Hannah Foster, PhDHannah Foster, PhD
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Hannah Foster earned a B.A. in Harp performance and a M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She then went on to complete her PhD in Biochemistry from Harvard University. Dr. Foster’s research focuses on understanding the regulation of metabolic health by diet, with the goal of understanding which diet-based interventions will be most effective for individual patients with diabetes. She has completed two previous postdoctoral fellowships at UW, one with the Department of Bacteriology and the other with the Department of Medicine. This is Dr. Foster’s first year with the Primary Care Research Fellowship.

Maggie Grabow, PhD, MPHMaggie Grabow, PhD, MPH
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Maggie Grabow completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Washington University in St. Louis before moving to Wisconsin to pursue a master’s degree in Land Resources from UW-Madison. She then went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree and ultimately her PhD in Environment and Resources. Dr. Grabow works on issues surrounding the built environment and health. Her research focuses on quantifying and understanding the many health and climate co-benefits of transforming communities to support bicycling and walking opportunities, as well as understanding and evaluating the many predictors of active transportation behaviors. She is also working on advancing the notion of “social prescriptions,” in which physicians advise lifestyle options such as prescriptions for bikeshare, fruit and vegetable CSAs, or yoga classes. She completed two years with the Complimentary and Integrative Health Research Fellowship Fellowship from 2015-2017 and is returning for a 3rd year after spending a year in Philadelphia.

KJ Hansmann, MD, MPHKJ Hansmann, MD, MPH
Primary Care Research Fellowship

After completing her Family Medicine Residency with the DFMCH, KJ Hansmann joined the Primary Care Research Fellowship to evaluate population health interventions that address social determinants of health. Her medical education and career have been greatly informed by a desire to make positive change in the communities where patients live. As an undergraduate, Dr. Hansmann’s political advocacy and community organizing efforts taught her that health begins where people live, learn, work, and play. As a medical student and Family Medicine resident, Dr. Hansmann participated in multiple projects outside of clinical duties that aimed to create safe spaces for people to live healthy, active lives. Dr. Hansmann continues to partner with Lake View Elementary School and local advocacy organizations near her home clinic, Northeast Family Medical Center, and strives to integrate her interest in community-based projects with her research goals during the fellowship.

Yoshito Kosai, MDYoshito Kosai, MD
Academic Integrative Health Fellowship

Yoshi Kosai grew up in Lynnwood, Washington, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve before moving to Wisconsin to pursue his residency training with the Madison Family Medicine Residency Program. He initially came to Family Medicine with a strong interest in sports medicine, and athletics have been an important part of his life, both as a lifelong ice hockey player and as a coach in several capacities (including head coach for the Western Washington Female Hockey Association). Throughout the residency, Yoshi also became increasingly interested in incorporating fitness, exercise, and sports with mental health to create an integrative approach to healthcare. He has joined the UW Academic Integrative Health Fellowship to further explore these interests.

Andrew McClintock, PhDAndrew McClintock, PhD
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Andrew McClintock originally hails from the Chicago area. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH, before earning his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in Athens. He also completed a pre-doctoral internship in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center before moving to Wisconsin to join the DFMCH Primary Care Research Fellowship. Dr. McClintock’s research focuses on the process and outcome of psychological interventions. In particular, his research examines factors that are common across interventions (e.g., alliance, empathy, outcome expectations); factors that are relatively specific and unique to interventions (e.g., mindfulness, cognitive restructuring); and the way in which these “common” and “specific” factors interact to facilitate client improvement.

Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MSMaria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Maria Mora Pinzon is a physician-scientist with a background in health services research, health equity research, and preventive medicine. After earning her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Dr. Mora Pinzon gained an MS in Clinical Research from Rush University. Dr. Mora Pinzon joined the Primary Care Research Fellowship following a research position at the Community-Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN) in Madison. Through her work in preventive medicine, Dr. Mora Pinzon seeks to promote voices from underrepresented communities and to encourage organizations to take necessary steps to be inclusive in ways that resonate with cultural values and account for the diversity that exists within communities of color. Dr. Mora Pinzon’s current research aims to increase understanding of barriers that Hispanic/Latino and African American communities experience when seeking care for geriatric conditions. Through understanding these barriers, she hopes to develop research approaches that will improve early diagnosis and build community trust in researchers and their institutions.

Adam Norton, MDAdam Norton, MD
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

A graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Adam Norton, MD, joined the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship following his Pediatrics Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Norton’s interests within sports medicine include sports nutrition, the effects of early sport specialization on overuse injuries, the impact of sleep on sports performance and injuries, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles throughout the lifespan. He strives to further develop all interest areas throughout his time with the fellowship.

Eric Rubenstein, PhD, ScMEric Rubenstein, PhD, ScM
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Eric Rubenstein is an epidemiologist who studies life-course outcomes for the population with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Rubenstein earned his MS in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his PhD in Epidemiology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he researched autism phenotype in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Rubenstein joined the Primary Care Research Fellowship following a Fellowship in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research at the UW-Madison Waisman Center. Dr. Rubenstein’s current work explores pregnancy risk factors and outcomes for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wisconsin. Dr. Rubenstein has worked with people with disabilities for the past 20 years. He currently coaches Special Olympics flag football, basketball, track and field, and tennis in Madison.

Kathryn Schmit, MDKathryn Schmit, MD
Primary Care Research Fellowship

Kathryn (Katie) Schmit is a physician-scientist with a research focus on viral upper respiratory infections in pediatric patients. After earning her medical degree at St. George’s University in Grenada and completing her Pediatrics Residency at UW-Madison, Dr. Schmit pursued a Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at UW-Madison. Through her fellowship experiences, Dr. Schmit continues to focus on an illness-specific quality of life evaluation designed to assess the negative impact of acute upper respiratory infections and a global health simulation curriculum for internal medicine residents. After the fellowship, Dr. Schmit hopes to hold an academic position within pediatric infectious disease that incorporates clinical practice, translational research, and public and global health. She plans to work primarily with underserved populations within the United States and abroad, with a focus on epidemiology and disease prevention.

Alyssa Tilhou, MD, PhDAlyssa Tilhou, MD, PhD
Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Alyssa Shell Tilhou joins the Addiction Medicine Fellowship with the goal of advancing access to comprehensive services and improved health outcomes for patients struggling with substance use disorders. Dr. Tilhou completed her family medicine residency training with the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She received her AB from Harvard University and her MD and PhD in population health sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between neighborhood ethnic density and mental health in Latino populations. Her research areas have included health disparities, neighborhood effects, primary care expansion and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on patient access and outcomes. She has conducted research with the American Board of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University and the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC. Most recently, she practiced as a traditional family physician performing inpatient, outpatient and obstetrical care in a rural community in southwest Wisconsin.

Investing in the Future

The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is consistently ranked as one of the top family medicine departments in the country. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining exemplary family medicine educational programs for medical students, resident physicians, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals.

Fellowship Programs

The Department sponsors several fellowship programs designed to assist physicians further meet their career goals. The program currently includes training opportunities in:

Clinical Fellowships

Research Fellowships