Dawn Witt

Dawn Witt, PhD, MPH

Program Director

Dawn Witt serves as Program Director of the Joseph F. Novogratz Family Heart Rhythm Center. Having been with the organization for over 13 years in varying positions from research assistant to senior scientist, Dawn has vast knowledge of the clinical research work at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

Prior to MHIF, Dawn was at the University of Minnesota as a research assistant, where she also earned her PhD, MPH, and BA. Dawn’s extensive education in public health and nursing has led her to projects that combine healthcare research with community-driven health interventions to move toward creating accountable care communities. She brings research skills, cultural competency, and a creative outlook to healthcare projects focused on cardiovascular disease in populations often underrepresented in research.

Dawn Witt

Professional Interests:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Women's heart health
  • Disparities in healthcare