UC Network on Child Health, Poverty, and Public Policy
The goal of this UCOP-funded pilot program on Child Health, Poverty and Public Policy is to lay the foundation for a UC-wide network of scholars who are committed to rigorous cross-training in multiple disciplinary-specific skills and “languages” that are necessary to produce a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms by which health and nutrition programs (e.g. Medicaid, SNAP, WIC) improve poor children’s life chances. Our activities will facilitate knowledge exchange between economists, psychologists, MD/PHD’s, sociologists, epidemiologists, nutritional scientists and others, with the goal of generating innovative research, and training graduate students to do research that speaks across fields. In addition to building two-way relationships across campuses and fields, we aim to deepen connections between UC researchers and policymakers.