Paul Peppard

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor of Population Health Sciences


Phone: (608) 262-2680

Room 605 WARF Office Building
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726

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Lab Page 
Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study 

Paul Peppard joined the faculty of the Department of Population Health Sciences in 2008. He holds MS degrees in Preventive Medicine and Statistics, and a PhD degree in Epidemiology from UW-Madison.

Dr. Peppard conducts NIH-funded epidemiologic research into the causes and consequences of sleep disorders. Specific areas of interest include: the impact of the obesity epidemic on sleep apnea prevalence; the behavioral (e.g., physical inactivity, weight gain) and genetic predictors of sleep disorders; and outcomes of sleep disorders (e.g., cognitive dysfunction, hypertension, depression). In addition, Paul is Co-Director of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), a statewide research study designed to measure a broad range of health conditions in Wisconsin. Other areas of current interest include health disparities, summary measures of population health, and population health monitoring.

Courses Taught

  • PHS 806: Advanced Epidemiology: The Practice of Epidemiology (4th in the graduate epidemiology methods sequence), 2014 – present
  • PHS 805: (Instructor, L. Bautista) Epidemiologic Methods 4 (Mendelian randomization, Ecologic Studies, and Meta-alanyses modules), 2013-present
  • PHS 802: Advanced Epidemiology, 2009-2012
  • PHS 798: (Instructor, L. Bautista): Epidemiology Methods II (Measurement error module), 2002-2013)

Research Weblinks

Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW)

Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study

Curriculum Vitae

Paul Peppard CV