Wisconsin Public Health PBRN

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Purpose: The Wisconsin Public Health Research Network (WPHRN) links public health practitioners and researchers to answer questions and disseminate discoveries that can be applied to improve practice and population health.

Vision: The network initiates and actively supports collaboration between public health practitioners and researchers to plan, conduct, and disseminate findings from public health practice-relevant research.

Goals: 1) Grow number and quality of partnerships, 2) Increase dissemination of research findings and assess spread of findings, 3) Increase the amount of research conducted, and, 4) Grow funding to sustain the network

WPHRN membership includes public health professionals, researchers, students, and others from health departments, academic settings, and professional organizations. Membership is free and encouraged to anyone interested in public health practice or public health research in Wisconsin.

Visit our website for information about WPHRN’s strategic plan, network structure, WPHRN Priority Systems & Services Research Questions, and members.

Our Research


  • Institute for Wisconsin's Health, Inc.
  • Oneida County Health Department
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Wisconsin -Institute for Clinical and Translational Research-Community Academic Partnerships Program
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Population Health Institute
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health
  • Greenfield City Health Department
  • Wood County Health Department


Sue Kunferman, M.S.N., RN
WPHRN Co-Chair
Wood County Health Department

Susan Zahner, Dr.P.H., RN
WPHRN Co-Chair
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact Us


Room 4182
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53792-2455
ph. 608-263-5265

Sue Kunferman, M.S.N., RN

Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN

Tracy Mrochek, M.P.A., RN