April 4, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: Immigrant Policy Exclusions and the Health of Latinx and Asian Immigrants in California

     When:  Friday, Apr 7, 2023 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center
     Sign Up for 1-on-1 Meetings with Dr. Young Here

Join us for a talk by Dr. Maria-Elena Young (University of California, Merced) about “Immigrant Policy Exclusions and the Health of Latinx and Asian Immigrants in California.” This talk will present findings from the Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy (RIGHTS) Study which sought to assess the health impact of Latinx and Asian immigrants’ direct encounters with exclusionary immigrant policies. Through a novel, population-based survey and latent class analysis, Young shows the patterns of policy exclusions experienced across within sample of Latinx and Asian immigrants in California and how clusters of exclusionary experiences are associated with health care access and health status.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

New Research From Berrdige, Turner, and Fredriksen-Goldsen on New Intervention for Those Living with Dementia and Care Partners

CSDE Affiliates Clara BerridgeKaren Fredriksen-Goldsen, and CSDE Trainee Natalie Turner recently published research in Innovation in Aging entitled “Preliminary efficacy of Let’s Talk Tech: Technology use planning for dementia care dyads.” This pilot study of a self administered intervention called “Let’s Talk Tech” presents preliminary efficacy findings of this intervention designed to educate and facilitate dyadic communication about a range of technologies used in dementia care and to document the preferences of the person living with dementia.

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Swanson and Rao Present Paper at the All UC Demography Conference in UC Irvine

External Affiliates David Swanson, Arni Rao and their co-authors have one of the 11 papers accepted for the “All UC Demography Conference,” in UC Irvine. Their paper “The relative risk of dying from COVID-19 among those infected reveals a disturbing portrait of both COVID-19 mortality and non-COVID-19 mortality in the USA” is sure to be a hit at the conference and we congratulate them for their acceptance!

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Otten Releases New Research on Work-Related Factors Associated with Health and Well-Being for Early Care and Education Workers

In her most recent article featured in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, “Work-related factors associated with health and wellbeing of early care and education workers“, CSDE Affiliate Jennifer Otten surveyed Early Care and Education workers finding nearly half of respondents reported chronic health conditions. Many of the findings in the paper indicate the need for further attention to workforce health.

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Rao and Co-Authors Publish Work on Modeling Atrial Fibrillation

CSDE External Affiliate Arni Rao and co-authors have recently published work entitled “Markov Chain Models for Cardiac Rhythm Dynamics in Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)” in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. Dr. Rao and colleagues develop a Markov Chain modeling system to examine the impact of catheter ablation of AF upon the dynamics of a patient’s AF status and their potential return to sinus rhythm.

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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

*NEW* Provide Advice to CSDE Trainees Giving Practice Presentations Ahead of PAA 2023 (4/5/23 & 4/6/23)

Please join us and lend your wise experience and insights to the CSDE Trainees who will be practicing their PAA presentations on 4/5/23 and 4/6/23!  Details about who is presenting when can be found here.  We have two 90-minute practice sessions scheduled for CSDE Trainees who will be giving oral or flash presentations at PAA 2023. Each session will have four presenters followed by time for feedback. We welcome you to join us in Raitt 114. 

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*NEW* Join CSDE at the PAA for Reception on Thursday 6-8pm (4/13/23)

Following on a pre-pandemic tradition, CSDE will host a reception for affiliates, trainees, alumni, friends of CSDE on April 13, 2023 from 6-8pm at Rosie’s on the Roof in the Higgins Hotel in NOLA. The Higgins Hotel is located in the Arts & Warehouse District of NOLA.  We’ll provide the food and you provide the good energy and fun times!  We look forward to seeing you there.

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs): Open for Applications

Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) are designed to provide in-kind support and/or funds of up to $25k* to support a wide array of activity types throughout the development of a research project. As part of our mission to complement, rather than duplicate, other campus opportunities, we will consider funding many more small and large types of activities that will lead to research products (publications, grants, data access sites and data documentation, code repositories, etc.).

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CSDE Matching Support: Open for Applications

CSDE is available to provide matching in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as Earthlab, Population Health Initiative, Royalty Research FUnd, or Urban@UW

All projects inquiring about matching funds, must have a CSDE affiliate who is a UW faculty and will be listed as a PI or co-PI.

Note that we strongly suggest contacting either Development Core Director (Steven Goodreau) or CSDE Director (Sara Curran) to discuss possibilities for your specific proposal before submission.

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CSDE Science Core – Upcoming Workshops

Each quarter, CSDE offers 3-5 workshops on data sources, statistical and biomarker methodology, introductions to analysis programs, and more, all given by CSDE staff and faculty affiliates. These workshops can include hands-on training in novel methods and programming, lectures on innovative data sources, and discussions of important issues in research and data collection. Over the course of the academic year, CSDE will offer a diverse and exciting set of workshops, some of which will be offered in person and others remotely via Zoom.

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Calling All UW Researchers Who Use Administrative Microdata from Washington State or Local Public Agencies (4/27/2023)

On April 27, 2023, CSDE Affiliate and West Coast Poverty Center Director Jennifer Romich and the UW Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology will host a convening for UW-affiliated researchers who use or have used Washington state or local administrative microdata from Washington State agencies. The event will take place in 101 Hans Rosling Center with lunch provided for registered participants. We will overview current efforts to create a data repository and an accessible integrated state administrative dataset for population and policy research.

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Attend this New Seminar on Demystifying ChatGPT for Academics (4/5/23)

The UW community is invited to a panel discussion, Demystifying ChatGPT for Academics, with UW experts in AI technology and in implications for education. The event will take place April 5th, 2023 from 6pm-7pm in Kane Hall Auditorium 130.

Tickets for in-person participation are available (free) at:


The event will be live streamed and recorded.  A virtual option is available at – Live Stream of Demystifying ChatGPT for Academics Tickets

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CSDE Computational Demography Working Group Hosts Fritz on Combining Statistical and Machine Learning Thinking (4/5/23)

On April 5 from 3-4pm Cornelius Fritz (Penn State) will join CDWG to discuss his approach to novel data techniques that combine statistical and machine learning thinking.  Dr. Fritz is an interim professor in statistics and data science at LMU Munich. In this context, his research mainly revolves around analyzing dynamic networks to answer questions posed within substantive sciences, e.g., Political Science and Sociology, through novel data analysis techniques that combine statistical and machine learning thinking.

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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplement for Research Efforts that Elucidate Fundamental Processes Underlying Behavior Change, Maintenance, and Adherence (Due 4/11/23)

Understanding the “how and why” NIH-funded interventions are (or are not) effective will improve our ability to harness behavior change strategies to improve health outcomes and increase collective knowledge regarding how to facilitate behavior initiation, adoption, maintenance and sustainment during and after interventions. This NOSI should support activities that further the understanding of the “how and why” that are related to the primary outcomes in the parent study.

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NAtional Institutes of Health


CSSS Seminar: Regulating Ethics – The Status and Stakes of Institutional Ethical Review for the Social Sciences (12:30pm, 04/12/23)

Professor Rebecca Tipton (The Swiss Graduate Institute) will speak about her research around ethical review in the social sciences.  Since 1974, institutional ethical review of human subjects research has transformed from a peculiarly American practice to a global standard. However, worldwide, social scientists have found institutional ethical review ill-suited for addressing ethical concerns in their disciplines. Critiques of ethical review made by scholars of politics and IR have emphasized ethics in practice.

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Global Innovation Fund Award Open: Global Engagement Fellows (Due 5/5/2023)

Consider applying to this new opportunity!

The Office of Global Affairs (OGA) offers awards up to $3,000 to convene new cross-disciplinary groups of faculty and staff (referred to as “communities”) that share a common interest in:

  • a region or country
  • a research theme
  • good practice/innovation in inclusive globally engaged teaching, including study abroad
  • other topics relating to global engagement

Communities will meet during Fall 2023 – Spring 2024.

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Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health Administrative Supplements (Due 5/9/23)

The over-arching intent of this solicitation is to: (1) enrich and expand the research community in CCH to include new researchers from multiple disciplines, both in the US and in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) globally; and (2) conduct research that will create new knowledge to reduce or mitigate health threats attributable to climate change across the lifespan and build health resilience or develop adaptation mechanisms for individuals, communities, and nations around the world, especially among those at increased risk from,

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National Institutes of Health

University of Washington Undergraduate Research Program Seeks Volunteers for Symposium! (5/19/23)

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking volunteers for this year’s UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 19, 2023. The volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium.

This year’s event will take place fully in person, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities taking place between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Brief descriptions of volunteer roles are available on the sign-up link below, or on the Symposium Volunteer Page. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts (as long as the times do not conflict).

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The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Request Proposals for Washington State Labor Research Grants (Due 5/22/2023)

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is requesting proposals for the Washington State Labor Research Grants. 

The deadline for funding for the 2023-2024 academic year is May 22nd. Priority is given to proposals by University of Washington faculty, both full-time and lecturer. University of Washington graduate students may also apply if their project is sponsored by a faculty member.

Please review additional information in the above link for further information and reach out to Rachel at rerstad@uw.edu with any questions.

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Workshop Alert! ICPSR Panel Study of Income Dynamics (6/12 – 6/19/23)

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the core PSID interview, its special topics modules, and its supplemental studies, including the Child Development Supplement (CDS), the Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS), and the 2013 Rosters and Transfers Module. In addition we will discuss topics including the recently-released genomics data collected from children and primary caregivers in CDS as well as new data files which explain family relationships and demographic characteristics over time.

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2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods (Registration Due 06/19/23)

Apply for the 2023 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods! They will be offering over 90 courses and lectures in research methods. Nearly all of which will be offered both in person and online live with recordings available. On campus housing is available for the 3-Week Sessions and Intersession! For more information, look here!

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*New* NIA Joins NIH P20 Call for Exploratory Grants for Climate Change and Health Research Center Development (Due 5/1/23)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has joined the NIH call for P20 exploratory grants for climate change and health research. NIA is specifically interested in understanding the biological, behavioral, and socioecological processes related to climate change and extreme weather that affect the health and wellbeing of older individuals, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (AD/ADRD), as examined in human and/or other animals.

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NAtional Institutes of Health

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Accelerating Behavioral and Social Science through Ontology Development and Use (Due 9/30/23)

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), with other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to accelerate behavioral and social science through ontology development and use. Applications will be encouraged to develop new or expand existing ontologies for behavioral or social science research (BSSR). Applicants will be expected to form multi-disciplinary teams including subject matter experts in one or more BSSR fields,

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