July 26, 2022

CSDE Affiliate Spotlight

CSDE Welcomes Four New Affiliates!

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Theresa Beardall -- Assistant Professor, Sociology. Dr. Beardall's work examines how systems of law and agents of the state create and enforce various modes of state violence. Dr. Beardall's past research has spanned from the legal construction of tribal sovereignty over time to policing at the intersection of race, class, and labor laws. Her new research draws from mytheoretical contributions in both areas and addresses the intersection of sovereignty, policing, and inequality for American Indians.
  • Gregory Bratman -- Assistant Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences; Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Dr. Bratman's work takes both empirical and theoretical approaches to understand how nature experience impacts human mental well-being, specifically cognitive function, mood and emotion regulation, with an emphasis on people living in urban environments.
  • Jelani Ince -- Assistant Professor, Sociology. Dr. Ince's primary work uses qualitative methods to examine how and why racial inequality persists in the United States. One strand of his research explores how digital communities and social movement behavior shape public opinion and influence the political process. Specifically, this work examinines the Movement for Black Lives: the various tactics that actors use to disseminate information about movement activity and deploy frames for recruitment, inclusion, and resistance.
  • Monica Keith -- Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Anthropology. Dr. Keith is an Anthropologist and Data Scientist who studies biocultural variation in longitudinal health and child growth. She uses Bayesian models to assess predictors of growth and health outcomes. Her research integrates health, socio-ecological, and genetic data to study human biological variation in diverse contexts.
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CSDE Research & Highlights

Louie and Co-authors Awarded Best Publication on Sociology of Mental Health by the American Sociological Association

CSDE Affiliate Patricia Louie, with co-authors Laura Upenieks, Christy Erving, and Courtney Thomas Tobin have recently been honored with the ASA's Best Publication Award in the Sociology of Mental Health Section for their recent publication, "Do Racial Differences in Coping Resources Explain the Black–White Paradox in Mental Health? A Test of Multiple Mechanisms." This paper explores how various coping resources explain the tendency for Black Americans to report similar or better mental health than White Americans despite experiencing greater stress exposure. The paper will be acknowledged during the 2022 ASA Annual Meeting in August.

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Attia, Wagenaar, and Colleagues Publish New Research on Global Influenza Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CSDE Affiliates Engi Attia and Bradley Wagenaar, with a team of several co-authors, recently published new research in PLOS Medicine. Surveillance systems are important in detecting changes in disease patterns and can act as early warning systems for emerging disease outbreaks. In this study, the authors analyze data from existing global influenza surveillance networks early in the COVID-19 pandemic to identify outliers in influenza-negative influenza-like illness (ILI), using data-driven methods to detect outliers in ILI that preceded the first reported peaks of COVID-19.

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Long, Pelletier, and Romich Publish New Research on Constructing Geographic Data from Administrative Sources

CSDE Affiliates Mark Long, Jennie Romich, and CSDE Trainee Elizabeth Pelletier recently published a new article in Population Studies. This paper follows from an earlier CSDE Seminar Series presentation from February, 2021 where the authors discussed the data science methods used to construct a dataset with geographic and demographic information for the Washington state population with administrative data from a collection of state agencies. The article provides additional details validating their imputation methods.

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Rowhani-Rabhar, Hill, and Co-authors Publish Review Article on Income Support Policies and Firearm Violence

CSDE Affiliates Ali Rowhani-Rabhar and Heather Hill, with co-authors Julia Schleimer, Caitlin Moe, and Frederick Rivara, recently published a review of research connecting income support and firearm violence. The authors present a systematic search of the research literature and thorough review of the four studies that addressed firearm violence specifically as an outcome in relation to income support policies. From this review, the authors propose future opportunities to enhance the substantive scope and methodologic rigor of this field of research and inform policy and practice for greater impact.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Attend These NIH Webinars on Data Management & Sharing!

The National Institute for Health recently issued NOT-OD-22-184 announcing these two upcoming webinars on the updated Data Management and Sharing Policy, which goes into effect January 25, 2023. Consider attending!

  • Thursday, August 11; 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST
    Understanding the New NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy
    In this first webinar of the series, you will learn about DMS policy expectations, the applicability of the policy, how to prepare a Data Management and Sharing Plan, and considerations for sharing data responsibly.
    August 11 - Part 1 - DMS Webinar Registration
  • Thursday, September 22; 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST
    Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
    In this second webinar of the series, we will expand upon the information presented in the first webinar and dive deeper into topics including privacy protections for data from human participants and justifiable limitations on sharing data.
    September 22 – Part 2 – DMS Webinar Registration
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NAtional Institutes of Health


CSDE Seeks to Hire Computational Demographer & Research Scientist, an Administrator, and a Program Coordinator!

CSDE seeks a Computational Demographer to join its Scientific Core. This position will have a joint role and complementary responsibilities within the UW eScience Institute.  This position provides methodological support to faculty and graduate students studying demographic processes and their connections to population health dynamics, as well as leadership on innovative new projects consistent with the scientific emphases of CSDE and eScience.  It requires broad social science research skills, advanced computational skills, and an orientation towards service and facilitation of research.  The successful candidate will provide support for researchers in the areas of responsible conduct of research, transparent science, data construction, statistical and/or machine learning training, demographic forecasting and probabilistic modeling.

CSDE is also looking for a full time Administrator and a full-time Program Coordinator to support our population science research infrastructure center funded by the NICHD.

With the Director, the Administrator is a primary point person for the development, coordination and implementation of center-wide efforts (including infrastructure and training grants, as well as reporting for internal and external purposes).  The Administrator is the chief financial officer and business manager responsible for financial planning, management and overseeing daily center operations, acting independently and responsibly, given general direction from the Director and within the University's policies and procedures. These responsibilities include departmental administration, business planning, financial management, personnel, research project support and other functions as necessary.

The Program Coordinator 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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Call for Pilot Proposals: Studies of Health and Mortality of Midline and Older Adults

The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD), funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that examine how multiple contexts (e.g., state and local) jointly shape health and mortality of midlife and older adults. Examining multiple contexts is essential because it 1) reflects the reality that people are embedded in multiple contexts, each having independent or synergistic effects on adult health and mortality, 2) can identify appropriately targeted strategies and interventions. Proposals might examine, for example, how state policy contexts affect adult in health in rural versus urban counties; or how the relative importance of different contexts on health changes across the life course and differ by gender, race/ethnicity, and SES. The NLCHDD is seeking proposals that will advance science in this important area and to lead to fundable grants.
Read the full Request for Proposals for more information and submission instructions.

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CSDE Recommends — Recent Population Studies Table of Contents

CSDE is starting a new regular service for its community.  We’ll be highlighting links to recent table of contents for population research journals. Not only might this be of interest for your research, but we encourage you to submit your work to these outlets, too!  

Population Studies recently published its July issue featuring several articles circling the topic of family formation at different stages. Several studies included take on distinct factors affecting fertility, including remarriage, women's health, and variation in fertility preferences. The issue additionally features some articles centering improved methodology--one of which, as we highlight above, is authored by CSDE Affiliate Mark Long, CSDE Trainee Elizabeth Pelletier, and CSDE Affiliate Jennie Romich. Lastly, the issue features several articles on sex ratios and gender differences in health both early and late in life.

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