Tag Archives: Human Development and Family Studies

SoHE Recognizes Two Grad Students as Exemplary Mentors with New Award

Winners Madelaine L’Esperance and Carolyn Liesen graduate this summer with an extra feather in their caps.

Stefanos Mastrotheodoros

Q&A with Visiting Scholar Stefanos Mastrotheodoros

Stefanos Mastrotheodoros is a visiting scholar from the Utrecht Centre for Child and Adolescent Studies at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. He is spending spring 2019 working with Dr. Lauren Papp in the Center for Child and Family Well-being and the department of Human Development and Family Studies. The SoHE connection What attracted you to […]

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Brianna Gambetti

Title/Department: MS/PhD Student, Human Development and Family Studies Office Address: Nancy Nicolas Hall Room 4127 Office Hours: Phone Number: Email: gambetti@wisc.edu  Biography Brianna’s research interests include investigating methods for improving quality of life for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). She is currently looking at how lifestyle factors such as sleep quality may influence […]

Roxanne Etta

HDFS Grad Student Etta Joins Bouchet Society

Congratulations are in order for Roxanne Etta, graduate student in Human Development and Family Studies for induction into the prestigious Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. According to the UW-Madison Graduate School announcement, individuals were selected for […]

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SoHE Grad Student Receives Campus Honor

Mariela Victoria Quesada Centeno, MPH, doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) was honored on March 5 ,2019, as part of UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Award celebration. The award, now in its 11th year recognizes women of color who are, “deeply rooted in both the campus and the Madison community through their […]

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SoHE News and Events: February 15-21

Kirkorian Quoted on WRMZ | Halpern-Meeking on WPR | Vivian Empowers Communities to Overpower Diabetes Kirkorian on Children and Interactive Media Heather Kirkorian, PhD, was recently quoted in an interview by a WFMZ, a Pennsylvania and New Jersey news outlet. The article cites her research that determines if 2-year-olds learn best from interactive digital media. […]

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SoHE News & Events: December 14-20

Lauren Papp Co-chairs Committee to Find New Dean of Students Professor and Associate Dean Lauren Papp will be co-chairing the committee to find a new Dean of Students alongside Billie Welsh, chair of Associated Students of Madison. Following Lori Berquam’s departure, the 20-member committee made up of students, faculty and staff will conduct a search for […]

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Detention at a “Tender Age”

Even though we may have all breathed a sigh of relief on June 20 with President Trump’s Executive Order ending family separations, the crisis has not ended. Even before arriving at our borders, the children in the headlines and heart-wrenching photos in the news this week were already acutely vulnerable.  It is often extreme violence […]

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SoHE News and Events: May 25 – 31

SoHE’s Olive Sagapolu is a Backflipping Extraordinaire Badger’s lineman and ukulele player Olive Sagapolu captured the hearts of all with his skillful backflipping videos on Instagram and toe-touches at basketball games. Also known as “Mr. Aloha,” Sagapolu brings joy and happiness to everyone he sees. He was recently featured in a national ESPN story that […]

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Enhancing Jail Visits through Interdisciplinary Intervention

In the United States today, roughly 1 in 25 children has a parent behind bars. Millions of children visit their mother and father in prison each year. Understanding that parent-child visits have the potential to lead to increased behavior problems and anxiety in children, an interdisciplinary team of faculty is setting out to change that. […]

Graduate student Albert Burgess-Hull

Grad Student Burgess-Hull Begins Yale Fellowship

This week, Human Development and Family Studies Ph.D. candidate Albert Burgess-Hull, along with 39 other young science leaders, kicked off his year as a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. This program provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, networking, and skills development while enabling them to make contributions to their […]

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Incarcerated Parents & Children: New Book

In the United States today, roughly 1 in 25 children has a parent behind bars. Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Dorothy A. O’Brien Professor in Human Ecology, and contributors to this book bring a wide array of tools for studying the children of incarcerated adults. Sociologists and demographers apply sophisticated techniques for conducting descriptive and causal analyses, with […]

Julia Preston, SoHE student and creator of Angelic NYC

HDFS Student Julia Presten Soars High

When NYC native Julia Presten was in high school she founded ANGELIC NYC, a clothing company with a positive message and that donates to nonprofits. Today, Julia’s company is continuing to grow and she is looking forward to her junior year at UW-Madison this fall. With ANGELIC top of mind, Julia started off at SoHE […]

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WI Legislature Honors Bogenschneider

(As I write this post I know Professor Karen Bogenschneider is cringing at the thought of being the center of attention. With a deep breath and hope she will forgive me, here goes): On Wednesday May 10 2017 the following Joint Resolution was confirmed by the Wisconsin Legislature: Relating to: the commitment-to-family policy of Karen Bogenschneider […]

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SoHE News & Stories: May 7 – May 12

Take a look at what’s happening at SoHE this week! Fashion Show Award Winners The annual Threads: Fashion Show, themed Ensemble this year, took place on April 30th. The award winners for this year were: Neil Sekhorn and Jingjing Li with Honorable Mention ($50), Maheen Quarishi with the Fashion Show Leadership Award ($250), Ike Cech […]

Children and instructors interact in the School of Human Ecology Preschool Lab, which is housed in the newly renovated Nancy Nicholas Hall.

Human Development & Family Studies

Mission To improve the quality of life by discovering, integrating, applying, and disseminating knowledge about lifespan human development, relationships, families, and communities, all in their larger social contexts. Vision Our vision is to conduct and apply high-quality research on development, relationships, and families, program evaluation, and policy studies to solve societal problems and to strengthen […]

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Young Children and Screen Media: What does the Science Say?

What are the effects during infancy and early childhood? Media has had a huge impact on families. A group of leading learning scientists including Assistant Professor Heather Kirkorian provide new findings in the field, and examine the effects of broad-based media on early child development by highlighting the role of content and context on learning and development […]

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Fashion, Fun and Sustainable Living

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being at the University of Wisconsin-Madison enthusiastically invites the public to attend our annual RePLAY: Sustainable Kids’ Fashion Show and Educational Play Event. RePLAY will be held at Nancy Nicholas Hall, School of Human Ecology, Sunday December 11 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to […]

UW-Madison Research Lab attending National Council on Family Relations 2016

Grad and Undergrad Students Present at National Conference

Eight students from Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan’s research lab traveled to Minneapolis to attend the 2016 annual National Council on Family Relations conference held from November 2-5, 2016 in the Twin Cities. The students co-authored a poster presentation entitled “Attachment and Family Drawings in Young Children with Jailed Parents” which they presented on November 3rd. Students […]

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New Hockey Coach Sets Goal at SoHE

  On July 13, Granato read to children in the SoHE Preschool Lab on chameleons and crocodiles. New Hockey Coach Comes Back to the Badgers & SoHE The new men’s hockey coach, Tony Granato, has returned to UW-Madison and the School of Human Ecology to finish his Human Development and Family Studies degree. Granato played […]

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HDFS’s Albert Burgess-Hull Receives Fellowship

Congratulations to Albert Burgess-Hull, Human Development and Family Studies graduate student, who was recently awarded a competitive Social Network and Health Scholars (SNHS) Training Fellowship at Duke University. The NICHD funded (R25) program is designed to help bridge the gap between social network research demand and training. As a SNHS Fellow, Albert will participate in an […]

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Human Development & Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) combines coursework, outreach, and the latest research to examine lifespan development and to strengthen the quality of everyday life and human well-being. While earning a Bachelor of Science degree, students learn about human development in the classroom as well as through service-learning, volunteer, and internship opportunities. Students are exposed […]