 2012;31(3):570-7.

Pandhi N, DeVoe JE, Schumacher JR, Bartels C, Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Smith MA. Number of First-Contact Access Components Required to Improve Preventive Service Receipt in Primary Care Homes. J Gen Intern Med 2012;27(6):677-84.

Weiss JM, Pfau P, O’Connor E, King J, LoConte N, Kennedy G, Smith M. Mortality by Stage for Right- vs. Left-Sided Colon Cancer: Analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare Data. J Clin Oncol 2011;29(33):4401-9.

Thorpe CT, Flood GE, Kraft SA, Everett CM, Smith MA. Effect of Patient Selection Method on Provider Group Performance Estimates. Med Care 2011;49(8):780-5.

O’Connor ES, Greenblatt DY, LoConte N, Gangnon R, Liou J, Heise CP, Smith MA. Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage II Colon Cancer with Poor Prognostic Features. J Clin Oncol 2011;29(25):3381-8.

Kind AJH, Bartels C, Mell M, Mullahy J, Smith M. For-Profit Hospital Status and Rehospitalizations to Different Hospitals: An Analysis of Medicare Data. Ann Intern Med 2010;153(11):718-727.

Schumacher J, Smith M, Liou J, Pandhi N. Insurance Disruption Due to Spousal Medicare Transitions: Implications for Access to Care and Health Care Utilization for Women Approaching Age 65. Health Serv Res 2009;44(3):946-964.

Smith MA, Bartell JM. Changes in Usual Source of Care and Perceptions of Health Care Access, Quality and Use. Med Care 2004;42:975-984.

Smith MA, Atherly AJ, Kane RLs, Pacala JT. Peer Review of the Quality of Care: Reliability and Sources of Variability for Outcome and Process Assessments. JAMA 1997;278:1573-1578.

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