2008-2009 Monday Seminar Schedule

September 8
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.

October 6
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.

November 3
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.

December 1
Russ Feingold, U.S. Senator, invited.
December 8
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.

February 2, 2009
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"
March 2, 2009
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"
April 6, 2009
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"
May 4, 2009
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"