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WWAMI Medical Education


WWAMI Faculty

Foundations phase instruction include the following categories: 

College Faculty

College Faculty and Primary Care Instructors (Preceptors) lead instruction in basic clinical skills which ensures that all students are ready to work with patients during the patient care portion of foundations.


Yvette Haeberle

Yvette Haeberle, M.D. (Clinical Curriculum Director)

Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson, M.D. (College Lead)

John Haeberle

John Haeberle, M.D. (College Mentor)

Mark Wefel

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH (College Mentor)


Academic Clinical Instructor

Tracey Haas

Tracey Haas, DO, MPH


Research Advisor

Emily Schmitt

Emily Schmitt, PhD


Thread Faculty

Thread faculty work to integrate topics such as pathology, anatomy and pharmacology into the overall course content.

Human Form & Function-Alison Doherty, Ph.D. 

Histology & Pathology- Alison Doherty, Ph.D.

Pharmacology-Sreejayan Nair, Ph.D


Alison Doherty

Alison Doherty, PhD

Sree Nair

Sreejyan Nair, PhD


 Themes: Eight themes are interwoven throughout all four years of the curriculum. These include: 

  • Primary care,
  • Scientific discovery
  • Diversity
  • Health equity
  • Communication and Interprofessionalism
  • Quality and Safety
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Life-long Learning


Block Faculty


Courses are primarily organized in short blocks of instruction with each subsequent block consisting of related, integrated topics.  

Pam Langer

Pam Langer, PhD

Block Lead- Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease (MCBD): MEDSCI-510A
Department of Molecular Biology
307-766-3251 |

John Willford

John Willford, PhD

Block Lead- Invaders and Defender, WWAMI Clinical Assistant Professor
WWAMI Medical Education, Health Sciences Bldg, Rm 455E
307-766-4249 |

Marivern Easton

Marivern Easton

Block Co-Lead- Themes in Medicine
WWAMI Medical Education, Health Sciences Bldg, Rm 455C
307-766-6751 |


Tracey Haas, DO, MPH

Block Co-Lead- Themes in Medicine; Step 1 Coordinator
WWAMI Medical Education, Health Sciences Bldg, Rm 230E

Nellie Bruns

Danielle (Nellie) Bruns, PhD

Block Lead- Circulatory, Pulmonary & Renal Systems: MEDSCI 530A
Division of Kinesiology & Health, Corbett Building, Rm 116
307-766-5290 |

Emily Schmitt

Emily Schmitt, PhD

Block Lead- Blood & Cancer: MEDSCI 540A
Division of Kinesiology & Health, Corbett Building, Rm 118
307-766-5286 |

Brenda Alexander

Brenda Alexander, PhD

Block Lead- Energetics & Homeostasis: MEDSCI 550A
Department of Animal Science, College of Ag Rm 405
307-766-6278 |

Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson, PhD

Block Lead- Research Methods
WWAMI Medical Education, Health Sciences Bldg. Room 457 B
307-766-2497 |

Karen Mruk

Karen Mruk, PhD

Block Lead- Mind, Brain & Behavior (MBB)
School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences Rm 596
307-766-6481 |

Ana Clara Bobadilla

Ana Clara Bobadilla, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences Rm 498
307-766-6128 |

Esther Gilman-Kehrer

Esther Gilman-Kehrer, DNP, MS, FNP, CNM

Block Lead- Lifecycle
School of Nursing, Health Sciences Rm 445B
307-766-5358 |

Gretchen Claude

Gretchen Sewczak-Claude, PT, DPT, CSCS

Block Co-Lead- MSK
Division of Kinesiology and Health


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