December 8, 2020

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Autumn 2020 Lightning Talk & Poster Session

     When: Friday, Dec 11, 2020 (12.30 - 1.30)
     Where: Virtual via Zoom

Mark your calendars for December 11th, 2020 at 12:30 PM for CSDE’s Fall 2020 Lightning Talks and Poster Session. Six graduate students from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Political Science, College of Built Environments and Sociology are eager to present their research in two-minute lightning talks and discuss their work with you during poster presentations. 

Zhaowen Guo, Doctoral Student, Political Science

Yohan Min, Doctoral Candidate, Built Environments

Vedavati Patwardhan, Doctoral Candidate, Public Policy

Isaac SederbaumDoctoral Student, Public Policy

Ellie Terry, Doctoral Student, Public Policy

June Yang, Doctoral Student, Sociology


Register for the Zoom Seminar here.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Affiliate Anna Zamora-Kapoor Publishes Study On Risk Factors For Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension

CSDE Affiliate Anna Zamora-Kapoor, along with co-authors, recently published an article in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health examining risk factors for elevated blood pressure and hypertension in American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), compared to other ethnic groups in the US. Employing weighted relative risk regression models stratified by race/ethnicity and using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, they evaluate the associations between risk factors and elevated blood pressure and hypertension in AI/ANs, compared to non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics. They find that in all groups, females had a lower risk of both elevated blood pressure and hypertension than males, and that increasing body mass index raised hypertension risk. In AI/ANs, financial instability increased the risk of hypertension by 88% (95% CI: 1.27-2.77), but not in other groups. To read the article click here

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CSDE Affiliates Colburn and Fyall Issue New Report About COVID-19 And Hotels as Non-Congregate Emergency Shelters

CSDE Affiliates Greg Colburn and Rachel Fyall, along with UW graduate students Samantha Thompson and Taquesha Dean and colleagues at King County, have just released a new report on hotels as emergency shelter in King County during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full report can be downloaded here. The research team used interviews and administrative data to understand the effects of moving individuals from high-density congregate emergency shelters to hotel rooms on COVID-19 spread as well as on individuals’ housing, housing, health, and economic outcomes. Critical findings include:

  • The shelter deintensification strategy limited the spread of COVID-19 among individuals moved to hotel locations as compared to those who stayed in congregate settings.
  • The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated. Individuals who moved to area hotels — an arrangement managed by the County and social service providers — reported improved physical and mental health, and the ability to focus on long-term goals such as obtaining housing, employment and education, rather than simply focusing on day-to-day survival.
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*NEW* Call for CES Dissertation Mentorship Program

The Center for Economic Studies invites doctoral students who are actively engaged in dissertation research in economics, sociology, demography, or a related field using Census Bureau microdata at a Research Data Center for its CES Dissertation Mentorship Program. Since its launch in 2008, the program has mentored 50 graduate students from 27 different universities. U.S. citizenship is required. (read more)

Register to attend 2nd IUSSP PopPov2020 Virtual Conference!

On December 8 – 10, IUSSP will conduct a virtual conference about recent research on population, poverty and inequality. More information on the conference program and schedule is available here. The conference will include 3 plenary sessions:

Opening keynote: Ashwini Deshpande on “Women and Work: Before and After Covid.” (December 8 at 09:00 EST)

Panel Session on "Research in Support of Effective Policy Responses to Covid."(December 9 at 11:15 EST)

Closing keynote: François Bourguignon on "Panel vs Cross-sectional Data in the Social Evaluation of Economic Growth." (December 10 at 11:15 EST) 

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CSDE Affiliates Plan NOW for an NIH Population Dynamics Branch Research Application!
Calling all UW demographers, population scientists, and population health scientists. CSDE strongly encourages you to consider preparing applications (larger ones (R01) or smaller ones (R21/R03) or career awards (K’s) or conference grants (R13s) or small training workshops (R25)) to the Population Dynamics Branch! The Population Dynamics Branch has a broad social science mandate that includes research, data collection, and research training in demography, reproductive health, and population health.  Any research captured by CSDE’s Primary Research Areas is eligible, including: Population and Environment, Migrations and Settlements, Health of People and Populations, Demographic Methods and Measurements, Wellbeing of Families and Households. Upcoming due dates are the standard ones for NIH, which are primarily in early to mid February. The scientific review panels for PDB are comprised of social scientists, demographers, and reproductive health scientists. There are typically two panels where your research proposal will be sent, including SSPA and SSPB.  Contact CSDE for more details about your applications. We’re happy to support your applications, including offering mock reviews! 

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