Tag Archives: mental health

Nancy Wong headshot

SoHE News: May 14–20

TODAY: Wong presents to Social Security Advisory Board; New research from Bea, Shin; Next week: Thomas presents with HELI; Whelan talks pandexit on UW Now; and more.

Pedestrians enter the new Nancy Nicholas Hall, which houses the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Sept. 10, 2012. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

SoHE News: May 7–13

Wong to present to Social Security Advisory Board; Undergrads highlighted by the university; Kirkorian on proposed “Instagram for Kids”; new research from Papp, Nix; and more.

Jennifer Gaddis Faculty

SoHE News: Apr 23–29

Gaddis cited in The New Republic, Whelan advises on making your “pandexit,” Bogenschneider publishes second edition of researcher-policymaker engagement handbook with Routledge, and more.

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SoHE News: Apr 9–22

Thomas speaks with WORT and PBS Wisconsin on recent events’ impact on Black Americans’ mental health; Whelan joins Badger Talks on post-COVID socializing; Dodge Francis publishes new research on COVID-19 stress and coping among Native American and Alaska Natives; and more.

Judi Bartfeld headshot

SoHE News: Apr 2–8

Bartfeld wins CALS award and speaks with NPR’s Marketplace, Harvey research noted in New York Times, Huambachano to keynote Global Health Initiative summit 4/14, McInnes to discuss Wisconsin’s Indigenous languages 4/12, Duncan to present on mental health for farmers 4/9, and more.

headshot of Melody Harvey in black and white

SoHE News: Mar 19–Apr 1

New research from Drs. Harvey, Dodge Francis, and Papp; HDFS PhD student Tia Murray on the role of doulas in addressing the racial inequities in Madison-area maternal and child health; Whelan on pandemic parenting on The Today Show; Gaddis on school lunch in The Conversation; and more.

Julie Poehlmann

SoHE News: Jan 29–Feb 4

Poehlmann-Tynan publishes on prisons’ family communication policies during COVID-19; Whelan publishes audio lecture series with The Great Courses; Raison discusses depression’s evolutionary role and treatments in longform interview; Carter guests on Bard podcast; and more.

Picture of Kristin Litzelman

SoHE News: Jan 22–28

Litzelman reports on Wisconsin community organizations’ efforts to combat loneliness during the pandemic, Fairbanks conversation on social weaving published in Textile: Cloth and Culture, Dong comments on the wellbeing design components of interiors, and more.

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SoHE News: Dec 11–17

New CFS research on millennials’ pandemic finances featured on Yahoo! Finance, Nix research on preschool social-emotional program written up in Consumer Affairs, Litzelman and grad students publish on cancer survivors’ spouses’ mental health, new Angus show upcoming, and more.

Talesa Allen

SoHE News: Dec 4–Dec 10

Two CNPL grads highlighted by the university, Dong on feng shui and wellbeing, Fairbanks workshop and show upcoming, Kerr on the pandemic’s toll on women, Murray on resale fashion, O’Brien on airline mask policies, and more.

Charles Raison

SoHE News: Nov 6–Nov 12

Raison joins scientific advisory board of John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, Whelan discusses staying happy under stricter safer-at-home orders, Collins talks military debt with Wallethub, Robb on the debt and homeownership connection, and more.

Sigan Hartley

SoHE News: Oct 30–Nov 5

Hartley wins major NIH grant with Waisman Center, Wong featured on Marketplace, new Angus show at MOWA given rave review, Dilworth-Bart on scholar-activism and wellness, Community Altar Project featured in Cap Times, and more.

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SoHE and CommNS to Partner on 3 New Wisconsin Partnership Program Grants

The School of Human Ecology and the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies will partner on three of six new grants announced Friday by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The grants, each of $1 million over five years, support community-academic partnerships designed to improve health outcomes by addressing the social determinants that influence health and well-being over the course of a lifetime.

Heather Kirkorian

SoHE News: Oct 9–15

Kirkorian to feature in Wisconsin Science Festival with comedian Shane Mauss, Poehlmann-Tynan and Kerr win inaugural Olson Grant from the National Council on Family Relations, Whelan describes “acedia” on Channel 3000, Mary Hark presents on papermaking with Badger Talks next week, and more.

Yellow paper shopping bag lying on its side

SoHE News: Oct 2–8

Collins in Reuters on pandemic spending, Kerr on WPR on parent well-being, Raison in a new film on narrative-based healing, CommNS annual event next week, and more.

Scenes from the municipal market in Tucuru, Guatemala. Indigenous women of Guatemala’s Polochic valley are feeding their families, growing their businesses and saving more money than ever before. With the help of a joint UN programme that’s empowering rural women, women's groups in the area have learned to produce shampoo in bigger batches and in different varieties—such as aloe, cacao, avocado and honey—and sell them in local markets. The Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women by FAO, WFP, IFAD and UN Women is working to advance advance gender equality and economic empowerment of women in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. In Guatemala, the programme started in 2015, with funding from Norway and Sweden, supporting rural women to develop a range of skills, from sustainable agricultural practices to marketing organic shampoo and learning solar engineering. With better knowledge of their own rights and access to skills, credit and income, women participants can make more decisions within their homes and participate in municipal spaces.

SoHE News: Aug 14–20

Angus opens a new show in Pittsburgh, Huambachano discusses Indigenous food sovereignty, Litzelman on the cancer caregiver burden, Whelan on back-to-school shopping changes, highlights from Human Ecology MS 2020 grads, and more.

Grandmother on a couch reading Sesame Workshop materials to grandson

SoHE News: June 12-18

Poehlmann-Tynan research with Sesame Workshop featured by university, Thomas talks mental health with alumni for UW Now, CFS RDRC hosts its second annual Junior Scholars in Training program, and more.

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Q&A: Dr. Alvin Thomas on Black Men’s Mental Health Resources

A new mental health discussion group for Black men intends to help them cope with the added stressors of COVID-19 in daily life, as well as recent events of police violence against Black people. Dr. Alvin Thomas, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, helps lead the group alongside fellow health and well-being experts in Wisconsin.

Soyeon Shim Headshot

SoHE News: May 8-14

Soyeon profiled in Madison Magazine, Addo on America’s “subaltern middle class,” CNPL major profiled in Chicago Tribune, O’Brien anticipates a very different retail future, and more.

Social Poverty

SoHE News: Apr 17–23

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