• Bryan Weichelt PhD, MBA

  • Associate Research Scientist

    • MCRI - MCRI-National Farm Medicine
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML8 Marshfield, WI 54449


Ph.D., Biomedical & Health Informatics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Certificate, Agricultural Safety and Health, International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health, Bloomington, IL
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
Certificate, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA
M.S., Information and Communication Technology, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI
B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI
B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI

Work Experience

2009 to 2010:
First Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, Alpha Btry 1-120th FA, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Camp Cropper, Iraq
2004 to 2012:
Soldier, E3-O3, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Wisconsin
2010 to 2012:
Captain, Battalion Logistics Officer, 1-120th FA, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
2012 to 2014:
I.S. Project Manager, Biomedical Informatics Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
2014 to 2015:
Health Communications Manager, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
2015 to 2016:
Project Manager, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI
1990 to Present:
General Laborer, Calf Caretaker, Equipment Operator, Weichelt Dairy Farm, Stratford, WI
2014 to Present:
Owner, Weichelt Acres and Orchard, Stratford, WI
2016 to Present:
Associate Research Scientist, National Farm Medicine Center; Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI


Dr. Weichelt focuses on the application of technologies to the current agricultural health and safety landscape, including assessing effectiveness of new tools and mobile technology in reaching rural farm populations. Within the purview of agricultural safety and health informatics, Dr, Weichelt plans to gain further experience in formal usability and user experience studies with a focus on user-centered design and human-computer interaction as critical components of designing information systems and public health tools with cross-sector relevance. Dr. Weichelt is also exploring options for systematically capturing patient occupation and veteran status in the MCHS EHR, and assessing provider adoption of mHealth in rural health care.

Research Interests

Bryan grew up on his parents' fifth generation dairy farm in Central Wisconsin where they now primarily grow corn and soybeans. He earned his doctorate in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a dissertation focused on assessing clinicians' barriers to adopting mHealth technology use with rural patients. He has also earned a Master’s of Science in Information & Communication Technology and a MBA. Bryan is now an Associate Research Scientist at the National Farm Medicine Center where he leads several informatics-based research projects, including the recent development of an augmented reality version of Farm-MAPPER, and AgInjuryNews.org, a growing assemblage injury surveillance data based on news reports.

Select Publications

  • Scott E, Weichelt B, Lincoln J. The Future of U.S. Agricultural Injury Surveillance Needs Collaboration. Journal of Agromedicine. 2023 January 28; 28(1):11-13. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2022.2148032.
    PubMed ID: 36384403
  • Schofield S, Ramos A, Weichelt B, Bent B. Realities of Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Agricultural Workers: Before, during, and into the Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Agromedicine. 2023 January 28; 28(1):69-72. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2022.2147624.
    PubMed ID: 36396619
  • Schwebel DC, Hasan R, Weichelt BP. Could Wearables Protect Youth and Children on Farms? J Agromedicine. 2023 January; 28(1):77-80. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2022.2140735. PMCID: PMC9805513.
    PubMed ID: 36284466
  • Namkoong K, Leach J, Chen J, Zhang J, Weichelt B. A feasibility study of Augmented Reality Intervention for Safety Education for farm parents and children. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023 January 9; 10 :903933. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.903933. PMCID: PMC9875325.
    PubMed ID: 36711325
  • VanWormer JJ, Berg RL, Wieckhorst M, Burke RR, Weichelt BP. Medically Attended Suicidality in Youth Who Live on Farms. [published online ahead of print 2023 September 29]. J Agromedicine. :1-6. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2023.2264287.
    PubMed ID: 37772979
  • Lee BC, Becot FA, Bendixsen C, Benny C, Lundqvist P, Swenson A,...Franklin RC [including Weichelt B.] Editorial: Safeguarding youth from agricultural injury and illness: international experiences. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023 August 18; 11 :1270578. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1270578. PMCID: PMC10471958.
    PubMed ID: 37663839
  • Salzwedel M, Weichelt B, Burke R, Lee B. Needs assessment survey for enhancing United States child agricultural injury prevention capacity: Brief report. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023 March 27; 11 :1059024. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1059024. PMCID: PMC10083427.
    PubMed ID: 37050951
  • VanWormer JJ, Berg RL, VanWormer A, Weichelt BP. Race, Rurality, and Suicidality in Children and Adolescents. [published online ahead of print 2023 December 8]. Am J Prev Med. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2023.12.004.
    PubMed ID: 38072296
  • Weichelt BP, Pilz M, Burke R, Puthoff D, Namkoong K. The Potential of AI and ChatGPT in Improving Agricultural Injury and Illness Surveillance Programming and Dissemination. [published online ahead of print 2023 December 5]. J Agromedicine. 1-5. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2023.2284959.
    PubMed ID: 38050835
  • Burke R, Weichelt B, Namkoong K, Ploeckelman M. Recruiting farm parents for a 6-week online child safety survey study using paid Facebook advertisements. Frontiers in Communication. 2023 June 23;8.
  • Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Burke B. Injuries and Fatalities Related to Skid Steers: 2015–2020. Safety. 2022 August 3; 8(3):56. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/safety8030056.
  • Weichelt B, Scott E, Burke R, Shutske J, Gorucu S, Sanderson W,...Rautiainen R. What about the Rest of Them? Fatal Injuries Related to Production Agriculture Not Captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). J Agromedicine. 2022 January; 27(1):35-40. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2021.1956663.
    PubMed ID: 34278984
  • Weichelt BP, Gorucu S, Burke R, Salzwedel MA, Murphy DJ, Lee BC. Agricultural youth injuries: An updated review of cases from U.S. news media reports, 2016–2021. Frontiers in Public Health. 2022 November 18; 10 :1045858. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1045858. PMCID: PMC9716065.
    PubMed ID: 36466475
  • Burke R, Pilz M, Redmond R, Gorucu S, Weichelt B. Stakeholders’ Consumption of Agricultural Injury Reports from News Media: A Six-Year Analysis of Website Usage and Visitor Analytics. Safety. 2021 June 15; 7(2)doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/safety7020048.
  • Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Diehl D, Galindo S. An Overview of Agricultural Injuries in Florida from 2015-2019. J Agric Saf Health. 2021 July 9; 27(3):135-146. doi: 10.13031/jash.1453.
    PubMed ID: 34350746
  • Weichelt B, Burke R, Redmond E, Shutske J. Farm Suicides in Wisconsin, 2017–2018: Preliminary Findings and a Call for Future Research. Safety. 2021 June 29; 7(3):51. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/safety7030051 .
  • Weichelt B, VanWormer J, Xu Y, Kadolph C, Lin S. Lessons Learned from Development of a Mobile App for Cardiovascular Health Awareness. Sustainability. 2021 May 26; 13(11):5985. doi: 10.3390/su13115985 .
  • Burke RR, Weichelt BP, Namkoong K. Facebook Ads Manager as a Recruitment Tool for a Health and Safety Survey of Farm Mothers: Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res. 2021 April 7; 5(4):e19022. doi: 10.2196/19022. PMCID: PMC8060866.
    PubMed ID: 33825686
  • Weichelt B, Alves Pena A, Joyce J, Keifer M. Economic Evaluation and Systematic Review of Publicly Available Workers’ Compensation Practice Details and Mod Rate Calculators Applied to Upper Midwest Agriculture. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020 January;25(1):38-51. doi: doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2019.1593274 .
    PubMed ID: 30940000
  • Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Jennissen C, Denning G, Oesch S. Assessing the Emergent Public Health Concern of All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries in Rural and Agricultural Environments: Initial Review of Available National Datasets in the United States. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2020 May 29; 6(2):e15477.
    PubMed ID: 32469319
  • Meyer C, Becot F, Burke R, Weichelt B. Rural Telehealth Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Long-term Infrastructure Commitment May Support Rural Health Care Systems Resilience. [published online ahead of print 2020 September 12]. Journal of Agromedicine. doi: doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2020.1814921.
  • Weichelt B, Nambisan P, Burke R, Bendixsen C. Finding the Edges of Problems: Social Media as an Exploratory Research Tool. [published online ahead of print 2020 September 7]. Journal of Agromedicine. 25(4)doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2020.1815624.
  • Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Redmond E, Murphy D. Coding agricultural injury: Factors affecting coder agreement. Journal of Safety Research. 2020 December; 75 doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2020.08.006.
  • Swenson A, Ploeckelman M, Salzwedel M, Weichelt B. JA:2021-38. Assessing Facebook Advertising as a Recruitment Strategy for In-Person Workshops. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020 December;25(3):261-262. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2020.1765614.
  • Burke R, Pilz M, Redmond E, Sauer M, Weichelt B. JA:2021-3. Dissemination and Adoption of AgInjuryNews.org: A Publicly Available Collection of Agricultural Injury Media Reports. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020 December 6;25(3):232-233. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2020.1763725.
  • Matthew Pilz, Rick Burke, Emily Redmond, Megan Sauer, Bryan Weichelt. JA:2021-23. Ideal Tracking and Analytics: Incorporating Modern Toolsets to Enhance Analysis of User Acquisition and Behavior on AgInjuryNews.org. Journal of Agromedicine. 2020 December; 25(3):248-249. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2020.1765575.
  • Weichelt B, Gorucu S. Supplemental surveillance: a review of 2015 and 2016 agricultural injury data from news reports on AgInjuryNews.org. Inj Prev. 2019 June 25; doi: doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042671.
    PubMed ID: 29386372
  • Weichelt B, Heimonen T, Pilz M, Yoder A, Bendixsen C. An Argument Against Cross-Platform Development: Lessons From an Augmented Reality App Prototype for Rural Emergency Responders. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 March 28;7(3):e12207. doi: 10.2196/12207. PMCID: PMC6458533.
    PubMed ID: 30920380
  • Weichelt B, Hooper E, Chow B. Infant identical triplets' presentation of human parechovirus Type 3. IDCases. 2019 January 24;15:e00494. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00494. PMCID: PMC6360838.
    PubMed ID: 30766797
  • Weichelt B, Bendixsen C, Keifer M. Farm Owners and Workers as Key Informants in User-Centered Occupational Health Prototype Development: A Stakeholder-Engaged Project. J. Med. Internet Res.. 2019 January 29; 21(1):e9711.
    PubMed ID: 30694202
  • Murphy D, Gorucu S, Weichelt B, Scott E, Purschwitz M. Using multiple coding schemes for classification and coding of agricultural injury. Am J Ind Med. 2019 February; 62(2):87-98.
    PubMed ID: 30561026
  • Weichelt B, Pena AA, Joyce J, Keifer M. Economic Evaluation and Systematic Review of Publicly Available Workers' Compensation Practice Details and Mod Rate Calculators Applied to Upper Midwest Agriculture. [published online ahead of print 2019 April 2]. J Agromedicine. :1-13. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2019.1593274.
    PubMed ID: 30940000
  • Weichelt B, Gorucu S, Murphy D, Pena AA, Salzwedel M, Lee BC. Agricultural Youth Injuries: A Review of 2015-2017 Cases from U.S. News Media Reports. J Agromedicine. 2019 July; 24(3):298-308.
    PubMed ID: 31130110
  • Weichelt B, Ray W, Keifer M. Development of an Occupational Health Safe Return to Work Prototype Application and Ergonomics Dataset for Agricultural Tasks. Safety. 2019 June 17;5(2):40. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5020040 .
  • Weichelt B, Heimonen T, Redmond E, Gorucu S, Vechinski J, Pflughoeft K,...Murphy DJ [including Bendixsen C, Salzwedel M.] Redesigning a Sentinel Surveillance System for Collecting and Disseminating Near Real-Time Agricultural Injury Reports: System Usability Study. JMIR Form Res. 2019 August 2; 3(3):e13621. PMCID: PMC6696853.
    PubMed ID: 31376278
  • Weichelt B, Bendixsen C, Patrick T. A Model for Assessing Necessary Conditions for Rural Health Care’s Mobile Health Readiness: Qualitative Assessment of Clinician-Perceived Barriers. JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH. 2019 November 8;7(11):11915. doi: 10.2196/11915. PMCID: 6874803.
    PubMed ID: 31702564
  • Bryan Weichelt, Elisabeth Hooper, Brian Chow. Infant identical triplets’ presentation of human parechovirus Type 3. IDCases. 2019 February; 15 :00494. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00494.
  • Weichelt B, Salzwedel M, Heiberger S, Lee BC. Establishing a publicly available national database of US news articles reporting agriculture-related injuries and fatalities. Am J Ind Med. 2018 May 24; doi: 10.1002/ajim.22860.
    PubMed ID: 29790197
  • Weichelt B, Yoder A, Bendixsen C, Pilz M, Minor G, Keifer M. Augmented Reality Farm MAPPER Development: Lessons Learned from an App Designed to Improve Rural Emergency Response. J Agromedicine. 23(3):284-296. doi: doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2018.1470051..
    PubMed ID: 30047852
  • Weichelt B, Bendixsen C. A Review of 2016-2017 Agricultural Youth Injuries Involving Skid Steers and a Call for Intervention and Translational Research. J Agromedicine. 2018 October;23(4):374-380. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501455.
    PubMed ID: 30230430
  • Bryan Weichelt, Casper Bendixsen. A Review of 2016–2017 Agricultural Youth Injuries Involving Skid Steers and a Call for Intervention and Translational Research. Journal of Agromedicine. 2018 October; 23(4):374-380. doi: ttps://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2018.1501455.
  • Ray W, Finamore J, Rastegar-Mojarad M, Kadolph C, Ye Z, Bohne J,...Lin SM [including Xu Y, Burish D, Sondelski J, Easker M, Finnegan B, Bartkowiak B, Weichelt B.] (2016 March 2). MD-CTS: An integrated terminology reference of clinical and translational medicine. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 14 :131-4.
    PubMed ID: 27069559
  • Iris Anne Reyes, Nancy Bellendorf, Tami Meehan, Ron Wenger, Christopher Kadolph, Shaun Halstead,...Matthew Keifer [including Andrea Mahnke, Bryan Weichelt, William Ray.] Facilitating Return to Work for Injured and Ill Animal Agriculture Workers. Journal of Agromedicine. 2014 April; 19(2):232. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.892457.
  • Zhou Z, He M, Brilliant M, Brautbar A, Miller A, Weichelt B, Lin S. (2013 September). PS3-2: Informatics Challenges to Implement Pharmacogenetics to Clinical Practice. Clin Med Res. 11(3):147-148.