April 27, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Climate Migration Across Contexts, Gender, and the Life Course: An Examination in Contemporary Mexico

     When:  Friday, Apr 29, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Hans Rosling Center Room 101 & Virtual on Zoom

This week we are excited to hear from Associate Professor of Geography at University of Colorado Boulder, Fernando Riosmena! Dr. Riosmena's presentation will examine the relationship between climatic variability and internal vs. international migration in Mexico, specifically assessing these associations across socioeconomic contexts, gender, and ages.

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, CSDE Trainee María Vignau Loría will facilitate and graduate student discussion with Dr. Riosmena. Students will have the opportunity to discuss research collaborations, professional development, academic publishing, and interdisciplinary research, among other topics. RSVP to María via email (mvl4@uw.edu).

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

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Walters and Colleagues Edit and Contribute to New Book, Indigenous Health Equity and Wellness

CSDE Affiliate Karina Walters and a number of colleagues recently served as editors to a new book, Indigenous Health Equity and Wellness, published by Routeledge. Walters is credited not only for her contributions to the introduction but also one of the book chapters which is adapted from a 2020 article to which she contributed, titled, “‘Being on the walk put it somewhere in my body’: The meaning of place in health for Indigenous women.”

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Horn & Proksch Evaluate the State of Research on Circular City Implementation in New Article

Erin Horn and CSDE Affiliate Gundula Proksch published a review article of methods of circular city implementation -- strategies for urban sustainability that center regenerative, circular, and symbiotic systems -- explored thus far in the literature. Their review is published in Frontiers in the Built Environment and is grounded in a holistic overview of related frameworks across interdisciplinary and scalar domains including circular city, the food-water-energy nexus, circular economy, bioeconomy, industrial symbiosis, regenerative design, and others.

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Kulkarni & Pfaff’s New Research on Historical Witch Hunts in Scotland Explores Religious Factions in Polities

CSDE Affiliate Steve Pfaff and co-author Parashar Kulkarni recently published a historical analysis of Scottish witch trials from 1563 to 1736 in Explorations in Economic History, available here. The authors use time series data of witch accusations to examine a period of tension between the British monarchy and Scottish church. Their results show that the disciplinary instruments of an established church can be turned against the state.

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Orellana and Colleagues Shed Light on the Effects of the Pandemic on the Health of Indigenous Gay and Bisexual Men in Guatemala in New Paper

In an article published last month in Global Public Health, CSDE Affiliate Roberto Orellana, with co-authors Dirk Davis, Sara Estrada-Villalta, and Kimberley Brouwer, explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and wellbeing of gay and bisexual men (GBM) in Guatemala. Through narrative analysis of in-depth interviews, the authors uncover a relationship between migration and violence and find an increase in demand for mental health services amongst this demographic group.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Summer Network Modeling for Epidemics Workshop: Applications Open for 2022!

Network Modeling for Epidemics (NME) is a 5-day short course at the University of Washington that provides training in stochastic network models for infectious disease transmission dynamics.

This is a ''hands-on'' course, using the EpiModel software package in R (www.epimodel.org). EpiModel provides a unified framework for statistically based modeling of dynamic networks from empirical data, and simulation of epidemic dynamics on these networks. This course will touch on the deterministic and individual-based models, but its primary focus is on the theory, methods and application of network models. The course uses a mix of lectures, tutorials, and labs with students working in small groups. Click here to apply!

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Apply for Duke's Social Networks & Health Workshop and Research Design Lab

The Duke Network Analysis Center is offering open access to all videos and files accompanying the Social Networks and Health Workshop 2022. The workshop itself will run from May 10-May 12 from 7AM-1PM (PST) every day.

***NEW THIS YEAR! SN&H Research Design Lab***  As part of the Applied Health Research track, they will be holding a live “stump the chumps” style workshop session working through the design for proposed research projects. If you have a networks & health project in the works and would like to get advice on how best to design and carry out your study, here’s your chance to ask the experts!

To apply to participate in the Design Lab, please send a 1-page project description & short CV to snh.dnac@gmail.com by May 1.  All are welcome to send in ideas, but preference for projects will be given to young investigators (PhD students, new faculty, K-awards, etc.).

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Submit an Abstract to Present at the 9th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies

Join colleagues at the Athens Institute for Education and Research for the 9th Annual International Conference on Demography and Population Studies, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences. The Conference will be held June 13-14 in Athens, Greece and represents a great opportunity to connect with demographers at a global scale. Abstract submissions are due May 2, 2022!

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Computational Demography Working Group Meeting Next Wednesday (5/4)!

The next CSDE Computational Demography Working Group meeting will be next Wednesday, May 4th. CDWG will be hosting CSDE Affiliate and UW Associate Professor of Geography Bo Zhao. Dr. Zhao will be talking about his recent research on a humanistic GIS framework.

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Boost Your Research Skills -- Attend One of More of CSDE's Spring Quarter Workshops

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

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Funding Opportunity: Spencer Foundation Large Research Grants

The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, with budgets ranging from $125,000 up through $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

To this end, this program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career. The Spencer Foundation anticipates that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, economics, history, or neuroscience, amongst others. 

To submit a full proposal through CSDE, please complete the Planning Proposal Submission FormLetters of intent are due to the funder by May 4, 2022.

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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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Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS) Fellowship Program

The University of Michigan CJARS are excited to announce the opening of the second CJARS Fellowship Program. This program provides an amazing opportunity to receive support for research that taps into the wealth of criminal justice data held in the CJARS data infrastructure and all of the possible data linkage available through the U.S. Census Bureau's Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network. They will be selecting 3 fellows to receive $35,000 each to support the development of a research proposal that will be submitted to the U.S. Census Bureau. Interested candidates can download the program solicitation from the CJARS websiteApplications are due June 17, 2022.

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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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