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Portrait of Jennifer Fink

Jennifer T. Fink, PhD, MS

  • Associate Professor, Master of Healthcare Administration Program Co-director, Health Informatics & Administration


Ph D Urban Studies University Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2014
MS Organizational Leadership and Quality Marian University 2006
BS Psychology/Education/ History Carroll University 1994

Speaker Topics

  • Health Services Research
  • Population Health Management
  • Patient Engagement
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Employee Wellness
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Care Disparities

Interests & Expertise

Jennifer T. Fink completed her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Urban Studies program, with her dissertation focusing on Aurora Health Care's employee Wellness program. She has 15 years of research experience in several disease specialties.

Fink’s research focuses on health services including population health management, obesity, patient engagement, preventive medicine, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, employee wellness and health information technology.

Currently, she is funded through an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R21 grant, a public reporting grant with University Wisconsin-Madison’s Health Innovation Program.

Selected Publications

Fink, J. T., Magnan, E. M., Johnson, H. M., Bednarz, L. M., Allen, G. O., Greenlee, R. T., Bolt, D. M., & Smith, M. A. (2018, December). Blood Pressure Control and Other Quality of Care Metrics for Patients with Obesity and Diabetes: A Population-Based Cohort Study. High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention, 25(4), 391-399.
Bowie, O., Kusch, J., Morris, G. L., Flood, T., Gill, J., Walker, R. E., Cisler, R. A., & Fink, J. T. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Patient Barriers for Weight Management Among African American Women. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, 5(4), 287-297.
Mullen, T. A., Greer, D. M., Fink, J. T., & Walker, R. E. (2017, November). Sensitivity of Current Methods for Diagnosing and Documenting Metabolic Syndrome Within a Large Community-Based Health Care System. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, 4(4), 256-257.
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.
Smith, M. A., Bednarz, L., Nordby, P. A., Fink, J. T., Greenlee, R. T., Bolt, D., & Magnan, E. M. (2016, November). Increasing Consumer Engagement by Tailoring a Public Reporting Website on the Quality of Diabetes Care: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(12), e332.
Magnan, E. M., Bolt, D. M., Greenlee, R. T., Fink, J. T., & Smith, M. A. (2016, November). Stratifying Patients with Diabetes into Clinically Relevant Groups by Combination of Chronic Conditions to Identify Gaps in Quality of Care. Health Services Research.
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.
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.
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.
Magnan, E. M., Palta, M., Mahoney, J. E., Pandhi, N., Bolt, D. M., Fink, J. T., Greenlee, R. T., & Smith, M. A. (2015). The relationship of individual comorbid chronic conditions to diabetes care quality. BMJ open diabetes research & care, 3, 1.
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.
Fink, J. T. (2011, March). Effects of natalizumab on bladder function: Interim results of the TRUST study. Neurology, 76(9), A565-A566.

Professional Service

  • Global Conference Planning Committee for 2007 for ACRP
  • Cerner Project Team Member, September 2006-present
  • Website Database Team leader, January 2007-January 2009
  • ACRP- Board Member- Secretary, January 2008- 2013
  • Chair of Research Awareness committee, January 2008- present
  • Member of Research communications team, March 2009-present
  • Planetree Committee Member, July 2009- 2013