Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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.


Featured Publications

Nursing Home Use Expectations and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Adults

Families' and Residents' Perspectives of the Quality of Nursing Home Care: Implications for Composite Quality Measures

Health policy and genetic endowments: Understanding sources of response to Minimum Legal Drinking Age laws

Childhood Origins Of Intergenerational Health Mobility In The United States

Genetic Risks, Adolescent Health and Schooling Attainment

Local exposure to school shootings and youth antidepressant use

Where and When: Sharpening the Lens on Geographic Disparities in Mortality

The Influence of Early-life Economic Shocks on Long-term Outcomes: Evidence from the U.S Great Depression

The Interaction of Health, Genetics, and Occupational Demands in SSDI Determinations



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