Jason Fletcher is a professor of public affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A specialist in health economics, economics of education and child and adolescent health policy, 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. 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.
Fletcher received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Summa Cum Laude) in 2000 and an M.S. and Ph.D. both in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, and 2006 respectively.