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.
Mental Health, Schooling Attainment and Polygenic Scores: Are there Significant Genetic Environmental Associations?
Integrating Travel Distance Into Assessments of Provider Networks Using a Dyadic Approach: The Case of California’s Affordable Care Marketplace
The Influence of Early Life Health Conditions on Life Course Health
Comparison of Consumer Rankings With Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Five-Star Rankings of Nursing Homes
Going the Extra Mile? How Provider Network Design Increases Consumer Travel Distance, Particularly for Rural Consumers
Assessment of changes in place of death of older adults who died from dementia in the United States, 2000–2014: a time-series cross-sectional analysis
Wealth Distribution and Retirement Preparation Among Early Savers
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