February 15, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

State-Level Immigration and Immigration-Focused Policies as Drivers of Health Disparities Among Latinx Individuals in the United States: A Mixed Methods Analysis

     When:  Friday, Feb 18, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, Morgan Philbin will present her research in this week's CSDE seminar. Dr. Philbin's presentation will investigate the relationship between immigration policies and birth outcomes among U.S. versus foreign born Latinx individuals from 2013-2019. Specifically, the study examines the relationship between the immigration policy climate and birth outcomes.

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

Disparities in Air Pollution Exposure Captured in New Study from Hajat and Colleagues

In new study, CSDE Affiliate Anjum Hajat and a number of colleagues quantify exposure disparities by race/ethnicity and income throughout the contiguous United States for six criteria air pollutants, during the period 1990 to 2010. For all years and pollutants, the racial/ethnic group with the highest national average exposure was a racial/ethnic minority group. Over the period studied, national absolute racial/ethnic exposure disparities declined. You can find the full study HERE.

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Curran Authors Chapter in First International Handbook on Population and Environment

Springer Link has just published the first International Handbook on Population and Environment and CSDE Director Sara Curran contributed one of three chapters on theoretical perspectives.  Her chapter focuses on micro perspectives and provides an integrative approach to incorporating demography and demographic concepts into the classic livelihoods framework at the intersection of population and environment research.

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New Review of Research on Intention-to-Use Contraception Measurement by Galavotti & Co-Author

Early this month, CSDE Affiliate Christine Galavotti and co-author Victoria Boydell published an article in Studies in Family Planning, available HERE. The authors conduct a meta-analytic survey of the meaning and measurement of intention-to-use (ITU) contraception in the research literature. Their findings include that despite growing evidence around the construct of ITU, there are inconsistencies in how ITU is defined and measured, and this tends not to be informed by advances in behavioral theory and research.

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Zagheni and Colleagues Explore Migration and Cultural Similarities Using Facebook Data

In a new article published last week, available in full HERE, CSDE Affiliate Emilio Zagheni and his co-authors expand the methodological toolkit for capturing cultural similarities driven by migration with the novel use of Facebook Ad data. In most countries, larger immigrant populations are associated with more similar food and drink preferences between their country of origin and the country of destination. The authors’ results suggest that immigrants contribute to bringing the culture of their home countries to new countries.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Spring Course Offerings and Highlights!

Registration for Spring 2022 has begun! CSDE Training Director, Jessica Godwin, will be teaching our Spring Proseminar in the Responsible Conduct of Research (CSDE 502) and CSDE Director, Sara Curran, will be teaching Demography & Society (CSDE 513/SOC 513). In addition to the two core courses required for the CSDE Certificate in Demographic Methods, we have compiled a list of recommended electives being taught this quarter that may be relevant to you or your research, many of which are being taught by CSDE Faculty Affiliates. 

CSDE Core Courses

CSDE 502 Proseminar: Responsible Conduct of Research (Jessica Godwin)

CSDE/SOC 513 Demography & Society (Sara Curran)

Recommended Electives

AFRAM 405 Advanced African American Studies in Social Science (LaShawnda Pittman)

CSSS/STAT/SOC 563 Statistical Demography and Data Science (Adrian Raftery)

EPI 547/HSERV 514 Population Health & Disparities (Jesse Jones-Smith)

EPI 585 Injury & Violence (Avanti Adhia)

GH 514 Global Population Health (Stephen Bezruchka)

GH 515/HSERV 515 War & Health (Amy Hagopian)

HSERV 573 Topics in Indigenous Health (Myra Parker)

SOC 538 Data Science, Population Process and Health (Zack Almquist)

SOC 590 Urban Sociology (Kyle Crowder)

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Computational Demography Working Group Meeting on 2/16!

*** Rescheduled from 2/9 to 2/16*** The Computational Demography Working Group is meeting February 15th at 2-3PM on Zoom (register HERE) with CSDE Alumni and NIH T32 Data Science & Demography Fellow Emily Pollock (PhD Anthropology UW, 2021), PHAM/PE Fellow, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Emily's dissertation focused on demographic effects on dynamic network model simulations as well as the pros and cons of expedited partner treatment as a prevention method for chlamydia transmission among young adults. Emily is currently a fellow in the Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship’s inaugural Public Health Analytics & Modeling track at the CDC, working in the Division of STD Prevention. She works on modeling projects related to a variety of disease dynamics to support and evaluate diagnostic and prevention activities. Emily is excited to come back and talk with her extended CSDE family!

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CSDE Winter Workshops are Coming Up!

CSDE has two exciting workshops coming up covering the analysis and use of survey data in R. On Thursday, 2/17, CSDE Research Scientist Jessica Godwin will lead Introduction to Survey Statistics in R. This workshop will cover statistical analysis of data arising from complex surveys in R using the survey package. The following Thursday, 2/24, we are thrilled to have Kyle Walker (Geography, Texas Christian University), author of the tidycensus package, lead Introduction to tidycensus. The tidycensus package allows for easy user interface with Census and American Community Survey data temporally and across Census geographies. For estimates based on ACS data, the tidycensus package relies on methodology used in the survey package.


NIH Social Network Diffusion of Individual Behavior Change Interventions Virtual Workshop

On March 2-3, 2022, the National Institute on Aging’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research will convene a workshop with subject matter experts to discuss gaps, opportunities, and strategies for adapting individual behavior change interventions to leverage social network dynamics. The workshop will focus on how social network interventions can be leveraged to promote healthy aging, slowing of cognitive decline and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD), and improved care for persons living with AD/ADRD and their care partners. You can register for this workshop HERE.

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National Institutes of Health

Register NOW for PAA 2022!

Registration for the Population Association of America 2022 Annual Meeting is now open. Important dates and deadlines:
  • February 15, 2022: Deadline for all presenters to register
  • February 15 - March 31, 2022: Regular registration rates will be in effect


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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