Eric Gass, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, SPH
Public Health Research & Policy Director, City of Milwaukee Health Department
PhD, Urban Studies, UW-Milwaukee
MS, Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
BS, Psychology, UW-Green Bay
Research Interests and Expertise
- Community partnerships
- The impact of the built environment on health
- Health policy
- Public health workforce training
Personal Teaching Statement
I currently work with UWM and other universities in the Milwaukee-metro area on placing undergraduate and graduate students in internships with the Milwaukee Health Department. In addition, I teach a monthly Introduction to Public Health session to pediatric residents from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Previously, as a faculty member at MCW, I taught Community Health to third year medical students.
Gass E. (2009). Organizational culture and the impact on university-community partnerships. American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal, 11(1), 9-19.
Gass, E. (2008). Hospital admissions: An examination of race and health insurance. International Journal of Human Sciences, 5(1), 1-22. (http://insanbilimleri.com/en/).
Gass, E. (2008). The path of partnership: Revisiting the five key elements of university-community partnership. Professional Development: The International Journal for Continuing Social Work Education, 11(1), 30-47.
Gass, E. (2008). History of the healthy communities movement: The evolution of the link between communities and health. The National AHEC Bulletin, 24(2), 8-10.
Gass, E. (2008). Crossing the threshold: Developing a foundation for university-community partnership. Research and Practice in Social Sciences, 4(1), 1-25.
Representative Funded Projects
Co-Principal Investigator (with Marie Wolff, PhD), Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program: Lakeshore Lodge, 7/1/07-6/30/10, $449,874.
Co-Principal Investigator (with Syed Ahmed, MD), Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program: Strong Rural Communities Initiative, 6/1/06-5/31/09, $450,000.
Principal Investigator, Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program: Emergency Department (ED) to Primary Care Medical Home Referral and Retention Project, 7/1/08-6/30/11, $450,000.
Principal Investigator, Milwaukee Health Care Partnership Outcomes Measurement, 1/1/08-12/31/08, $20,000.