La Follette School professor Maria Cancian has started service as deputy assistant secretary for policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families.
La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher received a $440,000 two-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the short- and long-term influences of school peers on childhood obesity and fitness in New York City.
Professor Jason Fletcher of the La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2016 Distinguished Author Award from Health Economics for making a significant contribution to the journal.
Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Economics
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty
La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher is the principal investigator for a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supporting research on the impacts of children’s neighborhoods on racial disparities in adult health outcomes.
The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is sponsoring a public discussion about community health on Friday, September 8 at UW–Fox Valley. State Representatives Dave Murphy, Mike Rohrkaste, and Amanda Stuck are hosting the event, which features six local groups working to improve health in the region.
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at UW–Madison has named La Follette School faculty member Pam Herd as its director.
La Follette School Professor Pam Herd is a co-principal investigator on a project selected for a UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative award. Professor Cameron Currie of the Department of Bacteriology is the principal investigator for project, The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease.