May 4, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Siting Surveillance: Deportation Threat and Institutional Involvement among Latinos across U.S. Counties

     When:  Friday, May 6, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Hans Rosling Center Room 101 & Virtual on Zoom

This week we looking forward o hearing from from Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University, Asad Asad! Dr. Asad will present his research examining whether and how variation in surveillance of subordinated populations across space  is associated with these individuals’ rates of institutional involvement.

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 Aryaa Rajouria will facilitate a graduate student discussion with Dr. Asad. Students will have the opportunity to discuss research collaborations, professional development, academic publishing, and interdisciplinary research, among other topics. RSVP to Aryaa via email (rajouria@uw.edu).

You can also sign up for a time to meet with Dr. Asad 1-on-1 on Friday HERE.

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

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Almquist receives NSF CAREER Award

CSDE Training Core PI Zack Almquist has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project entitled, "CAREER: Measuring and Modeling the Multi-Modal Networks and Demographics of People Experiencing Homelessness". The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards given by the NSF and recognizes early-career faculty members who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent teaching, and the integration of education and research. The five-year award will support Almquist’s research into integrating online and offline sources, along with recent developments in survey sampling and estimation (e.g., respondent-driven sampling or network scale-up methods) in order to obtain population counts, demographic rates, social network information, and information on people's experience while homeless. (read more)

Zack A, Seminar Series

Communicating During Chaos: New Research from Petrescu-Prahova and Colleagues Explores Communication Records from the World Trade Center Disaster

New research is now available in pre-print on arXiv from CSDE Affiliate Miruna Petrescu-Prahova and several co-authors from UC Irvine. The paper uses communication records from 17 organizational units to examine the mechanisms driving communication dynamics, with an emphasis on the emergence of coordinating roles. The authors employ relational event models (REMs) to identify the mechanisms shaping communications in each unit, finding a consistent pattern of behavior across units with very different characteristics. (read more)

New Paper from Bleil & Colleagues Assesses the Connection Between Excess Weight, Activity Levels, and Physical Performance Among Children

CSDE Affiliate Maria Bleil and a number of co-authors recently published research in the American Journal of Human Biology exploring the relationship between adiposity (excess fatty tissue), activity levels, and physical performance in an assigned task amongst children. The authors find that, among children with excess weight, physical performance declines with increasing levels of total and central adiposity. (read more)

Goldhaber Cited in the 2022 Economic Report of the President

The recently published Economic Report of the President cites CSDE Affiliate Dan Goldhaber for two co-authored works. First, the report cites an American Economic Journal article Goldhaber co-authored with Cecilia Elena Rouse, Jane Hannaway, and David Figlio which explores the impact of school accountability policies on instruction. The second feature is of an analysis published in the 74 with co-authors Thomas Kane and Andrew McEachin on the projected long-term costs of Pandemic Learning Loss. (read more)

Swanson Publishes New Research and Takes on New Position with Society of Actuaries

CSDE External Affiliate David Swanson has two new publications extending demographic methods and was recently interviewed by KPCC, the NPR member station for Southern California. First, Swanson and co-author Lucky Tedrow have published research uncovering two new mathematical equalities in the life table in Canadian Studies in Population. Second, Swanson presents a case study of forecasting tribal populations using the cohort-component method in a new article in Population Research and Policy Review. Lastly, the interview for AirTalk, a radio show hosted by Larry Mantle, will include a discussion of the migration across coastal and central southern California. (read more)

Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

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

The next CSDE Computational Demography Working Group meeting will be 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. (read more)

Boost Your Research Skills – Attend One or More of CSDE’s Spring Quarter Workshops

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

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Early Bird Pricing for ICPSR Summer Program Ends 5/15!

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is a hybrid learning opportunity offering two four-week sessions and short workshops. Early bird registration prices end on 5/15, so make sure to submit your registration before prices go up! (read more)



Mark Your Calendars: Final Seminar in the Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science Series on Homelessness

Join the UW Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science and CSDE for the fourth and final seminar in our series on homelessness. On May 18th Isaac RiveraSarah Elwood, and Victoria Lawson (UW Department of Geography) will present a talk titled “Portraits for Change: Homelessness and Refusal Politics.” This will be and hybrid event hosted in-person at the Allen Auditorium and available via Zoom. (read more)


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 31st(read more)



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