Sally Jolles

  • Sally Jolles

    Assistant Researcher

Postgraduate study, Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011-14
MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011; MA, International Affairs: Asian Studies, Florida State University, 2008; BA, History, Minor: Sociology, Music, Presbyterian College, 2006
Sally Jolles is an Assistant Researcher in the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. As a trained cultural anthropologist, Sally has expertise in field research, which includes ethnography, observation, participant-observation, and in-depth interviews. Sally is interested in the intersection of health, public policy, and minority rights. To that end, she has conducted fieldwork in China, Germany, and the United States.

Sally conducts health services research focused on surgical education, patient-provider decision-making, and health disparities research. She recently completed work as a project manager on Project ADOPT, a novel surgical training program that used simulation, hands-on practice, and surgical coaching to teach practicing surgeons a new procedure.
Sally has held a dual (WOC) appointment at the William S. Middleton Veteran Affairs Hospital since 2014 where she has worked on a five-year grant that seeks to identify and address barriers to bariatric surgery within VA. Sally’s skills include project management, regulatory compliance, clinical database design and development, formative assessment, development of logic models, chart review, design and development of interview guides and surveys, conducting semi-structured interviews & focus groups, inductive and deductive coding, qualitative data analysis, writing and editing grants and manuscripts, and conducting in-depth literature reviews. Sally has experience using Atlas.ti, NVivo, REDCap, and Qualtrics. PI: Luke Funk, MD, MPH. Publications:”  Sally has extensive experience with grants, and she is an original consultant with EDS Wisconsin. Bio taken from

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