April 26, 2021

CSDE Seminar Series

Do Racial Differences in Coping Resources Explain the Black-White Paradox in Mental Health? A Test of Multiple Mechanisms

     When: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 (12.30 - 1.30 PM)
     Where: Virtual via Zoom

At the CSDE seminar on April 30th, Dr. Patricia Louie will present “Do Racial Differences in Coping Resources Explain the Black-White Paradox in Mental Health? A Test of Multiple Mechanisms”. CSDE Affiliate Amelia Gavin will moderate the discussion. Dr. Louie will discuss whether Black Americans have higher levels of self-esteem, social support, religious attendance, and divine control than White Americans, and whether these resources in turn explain the Black-White paradox in mental health. Dr. Louie is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Her research examines the role that social factors play in driving racial disparities in physical and mental health.

Register for Dr. Louie's Zoom seminar here. This quarter, CSDE is recording the seminar series and posting the links on its website. Visit our site here. (read more)

CSDE Workshops

CSDE Workshop: Understanding Lab Methods and Data

     When: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 (2:30 – 4.00 p.m)
     Where: Virtual via Zoom

CSDE’s Biodemography Director Eleanor Brindle will lead the workshop on April 28 on lab methods and data. This workshop, intended for those with little or no experience working in laboratories, will focus on how to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of biomarker data, discuss principles of commonly used lab methods in biodemographic research, reliability and standardization issues, and how to interpret or write lab methods sections to convey the most important information for evaluating lab data. To register, click here. (read more)

CSDE Research & Highlights

Computational Demography Working Group: Talk by Michael Pollard from Rand Corporation and UCLA (05/03/2021)

On May 3 at 3pm (Pacific), Dr. Michael Pollard will be speaking about his research in demography, health and social networks. Pollard is a senior sociologist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The Zoom link for the talk can be found here.  More information about the Computational Demography Working Group talks can be found here. (read more)

Join TADA-BSSR Webinar – Integrating Data Analytics into the Social and Behavioral Science Research Lifecycle (05/20/2021)

Join this upcoming webinar on May 20, as part of CSDE’s partnership with the Training in Advanced Data Analysis for Behavioral and Social Sciences (TADA-BSSR) at NIH. The session will explore the ways that elements of Cook and Campbell’s validity framework can strengthen analyses of “big data” that are designed to study, monitor, and intervene in drug-related harms. This includes a discussion of the relevance of specific threats to internal validity, external validity, and statistical conclusion validity to these analyses, and strategies to minimize these threats. To register, click here. If you miss some or all of past TADA-BSSR Webinars, or want to view them again, links to the archived videos are available at this link. (read more)

NAtional Institutes of Health

NSF Seeking Reviewers to Support Research Expansion at Minority Serving Institutions

NSF is looking for researchers who have experience with minority serving institutions to serve on a review panel. Review panels are a great way to learn more about NSF and the way that proposals are evaluated. If you have this experience, please consider volunteering. For more information and to sign up, see here and here. (read more)


Demography Events

Conferences & Calls for Papers



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