Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, MS, a professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) will become the new Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), effective July 1, 2019.
A national leader and expert in vaccines and immunization policy, Dr. Temte is currently serving his third appointment to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal advisory committees. He served two terms on the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and was also the first family physician to chair this committee. He is currently a member of the CDC Office of Infectious Diseases Board of Scientific Counselors. At the state level, Dr. Temte chairs the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices and has been an active leader on pandemic influenza and bioterrorism working groups for the state.
A prolific researcher, Dr. Temte has served as director of the Wisconsin Research and Education Network, which is a model of engagement in community-based research.
Among recent honors, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) awarded Dr. Temte its 2018 Public Health Award, recognizing his career commitment to the enhancement of public health in the United States and beyond.
Key in his selection to this role, Dr. Temte has demonstrated a strong commitment to mentoring at many levels – from UWSMPH Master of Public Health students to those in the AAFP vaccine science fellowship program. He also directs the DFMCH’s Summer Student Research and Clinical Assistantship Program, giving medical students the opportunity to do hands-on research alongside faculty.
In his role as Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement, Dr. Temte will oversee the Office of Rural Health, the Area Health Education Center and the Center for Urban Population Health, in partnership with UW–Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care.
Published: May 2019