Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

UW–Madison’s Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), led by La Follette School faculty affiliate Marcy Carlson, received an additional five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. Eight La Follette School faculty members are affiliates of CDE, a multi-disciplinary cooperative for social scientific demographic research and graduate training.

Thanks to technological advances, researchers know more about the human microbiome, a person’s genetic makeup, and the human brain than anyone could have imagined decades earlier. This knowledge brings with it great potential but also challenges for policy.