January 31, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar CANCELLED for February 4, 2022

The CSDE Seminar has been cancelled for 2/4/2022. We will return on Friday, 2/11/2022 with a talk from Ali Sewell, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. See you next week!

Register for next week’s Zoom Seminar on 2/11/2022 HERE.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Farquhar, Guthrie, and Co-Authors Analyze Past Intimate Partner Violence and Violence Incidence During Pregnancy

Along with a number of co-authors, CSDE Affiliates Carey Farquhar and Brandon Guthrie recently published a clinical article in Gynocology & Obstetrics, available in full HERE. The research objective was identifying factors associated with peri and post-partum intimate partner violence (IPV) to facilitate prioritizing women for psychosocial support. The authors find a much higher likelihood of experiencing IPV peri- and post-partum among women who had experienced IPV within the 6 months before the baseline assessment.

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New Paper from Martin, Keith, and Colleagues Examines C-Sections, Breastfeeding, and Birth Outcomes

CSDE Affiliates Melanie Martin and Monica Keith, and a number of co-authors recently published a new article appearing in Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Their research is motivated by the mixed evidence around the effects of Cesarian sections on breastfeeding outcomes, and explores this relationship among Indigenous Qom mothers in Argentina who have strong traditional breastfeeding support.

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Comfort, Flaxman, Hagopian, and Colleagues Release New Research in Frontiers in Public Health

CSDE Trainee Haley Comfort, CSDE Affiliates Abraham Flaxman and Amy Hagopian, and co-authors Riyadh Lafta, and Herbert Duber recently published a new article about vaccine coverage and ailment incidence from 2001-2016 in Iraq. The article, available in full HERE, finds that conflict and the resulting migration of refugees may fuel epidemic outbreaks even when vaccine coverage is constant.

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CSDE Alum Sarah Charnes Interviewed About Research on Food Insecurity

CSDE Trainee Alumna Sarah Charnes, a recent Public Policy Ph.D. graduate, was interviewed recently by the Evans School to discuss her research on food assistance and food insecurity. The interview, available HERE, spans her research, misconceptions around food insecurity in the U.S., and advice about translating research for policymakers. Charnes also has a recent publication, available in pre-print HERE, that explores the relationship between household disability status, food store choice, and food insecurity.

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New Research on Social Diffusion Mechanisms by Pfaff

CSDE Affiliate Steve Pfaff and one of his frequent collaborators Sean Everton have recently published an overview paper about mechanisms of social diffusion, available HERE. The authors articulate the mechanisms of diffusion, the reliance of diffusion of social networks, and the implications of this reliance for methods and measures in diffusion analysis.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

STUDENTS: Spring Quarter Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the upcoming spring quarter. The GRA would primarily be involved with evaluating a community data dashboard and assisting a workgroup to research social and emotional health data. Read the full position description here.

To apply, please send a resume/CV and statement of interest to Meg Robertson at meg218@uw.edu. Applications are due February 9, 2022.

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CSDE Research Tools Workshops for Winter Quarter!

CSDE will be offering 4 workshops this quarter covering computational topics in GIS, survey statistics, and using Census and ACS data in R with the author of the tidycensus package, Kyle Walker. See below for the full schedule and links for registration:

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Register NOW for PAA 2022!

Registration for the Population Association of America 2022 Annual Meeting is now open. Important dates and deadlines:
  • February 14, 2022: Last day the early-bird registration rate is available
  • February 15, 2022: Deadline for all presenters to register
  • February 15 - March 31, 2022: Regular registration rates will be in effect
CSDE Trainees who are presenting at PAA 2022 can apply HERE for registration and/or travel support.

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UW Royalty Research Fund Deadline Approaching

The Office of Research invites applications to the Spring 2022 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program. Proposals are due Monday, March 7, by 5:00 PM. Awards will be announced by June 15, 2022.

The purpose of the RRF is to advance new directions in research, particularly:

  • In disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal.
  • For faculty who are junior in rank.
  • In cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.

As always, if CSDE's teams can be of additional help with your research planning or an application, please let us know. You can submit your interest and plans to the proposal planning form or contact Steve Goodreau with a request for advice (goodreau@uw.edu).

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NEW 2020 Data from IPUMS

We are pleased to announce that IPUMS USA has released new data, including the 2020 1-year ACS PUMS data; additionally, IPUMS NHGIS has updated its GIS file collection and IPUMS CPS has released the latest basic monthly data.

Remember to submit your #poweredbyIPUMS research to their annual research awards competition by February 18, 2022.

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Upcoming UW CHIPS Seminar: “Meeting People Where they are in the Emerald City: Harm Reduction Approaches for People Experiencing Homelessness”

The UW has several UW Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences projects that work to improve the lives of people and communities affected by alcohol and drug use and addiction, which includes homeless populations. We’ll hear about the principles and practices of harm reduction, and how to effectively and respectfully meet people where they are to help them meet their own goals.

See details about the event, speakers, and registration HERE.

Sponsored by the UW School of Public Health’s Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science, with support from the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, and Urban@UW.

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Submission Period Still Open: NIH Matilda White Riley Honors Early-Stage Investigator Paper Competition

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Paper Competition awards recognize emerging scientists whose research reflects Dr. Matilda White Riley’s vision of research excellence in health-related behavioral and social sciences. OBSSR will invite up to four ESI awardees to present the findings from their accepted paper and participate in a moderated discussion of future research possibilities during the 15th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors, to be held virtually on Friday, June 3, 2022.The submission deadline is January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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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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