April 24, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: Author Meets Critic: The Refugee System by Rawan Arar and David FitzGerald

     When:  Friday, Apr 28, 2023 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center or Online Zoom Here
     1-on-1 Meeting Signups with Dr. Fitzgerald can be found Here

Join CSDE Affiliate Rawan Arar and David Fitzgerald (UC San Diego) for an author meets critic session about their recently authored book The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach (Wiley, 2022). The critics for this session will be CSDE Affiliates Kathie Friedman and Nathalie Williams, both of whom are experts on migration systems and will offer their own perspectives on this new publication.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Almquist, Holland Jones, and Yang Present at PAA 2023 and Awarded Best Poster Award!

CSDE Fellow June Yang presented research co-authored with CSDE Training Core PI Zack Almquist and James Holland Jones (Stanford University) at the PAA 2023 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans. The project “Political and Educational Dynamics in Religious Group’s Mask Resistance Under COVID-19” explores the mediation effect of Trump support on the relationship between religiosity and mask-wearing behavior under COVID-19, and how education moderates that relationship. June was awarded the Best Poster Award in the Poster Session titled COVID-19: Data and Methods.

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Ozeryansky Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Norway for Research on Ukrainian Refugees

Congratulations to CSDE Trainee Larisa Ozeryansky for receiving a Fulbright Fellowship award to support dissertation research regarding the health experiences of refugees from Ukraine! Larisa is currently a student in UW’s Interdisciplinary Individual PhD program and is advised by CSDE Training Core PI Zack Almquist (Sociology). Larisa will spend August 2023 to June 2024 at the Global Health Department at University of Oslo and the Norwegian Public Health Institute in Oslo, Norway. Subjects to be explored during the stay include healthcare access (barriers, programs, policies), the unique immersion and integration programs available to asylees in Norway (and implications on wellness of the nature-based activities), and other aspects of identity and belonging.

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Williams Publishes New Work on Enhanced Identification of Hispanic Identity

CSDE Affiliate Emily Williams and several co-authors published in Medical Care the article “Enhanced Identification of Hispanic Ethnicity Using Clinical Data: A Study in the Largest Integrated United States Health Care System”. This study utilized an algorithm based on surname and country of birth to enhance the capture of Hispanic ethnicity in the Veterans Affairs EHR and then compared relative disparities in health and health care across the new measure of ethnicity.

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New Study from Sherr and Co-Authors Regarding Recent Pilot Study to Reduce Opioid Overdose Fatalities

CSDE Affiliate Kenneth Sherr and Co-Authors pilot tested a multi-component implementation strategy on two syringe service programs in their recent work, “Optimizing naloxone distribution to prevent opioid overdose fatalities: results from piloting the Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach within syringe service programs“, published in BMC Health Services Research. These programs analyzed program data to identify gaps in the naloxone delivery cascade, utilized flow mapping to identify causes of attrition and brainstorm programmatic changes for improvement, and conducted continuous quality improvement to test and assess whether modifications improve the cascade.

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Goodreau and Colleagues Publish on Impacts of COVID-19 on Sexual Behaviors, HIV Prevention, and Care among Men

Recent work by CSDE Affiliate Steven Goodreau entitled “Impacts of COVID-19 on sexual behaviors, HIV prevention and care among men who have sex with men: A comparison of New York City and Metropolitan Atlanta” was published in PLOS ONE. This paper considers changes in sexual behavior, HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) use among men who have sex with men (MSM) over the first year of the COVID-19 epidemic, comparing the Atlanta metropolitan area and New York City (NYC).

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

*New* You’re Invited to CSDE's Open House on May 5th in Raitt Hall – Stop By and Learn More @CSDE (3:30-5:30pm, 05/05/23)

You’re invited to CSDE’s first Open House on May 5, 3:30-5:30pm on the 2nd Floor of Raitt Hall! Join us for a casual, drop-in style event with food, drinks, community, and a chance to learn more about the myriad ways CSDE can support your research and training. Chat with members of our Admin Core and Development Core in Raitt 206 to learn more about our research funding opportunities and grant support services. Visit our Science & Training Core teams in Raitt 223 to hear about our consulting services, the UW Data Collaborative, the Northwest Federal Statistics Research Data Center, and our Graduate Certificate Program in Demographic Methods.

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CSDE Welcomes McBride Who Joins the Biodemography Lab Staff!

CSDE welcomes Fiona McBride as the new laboratory technician in the CSDE Biodemography Lab! Fiona earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Western Washington University. They have experience in biological sample processing and laboratory assays, which will expand our capacity to support biomarker research projects in the Biodemography Lab. If you want to learn more about the Biodemography Lab Services, contact Dr. Tiffany Pan.

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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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