Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

Mark Japinga hopes to find a behind-the-scenes balance between politics and policy, a happy medium that a Master of Public Affairs degree from the La Follette School will help him achieve.

Twenty-nine La Follette School students are going to Chicago on Thursday, November 6, for a career development visit that culminates with an alumni reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Building, Suite 900, 410 N. Michigan Avenue.

Professor Pamela Herd will discuss whether being smarter makes a person healthier at a seminar on Tuesday, October 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the La Follette School conference room.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Networking event features DHS analyst

The La Follette School’s Policy After Work Series starts at Wednesday, September 24, with 2006 alum Christian Moran, a budget and policy analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The networking session is 5-7 p.m. at Brocach, 7 West Main Street.

La Follette School student Sierra Fischer is promoting strong and safe communities by helping the National Council on Crime and Delinquency calculate how many probation and parole agents, supervisors and support staff are needed at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and predict future workload demand.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

School nominates two alumni

The La Follette School has nominated two recent graduates as 2015 Forward under 40 honorees.

An undergraduate course on inequality in the United States prompted Gabrielle Elzinga-Marshall to pursue public policy instead of the political science/research track.

Professor Barbara Wolfe wants to know why people act the way they do and how society might help them make better choices.

2012 alum Carly Hood is taking her health policy experience to southern Belize, where she has accepted a position as clinic and public health director at a clinic.

She says good-by to Wisconsin in a post on the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship blog, where she was a fellow for two years after completing dual master’s degrees in public affairs and public health.

The cost and quality of health care are often on David Weimer's mind — and he frequently proposes ways to contain those costs.

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