May 23, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Stepping Out of Your Cultural Zone: Gentrification, Aging in Place, and the SHARP Study

     When:  Friday, May 27, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  Hans Rosling Center Room 101 & Virtual on Zoom

This week we will host Assistant Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, Raina Croff as the final speaker for our seminar series this academic year. Dr. Croff will examine the impact of gentrification on healthy aging among minoritized older adults, looking specifically at how aging in place within gentrifying neighborhoods may exacerbate risk factors for cognitive decline. The Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-imagery (SHARP) study aims to do this through integrating walking, conversational reminiscence, and technology in Portland, Oregon’s historically Black neighborhoods, and is now being replicated in Seattle’s Central District.

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.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

McCormick & Co-Authors Publish Research on Nonlinear Instrumental Variables

Chunxiao Li, Cynthia Rudin, and CSDE Science Core PI Tyler McCormick recently published research on the use of instrumental variables (IV) in the Journal of Machine Learning Research. The article describes a framework that leverages machine learning to validate the typically unchecked but consequential assumptions in the IV framework, providing the researcher empirical evidence about the quality of the instrument given the data at hand.

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Fredriksen-Goldsen and Co-Authors Publish on Informal Caregiving Among Lesbian and Gay Individuals

Along with the team of co-authors from across Australia, CSDE Affiliate Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen recently published research about informal caregiving in the Australasian Journal on Ageing. The article centers the experiences of gay and lesbian caregivers over 60, using interview data to understand the challenges of these experiences. The authors conclude that caregiving policies and practices need to be responsive to the experiences and challenges faced by older lesbian and gay people.

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Two New Articles from Burt in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

CSDE External Affiliate Callie Burt recently published two articles in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The first article presents a detailed discussion of the use of polygenic scores in social science research. Burt describes the challenges of employing these measures as well as the implications of these challenges for the integrity of research. The second article, co-authored with Brian Boutwell, engages in a scholarly debate about the role for experimental social psychology in advancing knowledge of real-world group disparities.

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Delaney and Colleagues Publish Analysis of COVID-19 Infections in Manitoba

CSDE External Affiliate Joseph Delaney, along with several colleagues at the University of Manitoba, recently published an article in BMC Research Notes examining the impact of Canada’s public health measures on the incidence of COVID-19 in Manitoba. The study describes how physical distancing in conjunction with other containment measures can reduce the COVID-19 burden by comparing infection rate trends across several periods of restriction implementation and relaxation.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Join the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science  for an Online Analytics Webinar THIS WEDNESDAY!


Coco Zuloaga PhD, Co-founder and CTO at Tuva Health, will present "The Tuva Project: Making Healthcare Knowledge Available as Open Source Code." The Tuva Project is an ever-expanding repository of healthcare knowledge that is available as open source code. Healthcare researchers and analysts often use raw healthcare data to build similar definitions and concepts over and over. The Tuva Project is a place where: (1) the world can have a conversation around how to define concepts widely used in healthcare analytics and research and (2) share open source code to define those concepts using raw healthcare data. This presentation will be an overview and demo of the Tuva Project. Join the Zoom here. The webinar is Wednedsay, May 25 at 12 PM PT.

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Last CSDE Workshop for the Quarter on 6/2!

     When:  Thursday, June 2, 2022 (12:00-2:00 PM PT)
     Where:  Savery 121

Join CSDE for our final workshop of the quarter: “Observational Ethnographic Research: Online and Offline.” The workshop instructor, Jessica Beyer, is a Lecturer at the Jackson School for International Studies and Co-Lead of the Cybersecurity Initiative.

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Workshop on 2020 Census Demographic and Housing Data & Its Possibilities and Limitations

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine are hosting a 2-day workshop for the U.S. Census Bureau to discuss the suite of data products the Census Bureau will generate from the 2020 Census. The workshop will feature presentations by users of decennial census data products to help the Census Bureau better understand the uses of the data products and the importance of these uses. An important consideration of the workshop will be the overall level of random noise that is injected into the results, which is being done to preserve the confidentiality of responses, as well as the allocation of that noise across data products. The discussion will be focused to help inform the Census Bureau's decisions on the final specification of 2020 data products. A proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated staff rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines. You can register here.

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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). 

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