Sep 11, 2018
Professor Bobbi Wolfe will discuss what we are learning regarding how poverty influences a child’s brain, the tools used and the potential for informing policy. She will discuss her own research and the emerging research in neuroscience and poverty more broadly. The goal of this research is to inform public policy to improve opportunities for children in low-income families. With funding from the Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition, Wolfe and colleague, Professor Seth Pollak, brought 15 national leaders in neuroscience, poverty, and public policy to Milwaukee in September 2017. Bobbi Wolfe is the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an affiliate of UW-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty.