May 23, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar: Constructing Segregation: Examining Social and Spatial Division in Road Networks

     When:  12:30-1:30 PM PT
     Where:  101 Hans Rosling Center or online here
     1-on-1 Signups with Dr. Roberto can be found here

Please join CSDE as we host Dr. Elizabeth Roberto, Department of Sociology at Rice University for her talk “Constructing Segregation: Examining Social and Spatial Division in Road Networks”. For this talk Dr. Roberto will be discussing how her paper develops a novel approach that identifies missing road segments that we would expect to exist in a city’s road network given the surrounding infrastructure. They find that unexpected disconnectivity in a city’s road network is associated with racial differences in nearby areas and contributes to higher levels of segregation at the local and city level.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Funds Three New Population Planning Research Grants (PRPGs)

CSDE has awarded funds to three different affiliates working to develop their research trajectories in population science and/or population health. Khai Tram is an infectious disease fellow who studies mobility and infectious diseases, with a focus on HIV in Africa; he will be traveling to South Africa this summer to attend a training in epidemic modeling and to meet with collaborators and mentors to help develop a K award proposal.  Jeanie Santaularia, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology,  will be using her funds to hire a graduate student RA to work on an innovative project looking for increases in Google search data indicative of family violence after the rise of abortion restrictions. And Evans School Professor Heather Hill will be building on her existing funding from Washington State’s Employment Security Department to hire an RA to conduct interviews with persons using the state’s new paid family medical leave system. Congrats to all of you, and best wishes as you conduct this work and expand on it in the future.

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Walter and Acolin Release New Commentary on Micro-Scale Approaches to Research

A new paper from CSDE affiliates Rebecca Walter and Arthur Acolin as well as co-authors draws on crime and prevention research to illustrate the benefits of micro-scale approaches to quantitative analyses in the field of urban planning. The paper entitled “Scaling Down from the Neighborhood in Urban Planning Research and Practice: The Potential Benefits of a Micro-Scale Focus” was recently published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

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Wakefield Publishes on the Relationship between Pertussis Vaccination and Incidence

CSDE Affiliate Jon Wakefield has published a new article in Epidemics entitled “Association between pertussis vaccination coverage and other sociodemographic factors and pertussis incidence using surveillance data“. The objective of this study was to characterize the association between pertussis vaccination coverage and sociodemographic factors and pertussis incidence at the school district level in King County, Washington, USA. The authors used monthly pertussis incidence data for all ages reported to the Public Health Seattle and King County between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2017 to obtain school district level pertussis incidence.

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Ince Quoted in New York Times on How America Has Become More and Less Dangerous Since Black Lives Matter

In a recent guest essay by Thomas Edsall “America Has Become Both More and Less Dangerous Since Black Lives Matter” CSDE Affiliate Jelani Ince (Sociology) is quoted with regards to his collaborative research on how the Black Lives Matter protests shifted public discourse  and raised public awareness, including the dissemination, of antiracist ideas (published in 2022 in PNAS).

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

*New* Population Centers Launch ArXiv for Population Researchers

The Association of Population Centers in collaboration with SocArXiv has launched a new platform for publishing pre-prints, works in progress, etc.  APC ArXiv (APCA) Working Paper Series is now open for sharing your research quickly. This resource is available to faculty and students affiliated with an APC member organization, which includes CSDE. We encourage you submit your population research papers to this new platform and, if you do, please let us know, so that we can announce the publication in e-news!

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Are You Interested in Studying Adolescent Health? CSDE Now Hosts Add Health Data!

If you’re interested in studying adolescent social and health development across the life course, along with rich social, biological, and health data, you might consider proposing research with the Add Health Study data. CSDE now hosts the restricted-use, Add Health study data modules on the UW Data Collaborative.

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*New* CSDE Workshop on Dryad & NIH Data Management Plans (5/24/23, 10:30am)

Please join us for a workshop on Dryad & NIH data management plans with CSDE Research Scientist Phil Hurvitz on May 24th, at 10:30am! The workshop will take place online and you can find the zoom link here!
This workshop will help PIs be compliant with NIH’s new policy requiring each submitted proposal to include a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) plan. 

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CSSS Seminar: Oscar Olvera Astivia, Assistant Professor of Measurement and Statistics at the UW College of Education, Wednesday, May 24th at 12:30 PM [Hybrid]

Please join CSSS for their next speaker in the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences Seminar Series. On Wednesday, May 24th at 12:30 pm, Oscar Olvera Astivia, Assistant Professor of Measurement and Statistics, will give a seminar titled, “How to think clearly about the central limit theorem.”

Before the seminar begins, the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences will present letters of recognition to PhD students who have completed the respective tracks in their PhD Programs.

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*NEW* CSDE’s CDWG Hosts Nur for 1st Python Workshop on Fertility Modeling (5/24/23, 3pm)

For this week’s Computational Demography Working Group (May 24 from 3-4pm), Aasli Nur, T32 CSDE Fellow and Sociology PhD student will join present her research project which uses an agent-based model, FPsim, to apply a more contextualized, women-centered approach to the study of family planning. Her research interests center on gender, fertility, and family planning, with a particular focus on women’s contraceptive autonomy. She will will introduce FPsim, an open-source tool written in Python and developed by the Institute for Disease Modeling at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  

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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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UW Workshop: Working with Vulnerable Populations for Greater Community Resilience (5/30/23)

This workshop will focus on scholarship and strategies to reduce homelessness, expand personal mobility, and lessen risks of natural disaster, especially for underserved and vulnerable communities. Our focus will be unified by an overall approach on improving resilience and health. We will bring together researchers from a variety of fields spanning engineering, social sciences, health, and humanities to discuss with civic and community stakeholders the challenges cities face and develop ideas addressing three themes:

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*New* 17th Annual Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) (Due 6/7/23)

MIT will be hosting the 17th Annual Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) on November 2-4, 2023 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The GCC is an annual interdisciplinary climate conference run by graduate students, for graduate students featuring panel discussions, presentations, workshops, social events, and more. GCC highlights climate research from a variety of disciplines within the physical, natural, and social sciences and humanities, including: anthropology, atmospheric sciences, biology, communication, environmental sciences, economics, engineering, ethics, geography, geology, law, oceanography, public health, public policy, resource management, forestry, and more.

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Deadline Extension for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop! (6/12-6/16/23)

There is still time to apply to this year’s workshop on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Please see the information below and contact Noura Insolera (nehamid@umich.edu) with any questions.

Join the ICPSR waitlist: https://cvent.me/ZLQP91
Upload application materials (CV and cover letter): https://forms.gle/sG4h9Aoix79theY9A

This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the core PSID interview, its special topics modules,

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Introduction to Vocabularies in Population Research (6/12/23)

On June 12, 2023 @5am, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is hosting a webinar to discuss a recent report of the IUSSP-CODATA Working Group on FAIR Vocabularies in Population Research.  The working group is proposing to build a new system for finding, integrating, and harmonizing data in the field of population research.  The first step is to create a dictionary for creating metadata categories for datasets. 

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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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Title NIH Announces Call for Research on Biopsychsocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness and Recovery (Due 6/21/23, 6/21/24, 6/21/25)

NIH has announced PAR-21-350 an R01 Mechanism to investigate biopsychsocial factors of social connectedness and isolation on health, well-being, illness and recovery.  Research areas of interest include understanding differences and similarities between objective social isolation and loneliness, how complex biopsychosocial processes are regulated in the body, what occurs in response to dysregulation, and antecedent processes that influence responses to the trajectories of social relationships. Studies that involve neurobiological approaches—for example, how social or isolated settings influence neurobiological systems,

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NAtional Institutes of Health

NSF Announces Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (Due 8/15/23)

The National Science Foundation recently providing guidelines for submitting Cultural Anthropology Senior Research Award proposals. The Cultural Anthropology Program supports research aimed at understanding patterns, causes and consequences of human social and cultural variation, including research that has implications for confronting anthropogenic problems.

See the guidelines in PDF format

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Call for Abstracts: 23rd Annual IGSC Conference (Due 9/15/23)

The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is accepting abstracts from current graduate students, as well as from scholars, practitioners, artists, and scientists, who have completed a graduate degree within the past three years. IGSC welcomes abstracts globally and from any discipline related to the US and Asia-Pacific region.

This year’s theme is Elucidating the Periphery: Rethinking Neglected Narratives and Novel Approaches. This student organized conference provides an opportunity to venture beyond one’s own boundaries to interface with neglected narratives from peripheral perspectives as well as novel techniques in a transdisciplinary context.

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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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