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Event Date: 

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 12:00pmProfessor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Event Location: 

1345 Health Sciences Learning Center

Contact Info: 

Rosalind Bendix-Lewis, (608) 265-0516

PHS Monday Seminar: Linda Baumann, PhD, RN, FAAN "The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Evidence-based Prevention"

Professor Baumann, who served on the USPSTF from 2012-21016, will present an overview of its functions and processes, and discuss issues that arise on topics considered for review.


Professor Baumann is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. She received a BSN and MS in nursing from the University of Michigan and her PhD in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her expertise is community health nursing, health behavior, and global health. Her research examines how beliefs about health and illness influence self-care behaviors, especially to promote diabetes self-care. She is a founding member of the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and has led student field courses to Uganda, Cuba, Central America, and Thailand; and currently teaches in the Masters of Public Health program. Professor Baumann has served as a consultant to the World Bank in Vietnam and the West Bank for health workforce issues and health science programs. She is a Paul G. Rogers Society Global Health Research Ambassador and in 2012 was appointed to serve a 4-year term on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (

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Supplemental Materials: 
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