Maureen S. Durkin, PhD, DrPH

Position title: Evan and Marion Helfaer Professor of Public Health and Chair, Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics

Maureen S. Durkin, PhD

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DrPH, MPH, Columbia University
Co-Core Director, Clinical Translation Core

Contact Information

Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Room S101E
Madison, WI 53705
Websites: Wisconsin SEED and WISADDS

Research Statement

Maureen Durkin is an epidemiologist, Waisman Center investigator, Professor of Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics, and Affiliate of the Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute and the Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include the epidemiology, prevention, antecedents and consequences of neurodevelopmental disabilities and childhood injuries, both globally and within the United States. She has collaborated in the development of cross-cultural methods for screening for developmental disabilities and methods for surveillance of childhood injuries, and has directed international studies of the prevalence and causes of neurodevelopmental disabilities in low income countries. She has also directed a cohort study of neuropsychological outcomes of neonatal brain injuries associated with preterm birth, and is currently a principal investigator on the Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System, the National Childrens Study Waukesha County Vanguard Center, and a study of neurodevelopmental outcomes of 2-Methylbutyryl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency detected in newborn screening.

Selected Publications