Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Our focus for research includes human centered design and design thinking. Design thinking is a process for problem solving that focuses more on the needs of our patients and their questions, involving an iterative approach to finding new solutions. Collaborative research and clinical program design allow us to continue to grow with each new fellow."

From the Milwaukee Directors

Milwaukee SiteCurrently seeking physician and psychologist fellowship applicants! If interested contact Dr Akeira Johnson, Dr Kathryn Havens, Dr Colleen Heinkel by email or click Apply Now! for our general online, initial application process.

Location: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295

Fellowship Site Established: 2012

Academic Affiliations: Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing

Co-Director: Akeira Johnson, MD

Director, Women's Health Clinic, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center


Co-Director (Psychology track): Colleen Heinkel, PhD

Staff Psychologist, Women's Resource Center Lead Clinician, Smoking Cessation Psychology Preceptor, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin


Fellowship Site Focus or Goals: We started this program in 2012 to create an interprofessional team of fellows, providers and leaders focused on the health of women Veterans. We pride ourselves on our fellowship program which allows individual fellows to set their own course for career development amidst our dynamic and supportive women’s health community. Tracks include research, education or clinical quality and program development.

Research Foci: sexual health, breast cancer, osteoporosis, health services research, community-based research and patient-doctor communication, and sexual trauma.

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