PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MS, University of Michigan, Major Area: Parent Child Nursing
BSN, Mercy College of Detroit
Before joining the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, Dr. Baisch was the Director of the Teen Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee and the Executive Director of 16th Street Community Health Center. Beginning in 1982, the Teen Pregnancy Service was one of the early nurse managed health centers in the United States with a staff of advanced practice nurses that included eight nurse-midwives and three pediatric nurse practitioners. This very successful program provided comprehensive health services for childbearing adolescent mothers and their children. 16th Street Community Health Center is a long-standing Section 220 funded Community Health Center in Milwaukee that serves a large population of Latino and Hmong families. She was an adjunct faculty member of UWM during her tenure in those programs.
At UWM, Dr. Baisch continued her work with nurse managed health centers as a staff member and Interim Director of the Institute for Urban Health Partnerships working with the College’s Community Nursing Centers and other community-based partnerships. Her research expertise is in community health planning and evaluation, primary health care, maternal and child health, and health policy.
Recent Proposals and Grants
Baisch, M.J. Senior Assessment: Adding Years to Life. $18,000. Wauwatosa Health Department. July, 2001. Funded. Research completed. Principal Investigator.
Miller, C. & Baisch, M.J. Give It Up to Live It Up. $40,000. Submitted to Wisconsin Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program. Funded. Research completed. Co-investigator
Baisch, M.J. Telemedicine Access Grant. $24,700. Wisconsin Public Service Commission. August 1, 2001. Completed. Principal Investigator.
Fayram, E. & Baisch, M.J. Riverwest Health Initiative. UWM Contract with the COA Youth and Family Centers funded through the Medical College of Wisconsin Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. Competitive; three years; project total $450,000. Funded May 1, 2005 Research in progress. Co-principal investigator.
Lundeen, S.P. & Baisch, M.J. Impact of School Health Program on Students in Milwaukee Public Schools. ($132,999) Funded through a contract with the Milwaukee Public Schools for two years. Research in progress.
Baisch, M.J. Riverwest Health Initiative (Phase II) UWM Contract with the COA Youth and Family Centers funded through the Medical College of Wisconsin Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. Competitive; (July 1-2008-June 20, 2011, Funded $448,961).