The Wisconsin Medical Society is pleased to present Jennifer Y.C. Edgoose, MD, MPH the Presidential Citation Award. WisMed’s President has the privilege of presenting a Presidential Citation to a physician or non-physician who has made a significant contribution to medicine or public health.
Dr. Edgoose Professor, Executive Vice Chair and Vice Chair of Community Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in biological chemistry; Columbia University with an M.D. and M.P.H.; and the University of Washington for her family medicine residency. She then practiced full-spectrum family medicine for more than ten years at Community Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Tacoma, Washington.
She joined the University of Wisconsin in 2010 and focuses her attention on care of marginalized populations and strategies to promote health equity and community engagement clinically, educationally and in research. Nationally, she served on the Health Equity Team for Family Medicine for America’s Health and was the lead editor of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Health Equity Curricular Toolkit.
She also has served as a past co-Chair for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Minority and Multicultural Health Collaborative as well as Secretary of the STFM Foundation Board. She is a recipient of the Baldwin E. Lloyd Faculty Teaching Award, Brillman Mentoring Award, Scheckler Faculty Research Award and the 2018 University of Wisconsin Outstanding Women of Color Award.
Dennis Luther, MD (2022); Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH (2021); Christine Sinsky, MD (2020); Robert Jaeger, MD (2019); Alan Schwartzstein, MD (2018); Attorney General Brad Schimel (2017); U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan and Clarence Chou, MD (2016); U.S Congressman Ron Kind and Tom Jackson, MD (2015); U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Congressman Reid Ribble (2014); Sara Finger (2013); Thomas Lewandowski, MD and Anthony DeFranco, MD (2012); Cyril (Kim) Hetsko, MD (2011); Phillip Farrell, MD (2010); T. Michael Bolger (2009); Thomas C. Meyer, MD (2008); Helene Nelson (2007); Paul Wertsch, MD (2006); Raymond Zastrow, MD (2005); DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson (2004); Kermit L. Newcomer, MD (2003); Congressman Tom Barrett (2002); John Chapin (2001); Pauline Jackson, MD (2000); Phil Dougherty, MD (1999); Attorney General James Doyle (1998); State Representative Sheldon Wasserman, MD (1997); Sue Ann Thompson (1996); the Wausau Boy Scout Troop 465, Student Peer Mediation Council-James Madison Memorial High School, Viroqua High School, Students Against Violence of Milwaukee, Positive Youth Development (1995); Patricia Stuff, MD (1994), Kevin Fullin, MD and Patty Fullin (1993); and Thomas Schlenker, MD (1992).