Kate Gillespie, DNP, RN, CPH, FAAN

Position title: Clinical Associate Professor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Email: khgillespie@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-2313

4115 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Kate Gillespie headshot

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
Certificate of Public HealthDNP, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018
BSN, Northern Illinois University, 1985

Dr. Kate Gillespie is a Clinical Assistant Professor and population lead for the Population Health DNP. Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Kate was the Deputy Director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Prevention Research Center. She has extensive experience in governmental public health and clinical nursing practice in maternal and child health. Her interests include monitoring the effectiveness of integrating public health programs that support women during the perinatal period with clinical care and supporting public health nursing practice.

Clinical Scholarship focus areas

Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Participation in NIH funded study to identify outcomes and implementation strategies needed to optimize the Medicaid Prenatal Care Coordination program in Wisconsin.
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Committee to Support Maternal and Infant Health.

Health Systems and Policy

  • Participation on the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
  • Board member for Madison Street Medicine.
  • Board member for the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin.
  •  Co-chair of the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) Preparedness Task Force.

Professional Practice and Education

  • Faculty consultant for the New to Public Health Residency Program (N2PH).
  • Coordinating the national Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN) Learning Collaborative.
  • Co-chair of the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) Preparedness Task Force.
  • Participation as content expert in the development of population health certificate course for nurses with the National RN Practice Development Center.
  • Grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Teaching and Learning

  • Developing and evaluating population health curriculum and program.
  • Organizing content throughout the SLI and PH specialty tracks to be aligned with national standards.
  • Developing active learning instructional activities in Canvas.

Health Systems and Policy      Professional Practice and Education      Teaching and Learning       Community Outreach and Engagement