Karen Bogenschneider, Rothermel-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Human Ecology and founder of the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars, received the 2021 Wiley Prize in Family Science: The Alexis Walker Award. The award recognizes the best family science paper published in a Wiley journal in 2019 and 2020.
Her article, “Realizing the Promise of Research in Policymaking: Theoretical Guidance Grounded in Policymaker Perspectives,” was published in the Journal of Family Theory and Review with coauthors Thomas Corbett and Emily Parrott. The paper provides a theoretical framework for why research evidence is underutilized in policymaking and explores how to connect researchers and policymakers in a more productive relationship.
Bogenschneider’s paper builds on her longstanding efforts to promote evidence-based policymaking. In addition to founding the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars, which have provided high-quality, objective information to legislators and policymakers on key public policy issues that impact families since 1993, she recently served as a panelist for the U.S. House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, which provided recommendations to improve the use of research evidence in lawmaking.