August 24, 2023

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Welcomes Arar as New Seminar Series Chair!

We are very proud to announce CSDE Affiliate Rawan Arar as the Chair of CSDE’s upcoming Seminar Series season! We are filling out the year’s schedule and drawing upon your suggestions and ideas. If you would like to present during our Friday seminar from 12:30-1:30pm, we’d love to hear from you. If you have an idea for an outside speaker, a panel of speakers discussing different dimensions of research on a topic, or an author-meets-critic book event, don't hesitate to reach out. Our seminar is a vital and exiciting opportunity to learn about the latest in population-related research and to share research ideas with each other. 

Rawan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Societies, and Justice. She completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California San Diego. Her research program begins with the refugee as a central figure of analysis. Refugee displacement is the manifestation of the breakdown of borders and citizenship rights while refugee status, as a legal construct, is delimited by the principle of sovereignty. Refugees' lives and life chances are inextricably tied to national and global policies, which create or impede access to basic needs, education, rights, and mobility. 

There are still speaking slots available for this upcoming season! If you want to share your research with a thoughtful community of scholars, don't hesitate to reach out to Rawan (arar@uw.edu) - we would love to showcase your work!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes 4 New Faculty Affiliates

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates.

Tsu-Hsin Karen Chen joins CSDE and the College of Built Environments from a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. Alison Fohner joins CSDE and the Department of Epidemiology with a specialization in biomarker research and a K01 award from NIA. Kristian Jones joins CSDE and the School of Social Work with a specialization in black youth well being and the role of community-based youth mentoring programs in improving marginalized youth outcomes. Julianne Meisner joins CSDE and the School of Public Health with research that examines the human health risks at the human-animal-environmental interface.

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Arar Publishes Article on Refugee Trajectories in the Global South

CSDE Affiliate Rawan Arar recently published an article in the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies entitled “Contrasting Trajectories of Incorporation: Refugee Integration and the Global South” which examines how the challenges of making a home in a foreign country are not unique to refugees in the Global South, their trajectories of integration in Southern host states often diverge from descriptions in the canonical literature on immigrant integration. 

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Bailey and Gabriel Publish New Findings on the Migration of Lynch Victims’ Families

CSDE External Affiliates Amy Bailey and Ryan Gabriel, along with Co-authors, have published a new article in Demography examining the relationship between the lynching of African Americans in the southern United States and subsequent county out-migration of the victims’ surviving family members across 5 decades. In the article entitled, “The Migration of Lynch Victims’ Families, 1880–1930”, they use U.S. census records and machine learning methods to identify the place of residence for family members of Black individuals who were killed by lynch mobs between 1882 and 1929 in the U.S.

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Godwin, Pan and Brindle Release New Research on the Links Between Childhood Maltreatment and Health Problems in Adulthood

CSDE staff Jessica Godwin and Tiffany Pan, along with Co-authors, recently released new research in Child Abuse & Neglect entitled “Associations Between Childhood Maltreatment and Physiological Dysregulation in Adulthood: Methodological Decisions and Implications”. Using multiple dimension reduction approaches to quantify physiological dysregulation from multiple biomarker outcomes and different measures of exposure to childhood maltreatment, they discover that the significance and magnitude of effects varied by both dimension reduction method and measure of maltreatment.

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Evans School Team Including Hall and Wething Publish in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

An Evans School team led by Vance Larsen including CSDE Affiliate Crystal Hall and CSDE Alum Hilary Wething recently authored “Behavioral Consequences of Income and Expense Shocks” in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. The paper explores the behavioral consequences of income and expense shocks, finding that one-time income shocks evoked a larger number of coping strategies and were more difficult to manage than one-time expense shocks.

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Hsiao and Laverso Article on Online-Offline Network Complexity and Gang Conflict Published in ASR

CSDE Affiliate Yuan Hsiao (Communications) and CSDE alum John Laverso (Whitman College) recently published “The Corner, the Crew, and the Digital Street: Multiplex Networks of Gang Online-Offline Conflict Dynamics in the Digital Age” in the American Sociological Reviews. The paper takes an abductive approach through integration of Facebook, police records, and maps of gang territory to gain insight on the systematic patterns of conflict, which otherwise might appear to be randomly occurring without such an integrated approach.

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Curran Co-authors Letter on the Overestimated Potential of Abandoned Land

CSDE Director Sara Curran, along with co-authors, penned a letter in Science entitled, “Abandoned land: Overestimated potential”. As a response to “Abandoning land transforms biodiversity” (12 May, p. 581), G. N. Daskalova and J. Kamp, they counter that rewilding projects on “abandoned” land are unlikely to succeed without considering landholding status and associated livelihoods. Successfully planning land uses to simultaneously support biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods must start by understanding the social systems and processes that lead to land-use change.

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Attia Publishes New Findings on Air Pollution’s Effects on Pneumonia

CSDE Affiliate Engi Attia co-authored a recent article in CHEST entitled “What Can Big Data Teach Us About Air Pollution and Pneumonia?” that provides confirmatory evidence that higher pollutant concentrations are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia hospitalization. Although the link between air pollution and lower respiratory tract infections is not a novel finding, most prior epidemiologic studies have focused on short-term pollutant exposures in the days or week before disease manifestation.

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Fredriksen-Goldsen Shines Light on Coming Out as Trans Later in Life in Everyday Health

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Social Work, was recently quoted in Everyday Health on “What It’s Like to Come Out as Trans in Your 50s or Later”, penned by Sarah Prager. Using her research on aging in the LGBTQ+ population, Karen aids in shining light as to why there are large generational differences in how long older and younger adults took to start their transitions despite there being no statistical difference between older and young adults when it came to onset of reported gender dysphoria. 

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Bids Farewell to Belinda Sachs and Opens Up New Position

CSDE would love to wish a bittersweet farewell to our outstanding Grants Manager Belinda Sachs who has departed CSDE for a new role in the Department of Psychiatry. Belinda’s attention-to-detail and expertise has been invaluable to CSDE and we can’t express our appreciation enough! As we begin our search for a new Grants Manager to join our team, we’d like to share this job link. Please pass it along to anyone you feel may be the right fit as the expert on grants and contracts administration with substantial responsibility for managing the unit’s grants and contracts program.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Seeks Applications for Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Award (Due: 8/31/2023)

This award provides support for collaborative exploratory work that opens new ground for comprehensively assessing or mitigating the impacts of climate change on human health. This program will support both individual scientists and multi-investigator teams. Early career faculty and postdoctoral fellows nearing their transition to independence are especially encouraged to apply, whether individually or within teams.

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Open Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Spark Award (Due: 9/15/2023)

To begin in The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s 55th year, this new recognition award will formally acknowledge another community member whose diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leadership inspires young changemakers, and exemplifies the spirit of the Charles E. Odegaard award. It will recognize the accomplishments of a recent UW graduate, who made significant DEI contributions during their time as a University of Washington student and continues to do so post-graduation.

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*New* Announcing Fall 2023 Round of Royalty Research Fund (Due: 9/21/23)

Applications are now open for the Fall 2023 round of the UW Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program.

The “Royalty” in RRF is the royalty and licensing fee income generated by the University’s technology transfer program. These funds are awarded as small grants to advance new directions in research, particularly:

  • In disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or
  • For faculty who are junior in rank, and/or
  • In cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
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IES Announces FY 2024 Research Grant Competitions (Due: 9/21/23)

The National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research released funding announcements for three fiscal year 2024 grant competitions.

  • Application packages became available on July 20, 2023.
  • Letters of intent (optional but encouraged) are due August 10, 2023.
  • The application deadline is September 21, 2023.
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Register for Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (Due: 9/26/23)

The 2023 IAPHS Conference is fast-approaching. Early bird registration has ended, but you have until 09/26/23 to late-register! The conference theme is “Gender, Sexuality, and Health Across the Life Course: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Population Health and Health Equity” and will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from October 2-5, 2023. For more conference information, click here. Current members of IAPHS receive deeply discounted rates to attend the conference. Click here to learn more about IAPHS membership.

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*New* Call for Special Issue in Honor of International Migration Review (Due: 9/30/23)

International Migration Review is celebrating a 60th anniversary and inviting submissions that will recognize that accomplishment and scientific impact.

For six decades, International Migration Review (IMR) has been internationally regarded as the principal journal in the field facilitating the study of human migration, ethnic group relations, and refugee movements.

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Request for Applications: Population Health Initiative, Tier 1 Grants (Due: 10/2/2023)

PHI is now accepting applications for Tier 1 grants. The purpose of a Tier 1 grant is to support researchers in laying the foundation for a future project to generate proof-of-concept within research themes such as Safety, Health & Well-being, Equity & Justice and Education. Awards of up to $25,000 per project will be available with a project period of up to eight months. Click here to apply.

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*New* Climate Funding Opportunity with CO2 Foundation (Due: 10/15/23)

The CO2 Foundation is excited to announce its second funding opportunity: Extreme weather and what to do about it.

As climate change introduces new risks to all sectors at all scales, societal stability faces emergent threats. Social, economic, and cultural stability requires both long-term investment in whole-of-society emissions reduction and short-term effective responses to extreme weather threats.

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Williams and Khan to Host Migration & Health Workshop October 12-13, 2023

CSDE Affiliates Nathalie Williams and Sarfraz Khan will be hosting a workshop focused on Migration & Health: Perspectives from South Asia on October 12-13, 2023 on the UW campus (co-sponsored by CSDE and the South Asia Center).

Human migration is a defining issue of our time and is increasingly recognized as a global public health priority. 

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*New* ARPA-H Launches Vitals Newsletter

If you’d like to keep up with the new ARPA-H (Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health) and what’s happening in the domain of federal funding for health innovation, here is the link for signing up for their regular newsletter – Vitals. ARPA-H says that Vitals is the one way to stay updated on ARPA-H, learn about opportunities, and to send queries about challenges and solutions.

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*New* Interim Rule Bans Tik Tok on all Government Devices

The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and NASA have issued an interim rule for federal contracts that prohibits the presence or use of ByteDance applications or services, including the social networking service TikTok, by federal contractors. This interim rule applies to federal contracts awarded or modified on or after June 2, 2023.

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*New* Health Data Releases from IPUMS

The University of Minnesota’s IPUMS team has newly-released health data from two sources. The IPUMS MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data for Social, Economic, and Health Research) now includes over 70 new variables from the Prescribed Medicines file from 1996 to the present. These variables include information on medication type, drug name, amounts paid per medication fill, and more.

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Guest Presenters Needed for UW Data Science Seminar

Sign up now to give a presentation as part of eScience Institute’s UW Data Science Seminar Series. The annual series will resume in person for the Fall 2023 Quarter on Tuesday, October 4th in the PAA Auditorium 102. The series showcases a variety of data science methods and tools and how they’re utilized in domain science fields, regional partners, governmental agencies, and industry. 

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