Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD

Professor, Madison Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Wisconsin (UW)

Dr. Temte earned his medical degree from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW-Madison Medical School) and completed his family medicine residency at the Madison Family Medicine Residency, where he is now a professor. He teaches family medicine residents and provides full-spectrum primary care for an underserved, diverse community at Wingra Family Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2015, he completed his tenure as chair of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), being the first family physician to serve in this capacity. From 2004-2008, he served as AAFP liaison to the ACIP. He was appointed twice to a four-year term as a voting member of the ACIP and chaired ACIP working groups on MMRV safety, evidence-based recommendations, and the MMR vaccine. Dr. Temte represented the AAFP at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Measles Elimination Meeting in 2000 and the Rubella and CRS Elimination Meeting in 2004, and he chaired the AAFP Commission on Science in 2008. He currently chairs the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practices (WCIP) and is the principal investigator for the Wisconsin Acute Respiratory Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance (ARIES) project; the Oregon Child Absenteeism due to Respiratory Disease Study (ORCHARDS); and the Rapid Assessment of and Prophylaxis for Influenza in Dwellers of Long-Term Care Facilities (RAPID-LTCF) project. In addition, he has participated on pandemic influenza and bioterrorism working groups for the state of Wisconsin. His current research interests include viral disease surveillance in primary care and communities, seasonality and epidemiology of influenza, and attitudes toward immunization.