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Latest updates and research in the news


Wilder Research’s work provides context and informs action that improve lives and communities. Below are highlights from the many ways Wilder Research staff are sharing their knowledge and skills to make an impact.


Recent updates

Wilder welcomes Dr. Heather Britt as next executive director of Wilder Research

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather Britt will join the organization as executive director of Wilder… More about this article »

Wilder Research announces latest pro bono research and evaluation projects to support culturally specific organizations

Wilder Research will be working with MN8, Foster Advocates, and Black Table Arts as part of its effort to provide pro bono research and… More about this article »

Out and About: Contributions to the Field

Nicole MartinRogers is among the presenters at the Advocating for Systems Change for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives event hosted by The Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition. 

Anna Granias gave testimony to the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee about the findings from Wilder Research's report on the state’s response to the civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder.

Sarah Garcia received an IPUMS Research Award for student research for her paper The Role of Labor Market Polarization in Physical Disability Rates among Working-Age Americans.

Laura Schauben will join Jory Catalpa of the Minnesota Department of Health to present Results and Recommendations from the 4th Safe Harbor Evaluation on May 3 at the 2022 Virtual Safe Harbor Conference.

Julie Atella joined the NAMI Minnesota Board of Directors

Michelle Decker Gerrard shared trends in statewide homelessness with the Minnesota House Housing Finance and Policy Committee with the Homes for All coalition. Learn about the Minnesota Homeless Study

Ryan Evans published an article about arts evaluation in the latest issue of FIELD: Socially Engaged Art Criticism. Learn more about arts and culture evaluation.

Michelle Decker Gerrard was invited to join the Minnesota Department of Health CDC Center of Excellence on Public Health and Homelessness Advisory Group. 

Paul Mattessich recently presented "The Components of Successful Collaboration" as part of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Learn more about his research on collaboration

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