Demi Jo Carr

Position title: Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist

Pronouns: she/they


Phone: 608-262-5070

5165 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Demi Jo Carr

From Milwaukee to Beijing as a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) undergraduate, then to Ferguson, MO, as a master’s student at UWM, Demi Jo Carr is carving out a uniquely relevant research path. On the advice of professors who encouraged Demi Jo to ground their research in the community near her childhood home in Milwaukee’s Lincoln Creek neighborhood, Demi Jo was one of the first students enrolled in UWM’s Master’s of Sustainable Peacebuilding (MSP).

At university, Demi Jo, learned the importance of weaving lived experience as a cultural anthropologist, with expertise in systems thinking, community organizing, and gun violence prevention. In 2016, Demi Jo pursued a PhD in the Public and Community Health doctoral program at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Institute for Health & Equity, deciding to part with the program to pursue other opportunities in public health.

In recognition for her service during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as the Health Equity Specialist for COVID-19 testing on the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team (CRRT) at the Department of Health Services, Demi Jo was a recipient of a 2022 Health Services Hero certificate. Demi Jo is a Public Health Consultant, focusing on systemic oppression, health equity, transgender health, and the impacts of historical trauma. Demi Jo is honored to be joining the School of Nursing here at UW–Madison as the Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Specialist.