February 25, 2020

CSDE Seminar Series

Trends in U.S. Mortality 1990-2017

     When:  Friday, Feb 28, 2020 (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

This Friday, Irma Elo from the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania will present recent findings from a study of the trends in U.S. mortality from 1990 to 2017. Elo is a demographer and sociologist studying socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities in health, cognition, and mortality across the life course and demographic estimation of mortality. In recent years, Elo has extended this focus to include health and mortality among racial and ethnic immigrant subgroups. Elo's seminar presentation draws from her NIA-funded study titled "The Causes of Geographic Divergence in American Mortality".

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Hedwig Lee and Angels Bruns Examine Partner Incarceration and Women's Substance Use

Partner incarceration is an increasingly common experience for Black and Hispanic women. However, existing research on the health and wellbeing of these women is minimal—this is why CSDE Regional Affiliate Hedwig Lee and CSDE Alum Angela Bruns examine partner incarceration and how this is a source of womens' chronic stress and subsequent substance use in a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, Lee and Bruns find a significant association between partner incarceration and drug use, with this association being concentrated among Black women.

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Amy Bailey Comments on Anti-Lynching Legislation for The Washington Post

120 years ago, Rep. George Henry White's anti-lynching bill failed to pass through Congress. This week, lawmakers introduced another such bill that gives hope for anti-lynching legislation. CSDE Affiliate Amy Bailey provides her expertise on lynching and the history of racial violence in the U.S. for a recent Washington Post article on the new bill. In the article, Bailey explains how white lawmakers for decades used "state's rights" as an excuse to avoid anti-lynching legislation. This aspect of U.S. policy "enables local and state jurisdictions to turn a blind eye to highly racially discriminatory practices and to a campaign of racial terror," Bailey states.

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Meet Our Winter 2020 CSDE Trainees' Lightning Talks and Poster Session Presenters!

CSDE’s Winter 2020 Trainees' Lightning Talks and Poster Session is just around the corner! Join us on Friday, March 13, 12:30-1:30 PM in Room Green A, Research Commons, Allen Library South, for short (~2 minute) presentations and posters from the following students:

William Atienza, Sociology
Undocumented Migration and Residential Segregation of Undocumented Mexicans in Sanctuary Cities

Jessica GodwinStatistics
Subnational Estimation of Child Mortality at Older Ages in a Low and Middle Income Countries Context

Beatrix Haddox, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Applied Math
Differential Privacy in the 2020 Census: Considering Acceptable and Unacceptable Biases

Ian Kennedy, Sociology
Metro Area and Tract-Level Influences on Online Rental Listings from Two Platforms

Yohan Min, College of Built Environments
Social Equity of Clean Energy Policies and Technologies in Residential Electric-Vehicle Charging

Nathan Welch, Statistics
Probabilistic Migration Flow Forecasts for All Pairs of Countries

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Spring Course Announcement: Statistical Demography and Data Science (CSSS/STAT/SOC 563)

Calling all demography students! In Spring 2020, CSDE Affiliate Adrian Raftery is offering Statistical Demography and Data Science (CSSS/STAT/SOC 563). Raftery will cover statistical methods and models for estimating and forecasting population quantities and as well as a variety of innovative topics, including probabilistic population projections and Bayesian hierarchical models. Preerequisites for this course include a good grounding in basic probability and statistics, some exposure to mathematical statistics, and basic mathematics including basic calculus and matrix algebra.

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Request for Proposals: Urban@UW Research Spark Grants

Urban@UW invites proposals from UW faculty or PI-eligible research staff, across all three UW campuses, with current or emerging research interests in critical aspects of contemporary urban societies for the Research Spark Grants Program. The goal of this small grants program is to spark new and emerging urban research initiatives via funding for convenings or pilot work. Proposals may request up to $8,000 and Urban@UW anticipates funding 2-4 projects. The application window opens March 1 and deadline for applications is March 31!

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Identify Important New Directions for Health-Related Behavioral and Social Science Research at the NIH

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is seeking broad public input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). Specifically, OBSSR requests your input on research directions (see RFI): that will support the achievement of the scientific priorities in the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2022-2026 (see current strategic plan) and that will advance or transform the broader health impact of BSSR. OBSSR is interested in focusing on research directions that are trans-disease and cross-cutting in nature and address critical gaps in the field.

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