June 9, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Congratulations on a Great Year!

CSDE wants to wish all our scholarly community members hearty congratulations on your many accomplishments throughout this year!  We’ve tried to capture them in our weekly e-news, but if we’ve missed any then don’t hesitate to let us know (csde@uw.edu). 

For this week, we’d like to share with you the news from our celebratory, end-of-the-year event held last Friday.  We awarded Graduate Certificates in Demographic Methods to the following students: Courtney Allen (Sociology), Colin Baynes (Global Health), Matt Fowle (Evans School), Callie Freitag (Evans School), Breon Haskett (Sociology), Brad Kramer (Epidemiology), Yohan Min (College of Built Environment), Aasli Abdi Nur (Sociology), Elizabeth Pelletier (Evans School), Rob Tennyson (Anthropology), and Maxine Wright (Sociology). We want to congratulate CSDE Trainee and former PHI Applied Research Fellow Jessica Lapham (Social Work) on her receipt of the prestigious Magnuson Scholarship for 2022-2023.

We are super proud of our graduates who are moving on (but will always be members of the CSDE community).  They include Matt Fowle (PhD Public Policy) who is moving to the University of Pennsylvania, Ian Kennedy (PhD Sociology) who is moving to Rice University and Yohan Min (PhD Built Environment) who is moving to Dartmouth. We also want to recognize Fellow Neal Marquez (Sociology) who will defend their PhD this summer before moving to Portland State University.

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of new fellows to the Data Science and Demography Training (DSDT) T32 Fellowship program, including: David Coomes (Epidemiology), Delaney Glass (Anthropology), Breon Haskett (Sociology), Elizabeth Pelletier (Evans School) and June Yang (Sociology).  Congratulations

Most of all, thank you to our training program leaders Zack Almquist, Jessica Godwin, and Jill Fulmore and all our CSDE mentors who make such a difference in training the next generation of population scholars. 

Have a great summer, everyone!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Beardall Receives Distinguished Early Career Award

Last week the American Sociological Association Announced that CSDE Affiliate Theresa Rocha Beardall has been named the recipient of the 2022 ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities' Distinguished Early Career Award. This award recognizes exceptional achievement and scholarly contribution to research on the sociology of race and ethnicity, and Theresa joins an eminent group of sociologists who have previously won this award. Congratulations, Theresa, on this impressive recognition!

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New Study from Williams, Ornelas, and Co-Authors Explores Discrimination and Alcohol Use Among Latino Men

Vanessa Torres, Rachel Ceballos, Dennis Donovan, and CSDE Affiliates Emily Williams and India Ornelas recently published new research in the Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse. This article assesses the associations of, and examines whether social stressors moderate associations between, alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences in a community-based sample of Latino immigrant men in Washington. The findings underscore the importance of social and cultural context in alcohol use and related consequences.

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New Research from Somashekhar Explores Business Ownership Among Undocumented Immigrants

CSDE External Affiliate Mahesh Somashekhar recently published an article in Social Currents exploring the experiences of undocumented immigrants' business ownership. This study imputes the legal status of Mexican and Central American immigrants in the Survey of Income and Program Participation between 1996 and 2008 to evaluate how legal status affects business ownership patterns. Somashekhar finds that undocumented immigrants had a lower likelihood of owning a business than documented immigrants, but undocumented and documented business owners derived similar incomes from their businesses.

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Graham, Simoni, and Colleagues Publish Methodological Advancements for Survey Design

CSDE Affiliates Susan Graham and Jane Simoni, with co-authors Douglas Barthold, Aaron Brah, and Brett Hauber, recently published an article documenting the development of survey through pilot testing. The authors’ survey includes an introduction to hypothetical treatment options, descriptions of attributes, comprehension questions, instructions for completing a discrete-choice experiment, a discrete-choice experiment with 17 choice tasks, and questions about personal characteristics. They further refine survey features over ten waves of pilot testing.

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Guttmannova and Colleagues Explore the Effects of Neighborhoods on Asian American Adolescents

CSDE Affiliate Katarina Guttmannova with several co-authors recently published new research on Asian-American Adolescents in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. This study examines the longitudinal association between cumulative neighborhood risk and internalizing behavior, and the moderating role of sex and co-ethnic density using an Asian American subsample of a longitudinal panel study over a span of 6 years. The authors find no evidence of moderation by co-ethnic density or sex, indicating that reducing neighborhood disadvantage may be a promising preventive measure to address mental health problems for both sexes of Asian American adolescents.

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Updates from the CSDE Research and Training Cores

CSDE is Hiring for a Program Coordinator!

The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is looking for a full time Program Coordinator to support our population science research infrastructure center funded by the NICHD.

The incumbent will contribute to the critical missions of CSDE to 1) Provide well-managed growth and sustained excellence in sponsored population science research, 2) Promote CSDE faculty, staff, and capacities and build a community of scholars, 3) Ensure operation of a smoothly running Center team and its multiple, interdependent programs 4) Ensure fiscal and business compliance with UW/State/Federal guidelines, and 5) Support a thriving workplace through active human capital management.

The successful candidate will provide program support for CSDE staff and Affiliates while managing day-to-day functions of the Center. The Program Coordinator will report to the Administrator, but will also support the director, CSDE staff and affiliates as needed. As such, the successful candidate will have the capacity to interact with a client base from a wide variety of units and seniority, and communicate effectively about the services & mission priorities of CSDE.

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National Academies Webinar on Measuring Sex, Sexuality, Gender and Sexual Identity

CSDE scholars may be interested in viewing this NASEM webinar which took place on at 2:00 eastern on June 9. A special Pride Month webinar, this event included speakers from NASEM on a newly published Consensus Panel Study on Measuring Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation. This report, commissioned by 19 components of the NIH, was developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts and reviews the current evidence base on measurement and data collection related to SGM populations. The report outlines guidelines, recommendations, and best practices for collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information in research and non-research surveys, along with medical and other administrative records, to improve the NIH’s ability to identify and address the specific needs of these populations.

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New NIH Notice of Special Interest

The National Institutes of Health has issued this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health.

Multiple Institutes/Centers are participating. More specifically, topics of interest to NICHD include research on:

  • Measurement and surveillance of the impact of climate change on health and NICHD priority populations, including pregnant women, children, and people with disabilities
  • Effects of climate change on population dynamics including fertility, mortality and morbidity, and population movement, distribution, and composition
  • Data collection on how climate change affects the health, development, and productivity of NICHD priority populations using population-based demographic or economic approaches and scientifically valid probability samples
  • Impact of climate change on reproductive health; infertility; and maternal, prenatal, pregnancy, and child health; child development; and disability.
  • Interactions between climate change and land use and their effects on population dynamics and the health of NICHD priority populations
  • The nexus of climate, food systems and health including the impact of climate change on sustainable and resilient food systems and the ability to meet public health goals, including dietary guidance, especially infant feeding practices.
  • The intersection of climate and vector-born disease (susceptibility to and treatment of) and their impacts on outcomes such as migration and nutrition status among NICHD priority populations
  • The impact of climate on pre-existing food insecurity and resulting intervention choices to address child or family malnutrition (over-/under nutrition) particularly in low-resource settings in the United States and globally, as well as reciprocity between food insecurity and climate

Applications can be submitted under multiple funding opportunities listed at the link. This notice applies to due dates on or after July 8, 2022 and subsequent receipt dates through May 8, 2025.

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Participate in a Study with the Census Bureau!

The Center for Behavioral Science Methods, with the assistance of RTI International, is conducting research to improve the Census Bureau data dissemination website data.census.gov. Each participant in the study will receive $40. (Federal employees are not eligible to receive the $40.)

The research team would like to talk with people who meet one or both of the following criteria:

  • Use data from data.census.gov or other statistical sites (for example, sites with demographic/economic data) for research or decision-making.
  • Used American FactFinder in the past to analyze or download data.

If you know anyone who meets EITHER of these criteria, CB would appreciate it if you let them know of this research opportunity.

The study session will last approximately 60 minutes and will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams to video conference with Census Bureau staff. The study concludes on June 15, 2022. While current federal employees are allowed to participate in off-duty time, they are not eligible to receive the incentive payment.

Please have interested participants complete a short questionnaire or contact Patrick Hsieh at 312-777-5234 or yph@rti.org for further information. Please mention the code DATA WEBSITE if you call or email.

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