UW-CTRI Researcher Dr. Wendy Slutske Promoted to Professor with Tenure

Dr. Wendy SlutskeUW-CTRI Researcher Dr. Wendy Slutske is now a Professor of Medicine with Tenure in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Slutske received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986 and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1993.

She was a postdoctoral fellow and then research instructor at the Washington University School of Medicine from 1993-1997. Slutske was a faculty member in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri from 1997 to 2021, attaining the rank of Professor in 2007, and then named Frederick A. Middlebush Professor in 2015 and Curators’ Distinguished Professor in 2019.

“I am honored to be on the faculty of this outstanding university,” Slutske said. “This is particularly special for me because I got my start as a researcher at Wisconsin working in the lab of UW-CTRI Co-Founder and Co-Director of Research Dr. Tim Baker and his then graduate student, Doug Jorenby. I am pleased to now be a part of the CTRI family.  I am also very grateful to Dave Rakel and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health for providing me an academic home and thrilled to be a part of a department that features so many outstanding scholars.”

“Tenure at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is a tremendous honor and Wendy certainly deserved it,” said UW-CTRI Associate Director Dr. Tim Baker. “Mike and I are so happy that she decided to come here and join us at UW-CTRI. We are already benefiting greatly from her input and contributions. We also greatly appreciate her tremendously positive attitude and willingness to help out is so many ways. Congratulations Wendy, so happy you joined us.”