May 19, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

The impact of COVID-19 on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander well-being

     When:  Friday, May 20, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Virtual on Zoom

This week we are excited to host UW Professor of Social Work and Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceania Affairs at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI), Dr. Michael Spencer! Dr. Spencer's lecture will focus on the impact and response of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities to COVID-19 in Washington state.

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. (read more)


CSDE Research & Highlights

Lapham Receives 2022-23 Magnuson Scholarship

The UW Warren G. Magnuson Institute for Biomedical Research and Health Professions Training recently awarded CSDE Trainee & 2020 Population Health Applied Research Fellow Jessica Lapham the 2022-23 Magnuson Scholarship. Each year the institute funds one scholar from each of the six schools of health sciences. One of Jessica’s goals is to examine how social structures and policy contexts protect or worsen health, particularly for economically disadvantaged groups and desire to conduct social welfare research to promote health equity, making her well positioned to continue Senator Magnuson’s legacy of healthcare policy reform. (read more)

Zhang, Xu, and Zhao Propose Methodological Approach for ‘Big Data’ Analyses

Shaozeng Zhang, with CSDE Affiliates Dafeng Xu and Bo Zhao recently published a new article in Methodological Innovations. First, the authors develop a methodological approach which guides the selection and processing of big data to make big data smaller and structured for analyses within social sciences conventional methods. Second, the authors apply this methodology to Google's mobility dataset to conduct a difference-in-differences analysis of social distancing behavior. (read more)

New Article from Wachter & Acolin: “Homeownership in the Long Run”

Susan Wachter and CSDE Affiliate Arthur Acolin recently published an article in the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy. The authors discuss what is known about homeownership outcomes and policies: how borrowing constraints and housing affordability are impacting current homeownership outcomes; how the trajectory of homeownership rates over time from pre-Great Depression through the current period reflects lending regimes; and how future trajectories based on projected demographic trends and lending environments imply a very different future for U.S. homeownership outcomes. (read more)


Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE-Sponsored, Student-Led Event: “Roe v Wade: Impact, Solution, and Empowerment”

This event is an opportunity for activists, organizations, and the greater community to come together and discuss what is at stake for Roe v Wade, and its place within the Reproductive justice movement. The event is sponsored by the UW Alene Moris Women's Center, as well as the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology. Join us on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 at 10:00 am – 2:30 pm PST for a safe space of education, dialogue, and empowerment to provide actionable steps and resources to help advocate for reproductive rights. Register here. (read more)


Get CSDE Support for These Upcoming Grant Deadlines!

Would you like to submit a grant proposal in the next few months? CSDE can help! Complete our Planning Proposal Submission Form and we will assist you from initiating an egc1 and developing a budget to submitting a full application.

Here are some upcoming opportunities/deadlines:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
    • R01, R21, R03, Ks are always available with standard dates (see above)
    • R03 opportunity for 2023
    • Visit Program Director Dr. Roz King’s presentation for more information about PDB funding.

For regular reminders about upcoming funding calls, be sure to browse CSDE’s weekly e-news during the academic year.  There is an archive of e-news editions where you can find earlier funding announcements.

If you have any questions regarding upcoming submissions or funding opportunities, contact Belinda Sachs (belindab@uw.edu). (read more)



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