2008-2009 Monday Seminar Schedule
Pamela E. Oliver, PhD, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
"Racial Disparities in Wisconsin's Criminal Justice System"
Pamela E. Oliver, PhD, is Professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her
research has focused on: media coverage of protests and demonstrations; diffusion models of collective action; and
racial disparities in imprisonment and arrests, with a special emphasis on Wisconsin. Dr. Oliver teaches courses in
Ethnic Movements in the US, social movements, and research methods. She is also the Director of Graduate Studies
for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Sociology.
Daniel Fox, PhD, Past President, Milbank Memorial Fund, "The Politics of
Population Health Policy" (co-sponsored by the UW Population Health Institute and the Robert
Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program).
Daniel Fox, PhD, is Past President of the Milbank Memorial Fund.
Robert Anda, MD, MS, Scientific Consultant (Medicine and Public Health Policy) to the CDC,
Co-PI and Co-Founder, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, "The Wide Ranging Health and
Social Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences"
Robert Anda, MD, MS, is Scientific Consultant in Medicine and Public Health Policy to the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Founder of the Adverse Childhood
Experiences Study. Dr. Anda has designed and conducted epidemiologic studies for more than 20 years. He has
written more than 100 peer-reviewed and government publications, as well as several book chapters. As Co-Principal
Investigator for the ACE Study he played the principal role in the design of the study, subsequent analysis of the
ACE Study data, and preparation of its numerous scientific publications. He is frequently invited to speak about
the ACE Study, and has presented its findings at Congressional briefings.
Russ Feingold, U.S. Senator, invited.
Richard E. Rieselbach, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Internal Medicine and
Donna Friedsam, MPH, Researcher, UW Population Health Institute, "Wisconsin
Physicians' Attitudes and Positions on Major Elements of Healthcare Reform"
Richard E. Rieselbach, MD, is Professor Emeritus in the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Internal Medicine.
Suzanne Gaulocher, MPH, Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow Madison/Dane County
Health Department, Samuel F. Dennis, Jr., PhD, RLA, ASLA, Assistant Professor
Landscape Architecture & Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin,
"Participatory Photo Mapping: An Integrated Method for Health and Place Research"
Susanne Rust, Science Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Henry A. Anderson,
MD, Chief Medical Officer, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, "Bisphenol A:
Science, Politics and Endocrine Disruptors"
Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management,
Primary Care Policy Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, "The Medical
Home and Health System Reform"
Johnathan Oberlander, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy
and Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Great Expectations:
Health Reform and the Obama Administration"