Welcome to the Madison Chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS-Beta Chapter). We are a diverse group striving to assist and encourage one another in our chosen fields. Our chapter comprises of scientists from many different areas and workplaces. We include women (and men) who have undergraduate degrees and, currently or in the past, have benefited from the research experiences, which includes graduate students, research associates, faculty, and staff. We believe this diverse environment is part of what helps us to achieve our personal and professional goals.
Madison Faculty Spotlight!
Dr. Tiffany Green
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
My research focuses on the causes and consequences of racial inequities in reproductive health. I am particularly interested in understanding why Black people capable of pregnancy experience the worst reproductive health outcomes of any racial/ethnic group and how we can implement meaningful structural and institutional changes to improve these injustices
What is your education/career background?
I am a proud graduate of Florida A&M, a historically black college and university (HBCU) where I received my BA in economics. From there, I went on to attend the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for graduate school, where I received my doctoral degree in economics. While my focus was health economics, I didn’t feel that I knew a lot about health! To address this lack of knowledge, I joined the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars (postdoctoral program) here at UW-Madison to learn more about population health, and later participated in the T32 Health Disparities postdoctoral program where I gained more knowledge about health disparities and community-engaged research. These experiences prepared me very well to tackle the challenges of an interdisciplinary career path, where I integrate ideas and insights from economics, psychology, epidemiology, and sociology to understand complex issues related to reproductive health inequities
What advice do you have for women/underrepresented groups pursuing an education/career in STEM?
What do you enjoy most about your career/current role?
There are lots of things I love about my job. Research is of course the thing that I love to do most. While research is obviously my first love, one thing that I have discovered more recently is that I adore teaching medical students. I never thought of myself as a medical education person, but I love it because I can see how my teaching can influence students’ lives (and those of their future patients) in very short order. So far, I’ve taught classes on race and obstetrics and gynecology and abortion and society, and it’s such a joy to see my students learn and grow
What does diversity, inclusivity, and equity look like to you in your job sector? How do you incorporate DEI in your position?
What is your favorite way to unwind?