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Ron A. Cisler, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Education

Post Doc Addiction/Behavioral Health University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1993
Ph D Experimental Psychology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1991
MS Experimental Psychology University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1987
BS Psychology (General) University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 1984

Selected Publications

Tong, L., Cisler, R. A., , M. C., & Luo, J. (2019, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Machine learning-based modeling of big clinical data for adverse outcome prediction: A case study of death events. Proceedings of IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 269-274.
Ngui, E., Greer, D. M., Bridgewater, F. D., Salm Ward, T., & Cisler, R. A. (2017, August). Trends and Progress in Reducing Teen Birth Rates and the Persisting Challenge of Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 4(4), 615-622.
Fink, J. T., Rich, J., Smith, D. R., Singh, M., Sutton, K., Mueller, G., Ihrke, D. M., Skalla, J. L., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, December). Weight Loss Associated With Employee Income in an Incentivized Employee Wellness Program. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(12), 1181-1184.
Steinert, P., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, August). Understanding Health Care Costs in a Wisconsin Acute Leukemia Population. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, 3(3), 142-149.
Morris, 3rd, G. L., Chapman, K., Nelson, D., Fink, J. T., Walker, R., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, June). Physician Use of Electronic Health Records in Obesity Management. WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 115(3), 140-2.
Fink, J. T., Smith, D. R., Singh, M., Ihrke, D. M., & Cisler, R. A. (2016). Obese employee participation patterns in a wellness program. Population Health Management, 19(2), 132-135.
Luo, J., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Discovering Outliers of Potential Drug Toxicities Using a Large-scale Data-driven Approach. Cancer Informatics, 211.
Ngui, E., Greer, D. M., Bridgewater, F. D., Salm Ward, T. C., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Trends and Progress in Reducing Teen Birth Rates and the Persisting Challenge of Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-8.
Luo, J., Eldredge, C., Cho, C., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Population Analysis of Adverse Events in Different Age Groups Using Big Clinical Trials Data. JMIR Medical Informatics, 4(4), e30.
Fink, J. T., Smith, D. R., Singh, M., Ihrke, D. M., & Cisler, R. A. (2015, June). Obese Employee Participation Patterns in a Wellness Program. Population health management.
Nambisan, P., Luo, X., Kapoor, A., Patrick, T. B., & Cisler, R. A. (2015). Social media, big data and public health informatics: Ruminating behavior of depression revealed through twitter. Proceedings of the HICSS -48 (Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences) conference.
Fink, J. T., Havens, K. K., Schumacher, J. A., Walker, R. E., Morris, G. L., Nelson, D. A., Singh, M., & Cisler, R. A. (2015). Impact of the Heart WATCH Program on Patients at Risk of Developing Metabolic Syndorme, Prediabetes or Cardivascular Disease. J Patient-Centered Res Rev, 2(2), 56-63.
Cisler, R. A., & Steinert, P. (2014, May). Assessing the impact of the standard process corporate Wellness Program on employee health status and health care costs. Center for Urban Population Health and Standard Process.
Fink, J. T., Morris, G. L., Singh, M., Nelson, D., Walker, R., & Cisler, R. A. (2014). Discordant documentation of obesity body mass index and obesity diagnosis in electronic medical records. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, 1(4), 164-170.
Greer, D., Baumgardner, D. J., Frazer, D., Kessler, C., Swain, G., & Cisler, R. A. (2013). Health of Milwaukee 2013: Health disparities in Milwaukee by socioeconomic status. Center for Urban Population Health and the City of Milwaukee Health Department, 1-45.

Presentations

Cisler, R. A. (2016). Health Services Research: Using Health Systems Data for Informing and Changing Practice. Big Data Workshop, Second Annual, Third Coast Biomedical and Health Informatics Consortium Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Cisler, R. A., Walker, R., Fink, J. T., & Nelson, D. A. (November 2016). HeartWATCH+: Comparing a patient-centered obesity intervention tailored for African American Women to Other Brief and Standard Practice Evidence-Based Approaches. Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeastern Wisconsin Workshop for Patient-Centered and Community-Engaged Trials, Milwaukee, WI.
Fink, J. T., Havens, K. K., Schumacher, J. A., Walker, R., Morris, G. L., Nelson, D. A., Singh, M., & Cisler, R. A. (2015). Impact of the Heart WATCH program for patients with metabolic syndrome and at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Aurora Scientific Day, Milwaukee, WI.
Greer, D. M., Baumgardner, D. J., Bridgewater, F. D., Frazer, D., Kessler, C. L., LeCounte, E. S., Swain, G. R., & Cisler, R. A. (2015). Milwaukee Health Report: Using a Population Health Framework and Socioeconomic Status to Assess the Health of a City. College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Paine, L. M., Bridgewater, F. D., Corbett, A. M., Frazer, D., & Cisler, R. A. (September 2015). Population Health and the Affordable Care Act: Improving the Health Status of Your Community. The Roadmap to Organizational Excellence. American College of Healthcare Executives – Wisconsin 2015 Annual Conference,, Elkhart Lake, WI.
Cisler, R. A., Fink, J. T., Nambisan, P., Walker, R., & Gonzalez, G. (May 2015). Health Outcomes and Patient Engagement (HOPE) Collaborative: Health Services Research at the Intersection of Patient Care and Community Health. College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Paine, L. M., Bridgewater, F. D., Corbett, A. M., Frazer, D., & Cisler, R. A. (May 2015). Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF): Regional Program Office. College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Greer, D. M., Baumgardner, D. J., Bridgewater, F. D., Frazer, D., Kessler, C. L., LeCounte, E. S., Swain, G. R., & Cisler, R. A. (May 2015). Milwaukee Health Report: Using a Population Health Framework and Socioeconomic Status to Assess the Health of a City. College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Ngui, E. M., Greer, D. M., Bridgewater, F. D., Salm Ward, T. C., & Cisler, R. A. (May 2015). Surpassing our Goal: Progress in Reducing Teen Birth Rates and the Persisting Challenge of Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities. College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI.
Ngui, E. M., Cisler, R. A., Salm Ward, T. C., Gass, E., Greer, D. M., & Bridgewater, F. D. (September 2014). Surpassing our goal: Setting and assessing progress in reducing teen birth rates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2014 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Fink, J., Smith, D., Singh, M., Ihrke, D., & Cisler, R. A. (May 2014). Employee Wellness Program: Participation rates among obese employees and selection patterns of available alternative strategies. Aurora Scientific Day, Milwaukee, WI.
Fink, J., Morris, G., Singh, M., Nelson, D., Walker, R., & Cisler, R. A. (May 2014). Obesity remains underdiagnosed: Discordant documentation of obesity BMI and obesity diagnosis in patients’ EMR. Aurora Scientific Day, Milwaukee, WI.
Morris, G. L., Chapman, K., Nelson, D., Cisler, R. A., & Walker, R. (May 2014). Wisconsin physician survey on diagnosis and treatment of obesity. Aurora Scientific Day, Milwaukee, WI.
Cisler, R. A. (May 2014). Using the Milwaukee Health Report to identify health access issues in urban settings. Wisconsin Medical Society, Access Subcommittee, Madison, WI.
Kowalik, J. L., Madsen, M. K., Cisler, R. A., Bruseh, A., Patrick, T. B., & King, P. M. (2013). Examining job satisfaction as an indicator of retention: A multigenerational perspective of the local public health workplace. 141st Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Honors & Awards

Honorary Nominee, Collaborative Research Award (2013, September 11) 4th Annual Greater Milwaukee Clinical Research Recognition Event, Aurora Health Care, Inc..
Length of Service Award (2013, May 1) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Faculty Distinguished Public Service Award (2012, October 23) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Collaborative Research Award (2011, September 21) Aurora Health Care, Inc.
Milwaukee Health Champion Award (2009) Public Health in Milwaukee: Past, Present and Future conference.
Wisconsin Excellence in Public Health Research Award (2009, July 7) Wisconsin Public Health Association.
Nominated National Leader in Public Health (2007) National Network for Public Health Institute.
Best Report Award (2007, June) Population Health Institute for the Homicide Review Commission, University of Wisconsin.
Population Health Report Award (2007, June) Population Health Institute, University of Wisconsin.
Dean’s Research Excellence Award (2005, May 13) College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
B/START Award (1995) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
APA Dissertation Award (1991) American Psychological Association (APA).
Presentation Honor (1990) Sigma Xi Graduate Student Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
APA Travel Award (1988) American Psychological Association.