The Justice Lab at UW-Madison focuses on ending racial, economic, and health disparities across the rural-urban interface.

Farah Kaiksow


Assistant Professor (CHS), Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Farah Kaiksow is an Assistant Professor (CHS) in the Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. As a practicing hospitalist, Dr. Kaiksow focuses on providing acute care to adult patients in inpatient settings at both the UW and VA hospitals. Dr. Kaiksow provides clinical instruction to medical students and residents and serves as a volunteer physician for MEDiC, a student-led organization that runs free health care clinics for the underserved in Madison. She is a member of the Department of Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI), as well as the Graduate Medical Education DEI. Dr. Kaiksow’s scholarly interests include health inequities and how public and health policy can reduce these inequities. She is currently studying the impact of incarceration on cancer outcomes in Wisconsin. She also studies the impact of Medicare policies on patients of different socioeconomic statuses.