Center for Urban & Population Health

The Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH) was established in April 2001 as a partnership of the UW SMPH, Aurora Health Care (AHC), and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). The Center’s mission is to conduct and facilitate original population health research and educational initiatives that improve the health of urban communities through collaboration with academic and community organizations.  The interdisciplinary research program of the CUPH is population-focused and community-based, with a health and wellness perspective and a strong commitment to cultural diversity.  Committed to population health and connections to communities in Wisconsin’s urban areas, CUPH ensures scientific knowledge about population health is interwoven with every community partnership. As such, CUPH engages in transformational collaborations with multiple stakeholders to advance research and evaluation aimed at improving the public’s health. Partnerships draw on a combination of elements in order to see innovation and positive outcomes, applying current scientific evidence with the resourses available to address community identified needs — all the while ensuring alignment with community missions and values. CUPH’s research programs focus on projects that address the health needs of women and children, the aging population, minority groups, and the economically disadvantaged.

CUPH staff lend research support to multiple community-engaged research endeavors in the Lindsay Heights and other neighborhoods in Milwaukee.  David Frazer, the Interim CUPH Director through April 2017, works closely with CCHE on a variety of Milwaukee-based health equity research partnerships. In April 2017, it was announced that Dr. Lisa Berger will take over the CUPH Director role.

To learn more about the Center for Urban Population Health, please visit this link.

View the latest CUPH Annual Report, here: CUPH 2014 APR (PDF)