As the Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, I draw upon my experience practicing public health and developing educational and other programs. My experience at the CDC, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, and UW Population Health Institute, provides me with a solid understanding of role for physicians in efforts to improve the health of populations—focusing on public health and health equity. I have over 25 years of experience teaching and mentoring. I have also led the development of public health programs, including being the UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Population Health Science Program (1997-2008); the UW Population Health Institute (2001-2008); and the Master of Public Health Program (2005-2009). In 2009 I was appointed the inaugural Associate Dean for Public Health, directing the transformation of our school to an integrated school of medicine and public health. In 2013, I received a 5-year grant from HRSA to integrate public health and primary care education for medical and PA students, and in 2014 I began as the first director of the UW’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program. In my research, my work at the interface between science and practice has culminated in a model for public health surveillance for engaging communities in broad-based efforts to measure health and mobilize communities toward action. I have authored or co-authored over 300 publications and teach courses on public health practice to undergraduate, medical, and public health students

Maggie Nolan, MD, MS

Assistant Program Director


As Assistant Director of the UW Preventive Medicine Residency Program, I have the privilege of teaching and mentoring residents, particularly in the areas of scholarship, research and writing.   I am also a physician-scientist at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, the UW Department of Medicine, and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

My background is in Social Epidemiology and Family Medicine. Prior to coming to the University of Wisconsin, I was a Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic, focusing on peri-operative smoking cessation research and intervention programs. I have a particular interest in clinical tobacco dependence treatment in cancer patients and traditionally hard-to-reach populations.

Kelly Coffey, MS

Program Coordinator