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BEASLEY, Prof John: WONCA Fellowship winner 2013


John Beasley was awarded the WONCA Fellowship, in Prague in 2013.

Professor John Beasley MD is co-convener of the Wonca Working Party on Research. He is a Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and an Honorary Associate of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

He graduated from Harvard College and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He served as a physician in the Peace Corps in Micronesia (Pacific Islands). After residency, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health. He developed the UW's family medicine medical student program and served as a residency director. Active in maternity care until 2000, he co-authored (along with Jim Damos, MD) the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course that has now reached over 100,000 clinicians, in 55 different countries. In addition to his Peace Corps experience, his international work has included lecturing or consulting in the UK, the Emirates, Pakistan and Malaysia.

His activities in primary care research include founding the Wisconsin Research Network and the International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks (IFPCRN). His research has resulted in more than 25 publications on issues relating to research network operations, quality of professional work life, quality of care, practice complexity and medical education.

Dr Beasley has cared for patients and supervised residents for 37 years at a community clinic. He is married to Pen and they have two children and three grandchildren.