Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

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The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) facilitates population studies, scholastic collaboration, and graduate training at the University of Washington. As a federally funded research center with over 70 years of experience, CSDE combines academic prestige with field training and support services to ensure its community has all it needs to advance the demography field.

Revolutionize Your Research

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Become an Affiliate

Work with the largest demography network in the region.

Support for Affiliates

CSDE’s Support Services will help you run your research more smoothly.


Learn Population Science from the Experts

Graduate Training in Demography

Backed by 70 years of practice, CSDE Training sets your studies on the right track with its Certificate Program, funded fellowships, and educational workshops.


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Free Software and Support

CSDE offers its affiliates and all UW students various technical services and guidance throughout the research process—you just need a CSDE Computing Account to get started.

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Workshops and Seminars

CSDE hosts a variety of events on the latest trends in population science. You can use these to share your research and network with colleagues.

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Contact CSDE

206 Raitt Hall
Box 353412,  UW Seattle, WA 98195-3412


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Sara Curran, Director 
Stewart Tolnay, Assistant Director
Matt Dunbar, Associate Director
John Kemner, Administrator