Victoria Wulsin , MD
Professor of Clinical
Medical Director, University Health Services
Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Dr Wulsin is passionate about the power of prevention and public health. As Director of Preventive Medicine and Global Health for University Health Services, Dr Wulsin leads the university-wide initiative requiring all students to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Dr Wulsin has a special interest in women's health, including prevention (e.g., vaccines against human papilloma virus; Pap smears), education, sexually transmitted infections, family planning, including insertion and removal of IUDs and contraceptive implants, sexuality, and gender identity.
Dr Wulsin is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, and serves as UC's Medical Review Officer. At Holmes, she works with the staff to provide employee health and safety services.
Dr Wulsin works with the Division of Global and Underserved Health within the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr Wulsin provides clinical evaluation, consultation, prophylaxis, and treatment for UC students and employees who were born, have lived and/or traveled, and/or will travel internationally.
UC Student and Employee Service-Learning Experiences
Dr Wulsin directs individuals and groups to work and study internationally with wide opportunities in terms of activities, mentorship, duration, focus, and site/s.
The work of Victoria Wells Wulsin, MD, DrPH in research, teaching, public health/ public policy, and advocacy led to her appointment as Chancellor of Mount Kenya University [MKU] in 2007. Since then, MKU has grown to be the 2nd largest of Kenya’s 52 public and private universities, with over 40,000 students. MKU opened its School of Medicine in 2014. Dr Wulsin became Chancellor Emeritus in February 2018.
Beginning in East Africa in 1976 Dr Wulsin has worked as a public health innovator for 36 years. Her global health work has consisted of the following, with her major partners:
- Research in reproductive health: knowledge, access to services (Case Western Reserve University; Centre for Development and Population Activities [CEDPA]).
- Interventions in women’s health: providing STD prevention, Pap smears, antenatal care, family planning, community education (USAID Regional Economic and Development Services Office; CEDPA; Cincinnati Health Department [CHD]).
- Co-founding and leading a network of six non-governmental organizations [NGOs] (one international NGO, one Kenyan NGO, and four community-based organizations [CBOs] to prevent and mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS among the world’s most vulnerable populations (Sustainability Opportunity Training Epidemiology Networking Interdependence [SOTENI]).
- Advocacy, especially with government decision-makers (USAID; SOTENI).
- Teaching children, students, the public, professionals; training; and advising public health professionals and the public (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] as an Epidemic Intelligence Service [EIS] Officer; University of Cincinnati).
- Work in 25 countries, mostly sub-Saharan Africa; also Asia and Latin America (USAID).
- Sustainable development at the grassroots level (SOTENI).
- Co-founding The Africa Foundation – USA.
Bachelor of Arts: Harvard University 1975
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University 1980
Residency: Harvard University 1985
American Board of Preventive Medicine (General Preventive Medicine) (Certification Date: 02-04-1985 )