Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Margarita Northrop, MIPA/MPH

There is no policy school in the Midwest that offers more rigorous quantitative classes than the La Follette School. 

Jason Fletcher, a professor of public affairs and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received an H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Lindsay Read (MPA '09)

My most rewarding experience at La Follette was working with the Wisconsin Legislature on a special taskforce to address childhood obesity.

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.

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Sam Austin (MIPA ’08) joined the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as its director in mid-October. Austin previously served as a budget analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB).

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at UW–Madison has named La Follette School faculty member Pam Herd as its director.

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.

As a newspaper reporter, John Vander Meer learned the impact of government policy on people’s lives. That sparked his interest in how public policy was constructed and brought him back to his hometown and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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