Bruce Barrett is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Following M.D. and Ph.D. (Anthropology) degrees in 1992, he did an international health fellowship in Guatemala, then family medicine residency in Eau Claire WI, then a primary care research fellowship. He joined the U.W. faculty in 2000, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2006, full Professor in 2013, and Vice Chair of Research in 2019. Bruce has received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, including three R01 grants from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, investigating the herbal medicine echinacea, placebo effects in common cold, and two large trials testing the effects Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction against matched exercise training and non-interventional control on the incidence, duration, severity and functional impact of acute respiratory infection.  He then founded Mindful Climate Action, which combines mindfulness training with environmental education to help people improve their own health while reducing carbon footprint.  Bruce volunteers with Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, and Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action.  

This profile was last updated on October 29, 2020

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