Peter Layde, MD

Peter M. Layde, MD, MSc

Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Chair, Global and Public Health
Co-Director, Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Ombuds at the Medical College of Wisconsin


Dr. Layde has been an epidemiologist for over 30 years and an active injury control researcher for over 15 years.  He has published extensively in the field of public health epidemiology.  Dr. Layde is also the Co-Director of the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute funded by the Healthy Wisconsin Partnership Program.  The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute is a joint project between the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Public Health which provides training in collaborative leadership for community coalitions working to improve health.  Dr. Layde’s current research uses a randomized community trial model to study how best to improve injury prevention programs in Wisconsin counties. 

Additionally, Dr. Layde has mentored numerous graduate and medical students and junior faculty in injury epidemiology.



  • Master of Science - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - London, England (1980)
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin (1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin (1973)



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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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