August 22, 2022

CSDE Affiliates Spotlight

CSDE Welcomes Four External Affilliates!

Throughout the year, CSDE reviews applications from demographers working at other universities, as well as those working in the private and public sectors. These affiliates are keen to engage with CSDE’s scholarly community. As external affiliates they are able to access our computing resources (including data and software) and online seminars or workshops, consults with our scientific staff, and collaborate easily with CSDE’s UW faculty on research projects. Non-UW demographers interested in affiliating with CSDE can click here to apply.

  • Angela Bruns -- Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology, Gonzaga University. Dr. Bruns' research focuses on how families’ interactions with two social institutions—mass incarceration and the low-wage labor market—impact their health and economic well-being. She teaches courses on gender, family, mass incarceration, and social statistics.
  • Taylor Danielson -- Research Manager, Dept of Social and Health Services Research & Data Analysis Division, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
  • Ryan Gabriel -- Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brigham Young University. Dr. Gabriel earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2016. His research interests include: urban sociology, residential segregation, residential mobility and neighborhood attainment, and legacies of racial violence.
  • Michelle Lee -- Assistant Professor of Strategy and Organizations, Smith School of Business, Queens University. Dr. Lee's research involves studying top executives and CEOs of public companies and involves large panel datasets including data from the Census Bureau. Her dissertation research studies how the social class background of executives affects their promotion likelihood and career outcomes.
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CSDE Research & Highlights

Wakefield Highlighted in UW Today for Work on Controversial WHO COVID Mortality Estimates

UW Today recently highlighted CSDE Affiliate Jon Wakefield's contribution to the World Health Organization's collaborative work estimating excess deaths attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also covered in the New York Times, the country-level estimates have had a massive media response for discrepancies with nationally-reported estimates in some countries. Despite this response, Wakefield emphasizes in his interview with UW his experience in the field and the team's ongoing mission to improve model estimates. In tandem to the media response, academics and statisticians around the world have provided feedback and constructive criticism that Wakefield and the WHO team are taking into account as they seek to continually improve their model and the integrity of its estimates.

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Goodreau, Hamilton, and Pollock Publish Research on Trends in US Adolescent Pregnancies

CSDE Affiliate and Development Core Director Steven Goodreau, CSDE Senior Research Scientist Deven Hamilton, and CSDE trainee alum Emily Pollock have just published research examining the direct causes behind the large declines in pregnancies among adolescent females in the US over the decade 2007-2017. Published in The Journal of Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology, the study estimates that delays in age at first sex over this time period played by far the largest role in reducing pregnancies, followed by subsequent reductions in partner numbers, and adoption of more effective forms of contraception like IUDs and implants.

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Publications from Magarati Explore Mechanisms of Community-Engaged Research and Predictors of STIs

CSDE Affiliate Maya Magarati recently published two new articles with co-authors in Frontiers in Public Health and the International Journal for Equity in Health. The first paper explored how stressors and protective factors based on the Indigenist Stress Coping framework predict STD screening outcomes among Native adults. The second paper explores community-based participatory research from a theoretical perspective, using survey data from principle investigators to introduce and test new theoretical mechanisms of the CBPR Conceptual Model.

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Hear Berridge Speak on Technology and Diagnosis at NASEM Workshop

CSDE Affiliate Clara Berridge participated on a panel at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine public workshop on Advancing Diagnostic Excellence for Older Adults last month. Berridge spoke about the issues with incorporating data from outside of the clinic into AI for diagnostic purposes.The full recording is now available online, with Berridge's specific session available to view here.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Recommends: New Edition of the Journal of Demographic Economics!

The September issue of the Journal of Demographic Economics is now available to read online! Research in this issue addresses themes of how intentions and life circumstances affect fertility and how economic circumstances affect life cycles. Four of the seven research papers included are open-access. Specifically, the open-access articles interrogate the topics of (1) the impact of intergenerational caregiving expectations on current fertility in Japan, (2) the role of family as a social safety net during an extended labor market crisis in Greece, (3) historical measures of the gender gap and how that changes with economic development in France, and (4) how the change in the sex ratio post-WWII affected power dynamics in the Italian marriage market.

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City of Seattle and Canzoneri Seek Planning & Equity Data Analyst

CSDE Affiliate Diana Canzoneri (Seattle’s Demographer) and Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development are seeking to hire a Planning & Equity Data Analyst. This is a new full-time position that will expand the office’s capacity to leverage data and community knowledge to advance racial and social equity as we plan for a more inclusive and affordable Seattle. The Office is looking for candidates with strong skills in demographic and other data analysis combined with a passion for shaping public policy.  Much of the work will be focused on analysis to inform policies and programs to expand housing choices and reduce residential displacement pressures. This will include enhancing the Equitable Development Monitoring Program that OPCD launched in 2020. The cross-cutting nature of the job makes this a good opportunity for recent graduates in a variety of fields including urban planning, public policy, demography, sociology, geography, and anthropology, as well as for people in data science and allied fields who are focused on applying their skills for social good. Applications are due August 30th!

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Get CSDE Support for Fall Funding Deadlines!

We're excited to highlight a bunch of upcoming funding opportunities. If you have a specific project in mind, let us know and we’ll try to match your idea with a potential funder. If you’ve already identified a potential sponsor, please complete a Planning Proposal Submission Form and we will assist you with your application.

Upcoming opportunities/deadlines to explore:

  • National Institutes of Health. Link to parent announcements.
    • Research Project Grant Program (R01) (October 5 for new, November 5 for resubmissions)
    • Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) (October 16 for new, November 16 for resubmissions)
    • Small Grant Program (R03) (October 16 for new, November 16 for resubmissions)
    • Research Career Development Awards (K series) (October 12 for new, November 12 for resubmissions)
  • Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

If you have any questions regarding upcoming submissions or funding opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact Belinda Sachs (belindab@uw.edu).

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2022‐2023 NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program

Overview: The National Institutes of Health Climate Change and Health Initiative is seeking to bring Climate and Health scientists from outside the U.S. federal government to work with NIH staff to share knowledge and help build our capacity in the scientific domains outlined in the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative’s Strategic Framework.

Program Details: Climate and Health (CH) Scholars will be hosted by an NIH home Institute, Center, or Office (ICO). During their time at NIH, the Scholar will be invited to collaborate with NIH staff on one or more of a diverse array of research, training, and policy activities that share their scientific knowledge with NIH laboratories, program offices, and the wider NIH community. There will be opportunities for individual or group research collaborations to develop between the Scholar and NIH scientists.

The 2022-2023 Scholar position can be virtual, on-site, or a hybrid placement. Preference will be agreed upon with the host NIH ICO. The program is flexible to accommodate fellows’ preferred schedule of work at NIH. Scholars will be expected to serve 3-12 months, and hours/schedule will be discussed during the interview process.

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New Newsletter From UW Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science (CHIPS)

This month, CHIPS are preparing to release the first newsletter of their new Policy Brief Series! This brief series will highlight the center’s policy briefs and reports authored by CHIPS faculty, researchers, and Health Policy Writing Program (HPWP) graduate fellows. They plan to share our brief series newsletter biannually.

If you have not already signed up, you can sign up now for the forthcoming policy brief series newsletter here.

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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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