Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Health

David Axelrod shared his deeply personal connection with health care reform during a 90-minute conversation with La Follette School students September 28. As a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, Axelrod understood the political risks of the issue and was deeply conflicted about it.

 

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science at UW–Madison along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) are hosting a series of Real Town Hall events in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections.  

La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher and four UW–Madison colleagues received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Fletcher, who also serves as director of UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging, is leading the project with Emeritus Professor Alberto Palloni of the Department of Sociology.

Richelle Andrae (MPA ’17) co-authored the 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report published by the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce (WCMEW).

Lisa Ellinger (MPA ’03) joined the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) as its new vice president of public policy.

Professor David Weimer trained me well on how to write an effective memo, QUICKLY!

Nick Heckman (MPA ’12) is one of the presenters at the 2018 University of Wisconsin Obesity Management Summit in Madison on May 18 and 19.

UW–Madison’s Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) has selected La Follette School Professor Jason Fletcher as its director, effective this month.

March 30, 2018

Morgan Pair, MPA

Before graduate school, I had no background in political science, economics, or policy so the La Follette School has been influential on my academic path and incredibly helpful to me. I gained a foundation of coursework in areas such as economics and statistics and expanded my skill set through courses such as Policy Analysis and Cost-Benefit Analysis. 

La Follette School Professor Bobbi Wolfe will present her emerging research with Psychology Professor Seth Pollak during Neuroscience, Poverty, and Policy - a public presentation in Milwaukee on March 8.

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