Monica Vohmann, MD, is a practicing family medicine physician in Madison, Wisconsin. Originally from Germany, she attended medical school and family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Vohmann lives in Madison with her husband and two children. She enjoys activism work, being a foster mother, biking year-round, being outdoors, cooking, gardening, swimming, traveling and playing games with family. Her passion in family medicine is the complexity of environmental contributions to patients' health: psychosocial traumas resulting in mental health and chronic functional disorders, reproductive health and the protection from harmful substances across the life span, nutrition and resulting metabolic disorders, following and getting to know patients within their family structures from prenatal care through the end of life. 

 

Dr. Vohmann has been interested in environmental health since her undergraduate years when she majored in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies. She has worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility (both locally with the Wisconsin chapter as well as on the national Board of Directors). As part of this work, she organized Environmental Health Continuing Medical Education conferences, bringing together researchers, clinicians, public health advocates and environmental advocacy groups to learn with and from each other and jointly advocate for public health protection at the State level. She was a founding member of the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network, which grew out of these conferences starting in 2004. 

Dr. Vohmann was a fellow in the REACH the Decision Makers Fellowship of the Program of Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) at the University of California San Francisco from 2013-2014.  As part of this, she worked on advising the EPA and in particular the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program on how to adequately test for thyroid function disruption by chemicals, giving particular attention to the prenatal need of proper thyroid function during pregnancy.  

 


Dr. Ann Behrmann is a recently retired pediatrician for Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics for the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and Adjunct Faculty for the Center for South Asia. She is currently serving as the Program Director for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) grants program.

Dr. Behrmann is interested in a wide variety of child health issues, including school health and disabled children in low resource settings.

Her interest in environmental health began when her patients who lived adjacent to the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Baraboo, WI asked for help looking at the connection between health problems and contamination of their well water with volatile organic compounds.  She has worked for decades with Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin in Madison on abolition of nuclear weapons, violence prevention and now environmental health issues with the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. 



Dr. Susan Davidson practices Maternal Fetal Medicine at St Marys Hospital Medical Center and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Practice at UW-Madison.  

Dr. Davidson founded the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison after she recognized that their Birth Center program was incomplete without expanded services for women with at-risk pregnancies. She also helped plan the Dean & St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Comprehensive Clinical Center, providing coordinated and holistic health care for women and children throughout their lifespan. 

Dr. Davidson has spoken across Wisconsin on obstetrical issues. Her experience in high-risk obstetrics has led to her passion for understanding how environmental impacts affect pregnancy.  She is a member of the Council on Birth Defect Prevention and Surveillance for Wisconsin, which is charged with making recommendations to the Department of Health Services (DHS) regarding the Wisconsin Birth Defects Registry (WBDR).



Dr. Beth Neary is Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.  She is the Wisconsin champion for the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), Region 5. She is a member of the Council on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Neary is passionate about environmental exposures during childhood, with a particular interest in lead and endocrine disruptors. In 2017, Dr. Neary presented to legislators at the WI State Capitol in support of a lead bill to replace lead service lines. The bill passed in 2018. Dr. Neary was recognized as an "Everyday Hero" by the Environmental Defense Fund in recognition of this work.

She often presents on environmental topics to residents, medical students and undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Recently, she created a video on environmental health for medical students and presented a webinar for PSR on environmental health for health practitioners.




Claire Gervais, MD is a family practice physician and is a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She actively works on a number of environmental issues including pest management policy, climate change, eliminating coal/fossil fuel dependence, eliminating triclosan use, and fragrance use policy.

She is one of the founders of Healthy Lawn Team, a non-profit organization which educates communities about the risks of lawn care pesticides. In the last decade, Dr. Gervais worked with both UW Health and the City of Madison on pesticide policy to reduce the use of pesticides. She often give talks on the health risks of pesticides to both community and professional groups.

As an advocate for healthy food and community health, she has also been working with the Meadowood Health Partnership to bring both health care and healthy food to the local community.



Dr. Andrew Lewandowski is a practicing pediatrician with Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin. Dr. Lewandowski’s environmental health interests stem from a passion for the outdoors. He and his family spend much of their time engaging in outdoor activities, and he actively counsels patients and families how to do the same, regardless of ability level or chronic medical conditions.

 

Dr. Lewandowski is also dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of climate change and is currently spearheading efforts to increase renewable energy usage and infrastructure in his own town.

 

Lastly, Dr. Lewandowski is dedicated to the education of his patients and families and the education of future healthcare professionals. From 2012-2015, he was an instructor and facilitator of a Wilderness Medicine class offered through the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public health, and he is currently collaborating with medical school curriculum directors and administration to increase the amount of environmental health topics that are taught to medical students. 


Kelly Shen has a background in environmental science, sustainability, and most recently, public health. Her interest in the environment began in the world of research and freshwater ecology, where she was fascinated by the way water weaves through different landscapes, both man-made and natural. She has studied water quality in the context of urban streams, agricultural systems, and protected lands.

Her desire to understand connections within the natural world blossomed into a passion for forging connections between humans and the natural world. This passion now manifests itself in understanding the link between humans and nature, particularly water resources, through the lens of environmental health and public policy.

When not at work, she can be found in local streams as a volunteer water quality monitor, at the Dane County Farmer's Market cooking up breakfast, or on the gorgeous hiking and running trails that wind through the area.