Janis Tupesis, MD
Credentials: Clinical Professor, Department of Emergence Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health
Position title: Faculty Co-Advisor, International COVID-19 Engagement
Dr. Janis Tupesis, MD is the Faculty Co-Advisor for UW–Madison’s engagement with the UNDP, Engineers Without Borders, and other partners focusing on facilitating capacity building and systems strengthening work around COVID-19 response in low and middle-income countries. As faculty co-advisor, Dr. Tupesis is responsible for co-chairing a working group of UW faculty, staff, students, and other partners and coordinating engagement with various partner organizations.
Dr. Tupesis is a clinical professor in the Emergency Medicine Department in the School of Medicine and Public Health and an associate director of the Global Health Institute. He has been involved in projects involving establishing graduate medical education programs in resource-limited settings in Liberia, Ethiopia and South Africa—partnering with multiple other academic institutions. In 2018, he began work with the World Bank and the Association of African Universities on the Africa Centers of Excellence for Development (ACE Impact) Project, which aims to improve the quality, quantity and development impact of postgraduate education in selected universities through regional specialization and collaboration. Since 2015, he has been working as a volunteer technical consultant at the Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Programme within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization (WHO). He continues to work as one of the founding faculty members of the newly formed Academic Consortium for Emergency Systems (ACES), a consortium of academic global health programs to support the work of aforementioned WHO Programme.