Amy Godecker, PhD
UW Population Health Institute
610 Walnut Street, 656 WARF Building
Madison, WI 53726
Amy is an Associate Scientist at the Population Health Institute. She is the Lead Evaluator for the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF), a multi-level, multi-site community-academic partnership working to increase equity in birth outcomes for African Americans in southeast Wisconsin. Amy has over 14 years of research and applied experience focusing on public health, including reproductive health, maternal and child health, and health equity. She has expertise in designing and conducting surveys and evaluations as well as statistical analysis of large data sets.
Prior to joining the Population Health Institute, Amy worked for the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a demographer with the evaluation team for California’s publicly-funded family planning program. At UCSF she also worked as an epidemiologist on the methodology and analysis for a survey of new mothers and helped to develop California’s pregnancy-related mortality surveillance program. She has also been the evaluator for the Twin Cities Healthy Start program for the Minneapolis Department of Health and the director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Outcomes Data Shared Resource.
Amy received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an emphasis in social demography. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Chicago.