Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Herd explores influences on aging

Professor Pamela Herd is always thinking about long-term implications, even when she works on a research project on pregnancy.

Partners in a spousal relationship share a greater degree of genetic similarity than do randomly selected, non-coupled pairs of individuals, according to a new study co-authored by La Follette School professor Jason Fletcher.

Understanding the long-term impacts of public policy in Wisconsin and across the United States are at the top of Jason Fletcher's research agenda.

Genetics play a role in whether stress makes people depressed and in how quickly they recover, new research on the effects of the 9/11 terrorist bombing finds.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weimer, Yackee named faculty fellows

David Weimer and Susan Yackee are the first two Daniel Louis and Genevieve Rustvold Goldy Faculty Fellows.

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