Patrick Remington

Credentials: MD, MPH

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


Phone: (608) 263-1745

Room 1007c WARF Office Building
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726

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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.


  • 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)

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