January 31, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

Reproductive Justice: Historical Context and Contemporary Implications for Population Health

     When:  Friday, Feb 3, 2023 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Hans Rosling Center or Online Here

Join us for a Panel on Reproductive Justice this week featuring Bettina Judd, Monica McLemore, and Megan Eagen-Torkko. CSDE Trainee Taylor Riley will moderate the presentation and discussion with the expert panelists. Taylor is also an expert and this should be an important discussion about how to think about reproductive health and reproductive justice. We are grateful to CSDE Executive Committee member Dr. Anjum Hajat for organizing this panel.



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CSDE Research & Highlights

New Research From Anderson on the Gender Gap in Mobil Money Awareness and Use

CSDE Affiliate Leigh Anderson and co-authors recently published an article in Information Technology for Development, entitled, “Exploring the gender gap in mobile money awareness and use: evidence from eight low and middle income countries.” This is an interesting piece examining household financial survey data in eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia.  Great job Leigh and team!

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Knox Delivers New Publication on Employment and Health in the US During COVID-19 Pandemic

In her new paper published in Preventative Medicine Reports, “Changes in Precarious Employment and Health in the United States Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic“, CSDE Affiliate Melissa Knox uses survey data on 623 adults at-risk for cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to investigate the association between changes in employment precarity and changes in health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing survey indicators and linear regression models. The authors aimed to understand the association between a change in the PES and 1) change in systolic blood pressure, 2) change in pulse pressure, 3) change in food insecurity, and 4) perceived stress.

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New Research From Goldhaber on the Impact of Interventions in High School on College Outcomes

CSDE Affiliate Dan Goldhaber published a new article, “The Impact of Transition Intervention in High School on Pathways Through College” in Community College Review. Using 11 years of panel data, this study tracked college progression of seven cohorts of students in order to estimate the impacts of this program. A difference-in-regression-discontinuity design was used to compare how students just below college readiness benchmarks fared relative to those just above once TI was implemented.

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Sharif and Co-Author Publish on COVID-19 Disparities in Toronto among Arab, Middle Eastern, and West Asian Populations

CSDE Affiliate Mienah Sharif and co-author Dr. Neda Maghbouleh (Univ. of Toronto, Sociology) recently collaborated on a paper published in  Health Promotion Practice entitledCOVID-19 Disparities Among Arab, Middle Eastern, and West Asian Populations in Toronto: Implications for Improving Health Equity Among Middle Eastern and North African Communities in the United States“. In this paper, with data from Toronto Public Health, the authors document the stark disparities between Arab, Middle Eastern, and West Asian Populations compared to white residents of Toronto.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

*Reminder* Join Us for Biomarkers in the Social Sciences and the CSDE Biodemography Lab and Basics of REDCap Survey and Project Design the Following Week (2/2/2023 @11am)

Please feel free to attend our first CSDE Workshop: Biomarkers in the Social Sciences and the CSDE Biodemography lab on February 2nd, 2023 at 11am. The instructor for this session is Tiffany Pan, and registration for the workshop can be found here! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the next CSDE Workshop “Basics of REDCap Survey and Project Design” with Matt Dunbar on February 9th, 2023 from 12:00PM-2:00PM in 121 Savery Hall.

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EXTENDED DEADLINE! Apply for the Winter CSDE Lightning Talks 2023! (Due 2/3/2023)

Students consider applying for the Winter Quarter CSDE Lightning Talks! Students present their research and receive feedback at this event, and we would love to receive your submissions! This is an excellent, low-stakes opportunity to practice your presentation skills and grow your network. Also, The Population Association of America 2023 Annual Meeting is just around the corner! This is an opportunity to practice a shorter version of your presentation or share a draft of your poster.

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Attend the Upcoming CSSS Seminar with Emre Kiciman, Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research AI

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar Series has their next seminar on Wednesday, February 1 at 12:30 pm. Emre Kiciman, Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research AI, will give a seminar titled, “Lessons being learned from an open-source causal AI suite.”

This seminar will be offered as a hybrid session. Below please find the abstract and information about joining in-person or on Zoom.

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*New* Data Repository Resource Available at UW

As federal agencies are increasingly likely to require data availability, the UW Libraries has joined Dryad to facilitate researchers ability to comply with new data sharing requirements.  The Dryad Data Platform is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types and now counts over 75 institutions and publishers in its membership.  A libguide (http://guides.lib.uw.edu/dryad ) is available with information on how UW researchers can get started with the service.  

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SSRC and NSF Partner on Mercury Project to Accelerate Research on Vaccine Demand

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the National Science Foundation have partnered on a funding initiative focused on social and behavioral science innovations to understand better how to accelerate demand for vaccines, especially in low and middle income countries.  For more information about the Mercury Project visit here: https://www.ssrc.org/programs/the-mercury-project/nsf-mercury-project-partnership/

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Sign Up for First Annual All-UC Demography Conference at UC Irvine! (Due 2/6/2023)

The University of California, Irvine’s Center for Population, Inequality and Policy invites submissions to present at the inaugural All-UC Demography Conference. This meeting will highlight current demographic research and provide a venue for making connections across UC campuses, with a keynote talk by Ronald Lee. The conference will be held May 4th and May 5th in person at University of California, Irvine. The plan is to hold faculty paper sessions with discussants, as well as an additional graduate student poster competition

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Applications Available for Junior Scholar Intensive Training! (Due 2/8/23)

Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth (CRW) and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison annually conduct the Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) Summer Workshop. This week-long workshop, from June 12 – 16, 2023 , held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, brings together PhD students, newly graduated PhD researchers, and junior faculty who are interested in topics related to disability and retirement research in the United States. 

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*NEW* Call for Project Proposals for Data Science for Social Good Summer Program (Due 2/13/23)

The University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program at the eScience Institute brings together data scientists and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. Through DSSG summer program projects, Student Fellows work on interdisciplinary teams led by project leads from academia, nonprofits, and government, along with data scientists at the eScience Institute who offer technical expertise and guidance. Authors of accepted proposals will become Project Leads in the UW DSSG program

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Apply for UWRA Scholarships and Fellowships in Aging! (Due 2/15/2023)

UW students are invited to apply for the 2022-2023 cycle of UWRA Scholarships and Fellowships in Aging. These awards are available to students in any field who are pursuing research or preparing for careers related to aging. More information can be found here. Applications for the UWRA Scholarship in Aging must be submitted by February 15. The application form can be found and submitted here.


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NIH Notice of Special Interest Grant: Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues (Due 2/17/2023)

The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) within the Office of the Director (OD) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support 1) research on bioethical issues to develop or support the development of an evidence base that may inform future policy directions, and/or 2) certain efforts to develop or augment bioethics research capacity. Applicants may propose to supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or to address a component related to bioethics in a biomedical and/or health-related behavioral research study.

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NAtional Institutes of Health


Harry Bridges Center Offers Grants for Labor Research To Graduate Students! (Due 2/21/2023)

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies currently seeks applications from University of Washington graduate students for grants of up to $5,000 for research about work, workers, and workers’ organizations. Applicants must explain the significance of their proposed research to the interdisciplinary field of labor studies. Proposals must indicate how the research is likely to generate important new information, interpretations, scholarly resources, and contributions to the applicant’s discipline and field. Research may focus on any dimension of labor in the United States or abroad

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Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods at UC Berkeley (Due 3/1/2023)

The 2023 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute is hosting its fifth summer institute.  Next summer it will focus on interviewing for migration research.  Several UW faculty and students have participated over the years and it has proven to be an important and productive program.  Here is a link to the program details.

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Call for Panel Submissions for IAPHS Fall Conference (Due 3/6/2023)

The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) will be hosting it’s Fall conference on “Gender, Sexuality, and Health Across the Life Course: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Population Health and Health Equity”. Groups of individuals are invited to submit panels that will present original research or engage in innovative discussions that push the boundaries of population health science, practice, theory, methods, student training, or technological innovations (or a combination of these) around a significant issue related to population health.

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*New* APPLICATION OPEN – Graduate School International Research Fellowships for 2023-2024 (Deadline 3/8/2023)

These one-quarter grants provide support to UW graduate students doing research that takes place outside of the United States. Successful applicants are awarded either a Chester Fritz Fellowship or a Boeing International Fellowship.

The fellowships are available to fund research periods of one quarter (three full months) abroad during the 2023–2024 year (autumn 2023–summer 2024)*. These awards DO NOT support faculty-led UW study abroad programs.

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The American Council of Learned Societies Opens Fellowship Opportunities (Due 3/15/2023)

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the fifth competition for Leading Edge Fellowships, made possible by the generous support of the Mellon Foundation. The program demonstrates the dynamic capacity of the humanities to advance justice and equity in society.

In 2023, the ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship Program will offer 22 two-year fellowships partnering recent humanities and interpretive social sciences PhDs with organizations advancing social justice and equity in communities across the United States.

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