ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2010
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

Education and Health: Causes and Consequences

Adam Gamoran, Sociology 875
Fridays 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 259, Education Sciences bldg


September 3:

Alyn Turner, Sociology, “Issues in Social Research on Education and Health.”

September 10 :

David Weimer, Political Science, “Medical Governance and Evidence-Based Medicine.”

Weimer, D. (2010). Governance and Evidence-Based Medicine

September 17 :

Paul Moberg, Population Health Sciences, “Recovery High Schools to Support Adolescents Recovering from Substance Abuse: Studying Feasibility and Effectiveness.”

Moberg & Finch (2008). Recovery High Schools
Diehl (2003). Recovery High School

September 24:

Hiren Nisar, Economics, “Do Charter Schools Improve Student Achievement?”

Nisar (2010). Do Charter Schools Improve Student Achievement?

October 1 :

Barbara Wolfe, Economics and La Follette School of Public Affairs, "Increasing Our Understanding of the Tie between Income and Health."

Fletcher & Wolfe (2010). Increasing Our Understanding of the Health-Income Gradient.

October 8 : NO MEETING

October 10 & 11:

Conference on Child Health and Well-Being
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon, room 226
(co-sponsored by ITP and the Institute for Research on Poverty). ITP Fellows to attend at least one session of the conference.

Link to Conference Agenda

October 15 :

Katherine Magnuson, Social Work, “Discussion of the Conference on Child Health and Well-Being.”

October 22 :

Robert M. Hauser and Alberto Palloni, Sociology, "Adolescent IQ and Survival in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study."

October 29 :

Steven Alvarado, Sociology, "The Effect of Obesity on Educational Outcomes."

November 5:

Michelle Robinson, Sociology, "FAST and Child Outcomes: Exploring the Roles of Social and Emotional Capital for Children's Socio-emotional Development."

November 12:

Tim Classen, Economics, Loyola University Chicago, "Adolescent Obesity and Education Accumulation."

Classen (2009), "Obesity and Educational Attainment"
Classen (2009), "The Effect of Relative Weight Status..."

November 19:

Alberto Palloni, Sociology, "Maternal and Infant Health of the Mexican-Origin Population in the United States: The Role of Acculturation, Duration, and Selection."

November 26: No Meeting – Thanksgiving

December 3:

Colleen Moore, Psychology, "Pollutant Exposure Can Affect Children's School Performance: A Brief Overview."

Readings (choose several; see bibilography below for paper titles):
Moore (2003)
Miranda et al. (2007)
Stansfeld et al. (2005)
Comment and reply on Stansfeld et al. (2005)

December 10 :

Adam Gamoran, Sociology, "Summing Up."



Classen, T. J. (2009). Obesity and Educational Attainment. Unpublished ms.

Classen, T. J. (2009). The Effect of Relative Weight Status on Education Accumulaiton. Unpublished ms.

Diehl, D. (2003). "Recovery High School," in The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation To Improve Health and Health Care, V.

Fletcher, J., & Wolfe, B. (2010). Increasing Our Understanding of the Health-Income Gradient. Unpublished ms.

Miranda, M. L., Kim, D., Galeano, A. O., Paul, C. J., Hull, A. P., & Morgan, S.P. (2007). "The Relationship between Early Childhood Blood Lead Levels and Performance on End-of-Grand Tests." Environmental Health Perspectives, 115 (8): 1242-1247.

Moberg, D. P., & Finch, A. J. (2008). Recovery High Schools: A Descriptive Study of School Programs and Students. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 2.

Moore, C. K. (2003). "Lead and the Roots of Environmental Controversies." Chapter 1 in Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution, and Why Scientists Disagree. Oxford University Press, pp. 1-48.

Nisar, H. (2010). Do Charter Schools Improve Student Achievement? Unpublished ms.

Smith, A. (2005). Comment on Stephen Stansfeld et al. Lancet, 366: 715-717.

Stansfeld, S. A., Berglund, B., Clark, C., Pischer, P., Ohrstrom, E., Haines, M. M., Head, J., Hygge, S., van Kamp, I., Berry, B. F. (2005). "Aircraft and Road Traffic Noise and Children's Cognition and Health: A Cross-National Study." Lancet, 365: 1942-49.

Weimer, D. L. (2010). Governance and Evidence-Based Medicine: Lessons from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Unpublished ms.