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WAI Faculty & Staff


Kate Kowalski, MSSW
Director, Public Health, Education and Outreach & Administrator


Contact Information

Phone: 608-829-3310
Mailing address: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, 7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 215, Madison, WI 53719


Role at the WAI

As the Administrator for the WAI, Kate's role is to work closely with the WAI Director to advance the goals of the Institute by providing administrative oversight; financial, human resources and operations management; and facilitating program development.



MSSW, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison



After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kate completed two years of post-graduate training in family therapy with the Family Institute of Chicago and the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee. Kate worked as a family therapist/clinical social worker and teacher of family therapy in the Milwaukee area and Sydney, Australia for nearly a decade before evolving into administrative roles in social services and medical education.  Prior to joining UW, Kate spent five years with the Medical College of Wisconsin where she served as the Educational Programs Manager in the Department of Medicine, and Program Manager for the Comprehensive Program to Strengthen Physicians’ Training in Geriatrics grant, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.