University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH



MADISON, WI 53705-2281

(608) 265-7927

Dr. Westergaard attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He completed a primary care internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado at Denver, where he was also a staff physician at Denver Health Medical Center. He received fellowship training in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service, and completed clinical research training at the Bloomberg School of Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Kirk. His current research projects involve interventions to improve quality and continuity of care for HIV-infected patients, with special emphasis on people with psychiatric illness, people who use drugs and prisoners. Since 2011, he has been a care provider for the HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program at UW Hospital & Clinics. He provides HIV-oriented primary care to patients in Madison and other areas of Wisconsin, including people incarcerated in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Dr. Westergaard's areas of active research involve:

  • Smartphone applications to support engagement in HIV care and medication adherence for people who use drugs
  • Social and behavioral impediments to community-based HIV care for people being released from prison
  • Antiretroviral drug resistance associated with treatment interruptions in correctional settings
  • Geographic variation in HIV risk and antiretroviral treatment effectiveness in Wisconsin
  • Barriers to testing and treatment for HIV and Hepatitis C among injection drug users in Wisconsin

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