August 29, 2017

CSDE Research & Highlights

Butch de Castro Selected as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at School of Nursing

Affiliate Butch de Castro was recently named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the School of Nursing. Dr. de Castro is returning to UW, where he was previously an Assistant Professor, after spending four years at UW Bothell as a faculty member in Nursing & Health Studies. Dr. de Castro will also resume a position in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, as a Professor. You can read more about his appointment below.

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Cori Mar Publishes Article on Variance Estimators for Respondent-Driven Sampling

Cori Mar, CSDE Methods and Data Director, recently co-authored an article titled “Evaluating Variance Estimators for Respondent-Driven Sampling” that was published in the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology. The authors evaluated the performance of RDS variance estimators via a simulation study based on 40 respondent-driven sampling (RDS) surveys of injection drug users in the U.S.  This analysis was the first to study the performance of the multiple RDS variance estimators. 

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David Grembowski Analyzes Vermont’s Health System Transformation

Affiliate David Grembowksi, Professor and Director of the PhD Program in Health Services, recently published an article about Vermont’s new statewide health system in Population Health Management. In the article, Grembowski and his co-author discuss the ten conditions that advanced the state’s readiness to implement a unified, all-payer integrated delivery system. According to the authors, these consist of a mix of social conditions–including a common vision and collaborative culture–and support conditions, –such as statewide data and legal infrastructure–all of which may have a higher chance of occurring in states with regulated markets.

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Dan Goldhaber on U.S. Teacher Shortages

Affiliate Dan Goldhaber, Director of the UW Center for Education Data and Research, was quoted in a recent CNN article on nationwide teacher shortages. Compounding the issue of current shortages is declining interest in teaching as a career, which Goldhaber ascribes to stagnant salaries for secondary school teachers, along with the demanding nature of the profession. 

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