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CSDE Trainee

Brenda Gellner

Department: Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

Detailed Research Areas:
physician-patient-family caregiver interactions, street-level bureaucracy, administrative discretion

    I started the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy & Management in the fall of 2017. Prior to joining the program, I completed a Master of Public Affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have previously worked as a Project Manager for the Office of Economic & Workforce Development for Dane County, Wisconsin, and as a Program Assistant for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University. My research interests include social and economic mobility, inequality, retirement preparation, long-term support and services, policies targeted at people with disabilities, and barriers to employment.