Assistant Professor (CHS)
Allison Couture grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, and she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. She then went on to complete her medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. She was drawn to Family Medicine as the specialty that best encompasses her interests in obstetric, pediatric, and LGBTQ care, and she completed her family medicine internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Madison Program. During medical school and residency, she cultivated an interest in health and social policy, which led her to complete a Master of Public Affairs degree at the UW La Follette School of Public Affairs after residency. From caring for newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal to facilitating end of life discussions with elderly patients, she is aware of the impact healthcare policies have on medical practice and clinical outcomes. Her academic research includes studying gender difference across provider/patient interactions, promoting behavior changes to support healthy eating in children and families, and advancing medical student and resident learning and education with an emphasis on osteopathic medicine. In her free time, Allison enjoys camping with friends, walking her cats, cooking, and watching the musical theatre productions of her husband.