Qualitative Research Consulting Service Core

Artist: Ariana Vaeth 

Overview of Services

The Qualitative Research Consulting Service is part of the Center for Healthy Communities and Research (CHCR) within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and provides comprehensive consulting in qualitative research methodologies to MCW faculty, staff, and trainees. Our center is made up of qualitative methods experts focusing on community-engaged research, with extensive grant preparation on projects funded by NIH, NEH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Advancing Healthier Wisconsin, CTSI, HRSA, and VA.

Our consulting services include assistance with research design; interview and focus group questionnaire development; qualitative data collection and analysis; grant language; community-based dissemination, and; publication review. Our services are provided through hourly consultations on an appointment basis, faculty FTE on grant-funded projects, and professional training.

After the initial consultation, a time estimate and cost are provided. Please fill out a service request form and submit to schedule a consult. 


Staci Young, PhD|Co-Director 

syoung@mcw.edu | Biography

Katinka Hooyer, PhD|Co-Director

khooyer@mcw.edu | Biography


 Jeanine Merrill Headshot

Jeanine Merrill, MBA|Core Administrator


Location and hours of operation

Hours   Location

By appointment               

 Department of Family and Community Medicine, HUB, 2nd floor, Medical College of Wisconsin
 *Virtual via Zoom during COVID-19

Links and Resources

  1. MCW Qualitative Research Consulting Service
  2. Center for Healthy Communities and Research
  3. Family and Community Medicine


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jeanine Merrill
Core Administrator
Medical College of Wisconsin 8701 Watertown Plank Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53226