Jason Fletcher

Professor of Public Affairs at University of Wisconsin – Madison

Jason Fletcher is a Professor of Public Affairs in the La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. A specialist in health economics, economics of education and child and adolescent health policy, Professor Fletcher focuses his research on examining social network effects on adolescent education and health outcomes, combining genetics and social science research, estimating long-term consequences of childhood mental illness, and child and adolescent mental health policy. Prior to joining the La Follette School in 2013, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. He earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Summa Cum Laude) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012 he was selected for a career development award by the William T. Grant Foundation. That award is funding a study of the interplay between genetics and social settings in youth development.