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Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH

Appointed to the Task Force: 2013

Patrick RemingtonPatrick L. Remington, MD, MPH is the associate dean for public health and professor of population health sciences at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also directs the school’s Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

At the UW, Dr. Remington has served as associate director of the Carbone Cancer Center, and he was the founding director of the UW Population Health Institute and the Master of Public Health Program. Prior to this, Dr. Remington worked for 15 years as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.

Dr. Remington’s research focuses on developing methods to measure the health of communities and communicate this information to the public and policy makers. He founded the Robert Wood Johnson-funded County Health Rankings project which ranks the health of counties in all 50 states and examines strategies to improve population health.

Dr. Remington earned a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology, a medical degree from UW-Madison, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed an internal medicine internship at the Virginia Mason in Seattle as well as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and Preventive Medicine Residency at CDC. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 publications, and he teaches courses on public health practice to undergraduate, medical, and public health students.