Position title: Professor of Population Health Sciences
Phone: (608) 262-2680
Room 611a WARF Office Building
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726
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.
- 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)