Margarete Wichmann

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Senior Project Director


Phone: (608) 890-2452

Margarete (Grete) Wichmann joined the UW Survey Center in 2014 as a project director. Dr. Wichmann was trained in epidemiologic research methods, biostatistics, and health services research. She has experience with questionnaire review, protocol and instrument development, complex sample management, field staff training, and technical reports. At the Survey Center, Grete specializes in complex longitudinal projects with an in-person or mixed mode research design. She also has experience managing mail, web, and phone studies.

Dr. Wichmann earned a Ph.D. in population health sciences with a concentration in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Grete attended Grinnell College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in general science with a biology concentration. Before joining the Survey Center, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, where she investigated the association between inflammatory markers and cognition. Grete was also a project assistant for five years in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the UW-Madison, where she worked for two population-based longitudinal cohort studies.