In 2018, UWSC developed and fielded NC-PALS, the North Carolina Post-Adoption Life Study. This study assesses well-being and examines challenges that youth face who were adopted as they transition to adulthood. The study is being conducted in collaboration with Child Trends with funding from the Duke Endowment.
The Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS) is a school-based survey of middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students. The survey collects information on youth knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors related to the use of tobacco and vaping products.
In 2018, UWSC will conduct a national in-person field effort to locate and interview MIDUS respondents who participated in early rounds of the study but later attrited.
The primary objective of the MIDUS study was to identify the major biomedical, psychological, and social factors that allow some people to achieve good health, psychological well-being, and social responsibility during the journey through middle life on into the later years.
The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is the largest epidemiological study on autism and developmental delays. SEED will help researchers better understand the health and behavior of young children with autism and offer clues to the causes of autism.
The City of Madison Paid Leave Study is a mixed mode web/mail survey of Madison city employees.
The Bridges to Success Evaluation is an evaluation of the impact of a Catholic Family Center program designed to help struggling families get back on their feet, called Bridges to Success.
The Wisconsin Moms Study (WiscMoms) is a study of about 250 mothers of young children in the Milwaukee area. Researchers are interested in a number of topics, among them the household make-up of families in which siblings might have different fathers, the security and availability of food and other necessary resources, and the ways in which young mothers make use of their social network.
The UW Survey Center worked in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement to conduct a campus-wide student climate survey in the fall of 2016.
Every other year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of High School students.