November 15, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

Panel: Applied Demography Insights from Washington State

     When:  Friday, Nov 18, 2022 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center

Please join us for our CSDE seminar this week to hear about applied demography from the perspective of Washington state government researchers.

This week’s seminar features two external affiliates Dr. Taylor Danielson and Dr. Deleena Patton who practice applied demography via their work in the Research and Data Analysis (RDA) division at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).  RDA provides data, analytics, and decision support tools to DSHS in order to improve the delivery of services that meet DSHS’s mission of transforming lives.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

World Reaches 8 Billion People on November 15

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) notes that today marks the “Day of 8 Billion”. On 15 November 2022, the world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people, a milestone in human development. This unprecedented growth is due to the gradual increase in human lifespan owing to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. It is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries.  

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Bostrom, Errett & Colleagues Receive Grant to Examine Growing Climate-Related Hazard Risks in Washington State

CSDE Affiliates Ann Bostrom and Nicole Errett received a Population Health Initiative Tier-1 pilot grant for the project, “Unique risks of growing hazards: The influence of culture and marginalization on extreme heat health risks in Washington State.” With Co-PIs Cassandra Jean from the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences’, Dan Abramson from the Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Jamie Donatuto from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the project will investigate the unique exposure pathways and health impacts of extreme heat among different cultural groups, specifically Black, Latinx and tribal communities in Washington State.

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Hajat and Colleagues Comment on Special Issue Regarding the Role of Work and Health Equity

CSDE Affiliate Anjum Hajat and colleagues recently guest edited a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental and Public Health titled, “Work, Health and Equity”. This special issue features 11 original research articles from a variety of disciplines where the authors over new insights on the role of work in creating health equity. Included in the special issue is a paper by CSDE Affiliates Peckham, Seixas, de Castro, and Hajat entitled “Do Different Patterns of Employment Quality Contribute to Gender Health Inequities in the U.S.?

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Guttmannova and Co-Authors Publish on Substance-Specific Risk Factors Among Young Adults

CSDE Affiliate Katarina Guttmannova and co-authors recently published an article in Substance Use and Misuse entitled “Substance-specific risk factors amoung young adults: Potentioal prevention targets across cannabis-permissive environments“. The study utilizes data from the Community Youth Development Study (CYDS) collected in 2016 to examine levels of substance-specific risk factors such as perception of harm from substance use among young adults in a range of cannabis-permissive environments. The main objective was to inform future preventive interventions aimed at reducing cannabis use in the context of increasingly permissive environments.

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Taylor Publishes Qualitative Research About Long COVID Diagnoses and Management Utilizing EHRs

CSDE External Affiliate Janelle Taylor recently published paper “Complexity and Challenges of the Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Long COVID“ in JAMA utilizes qualitative analysis on a sample of 200 participants who previously reported a positive test result for COVID. The authors describe dominant themes pertaining to the clinical diagnosis and management of long COVID such as clinical uncertainty. This work will help continue informing the conversation surrounding long COVID diagnoses.

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Please share your accomplishments with CSDE!

CSDE would love to celebrate your accomplishments. If you have a new grant, award, paper, book, editorial, or media coverage, please email csde@uw.edu. We can feature your achievements in our weekly newsletter, and share select items with the Center for Public Information on Population Research to broadcast to a larger audience. This publicity broadens awareness of your work and can facilitate collaborations and other synergies.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Upcoming Workshop- Bayesian Statistics: Likelihoods, Priors & Posteriors

On Thursday, November 17, from 12:00PM-2:00PM, CSDE presents the first of a year-long series of CSDE Workshops on Bayesian statistics. This installment, called “Introduction to Bayesian Statistics: Likelihoods, Priors & Posteriors” will focus on the necessary probability and statistical background necessary to write down Bayesian models and calculate posteriors under conjugacy. We will *not* be analyzing data with any statistical software during this workshop. The workshop will take place in Hans Rosling Center 101. Use the following link to read more and register for the workshop: https://csde.washington.edu/workshop/introduction-bayesian-likelihoods-priors-posteriors/

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CDWG This Week! Religion and Mask Noncompliance During Covid-19 (11/16/22 @3pm)

The Computational Demography Working Group will host Junhe Yang’s (Sociology) presentation “Political and Educational Dynamics in Religious Group’s Mask Noncompliance Under COVID-19” [For more details visit here]. This study investigates the mediation effect of conservative political ideology on the relationship between religiosity and the noncompliance of masks under COVID-19, and the moderated effect of education on the mediation relationship. Using nationally representative data from COVID-19 and Social Distancing Survey, a moderated mediation analysis is applied to examine the pathway from religiosity via political conservativeness to the noncompliance of masks,

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Formal Demography Working Group – Estimating Adult Mortality (11/29/22 @6am)

Monica Alexander and the U of Toronto team are hosting the next meeting of the Formal Demography Working Group on Tuesday, 29 November at 9am ET (Toronto time) [11am Belo Horizonte time, 3pm Vienna/Rostock/Denmark time]. Bernardo Queiroz will give a talk on “Estimating adult mortality in countries with defective data: some alternative approaches”


Zoom details:

Zoom link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/88513950799

Meeting ID: 885 1395 0799

Passcode: eulerlotka

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Discussion with UW’s Health Systems and Population Health (HSPOP) Seminar: Post-Dobbs Policy, Politicization, Process (11/16/22 @12 noon)

Join the Health Systems and Population Health Seminar on November 16th for their discussion about the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization Surpreme Court decision on abortion and its implications on policy-relevant health services research. For a flier of the event click here!

The event will be held on Zoom on Wednesday November 16th from 12:00-1:00 pm PST.


Join Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/j/95455343243?pwd=UjNxcmZIMzViNEZDUzdkN2dISXdXdz09


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CSSS Seminar: Modeling Spatially Correlated Survival Data (11/16/22 @12:30pm)

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar Series will be hosting Prince Allotey, University of Washington Professor of Statistics, who will give a seminar titled, “Modeling Spatially Correlated Survival Data and their Applications.” The seminar will occur on On Wednesday, November 16 at 12:30 pm, and will be offered as a Hybrid session. Below please find the abstract and information about joining in-person or on Zoom.

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School of Nursing Endowed Lecture: Collaborative & Innovative Research Integrating Social and Biological Determinants of Disease (11/17/22 @12 noon)

The School of Nursing is hosting Dr. Shannon Zenk, Director for the National Institute of Nursing Research who will be leading a discussion on collaborative, innovative nursing research that integrates social and biological determinates of disease to promote health of all people. Those interested can join virtually here, or in person at the University of Washington’s Husky Union Building in room 250. There will be a reception to follow the presentation after an event you are sure to not want to miss!

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CSDE Co-Sponsors ’Sparking Climate Connections’ Lightning Talks with UW EarthLab (Due 11/17/22 @12 noon)

CSDE Affiliates are invited to sign up to give a brief talk about how their research connects relates to climate change at UW EarthLab’s December 1st event ‘Sparking Climate Connections: UW Lightning Talks on Climate Change’ . Lightning talk video presentations will be accepted on a rolling basis until noon on Thursday, November 17. The registration portal is the go-to place to submit a recorded lightning talk, sign up to view the lightning talks and RSVP to the in-person evening networking reception at the Douglas Forum at the Foster School of Business.

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Provide NIH Input For Planning a Workshop on Gender Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Populations (Due 11/18/22)

The NIH and the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SMRO) has just published an RFI that seeks input from researchers and community members about research opportunities related to the four domains highlighted below. This input will serve as a valuable element in the development of a workshop and subsequent report, and the community’s time and consideration are highly appreciated.


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NAtional Institutes of Health

Invitation to Join Homelessness Research Initiative Gathering (11/29/22 @3pm)

Urban@UW and CSDE have joined together to host a gathering of faculty and research scientists interested in the Homelessness Research Initiative on November 29,2022 at 3pm.  CSDE Affiliates and HRI Co-Chairs Gregg Colburn and Rachel Fyall, along with Jennifer Davison of Urban@UW, will welcome you to the gathering. Sign up here to register your interest in participating. The Homelessness Research Initiative, a university-wide effort that resides under Urban@UW.

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*NEW* UW Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants (Due 12/16/22)

The Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer is pleased to offer Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants. These small grants support projects for institutional transformation across the University of Washington’s tri-campus community that align with the goals of the 2022-2026 UW Diversity Blueprint.

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Call for Papers! 6th International Conference on Aging & Technology Fair (Due by Jan 31,2023)

The 2023 (eng)aging! conference & technology fair held in Prague on April 26–27, 2023. The conference will focus on the potential of the silver economy to benefit all generations and on building capacity to manage crises and their impact on the lives of older persons.

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Invitation to Join NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival (12/8/22 & 12/9/22)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting its Social Sciences Research (BSSR) Festival on December 8th/9th! The festival will showcase exciting research results, emerging research areas, and innovations in health related to BSSR. To register to attend and view the festival agenda click here. The sessions are going to include Social connection, Mental and Emotional health, Social Determinants of Health, and Measurement in BSSR with a wide range of presenters.

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