June 20, 2017

CSDE Workshops

Introduction to R

     When:  Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 (12:00 - 2:30 PM)
     Where:  University of Washington, Savery 121

This workshop is a 2 hour introduction to the free, open-source statistical programming language R. It assumes no prior experience with R.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Amy Hagopian Studies US Response to HIV Epidemic and Stigma in Africa

Amy Hagopian, CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Health Services at UW, recently published research analyzing the impact of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on anti-homosexual legislation in African countries. Laws and norms stigmatizing homosexuality stifle HIV treatment, and Hagopian’s study reveals that PEPFAR misses opportunities to address and discourage such legislation. Carrying aid efforts one step further in the future could help break apart a systemic barrier to healthcare in Africa.

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Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen Discusses LGBTQ Aging with KING5

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Social Work, was interviewed by local news outlet KING5 about her recent research on the health and well-being of elderly LGBTQ populations. The first-of-its-kind study examined health changes over time as LGBTQ Americans aged, and the analysis unearthed some significant disparities from national averages. Check out the full feature below, and read up on the study at age-pride.org.

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Scott Allard Explains the Rise of Suburban Poverty

Scott Allard, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Public Policy, was recently featured in a discussion about recent geographic trends in US poverty. Allard’s research shows a rise in suburban poverty across the United States, which stems partly from evaporation of the manufacturing jobs that have attracted many families there since the 1970s. The problem is compounded by the slow spread of programs designed to alleviate these hardships. You can read more about Allard’s findings and their potential impact on social policy below.

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