Experts in Health and Medicine — Medical Health Issues

David Baker, Professor/Associate Chair

David BakerBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Neurobiology of Drug Addiction and Schizophrenia

Office Phone: (414) 288-6634


Scott Beardsley, Associate Professor

Scott BeardsleyBiomedical Engineering

Expertise: Neuroengineering, Brain-machine Interfaces, Computational Modeling, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Sensorimotor Control, Brain Imaging, Neural Computation, Neural processing

Office Phone: (414) 288-4448


Murray Blackmore, Associate Professor

Murray BlackmoreBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Development

Office Phone: (414) 288-4532
Mobile Phone: (786) 327-7176


SuJean Choi, Professor

SuJean ChoiBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Neuroscience, Regulation of feeding behavior, Metabolism, Body Weight by the Brain

Office Phone: (414) 288-4533


Paul Coogan, M.D., Medical Director

Paul Coogan, M.D.Physician Assistant Studies

Expertise: Emergency Medical Services

Office Phone: (414) 288-5688
Home Phone: (414) 771-5477


William Cullinan, Dean

William CullinanCollege of Health Sciences

Expertise: Neuroscience, Stress Effects on Mental Health, Depression and Mental Illness, Brain Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Deep Brain Stimulation for Mental Disorders

Office Phone: (414) 288-5053
Home Phone: (262) 796-2988


Jean Fischer, Clinical Assistant Professor

Jean FischerPhysician Assistant Studies

Expertise: Cardiology

Office Phone: (414) 288-0611


Robert Fitts, Professor Emeritus

Robert FittsBiological Sciences

Expertise: Astronauts, Space Biology, Exercise Physiology, Muscle Biology, Preventative Medicine through Exercise, Muscle Biology and Fatigue, Space Biology, Muscle Fatigue, Muscle Wasting, Exercise and Heart Disease, Exercise

Office Phone: (414) 288-1748
Home Phone: (262) 353-3170
Mobile Phone: (414) 350-6859


Paul Gasser, Associate Professor

Paul GasserBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Neuroscience, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Stress and the Brain

Office Phone: (414) 288-4534


M. Behnam Ghasemzadeh, Associate Professor

Mohammadhossein (M. Behnam) GhasemzadehBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Drug Abuse and Mental Disorders, Psychiatric Diseases

Office Phone: (414) 288-6636


Lisa Grabert, Visiting Professor of Research

Lisa GrabertNursing

Expertise: Medicare, Medicaid, health reform, health insurance, health economics  

Media Type
: Print, Radio  
Contact: (414) 288-7356   

April Harkins, Chair and Associate Professor

April HarkinsClinical Laboratory Science

Expertise: Medical Immunology, Medical Mycology

Office Phone: (414) 288-3402


James (Jim) Hoelzle, Associate Professor

James (Jim) HoelzlePsychology Department

Expertise: Psychological Assessment, Overlap Between Neurologic and Psychiatric Conditions

Office Phone: (414) 288-7773
Mobile Phone: (419) 215-7114


Norah Johnson, Professor

Norah JohnsonCollege of Nursing

Expertise: Pediatric Nursing, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Office Phone: (414) 288-3857


Joshua Knox, Clinical Associate Professor

Joshua KnoxPhysician Assistant Studies

Expertise: Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Office Phone: (414) 288-8483


Wendy Krueger, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education

Wendy KruegerSpeech Pathology and Audiology

Expertise: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Swallowing Disorders

Office Phone: (414) 288-5667


John LaDisa, Associate Professor

John LaDisaBiomedical Engineering

Expertise: Medical Issues: Stents, Pediatric Heart Disease, Blood Flow, Computer Modeling

Office Phone: (414) 288-6739


Douglas Lobner, Professor

Douglas LobnerBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Stroke, Neuroscience

Office Phone: (414) 288-6569
Home Phone: (414) 291-3746


Nilanjan Lodh, Assistant Professor

Dr. Nilanjan LodhClinical Laboratory Science Department

Expertise: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Tropical Diseases, Molecular Diagnostics, Population Genetics, Microbiology 

Media Type: Print, TV, Radio
Contact: (414) 288-3404


Patrick Loftis, Clinical Associate Professor

Patrick LoftisPhysician Assistant Studies

Expertise: Internal Medicine

Office Phone: (414) 288-0603


Richard Marklin, Professor

Richard MarklinMechanical Engineering

Expertise: Alternative Computer Keyboards, Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Job Task Analysis and Ergonomics in the Workplace, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Human/Machine Interaction (Ergonomics), Prevention of Low Back Pain

Office Phone: (414) 288-3622


Aaron Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor

Aaron MillerBiomedical Sciences Department

Expertise: Pharmacology & toxicology, human physiology, nutrition

Media type: Print, T.V. and radio


Alexander Ng, Associate Professor

Alexander NgExercise Science

Expertise: Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Control

Office Phone: (414) 288-6209


Kristy Nielson, Professor

Kristy NielsonPsychology Department

Expertise: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Neuroimaging, Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Genetic and Family History Predictors of Decline, Cognition, Learning, Memory, Memory Enhancement

Office Phone: (414) 288-1796


Paula Papanek, Associate Professor, Director of Exercise Science

Paula PapanekExercise Science/Physical Therapy

Expertise: Weight Control, Osteoporosis, Women Athletes, Female Athlete Triad, Eating Disorders, Over Training, Ergogenic Aids, Heart Disease, Obesity, Cardiology, Exercise and Performance, Human Subjects Research, Solar Panels

Office Phone: (414) 288-5069


Robert Paxton, Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Didactic Education

Robert PaxtonPhysician Assistant Studies

Expertise: Infectious Disease

Office Phone: (414) 288-0602


Michael PotnekClinical instructor of nursing

Nursing Department

Expertise: Adult-gerontology primary care, smoking cessation, healthcare for vulnerable populations  

Media Type: Print, TV, Radio 


Tina Puglisi-Creegan, Clinical Associate Professor

Tina Puglisi-CreeganSpeech Pathology and Audiology

Expertise: Aphasia

Office Phone: (414) 288-3946


Kathy Rapala, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Kathryn RapalaCollege of Nursing

Expertise: Patient safety, health systems, quality, clinical risk and population health, ethics, and curriculum development. Subsets of these interests include the relationship of wellness programs to the prevention of patient care error, policy, social determinants of care, work complexity, health care economics, staffing, accreditation and regulatory issues, performance, professional certification, and malpractice.

Office Phone: (414) 288-3170


Robert Scheidt, Professor

Robert ScheidtBiomedical Engineering

Expertise: Stroke Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Robotics, Human Sensorimotor Control, Embedded Microcontroller Design, Medical Instrumentation, Real-Time Computing, Neuroimaging, Stroke, Sensory Integration, Motor Control

Office Phone: (414) 288-6124


Sheila Schindler-Ivens, Associate Professor

Sheila Schindler-IvensPhysical Therapy

Expertise: Neural Control of Locomotion, Neurological Disease and Injury, Walking, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke

Office Phone: (414) 288-7282
Home Phone: (414) 962-0228


Kevin Siebenlist, Associate Professor

Kevin SiebenlistBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: hemostasis: Cellular and protein pathways  

Media Type: Print, TV, Radio 
Contact: (414) 288-6555 


Jeffrey Toth, Adjunct Professor


Expertise: Spine and Orthopaedic Medical Devices, orthopaedic and spine biomaterials, testing of implant materials, bone tissue engineering, bone graft substitutes, explant analysis of medical devices. 

Media Type:
 Print, TV 


Robert Wheeler, Associate Professor

Robert WheelerBiomedical Sciences

Expertise: Neuroscience, Substance Abuse

Office Phone: (414) 288-6703
Home Phone: (414) 266-6703
Mobile Phone: (262) 825-6591


MaryJo Wiemiller, Chair/Clinical Associate Professor

MaryJo WiemillerPhysician Assistant Studies

Expertise: Surgery, Physician Assistant Post Graduate Education in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services

Office Phone: (414) 288-7180