Dr. Justine Wu is a family physician with advanced clinical and research training in family planning through a Reproductive Health Fellowship and Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Rochester. Dr. Wu deeply enjoys mentoring, working with community partners in research, and the collective “hive brain” of team science.
Dr. Wu’s research interests focus on contraceptive care, in particular, contraceptive decision support for people with chronic medical problems, breast cancer, or disabilities. She has expertise in the application of mixed methods across disciplines and topics. Dr. Wu serves as the current Co-Director of the University of Michigan Mixed Methods Program and is a formal scholar of the NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program.
As the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Antiracism and Health Equity Program (AREP) in the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Wu is committed to promoting antiracist processes and practices to confront structural racism and address racial health inequities.
Dr. Wu is the current PI of an NIH grant to test a contraceptive decision support tool for patients with medical conditions in a cluster randomized controlled trial.
M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2000
University of Michigan, Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2003
Family Planning, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2006
M.P.H., University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2000
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institutes of Health
The most interesting thing I’ve learned throughout my career is…
how much you can learn from being quiet and NOT speaking despite the urge to do so.
In the News
Dr. Justine Wu secures $3.9 million RO1 grant to study decision-making tool to help patients with chronic conditions choose the best contraceptive fit for them
The study’s long-term goal is to improve reproductive health through person-centered contraceptive interventions in general care settings.
Family Medicine’s Melissa DeJonckheere and Justine Wu appointed co-directors of the Michigan Mixed Methods Program
Professor Michael D. Fetters, co-founder of the program, will stay on as a core member, while Assistant Professor Tim Guetterman will continue as associate director.
Family Medicine research team awarded OVPR Anti-Racism Grant to investigate racial inequities in newborn drug screening
Funding will support their project, “Promoting racial equity in newborn drug testing: A justice-informed, participatory mixed methods study,” also known as the Equity in Newborn Screening Study (ENDS study)