John Beasley

Professor Emeritus


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John Beasley, MD graduated from Harvard College in 1964 and received his MD from the University of Minnesota in 1969. Following a rotating internship, he practiced for three years, including experience in the Peace Corps in Chuuk in the Caroline Islands. In 1975 he completed his Family Medicine residency and joined the faculty of the DFM. His special clinical interests include EEG reading (one book authored) and aviation medicine. He was one of the co-developers, along with Jim Damos, MD, of the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course. He founded the Wisconsin Research Network (WReN) and was the founding chair of the International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks. He has lectured nationally and internationally on primary care and primary care research and is the author or co-author of over 40 published articles. His current research work is with the UW Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and focuses on the complexity of primary care, electronic health records, and patient safety. He is the Coordinator of I-PrACTISE, a research and educational collaborative between Industrial Engineering and the Primary Care specialties.

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