Ron A. Cisler, Ph.D.

Nominations & Elections Committee Candidate

Ron A. Cisler, Ph.D.

Ron A. Cisler, Ph.D.

Current Position:

Dean and Professor
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Enderis Hall 898A, P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413


I am a relatively new members of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. As a newly-appointed Dean of College of Health Sciences, I am recognizing the importance of a vibrant and supportive association such as ASAHP to provide the foundation for our College and the various sub-disciplines of our health professions. We have applied the strength of the ASAHP to garner support at our University to further invest in and sustain support our college and commit to us as an independent unit. Because we are a set of clinical and professional disciplines, we understand the importance of working in an interdisciplinary and inter-professional manner to support our education and research missions. Through ASAHP we can help move discussions forward nationally with leaders across a continuum from more traditional medical and nursing perspective to the community, human service and public health perspective. As the Affordable Care Act challenges us to think broadly about quality of life and wellness rather than disease management we are well poised to respond by asserting our strong presence across the translational practice and research continuum spanning the bench side, to the bedside to the curbside.

1.ASAHP Activities (list no more than five):

Activity I: No formal activities as I am fairly new to ASAHP.

Activity II: Presented at the annual ASAHP meeting in 2005. Citation: Cisler, R. A. (2005). Population Health as a Unifying Model for Inter-Professional Campus-Community Partnering. In C. Fox (Moderator), Research Essentials Symposium, Building Research Collaborations Across Disciplines. Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Annual Conference, October 19-22, Houston, Texas (October, 19).

Other relevant experience (list no more than five):

Experience I: For the past 13 years, I have been Director of the Center for Urban Population Health which is a collaborative partner of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Aurora Health Care, Inc.

Experience II: I am on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Wisconsin’s Health, Inc. since 2006. IWHI is not for profit group charged with being an independent public health institute to leverage education, quality assurance and research funding for the public’s health in Wisconsin. I also served as the Immediate past Presid

ent from 2010-2013.

Experience III: I am on the Executive Committee of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute since 2003. The UW-PHI is an academic-based public health institute that conducts population health policy analysis and evaluation activities.

Experience IV: I serve as a member of two NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award sites in Wisconsin: the Institute on Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Experience V: Our College of Health Sciences sponsors an annual Leadership in Healthcare Forum which draws local, statewide and national leaders to discuss topics such as: what healthcare, insurance and employer industries should be doing in concert with healthcare reform as well as recent discussions on precision medicine.