April 17, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees

     When:  Friday, Apr 21, 2023 ((12:30-1:30 PM PT))
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center
     Sign up for 1-on-1 Meetings with Dr. Islam Here!

Join us for a talk by Dr. Asad Islam (Monash University) about “Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees.” This talk will present findings from a recent study by Dr. Islam utilizing a cluster randomized controlled trial on 3,500 Rohingya mother-child dyads in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Participants were given weekly psychosocial support for 44 weeks through peer volunteers, which includes psychoeducation and parenting support for mothers and play activities for both mothers and children.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Affiliates and Trainees Represented at the Population Association of America

If you couldn’t attend the PAA, you missed a good time and we missed you!  CSDE had a good showing at the event with affiliates, alumni, trainees, and scientists presenting their work, discussing others’ work, and networking at every turn.  Here is a pdf displaying PAA participation among those we knew about.  If you were there and we missed you, please let Sara know (scurran@uw.edu)!

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New Research from Chi Develops a Conceptual Model on Hesitancy of Topical Fluoride for Children

CSDE Affiliate Donald Chi and colleagues examine the determinants of topical fluoride hesitancy for caregivers of dependent children in a new paper published in PLOS ONE. The article utilizes qualitative methods, interviewing 56 fluoride-hesitant caregivers to develop an inductive conceptual model of reasons why caregivers are hesitant despite extensive evidence that topical fluoride is safe and prevents tooth decay. Very interesting research and congrats Dr. Chi!

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Recent Work from Lee Examines the Relationship Between a Protein and Depression in Coronary Heart Disease Patients

New research from CSDE affiliate Chiyoung Lee was recently published in International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. This paper entitled, “Networks of C-reactive protein and depression symptoms in patients with stable coronary heart disease: Findings from the Heart and Soul Study,” explains the inconsistencies found in the clinical literature concerning the relationship between C-Reactive protein and depression among patients with stable coronary heart disease by adopting a symptom-level analysis based on various network approaches.

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West and Colleagues Publish New Research on the Representation of Women Authors in Philosophy Journals

CSDE Affiliate Jevin West and co-authors have published new research entitled “Where are the Women: The Ethnic Represenatation of Women Authors in Philosphy Journals by Regional Affiliation and Specialization” in the European Journal of Analytic Philosophy. This paper uses bibliographic metadata from over 150 philosophy journals between 1950 and 2020 to understand the representation of women authors in philosophy journals.  The article also examines four different compounding factors for the gender disparities.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

*New* The Joint Seminar in Development Economics to Host Dr. Samuel Bazzi (4/17/23 @11AM)

The Joint Seminar in Development Economics is pleased to announce that Samuel Bazzi (UC San Diego) will be presenting on Monday, April 17 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. The seminar will take place in person in Savery 410. Title and abstract are below, and a draft of the paper is available on request. The talk entitled “Frontier History and Gender Norms in the United States” will explore how historical gender roles become entrenched as norms over the long run.

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*New* Join the Washington Center for Equitable Growth in a New Virtual Event (4/19/23)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth would like to invite you to a virtual event, “Getting on the GRID: Accessing and using statistics from the Global Repository of Income Dynamics,” on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will delve into the data available at the Global Repository of Income Dynamics, a research project that assembles comparable cross-country statistics on income inequality and other income dynamics.


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*New* Join the Harry Bridges Center for a Virtual Workshop on Using Public Records Requests and the Freedom of Information Act in Research (4/19/23 @ 1230PM)

Please join the Harry Bridges Center on Wednesday, April 19th from 12:30 – 2 pm to discuss the role of public record requests and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in labor research and beyond. We will discuss Washington State’s Public Record Act and the FOIA, specifically what these acts allow and how they support researchers and anyone interested in accessing materials that are within the purview of the acts.

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*New* CSDE Computational Demography Working Group Hosts Yan Zhang on Parenthood and Older Adults’ Cognitive Health (4/19/23 @3pm)

On April 19 from 3-4pm Dr. Yan Zhang (U of Wisconsin) will join CDWG to discuss her novel statistical approach to understanding the linkage between parenthood and cognitive health with NHATS data which has not been explored in-depth in the United States. Dr. Zhang is postdoc research scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Demography of Health and Aging. Her research agenda focuses on family demography, population health, aging & life course, and gender & life course, and gender & sexuality.

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*New* Check Out This Symposium on Contracting Freedom and Latinx History (4/20/23 @3:30PM)

The UW Harry Bridges Center, Department of History, Latin American Studies, and American Ethnic Studies are collaborating on a special event marking the release of historian Maria Quintana’s new book Contracting Freedom: Race, Empire, and U.S. Guestworker Programs (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022). The book is the first relational study of the origins of twentieth-century U.S. guest worker programs from Mexico and the Caribbean. Quintana’s book offers an expansive interpretation of those government-sponsored programs and draws historical connections between enslaved labor, Japanese American incarceration, Caribbean decolonization, New Deal programs, and Black freedom struggles.


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*New* CSDE Workshop: Agent Based Modeling in R (4/27/23)

Make sure to check out the next CSDE Workshop entitled “Agent Based Modeling in R.”, providing a basic introduction into Agent-Based Modeling. The workshop will be divided into three sections.  During the first third of the course we will review and discuss the basic elements of ABMs and their application in a variety of fields including demography, sociology, anthropology, political science and public health.  In the second section of the course we will work through 1 or two seminal example of an ABM and reproduce the models in base R.

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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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*New* CSDE’s Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) – Applications Open! (Deadline: 5/12/23)

This summer, CSDE is offering its Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) to assist scholars in preparing applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CSDE aims to demystify the grant-writing process and create a supportive environment that produces grant proposals ready for submission to the NIH within the coming year. We have a strong track record of successful funding for participants.

Participants will meet in person every other week for 10 weeks over the summer.

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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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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

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

Social Networks and Health Workshop @Duke University Open for Registration (5/19/23)

Duke University is once again hosting its one week summer workshop program on social networks and health. The workshop offers comprehensive training in network methods for health scholars.  The workshop will be live and in-person this year from May 15-19 on Duke’s campus in Durham NC.  Thanks to generous support from the NICHD, they are offering this training at significantly subsidized cost; registration is $125 for the week and covers lunch & coffee each day.

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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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*New* Announcing the 7th Annual UW GIS Symposium (5/25/23)

The GIS Symposium highlights and celebrates the transformational role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and data visualization technologies at the UW and beyond. The event will feature a keynote lecture (more details coming soon) followed by short talks from the UW GIS community. To submit a proposal, click here.

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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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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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