January 31, 2017

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Fellow Lecture: Mark Hayward

     When:  Friday, Feb 3, 2017 (12:30 - 1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  University of Washington, Communications 120

Do Recent Declines in U.S. Life Expectancy Signal Bad News for Healthy Life Expectancy?

Life expectancy for non-Hispanic white (henceforth white) Americans with less than high school education has fallen in recent years—particularly for women – while life expectancy has increased substantially for the college educated population. However, the extent to which the declines/increases in life expectancy translate into healthy life expectancy remains unclear.

Mark Hayward and his team combine data from the Health and Retirement Study and U.S.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Trainee Lightning Talks and Poster Session: Submit Your Work!

CSDE invites its trainees to submit a project abstract for this quarter’s Trainee Lightning Talks and Poster Session, as part of the CSDE Seminar series “Next Population Science Insights.” Selected trainees will introduce their project via lightning talks and continue the conversation over posters.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your research to an excitingly diverse set of colleagues from across the university, make new connections with scholars working in similar areas,

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Save the Date: 5/26 – IAPHS Northwest Regional Workshop, Co-Hosted by CSDE

The Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology is pleased to announce that it will be co-hosting the first northwest regional conference of the Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health Science (IAPHS).

“From Research Labs to Community and Back Again: Innovative Collaborations that Advance Population Health” will examine how we integrate the science of population health with improvements in population health. This IAPHS regional conference will intentionally bridge the gaps between scientists, health practitioners,

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Dan Eisenberg Publishes Study on DNA and Disease Links

Dan Eisenberg, CSDE Affiliate and assistant professor of Anthropology at UW, recently published a study examining DNA telomere length in relation to early childhood illnesses and breastfeeding. The study, compiled in the American Journal of Human Biology, found that telomeres–“caps” on chromosomes–are shorter in adults with sickly childhoods but are unaffected by breastfeeding practices. Telomeres are important factors in the body’s ability to combat disease later in life, making the findings particularly relevant for public health. 

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