At Human Ecology, cross-unit collaborations expand our capacity to obtain funded research support and provide students with high-impact learning opportunities. We focus on two broad inter-sectional themes that bridge research, scholarship, teaching, and outreach across multiple departments: Ecology of human interdependence with natural environments and health and well-being across the lifespan.
Conducting collaborative, people-focused research
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A research community with an expansive reach
UW Division of Extension
A presence in the community and around the State, Human Ecology has a century-long tradition of working in partnership with community members to tackle thorny issues like food security, parenting in a pandemic or caregiver stress.
"There's got to be a better way." It's a common refrain. And while most people are content to leave it at that, Human Ecology faculty make it their life's work to find a better way.
Everywhere you turn, you see SoHE exploring ideas and making real contributions that enhance family life, strengthen communities and promote economic well-being.
The School of Human Ecology has an impact far beyond what might be expected of a school of its size. Many faculty have joint appointments with Extension and varied units on campus and beyond.
Child Development Lab
A home for real-world teaching, problem-solving, and research with children and their families, offering year-round programs for children ages 6 weeks to five years.
Research Core Team
Sherry HuhnPost-Award Accountant
Sarah MarcottePre-Award Research Manager
Lauren M. PappAssociate Dean of Research, Jane Rafferty Thiele Professor in Human Ecology