February 27, 2019
Presented by: Jeffrey VanWormer, PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health and Interim Director of the Center for Oral and Systemic Health at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute.
About this seminar: Dr. VanWormer is a behavioral epidemiologist with research interests in the primary prevention of cardiometabolic disease, with a particular focus on community-level risk factor surveillance and lifestyle interventions. For the past eight years, he has worked at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute as a Scientist in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health, and is currently the Interim Director of the Center for Oral and Systemic Health. He has led and assisted with several evidence-based medicine and health disparities projects focused on obesity, medication use, oral hygiene, and vaccinations, among others. Dr. VanWormer is also an investigator member of the national Health Care Systems Research Network and the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, as well as an Associate Editor for the scientific journal Diabetes Spectrum. Prior to his work in Marshfield, Dr. VanWormer was the Director of the Heart of New Ulm Project, a successful initiative led by Allina Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation to prevent cardiovascular disease in rural Minnesota, which continues today.