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Madison, WI 53726

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(608) 263-1745

Patrick Remington, MD, MPH

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Director, UW-Madison Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Biography

Dr. Remington received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. After completing an internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, he trained at the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer (assigned to the Michigan health department); as a Preventive Medicine Resident in the Division of Nutrition at the CDC, and as part of the CDC Career Development Program, when he obtained his MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.

He was the Chief Medical Officer for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention in the Wisconsin Division of Health for almost a decade, and joined the Department of Population Health Sciences in 1997. Since that time he has led the development and was the first Director of the UW MPH Program, the UW Population Health Institute, and the UW Preventive Medicine Residency Program; was the first Associate Director for Population Health Science in the Carbone Cancer Center, and was the inaugural Associate Dean for Public Health in the renamed, School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Remington's current research examines ways to improve public health surveillance methods and outcomes. He led the development of the Wisconsin County Health Rankings, now a national program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Affiliations/Associations:

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Director, UW-Madison Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Public Health--Local to Global Perspectives (PHS 370 / 3 credits / Spring semesters)
  • Communicating Public Health Information Effectively (PHS 660 / 1 credit / summer session)
  • Leadership in Medicine and Public Health (PHS 712 / 1 credit / medical students)
  • Principles and Practice of Public Health (Co-Directed with Edgar) (PHS 780 / 3 credits / Fall semesters)

Weblinks/Social Media:

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Recent Honors/Awards

  • UW Chancellor’s Teaching Award, 2019
  • American College of Preventive Medicine Ronald M. Davis Award, 2019
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association, Carol Graham Award, 2019; Public Health Researcher of the Year, 2007
  • Langmuir Lecturer, Centers for Disease Control, 2010
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association, Carol Graham Award, 2019; Public Health Researcher of the Year, 2007
  • Americal Cancer Society, Lynn R. Smith Award for Outstanding Leadership in Tobacco Control, 2006
  • School of Medicine and Public Health, Dean's Teaching Award, UW Medical School, 2003
  • Centers for Disease Control Service Award, Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Public Health Award, for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
  • State Medical Society of Wisconsin 2000 Meritorious Service Award

Select Publications

Remington PL, Catlin BB, Gennuso KP. The County Health Rankings: Rationale & Methods. Population Health Metrics 2015; Apr 17; 13(11): 1-12. PMID 25931988.

Athens JK, Remington PL, Gangnon RE. Improving the Rank Precision of Population Health Measures for Small Areas with Longitudinal and Joint Outcome Models. PLoS One 2015; Jun 22; 10(6): e0130027. PMID: 26098858.

Pronk NP, Remington PL; Community Preventive Services Task Force. Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs for Prevention of Diabetes: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med 2015; Jul; 163. PMID: 26168073.

Remington PL. County Health Rankings and the Cult of the Imperfect. Health Serv Res 2015; Oct; 50(5): 1407-12. Epub 2015 Aug 9. PMID: 26256566.

Remington PL, Catlin BB, Gennuso KP. The County Health Rankings: Rationale & Methods. Population Health Metrics. 2015 Apr 17;13(11):1-12. PMID 25931988.

Brownson RC, Samet JM, Chavez GF, Davies MM, Galea S, Hiatt RA, Hornung CA, Khoury MJ, Koo D, Mays VM, Remington P, Yarber L. Charting a future for epidemiologic training. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;25(6):458-65. PMID: 25976024.

Athens JK*, Remington PL, Gangnon RE. Improving the Rank Precision of Population Health Measures for Small Areas with Longitudinal and Joint Outcome Models. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 22;10(6):e0130027. PMID: 26098858

Sprague BL, Gangnon RE, Hampton JM, Egan KM, Titus LJ, Kerlikowske K, Remington PL, Newcomb PA, Trentham-Dietz A. Variation in breast cancer risk factor associations by method of detection: results from a series of case-control studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 15;181(12):956-69. PMID: 25944893.

Remington PL, Wadland WC. Connecting the dots: bridging patient and population health data systems. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Feb;48(2):213-4. PMID: 25599906

Balk EM, Earley A, Raman G, Avendano EA, Pittas AG, Remington PL. Combined diet and physical activity promotion programs to prevent Type 2 Diabetes among people at increased risk: A Community Guide Systematic Review. Annals of Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med 2015 Jul;163. PMID: 26167912.

Pronk NP, Remington PL; Community Preventive Services Task Force. Combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for prevention of diabetes: Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med 2015 Jul;163. PMID: 26168073.

Remington PL. County Health Rankings and the Cult of the Imperfect. Health Serv Res. 2015 Oct;50(5):1407-12. Epub 2015 Aug 9. PMID: 26256566

Peterson M, Albertini MR, Remington P. Incidence, survival, and mortality of malignant cutaneous melanoma in Wisconsin, 1995-2011. WMJ. 2015 Oct;114(5):196-201. PMID: 26726340

Knox DJ, Remington PL. The development of a summary measure to estimate the relative burden of smoking in Wisconsin counties. WMJ. 2015 Dec;114(6):257-62. PMID: 26854314

Remington PL, Pittas AG, Balk EM. Diet and physical activity promotion programs to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 19;164(8):572. PMID: 27089079

Timberlake K, Roubal A, Hatchell K, Catlin B, Remington P. A novel approach for measuring and communicating state health trends over time. WMJ. 2015 Dec;114(6):240-6. PMID: 26854311

Traun BD, Flood TL, Meinen A, Daniels M, Remington PL. A qualitative pilot study of pediatricians' approach to childhood obesity. WMJ. 2016 Jun;115(3):134-8; quiz 139. PMID: 27443089

Pollock E, Norrbom C, Ehlinger E, Remington P. Wisconsin versus Minnesota: A border battle for the healthiest state. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2016;115(4):173-8. PMID: 29099152

Adams AK, Christens B, Meinen A, Korth A, Remington PL, Lindberg S, Schoeller D. The Obesity Prevention Initiative: A statewide effort to improve child health in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2016;115(5):220-23. PMID: 28216994

Ryan K, Pillai P, Remington P, Malecki K, Lindberg, S. Development of an obesity prevention dashboard for Wisconsin. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2016;115(5):224-27. PMID: 28190953

Gregor L, Remington PL, Lindberg S, Ehrenthal E. Prevalence of pre-pregnancy obesity, 2011-2014. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2016;115(5):228-32. PMID: 28190954

Eggers S, Remington PL, Ryan K, Nieto FJ, Peppard P, Malecki K. Obesity prevalence and health consequences: Findings from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, 2008-2013. Wisconsin Medical Journal 2016;115(5):238-43. PMID: 29095585

Prunuske J, Remington PL. A Community Health Assessment Curriculum to Develop Population Health Competencies. PRiMER. 2017; 1:1. DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2017.1.1

Henkel DS, Mora-Pinzon M, Remington PL, Jolles SA, Voils CI, Gould JC, Kothari SN, Funk LM. Trends in the prevalence of severe obesity and bariatric surgery access: A state level analysis from 2011-2014. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 May 30 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28557643

Remington PL. All models are wrong; some are useful. Am J Public Health. August 2017;107(8). Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug;107(8):e28. PMID: 28700287

Stein EM, Gennuso KP, Ugboaja DC, Remington PL. The epidemic of despair among white Americans: trends in the leading causes of premature death, 1999-2015. Am J Public Health. 2017 Oct;107(10):1541-1547. PMID: 28817333

Mora-Pinzon MC, Henkel D, Miller RE, Remington PL, Gould JC, Kothari SN, Funk LM. Emergency department visits and readmissions within 1 year of bariatric surgery: A statewide analysis using hospital discharge records. Surgery. 2017 Nov;162(5):1155-1162. PMID: 28755967

Graffy P, McKinnon S, Lee G, Remington P. Life Outside: A Narrative Ethnographic Inquiry into the Determinants of Homelessness. Journal of Poverty. 2018 December;1-27.

Stein EM, Remington PL. The fatal outcomes of failed prevention. Lancet Public Health. 2018 Aug;3(8):e354-e355. PMID: 30037722

Stein EM, Remington PL. Moving from public health surveillance to action. American Journal of Public Health. 2019 January; 109 (1), 23.

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