Several La Follette School faculty members conduct research on key issues in health policy and health services, including the relationship between social factors – such as poverty, education, and housing – and health.
Their interdisciplinary work bridges economics, sociology, population health sciences, education, and various other fields of study. Professor Jason Fletcher specializes in health economics, and child and adolescent health policy as well as the emerging field of social genomics, which brings together statistical geneticists and social scientists to study the role of genes in human social dynamics and inequality.
Emeritus Professor Barbara Wolfe also studies linkages between poverty and health issues, including health care financing and federal health insurance reforms.
The effects of in utero exposure to the 1918 influenza pandemic on family formation
Environmental Bottlenecks on Children's Genetic Potential for Adult Socioeconomic Attainments: Evidence from a Health Shock
Ties between Health Policy, Early Health Problems, and Lifetime Earnings
Hospital Discharge and Selecting a Skilled Nursing Facility: A Comparison of Experiences and Perspectives of Patients and Their Families
Health Endowment at Birth and Variation in Intergenerational Economic Mobility: Evidence from U.S. County Birth Cohorts
Human Longevity: 25 Genetic Loci Associated in 389,166 UK Biobank Participants
Center for Demography and Ecology
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project
Global Health Institute
UW–Madison Center for Patient Partnerships