Linda Ciofu Baumann, PhD, FAAN

Position title: Emerita


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Linda Baumann

Linda J. Baumann, PhD, RN-C, FAAN ( is Professor Emerita University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and an affiliate faculty member in the School of Medicine and Public Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Professor Baumann received her nursing degrees from the University of Michigan and her PhD in social psychology from the UW-Madison. She practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in primary care settings with underserved populations in both urban and rural settings and internationally. Her research examines how beliefs about health and illness influence self-care behaviors, including examining strategies to promote diabetes self-care. Professor Baumann has been involved in healthcare workforce development in Uganda and Vietnam, and in rural Wisconsin. She is a founding member of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute and active in many national and international professional organizations. She has served as president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and as a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. She has taught both graduate and undergraduate nursing students and most of her teaching career has involved interdisciplinary courses for health science and public health students. Professor Baumann remains active in her community in volunteer organizations and continues to enjoy gardening, sailing, and traveling.