Green, Jones, Pac, & Berger Honored With Awards

Tiffany Green was named a 2023 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Honoree. The annual Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color within the UW–Madison community “whose advocacy, activism, or scholarship has fostered social justice and organizational change; who have created positive transformation within their institutions and/or the community to achieve the goals of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging; and whose efforts are improving the climate for, or status of, people of color. Green is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology, with recent features in the New York Times and the Washington Post. Congratulations, Tiffany!

Malia Jones & the Those Nerdy Girls team were awarded the 2023 Ida B. Wells Public Engagement Award from Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. This award recognizes the organization for its “successful translation of population health scientific research into service of the public good.” Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and a co-founder and the Director of Research of Those Nerdy Girls (the creators of the award-winning Dear Pandemic, an interdisciplinary team that translated emerging COVID-19 science for public consumption). Congratulations, Malia and team!

Jessica Pac, Lawrence Berger & colleagues were awarded the Social Science Review 2024 Bruel Prize for their paper “The Effects of Child Poverty Reductions on Child Protective Services Involvement.” The paper investigates how the implementation of three policy packages aimed at reducing child poverty affects CPS involvement and finds a substantial reduction in CPS investigations, along with a reduction in racial disproportionality in CPS involvement. Pac is an Assistant Professor and Berger is a Professor in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work. Congratulations Jessica, Lawrence & colleagues!