La Follette School Associate Director Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12) will discuss Early Childhood in Action: How to Connect with Policymakers and Make a Difference on Wednesday, February 28. The presentation is part of the Families and Well-Being Seminar Series organized by UW–Madison’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being.
Seminars in the series, which addresses the complex components of early development in the context of families and communities, are from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Plenary Hall of Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive.
Shager’s research interests include early childhood education, poverty, and the intersection of education and social welfare policy. She formerly was a research analyst at the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, where she designed and conducted evaluations of the state's early care and education, child welfare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and child support programs.
Other seminars in the series include Life Course Perspectives on Health Disparities and Early Life Obesity Prevention with Erika Cheng of Indiana University’s School of Medicine on March 14 and an Environmental Health Panel with Associate Professor Janean Dilworth-Bart and Clinical Associate Professor Susan Davidson on April 25.