September 21, 2022

CSDE Affiliate Spotlight

CSDE Welcomes Four New Affiliates!

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

  • Isabelle Cohen--Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. Dr. Cohen's research focuses on innovations and their potential to change the implementation of governmental and non-governmental activities and services in developing countries, using large-scale randomized control trials to rigorously evaluate new technologies and organizational methods.
  • Daniel Enquobahrie--Associate Professor, Epidemiology. Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health. Dr. Enquobahrie's research focuses on (1) pre-pregnancy and early/mid pregnancy risk factors (and associated mechanisms) for pregnancy complications and outcomes, and (2) early life and developmental origins of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Laura Evans--Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. Dr. Evans’ work addresses both historic and continuing obstacles to Native American tribal governments’ exercise of sovereignty and self-determination. She documents how tribes respond to their context in order to dismantle barriers and expand opportunities to self-govern.
  • Vedavati Patwardhan--Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Patwardhan is an applied microeconomist, with research interests in development economics and demography. Her research focuses on women’s economic empowerment, maternal and child health, and program evaluation in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes Professor Jung-Hwa Ha, Visiting Scholar from Seoul National University

This academic year, CSDE is hosting Professor Jung-Hwa Ha from the Department of Social Welfare at Seoul National University in South Korea. Dr. Ha received her Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology from University of Michigan and her research interests include aging and the life course, widowhood, social support, end-of-life care, and dementia care. She is primarily interested in examining how late-life transitions such as widowhood or a health decline affect older adults' social and psychological well-being, and the extent to which various social and psychological factors moderate these relationships. She also conducts more practice-oriented research on advance care planning for people with dementia and cross-cultural research comparing the impact of childlessness on older adults’ well-being across different Asian countries with her collaborators This opportunity was made possibly by CSDE Executive Committee Member Professor Heather Hill and the Evans School.  Dr. Ha will be sitting in CSDE, participating in CSDE events, and delivering a seminar lecture this year (stay tuned!).  Dr. Ha is looking forward to speaking with any member of the CSDE community who also shares her research interests!

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Upcoming Formal Demography Working Group: Outsurvival Statistic!

The Formal Demography Working Group, a virtual community of demographers, will hold its first meeting of the academic year on Friday, September 30 - 2pm Central European Summer Time.  The meeting time accommodates the authors’ time zone, so it’s early bird time for PST residents - 5am.  Nevertheless, it should be a good session!  If you are interested in joining the mailing list or participating more actively visit the Demography Working Group GitHub site.

Dr. Marie-Pier Bergeron Boucher will present ‘Outsurvival statistic: Method and application to sex differences in lifespan,’ related to her recent work on this topic. Meetings are recorded for those who are unable to join. Previous recordings can be found here. If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting, fill out this form. 

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Acolin, Crowder, Hajat, Hall & Decter-Frain Publish Research on Connection Between Gentrification and Contextual Determinants of Health

CSDE Affilliates Arthur Acolin, Kyle Crowder, and Anjum Hajat, and Matt Hall, along with co-author Ari Decter-Frain recently published research in Housing Policy Debate. The study examines exposure to four contextual Determinants of Health (cDOH) among residents of gentrifying and not gentrifying lower income neighborhoods in central cities for the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the US using their location in 2006 and 2019 based on individual level consumer trace data.

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Sherr, Barnabas, and Co-Authors Conduct Qualitative Evaluation of Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach in New Study

CSDE Affiliates Kenneth Sherr and Ruanne Barnabas, with several co-authors, have published new research in Implementation Science Communications. In the article, the authors test an implementation strategy called the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach (SAIA), an evidenced-based multi-component implementation strategy focused on improving entire care cascades, aiming to address gaps in HIV testing and counseling (HTC) in family planning (FP) clinics. The study leverages and cluster randomized trial of 24 FP clinics in Mombasa County, Kenya.

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Two New Studies from Walter, Acolin, and Co-Authors Explore Different Aspects of Urban Communities

CSDE Affiliates Rebecca Walter, Arthur Acolin, and several co-authors recently published geospatial research in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and an analysis of shared equity homeownership (SEH) programs in Housing Studies. The first paper examines the degree of crime concentration at micro-places across six large cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Seattle), the spatial clustering of high and low crime micro-places within cities, the presence of outliers within those clusters, and extent to which there is stability and change in micro-place classification over time. The second explores how changes in neighborhood characteristics differ when households enter and exit SEH units relative to similar households that entered traditional homeownership or continued to rent.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Recommends: New Issue of the Journal of Family History!

The Journal of Family History recently released its October issue! JFH focuses on historically based studies on family, kinship, and demography, featuring valuable contributions from Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Demography, Economics, Family Studies, Gender Studies, History, Law, Literature, Policy Studies, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology. This issue features two open-access articles: first, Katherine Parkin expounds on The Women's National Abortion Action Coalition & the Abortion Tribunals, 1971–1972; second, Klara Kožar Rosulnik analyzes the migration experiences of Neža Gerkšič, a.k.a. Agnes Lacroix. The issue also offers up a range of book reviews that provide perspectives on a diversity of texts. Happy reading!

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Check it out - NASEM Panel on Integrated Data for US HH Income, Wealth and Consumption

The third public meeting on an integrated system of US household income, wealth, and consumption data will be held on September 20 from 11am-2pm (PST) via webinar here.  This meeting will include presentations from from six countries - Canada, Finland, Italy, U.K., Netherlands, and New Zealand - about their experiences using multiple data sources to create both a data infrastructure for income, consumption and wealth, and improved estimates.

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CSDE Autumn Course Offerings!

CSDE Director, Sara Curran, will be teaching Demography & Society (CSDE 513/SOC 513) this Autumn Quarter. In addition to the core course required for the CSDE Certificate in Demographic Methods, we have compiled a list of recommended electives being taught this quarter by CSDE Faculty Affiliates that may be relevant to you or your research.
CSDE Core Courses
  • CSDE/SOC 513 Demography & Society
    • Instructor: Sara Curran
    • Time: W 1:30 PM - 4:20 PM 
Recommended Electives
  • *BIOA 454 Hormones & Behavior Seminar
    • Instructor: Melanie Martin
    • Time: TTh  10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
  • *BIOA 455 Laboratory Methods in Hormones & Behavior
    • Instructor: Melanie Martin
    • Time: W  9:30 AM - 12:20 PM OR 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  • GEOG 595 Special Topics: Climate Migration
    • Instructor: Mark Ellis
    • Time: W  2:30 PM - 5:20 PM
(*Note: BIOA454 and BIOA455 are to be taken together) 

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Resources & Upcoming Webinars from the NIH

The National Institute for Health has several updated about previous and upcoming webinars:

We encourage your to take advantage of these informational resources! As always, if CSDE's teams can be of additional help with your research planning or an application, please let us know. You can submit your interest and plans to the proposal planning form or contact Belinda Sachs (belindab@uw.edu).

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NAtional Institutes of Health


NICHD Announces 2 Crowdsourcing Challenges to Advance Maternal Health Research

On September 22nd @11am (PST), NIH is holding an informational webinar for interested participants to learn more about the RADx Tech for Maternal Health Challenge and to get their questions answered. This webinar will be recorded. Register here.

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Take note of new CNSTAT NASEM Report on National Data Infrastructure for Social and Behavioral Sciences

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) have just released a new report on a proposal to build a national data infrastructure for the 21st century. The committee’s goal was to develop a vision for a new, national data infrastructure for the social and behavioral sciences. The report can be found here and there will be celebratory event in Washington, D.C. on October 13 from 2-5pm EST.  Register for the event here.  Notably several prominent demographers contributed to the report and serve on CNSTAT, including Matthew Snipp (Stanford), Judith Seltzer (UC Irvine), Ann Case (Princeton University), and Robert Groves (Georgetown).

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The Center for Statistics in the Social Sciences (CSSS) is Hiring!

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS) at the University of Washington invites applications for one full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor, with an anticipated starting date of September 16, 2023.  This CSSS core faculty position will be appointed 100% in one of the following Social Sciences departments: CommunicationPhilosophyPolitical Science and Sociology. They are seeking a faculty member who will contribute to the development and application of statistical, data science, computational, or survey methods in the social sciences.

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Upcoming UW Provost Bridge Funding Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Provost's Office provides bridge funding to support faculty to span a gap in critical research programs.

  • Faculty with a track record of extramural funding who have lost all of their research support at the time of the Bridge application, or who will lose all of their research support within six months of the Bridge application deadline.
  • Junior faculty with a record of productivity who have exhausted their startup funds, but who have not yet obtained their first research funding (including an RRF award) either as a PI or as a co-investigator.
  • A facility providing a key resource to multiple faculty that has lost extramural support. One faculty member should submit the proposal on behalf of the team.
  • Awards are a maximum of $50,000 for one year from the Provost, and a 1:1 matching commitment is required from the department.
  • Please see the Bridge Funding webpage for complete eligibility requirements, directions for the application and submission process, budget information, the notification of award, and the post-award process.
At the time funding is established or re-established, unspent funds will be returned to the Bridge program so that others can benefit. These programs are not intended to initiate new research projects. For those needs, researchers should apply to the Royalty Research FundIf you have any questions, please contact Karen Luetjen at luetjen@uw.edu or visit our web site for guidance and FAQs. Please forward this announcement as appropriate.

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Russell Sage Foundation: Immigration and Immigrant Integration Research Grants

This initiative seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. This initiative falls under RSF’s Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program and represents a special area of interest within the core program, which continues to encourage proposals on a broader set of issues. RSF and the Carnegie Corporation of New York invite proposals for new research that will strengthen the theory, methods and empirical knowledge about the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, and the interplay of politics and policy on immigrant outcomes. Because of limitations in government statistics, researchers are curating and analyzing data from both public and private sources (e.g., specialized surveys, administrative sources from tax, social security and citizenship and immigration services, as well as social media), and collecting their own data to measure the progress of the foreign-born and their children. Many of the questions listed below are difficult to answer because of data limitations (Blau & Mackie, 2016; Duncan & Trejo, 2016; Massey, 2010; Waters & Pineau, 2015) regarding age and time of arrival, time spent in the U.S., legal status at present and upon entry, including visa type, parents’ and grandparents’ place of birth, longitudinal data, and data linked across sources.  Thus, we welcome proposals to improve the measurement of immigrant progress over time and across generations.  We are especially interested in creative uses of administrative and other data sources that enhance our ability to identify immigrants by generation and legal status. Full details are here [russellsage.org]Deadline: 11/09/2022   Award Amount: Up to $275,000

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Russell Sage Foundation Social, Political and Economic Inequality Research Grants

This RSF program supports innovative research on the factors that contribute to social, political, and economic inequalities in the U.S., and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, political, psychological, and economic outcomes such as educational and labor market access and opportunities, social and economic mobility within and across generations, and civic participation and representation. We seek innovative investigator-initiated research that will expand our understanding of social, political, and economic inequalities and the mechanisms by which they influence the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We welcome projects that explore the relevance of economic, racial, ethnic, age, gender, immigration, residence, or other statuses for the distribution of social, political, and economic outcomes within and across different status groups. RSF prioritizes analyses that make use of newly available data or demonstrate novel uses of existing data. We support original data collection when a project is focused on important program priorities, projects that conduct survey or field experiments and qualitative studies. RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and rigorous research designs. Analytical models must be well-specified and research methods must be appropriate. RSF priorities do not include analyses of health or mental health outcomes or health behaviors as these are priorities for other funders. For the same reason, RSF seldom supports studies focused on educational processes or curricular issues but does prioritize analyses of inequalities in student achievement or educational attainment.   Full details are here [russellsage.org]Deadline: 11/09/2022    Award Amount: Up to $275,000

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CFComPASS Program Seeks Community Organization Applicants For Health Equity Interventions

Are you an affiliate who works with a community organization that directs health equity interventions?  If so, your community organization partner might be a good candidate for the following call for funding. Research organizations can be partners on the grant, but the grant needs to be led by a community organization.

The NIH Common Fund is soliciting applications from community organizations in support of the goals of the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program’s Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative. The new research opportunity OTA-22-007 will support the development, implementation, assessment, and dissemination of community-led, health equity structural interventions, co-created in partnership with research organizations, that intervene upon structural factors that produce and perpetuate health disparities.Please note this is not a Transformative Health Disparities Research Initiative opportunity.

Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent by November 18, 2022, 11:59 PM ETApplicants will be selected from the LOIs to submit full applications, which will be due by January 23, 2023For more details, read the full Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA)
Key Details:
  • Applicants must be community organizations (non-profits with and without 501(C)(3) IRS Status) defined as a non-Federal, non-academic or non-research organization that provides goods, services, support, resources, or advocacy to members of a defined community. (See “Eligibility” section in the ROA)
  • Additionally, applicants must propose at least one potential research organization/research investigator, who has agreed to support and participate in the community organization’s full application. The research organization(s)/research investigator(s) can be academic or non-academic institutions.
  • A letter of intent (LOI) is required and due by November 18, 2022, 11:59 PM ET (E-mail LOIs to Dr. Yvonne Owens Ferguson at CFComPASS@od.nih.gov)
  • NIH staff will hold technical assistance webinars for the required letter of intent (LOI) on October 4th and October 11th at 2pm-3pm ET. Registration is required.
  • To help prepare a LOI for this ROA, applicants are encouraged to watch a pre-recorded technical assistance presentation and view slides. Additionally, answers to Frequently Asked Questions about OTA-22-007 are available on the ComPASS website.
  • LOIs will be used to select those invited to submit full applications, which will be submitted through the Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system by January 23, 2023.

Additional background about ComPASS:

The overall goals for ComPASS are to 1) develop, share, and evaluate community-led health equity structural interventions that leverage partnerships across multiple sectors to reduce health disparities and 2) to develop a new health equity research model for community-led, multisectoral structural intervention research across NIH and other federal agencies. The program will enable communities and researchers to work collaboratively as equal partners in all phases of the research process to enhance the quality of interventions and advance health disparities research.

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Ford Foundation Funding Opportunities: Predoctoral Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Dissertation Fellowships

Predoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 12/15/2022 ): This competition year the program will award approximately 75 predoctoral fellowships, consisting of an annual stipend of up to $27,000 for three years. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. 

Postdoctoral Fellowships (Deadline: 12/08/2022): This competition year the program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships which consist of a one-year stipend of up to $50,000. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.  

Dissertation Fellowships (Deadline: 12/08/2022): This competition year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships, which consist of a one-year stipend of up to $28,000. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.  

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NICHD Announces High Priority Research Areas on the Impact of Policy Changes and Emerging Public Health Crises on NICHD Populations of Interest

Research on the effects of policy changes and emerging public health crises are now high priority research areas at NICHD.  In a recently published NOSI (Note of Special Interest) (NOT-HD-22-038: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on the Impact of Policy Changes and Emerging and Evolving Public Health Crises on NICHD Populations of Interest).  The NICHD has a long-term interest in research on the effects of emerging and evolving public health crises and policy changes on its populations of interest. This Notice is meant to formally establish that research on these topics is of high programmatic interest to the NICHD, and to obviate the need for individual NOSIs on public health crises and policy changes as they emerge. Emerging and evolving public health crises (hereafter, public health crises) include, in addition to emerging epidemics and pandemics, the sequalae of both natural and man-made disasters. Past and current examples are the Zika Virus (ZIKV) and the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Katrina, and the events of September 11, 2001.  Policy changes include changes achieved through legislation, legal decisions, or executive actions. Recent examples include the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the pandemic-related eviction moratorium.

This Notice applies to health, development, and well-being outcomes that are within the scientific scope of the NICHD. This Notice does not apply to research on outcomes that are the focus of other NIH Institutes and Centers. Also, because the focus of this Notice is on emerging or evolving public health crises, this Notices does not apply to research on long-term public health issues. Examples of areas not within this scope of this Notice are smoking, cardiovascular disease, substance abuse, and overweight and obesity. While this Notice is primarily focused on policy change and public health crises that are national in scope or, at a minimum, affect a large share of the U.S. population, there is no requirement that research submitted in response to this Notice be national or regional in scope. Research focused on outcomes in specific locations are also permitted if the results can be generalized to the United States overall, a large segment of the U.S. population, a major U.S. subpopulation, or a health disparities population.

High priority areas

  • Public health crises and policy changes that have limited windows of opportunity for planning and conducting rigorous research and data collection.
  • Expansion of existing research programs that will allow comparisons of pre- and post-event outcomes.
  • Outcomes that are national in scope and are focused on the United States.
  • Outcomes that are associated with high mortality or morbidity of NICHD populations of interest or that primarily or particularly affect the NICHD populations of interest.
  • Research involving underserved and health disparities populations and that addresses the causes, consequences, and reduction of health disparities.

Secondary priority

  • Outcomes related to policy change or public health crises that are regional in scope (such as a group of several adjoining or associated U.S. states)

Low priority

  • Outcomes that are limited to a geographic or governmental region below the state level.
  • Outcomes that primarily affect the elderly or other populations that are not NICHD populations of interest.
  • Outcomes that are the focus of other NIH Institutes or Centers.
  • Long-term public health issues not related to infectious disease such as obesity and overweight and the opioid epidemic.

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