Position title: Director, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
National Farm Medicine Center
1000 North Oak Ave. ML1 Marshfield, WI 54449
As the ICTR Director for Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Casper Bendixsen, PhD, provides leadership across ICTR initiatives for Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) faculty and staff. As the Site PI, he oversees ICTR programs within MCHS including staffing, budgetary decisions, program evaluation, and research initiatives. Bendixsen facilitates integration of programs at MCHS with UW-Madison and actively works with ICTR Co-Directors to create the necessary interdisciplinary interactions needed for substantive collaborations. In addition, he remains involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of community and academic partnerships as the Co-Lead for the MCRI Community Academic Partnership team with Robert Greenlee.
Bendixsen’s experiences as a researcher and a leader have primarily been on studying and improving the human condition with rural and agricultural environments. These varied initiatives have included the methodological and philosophical contributions possible for anthropologists in the field, attitudes towards vaccination in rural communities, efforts to further translate research findings into useful technologies, and pediatric injury prevention research.