March 30, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: Dying to Count: Post-Abortion Care and Global Reproductive Health Politics in Senegal

     When:  Friday, Apr 1, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Rosling Center Room 101 & Virtual on Zoom

CSDE is excited to kick off the spring quarter seminar series with Dr. Siri Suh, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. Dr. Suh's talk will draw on ethnographic research on post-abortion care in Senegal, and show how reproductive governance is not limited to laws and policies issued by national policy makers or donor agencies.

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

After the seminar, student Larisa Ozyeransky (lozeryan@uw.edu), will facilitate a graduate student discussion with Dr. Suh. Students will have the opportunity to discuss research collaborations, professional development, academic publishing, and interdisciplinary research, among other topics. Please RSVP to attend by emailing Larisa (lozeryan@uw.edu).

This seminar is co-sponsored with the UW African Studies Program, UW Department of Anthropology, UW Department of Global Health, UW Department of History, and the Population Health Initiative

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Next Week is the 2022 Population Association of America Annual Meeting!

The 2022 PAA annual meeting is next week and CSDE is well-represented in the program. Sessions run from April 7 through April 9. For more information, visit the PAA website here. However, if your main focus is to find your CSDE colleagues in the list of events, Jessica Godwin and Jill Fulmore have compiled a list of PAA presenters associated with CSDE by date and person. View the searchable spreadsheet organized by presenter here and by schedule here.

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Wang Leads Team Publication of Excess Mortality Due to COVID-19

The Lancet recently published an article presenting estimates of excess mortality attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-21. The article credits a large team of researchers for their support in this effort, including key leadership in authoring the project from CSDE Affiliate and UW Associate Professor of Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Haidong Wang. The estimates have been cited widely in media outlets such as the Washington Post, CNN, Time, and the BBC.

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Louie’s Research is Top Ten Most Downloaded in Society and Mental Health

CSDE Affiliate Patricia Louie‘s 2020 article, “Revisiting the Cost of Skin Color: Discrimination, Mastery, and Mental Health among Black Adolescents,” was recently acknowledged for achieving the 6th most article downloads in 2021 amongst articles in Society and Mental Health, an ASA Journal. This article investigates the association between skin tone and mental health in a nationally representative sample of black adolescents and explores discrimination as a mediator.

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Shell-Duncan and Co-authors Publish New Research in Global Public Health

CSDE Affiliate Bettina Shell-Duncan, along with co-authors Dennis Matanda, Caroline Kabiru, and Chantalle Okondo recently published a new article, titled “Persistence of female genital mutilation/cutting in two Kenyan communities: What can we learn from change that falls short of abandonment?” The authors find that messaging on health risks of FGM/C and fear of criminal punishment have motivated less severe cutting and medicalisation. Legislation has also driven the practice underground.

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Rollins to Present Book Talk at the American Ethnic Studies Department

     When:  Friday, Apr 8, 2022 (3:30-4:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Simpson Center & Virtual on Zoom

The American Ethnic Studies Department is hosting a meet-and-greet and book talk event for CSDE Affiliate and new faculty Oliver Rollins. Rollins’ book, Conviction: The Making and Unmaking of the Violent Brain (Stanford University Press), exposes ethical dilemmas of neuroscientific research on violence. You can also view Rollins’ recent CSDE Seminar presentation on one aspect of his book on our Youtube channel.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

PAA Practice Talks This Week

CSDE is hosting PAA Practice Talks the week before the conference. We have two great groups of student presenters and discussants from across campus, see below for details. We hope you can attend to share feedback, learn about exciting CSDE research, and support your colleagues. The format is informal and is a great opportunity for the presenters to hone their presentation and get feedback from friends and colleagues.

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Coffee on the Quad – Every Other Tuesday This Spring!

Join us every other Tuesday, starting Tuesday, March 29, for coffee and conversation. We’ll meet between Raitt and Savery from 8:30am-9:30am. CSDE will provide the coffee and something to go with it, and we hope you provide the company! We will have some disposable cups, but bringing your own mug is encouraged. Download the flyer here.

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First Meeting of the Quarter for Computational Demography Working Group Meeting!

     When:  Wednesday, Apr 6, 2022 (2:00-3:00 PM PT) & then every other Wednesday
     Where:  Raitt 233 (The Demography Lab) & Virtual on Zoom

Please come and introduce yourself and meet up with the other members of CDWG! We will be running this meeting in a hybrid format for the first time in two years! You can also refer to our website for more details about upcoming meetings.

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Add to Your Calendars: Race, Health, and Justice Symposium!

The 3rd biennial symposium entitled "Race, Health and Justice" is scheduled for Friday April 15th from 9 AM - 5 PM at the Intellectual House. The symposium will feature keynote speaker George Yancy and presentations from several of UW's finest scholars (including Oliver Rollins,Temi Odumoso, Amanda Swarr, Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Mienah Sharif and Wendy Barrington). The Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Program on Ethics, the School of Public Health, and the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics at UW. Click here to download the event flyer.

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CSDE’s Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) – Applications Open! (Deadline: 4/30/22)

This summer, CSDE is offering its Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) to assist scholars in preparing applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CSDE aims to demystify the grant-writing process and create a supportive environment that produces grant proposals ready for submission to the NIH within the coming year. We have a strong track record of successful funding for participants.Participants will meet in person every other week for 10 weeks over the summer. They will learn more about the details of NIH grant mechanisms, writing, and reviewing, while also engaging in intensive writing of their own proposals. Participants will be paired with a senior mentor who will review their proposals, and participants will also review each other’s work.Applying to the GWSP is open to CSDE affiliates (UW and external) as well as to local post-docs writing K awards with one or more CSDE affiliates on their mentoring team. If accepted, the program is free for applicants in these groups. Other researchers in the Seattle area are also eligible to apply and may be accepted if space is available; the program fee is $7,500 for these applicants. Current graduate students are not eligible to apply. Applications are due April 30, 2022.For more information, and to apply, please see  https://csde.washington.edu/research/csde-grant-writing-summer-program/.  Still have questions? Email Steve Goodreau at goodreau@uw.edu.

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CSDE Spring Quarter Workshops

We're excited to offer the following workshops this quarter:

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New Population Health Initiative Funding Opportunity

The Population Health Initiative, in partnership with Novo Nordisk and the University of Washington’s Engineering Innovation in Health program, is launching a pilot grant program to catalyze innovative projects that seek to develop solutions for people experiencing chronic disease(s). This program is intended to support UW researchers in testing scalable ideas that seek to better understanding at the intersections of biology, data, digital tools, behavior and financial implications. Applications are due May 31, 2022.

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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.

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Upcoming UW CHIPS Seminars on Homelessness

The University of Washington Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science, with CSDE as a co-sponsor, is excited to highlight two upcoming seminars in their ongoing Homelessness series.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022: Graham Pruss will present a talk titled "Vehicle Residency and the Nomadic Turn: How a UW Undergrad Project Drove National Research to Inform Public Policy, Social Services, and Legal Advocacy."

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022: Isaac Rivera, Sarah Elwood, Victoria Lawson will convene for a panel discussion titled "Portraits for Change: Homelessness and Refusal Politics."

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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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