Asst Professor (CHS)
A Madison native, Karina Atwell earned her degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science at UW-Madison before heading to Milwaukee to complete her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Karina’s interests in community health and underserved populations fueled her engagement in many outreach projects during medical school; and ultimately inspired her commitment to primary care. She has an ever-growing passion for global health and spent five weeks in Haiti during her residency training as part of her Global Health Pathway designation. Karina aims to provide excellent care for individual patients, but also pursue public and population health training so she can impact health disparities on a broader scale. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors any chance she can get, travel, running, cooking, seeing movies with her film-loving husband and cheering on the Badgers.