March 8, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Winter 2022 Lighting Talks and Poster Session

     When:  Friday, Mar 11, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

Come support our CSDE Trainees & Fellows, hear about their research, and vote for the winner of the coveted Best Poster Award! 

Our speakers this quarter are Nicholas Irons (Statistics), Ihsan Kahveci (Sociology), Maria Vignau Loria & Aasli Nur (joint presentation - Sociology), Zoe Pleasure (Health Systems & Population Health), Maitreyi Sahu (Health Metrics Sciences). You will have the opportunity to talk to each presenter about their research in breakout rooms following the short talks. 

You can register for the Zoom seminar HERE, and download this flyer for more details.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Jenness and Goodreau Awarded Funding from the NIMH

CSDE Affiliates Samuel Jenness and Steven Goodreau, along with their colleagues, have recently been awarded a new five-year R01 research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The funded project, titled STI Response and Recommendations Under PrEP (STIRRUP), will combine big data streams, mathematical modeling and economic decision science to understand the optimal design of STI screening within ongoing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care. Jenness (CSDE training alum and external affiliate at Emory University) will serve as Principal Investigator, while Goodreau (CSDE affiliate, UW Anthropology) will serve as a co-Investigator and consortium PI on this new award. Congratulations!

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New Study on COVID and Gender Equality from Patwardhan, Mokdad, Gakidou & Co-authors

CSDE Affiliates Ali Mokdad, Emmanuela Gakidou, and recent trainee alum Veda Patwardhan recently published a new public health study in The Lancet with a number of co-authors. The study reviews publicly available datasets with information on indicators related to vaccine hesitancy and uptake, health care services, economic and work-related concerns, education, and safety at home and in the community, focusing on gender differentials in the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

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New Research on the Effects of the Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax from Fretts, Knox, Jones-Smith, and Colleagues

CSDE Affiliates Amanda Fretts, Melissa Knox, and Jessica Jones-Smith along with a number of co-authors have recently published a new article in Nutrients, available in full HERE. The authors utilize pre- and post-tax survey data collected from residents in Seattle, WA -- which implemented a sweetened beverage tax in 2018 -- and from residents in an untaxed comparison area. Using income-stratified difference-in-difference linear probability models, the authors compare net changes in the perceived healthfulness of overall sweetened beverage consumption and of different types of sugary beverages over time and across income groups.

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Zhao Puts Forth Humanistic GIS Research Agenda in New Publication

CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Geography Bo Zhao has a forthcoming publication in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers now available in pre-print. Rooted in humanistic geography, the paper proposes humanistic GIS as a coherent and systematic framework that integrates existing, humanism-related GIS studies (e.g., human dynamics, people-based GIS, place-based GIScience, etc.) and reorients the epistemological foundation by situating GIS in its mediation of human experience.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CDWG Meeting This Wednesday at 2:00 PM PT!

Join the Computational Demography Working Group this Wednesday, 3/9/2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM PT to hear about Crystal Yu's research. Yu is a PhD student in the Sociology Department and NIH OBSSR T32 Fellow in the Demography and Data Science Program. The presentation will encompass her work that builds on previous research on probabilistic projections of fertility and mortality at the subnational level and probabilistic projections of migration to produce ully probabilistic population projections at the subnational level. Yu will illustrate the approach using publicly available population data from Washington State to produce state-level projections for counting from 2020 to 2050.

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Final CSDE Winter Workshop This Week

On Thursday 3/10Phil Hurvitz and Matt Dunbar will lead an Introduction to Address Geocoding. The workshop will cover theoretical and practical aspects of geocoding, will provide some best practices, and complete with a hands-on exercise geocoding a set of addresses using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap). Workshops will be held in hybrid format, with in person attendance in CSSCR Computing Lab in Savery 117.

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Now Accepting Applications: Global Innovation Fund

The UW Office of Global Affairs (OGA) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Global Innovation Fund (GIF) award cycle. GIF seeds projects focused on expanding international research and learning at the UW, and we are especially interested in supporting proposals by new entrants and early career faculty.  There are three categories of awards for this cycle:

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Call for Applications: Population Health & CSDE Summer Applied Research Fellowship

With support from the Population Health Initiative, CSDE is excited to announce our fourth summer Applied Research Fellowship Program. This opportunity connects a team of undergraduate and graduate fellows to address critical demographic analyses of population growth, housing demand, and housing supply for King County and Public Health Seattle King County. The deadline to apply is April 8, 2022.

This summer’s program will build upon the last two summers’ development of tract level forecasts of population and the geographic distribution of households by size and renter/owner status. With data from the King County Department of Assessments, the team will look at the longitudinal distribution of housing supply by size and type. These analyses will provide valuable tools for local policymakers and stakeholders to better anticipate and fulfill the needs of their constituents.

CSDE’s T32 Fellowship Program Seeking Applicants (Due April 20, 2022)

CSDE’s Data Science and Demography T32 Fellowship program is now accepting applications for a 12-month fellowship for AY 2022-23. This training program is ideal for pre-doctoral candidates who have strong interests in gaining methodological training in data analytics and with research interests in the social determinants or social structural factors linked to population well-being, population health, or demography.  The program provides mentoring and support for trainees pursuing scientific careers in relevant academia, government, or private sector organizations.  

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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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