January 24, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Utilizing Population-based Data in Adolescent Suicide Research

     When:  Friday, Jan 28, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

This week CSDE will host Affiliate and Assistant Professor in the UW School of Social Work Meghan Romanelli. Dr. Romanelli will utilize ideation-to-action theories of suicide to frame two interrelated studies of adolescent suicide based on population-based data from the CDC National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

You can register for the seminar HERE, and check out all the upcoming topics and register for future seminars on our website.

This seminar is co-sponsored with the Population Health Initiative.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSSS Research Seminar by Jennie Brand on ‘Uncovering College Effect Heterogeneity’

Dr. Jennie Brand, UCLA’s California Center for Population Research, is joining the Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences seminar on Wednesday, 1/26 to give a talk on sorting out the heterogeneity in college effects that is so frequently observed in education analyses.  Dr. Brand is a professor of sociology and statistics at UCLA and details about her talk and how to attend can be found HERE.

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New Article and Policy Statement from Hajat and Co-Authors

CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Epidemiology Anjam Hajat has two new publications that are recently available. The first article, published in Environmental Health with a number of co-authors, explores the effect of neighborhood greenspace exposure on dementia risk. Hajat and her colleague Elizabeth Sweet also have out a new policy statement, published through the American Public Health Association. Titled "The Impacts of Individual and Household Debt on Health and Well-Being," this statement reviews the literature on the wholistic effects of debt and discusses policy implications.

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New Evidence from Randomized Clinical Trial by Barnabas and Colleagues

CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Global Health Ruanne Barnabas and her co-authors recently published a study of an easy-to-administer anti-SARS-CoV-2 treatment's efficacy on progression from early asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection to symptomatic COVID-19. You can read the full study HERE. The authors find that this antibody treatment reduced the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 cases within their sample, relative to the placebo comparison.

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Allard, Romich, and Colleagues Release New Study on Minimum Wage and Entrepreneurs from Marginalized Communities

With co-authors Mahesh Somashekhar and James Buszkiewicz, CSDE Affiliates Scott Allard and Jennifer Romich have a new article recently accepted and available in pre-print in Economic Development Quarterly. The paper explores the responses of business owners from marginalized communities to the introduction of a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Call for Applications: CSDE Winter 2022 Lightning Talks Due 1/28!!

CSDE welcomes and encourages graduate students to submit abstracts for the CSDE Lightning Talks and Poster Session! This is a wonderful, low-stakes opportunity to present your research, receive feedback, and practice your presentation skills.

Submit a brief abstract and information about yourself and your collaborators here by January 28th.

The session will take place on Friday, March 11th on Zoom. 

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Two Job Population Forecasting Job Opportunities

The Population Group within Washington State’s Office of Financial Management is recruiting a Forecast Analyst and a Senior Forecast Analyst:

  • As the Forecast Analyst, you will be part of a team that produces a variety of population estimates and forecasts at the state, county and sub-county levels.  You will lead OFM’s annexation and boundary certification functions working closely with local governments, state agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • The Senior Forecast Analyst supports state, county and sub-county estimate work that is required by Washington State statute, using expert level knowledge in software development, modeling, forecasting and professional leadership. You will develop and produce the age, sex, race and Hispanic origin estimates (Small Area Demographic Estimates) for Washington State geographies down to the census block, working closely with other Office of Financial Management (OFM) analysts and partner agencies during the process.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Mike Mohrman (Mike.Mohrman@OFM.WA.GOV).

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CSDE Early Career Grant Working Group – consider joining!

Are you an early-career (pre-promotion) faculty member who is thinking about writing a grant?  Perhaps you're just beginning to ponder the idea but don't know where to start - or maybe you're already experienced and still need some information, ideas, or moral support. If so, then you should join CSDE's Early Career Grant Working Group! We meet monthly in a hybrid (in-person in Raitt Hall and on Zoom) on third Thursdays from 1:30-2:30. Please email Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu) to be added to the mailing list and event invitation.Please note: membership is focused on CSDE affiliates (any UW campus or external) who are in any kind of faculty position prior to their first major promotion (to associate or equivalent). If you have a question about your eligibility, please email Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu).

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Call for CSDE Proposals: Population Research Planning Grants

CSDE has funds available to provide a variety of forms of support for affiliates submitting grants from now through this summer. This might include funding for hiring an RA (quarterly or hourly), hosting or hiring consultants from inside or outside UW, hiring CSDE scientific staff, acquiring data sets, organizing a mini-workshop or writing retreat, or many other possibilities!  One key restriction, however, is that funds cannot be used for faculty salary support or course buyout.

Applications are rolling, and CSDE's core leadership will review proposals every two weeks until the funds are exhausted. Early applications are encouraged!

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