January 8, 2024

CSDE Seminar Series

CSDE Seminar – Relational One Health: A More-than-biomedical Approach to More-than-human Health

     When:  Friday, Jan 12, 2024 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  101 HRC and on Zoom (register here)

Join CSDE on Friday, Jan. 12th from 12:30-1:30 for a seminar by CSDE Affiliate Dr. Julianne Meisner. This seminar is co-hosted by the Population Health Initiative and will take place in 101 HRC and on Zoom (register here). Dr. Meisner is an Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Global Health and the UW Department of Epidemiology, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS). A veterinarian with a PhD in Epidemiology, Dr. Meisner’s work focuses on the intersection of human, animal and environmental health.

Dr. Meisner’s current research focuses on the human and environmental health implications of livestock-keeping, and the application of methods drawn from causal inference and spatial epidemiology to tackle methodological challenges unique to One Health studies. She is also interested in political and social forces that influence multispecies collectives, particularly the influence of land rights and institutional distrust on human-animal contact networks.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Conway and Gavin Study the Role of Sleep in Child Emotional Abuse and Depression

CSDE Affiliates Dr. Anne Conway (University of Tennessee) and Dr. Amelia Gavin (Social Work) co-authored research in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, titled “Child emotional abuse and adult depressive symptoms in a nationally representative sample of Black females: The moderating role of adolescent sleep duration“. Emotional abuse up to age 18 is associated with depressive symptoms in adulthood, yet few studies have examined these links in Black females. Despite research documenting the moderating role of sleep duration on early adversity and mental health, no studies have examined whether sleep duration during adolescence moderates the relations between emotional abuse up to age 18 and depressive symptoms in adulthood. Authors examined these relations in 690 Black females from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)—Public Use.

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Conway and Gavin

New Article by Bennett Discusses Critical Remote Sensing

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Mia Bennett (Geography) recently released research with colleagues in Global Environmental Change Advances, titled “Bringing satellites down to Earth: Six steps to more ethical remote sensing“. To shed light on the politics of remote sensing, a technique often regarded as objective and neutral, the subfield of critical remote sensing has emerged in the social sciences. This perspective translates its key ideas into an actionable framework that offers suggestions for how to transform remote sensing to better engage and empower people and places typically studied at a distance. First, authors encourage remote sensing scientists and practitioners to weigh the consequences of exposing inaccessible or off-limits places, incorporate local knowledge and values into research design, methods, and applications, and share skills and data with stakeholders who wish to learn and use remote sensing for their own objectives. Second, authors offer suggestions for teaching critical remote sensing and making research accessible and replicable. Third, they stress the importance of acknowledging that despite being conducted from afar, remote sensing can still affect the people and places it observes.

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Research by Weaver and Colleagues on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Kenya

CSDE Affiliate Dr. Marcia Weaver (Health Metrics Sciences, Global Health, Health Systems and Population Health) and co-authors published “Burden and risk factors of mental and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults in Kenya: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019” in eClinical MedicineMental and substance use disorders are a major public health concern globally, with high rates of morbidity for all disorders, and mortality for primarily substance use disorders. The first author, Dr. Manasi Kumar (Global Health) initiated the article with colleagues at the Kenyan Ministry of Health to summarize  Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factor (GBD) Study 2019 results for ages 10 to 24 years. Mental disorders are the second leading cause of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), which combine the burden of morbidity and mortality, in these age groups.  Burden for mental disorders is higher for females than males, and for substance use disorders is higher for males than females. The burden of mental and substance abuse disorders increases with age, with the exceptions of autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and idiopathic developmental intellectual disability. Among the 17% of DALYs for mental disorders that are attributable to risk factors, bullying and victimization accounted for 65%.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

CSDE Welcomes *New* Program Coordinator Maddie Farris

CSDE is delighted to welcome Maddie Farris as a permanent program coordinator.  Maddie is no stranger to CSDE, having served as the temporary program coordinator for the last three months!  She comes to us from WSU, but we won’t hold that against her – she has roots in UW and Seattle, too!  Maddie can help you with any questions, support your events, travel, reimbursements, and any program coordination.  The best way to reach Maddie is through csde-prgm-coord@uw.edu.  

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CSDE is Hiring! (Due 1/19/24)

CSDE has a Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead position open.  Please share with an eligible candidate!  The Budget/Fiscal Analyst Lead supports our entire operation with managing and forecasting budgets for grants and other revenue sources.  In this position, the lead will work with a team in CSDE’s Administrative Core and join a larger team of colleagues supporting Population Research across UW campuses.

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CSDE Science Core – Upcoming Workshops: Biomarkers, Statistics & R, Online Surveys & REDCap, Accessing Federal Data

In the upcoming quarter, CSDE will be hosting four workshops and one ‘lunch and learn’ event to facilitate researchers’ adoption of new methods and data to accelerate research programs. These workshops include an overview of portable biomarker data collection in the field, accessing federal statistical data, developing online surveys using REDCap, conducting statistical analysis with R, and an introduction to data options for research on older adults.

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. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to register for our workshops and we welcome registrants from outside the University of Washington for our remote workshops as well.

You can find our workshop website and register for our Winter 2024 workshops in the links below. We will be filling in our schedule for Spring workshops soon, so stay tuned!

Please reach out to CSDE’s Training Director, Jessica Godwin (jlg0003@uw.edu), if you have additional workshops you would like to see offered in the future and we will do our best to accommodate those requests.

Winter Workshops

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*New* CSDE Computational Demography Working Group (CDWG) Hosts Xinguang Fan on Fertility Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (01/10/2024)

On January 10 from 3:00-4:00 pm, Dr. Xinguang Fan will join CDWG to present his research. Xinguang Fan is an assistant professor at Department of Sociology, Peking University in China and also a regional affiliate at CSDE, UW. His academic interest lies in the field of demography, social inequality, and quantitative methods with a particular focus on the fertility transition from a network perspective. His work has appeared in Social Science Research, Demographic Research and other academic journals.

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CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) (Rolling deadline)

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 such as the Population Health Initiative seed grants, we will consider funding things activities such as:

  • Use of CSDE services beyond the standard allotments for affiliates. This could include statistical or computational consultations, administrative and logistical support, computer accounts, software purchases that contribute to the general good, virtual server capacity that contributes to the general good, communication or webinar support, etc.
  • Convening a group of scholars for a grant writing retreat or to brainstorm a possible new research collaboration
  • Hiring an RA to analyze data for discussion in the Preliminary Data section of a grant application
  • Small pilot research, when relationship to future funding requests are clearly laid out. Note that research that is well suited to an existing pilot research mechanism on campus should be submitted to that mechanism, with an optional request of matching support from CSDE (see below).
  • Publication-related fees (when no other funding is available). NEW THIS YEAR: requests for publication fees will only be considered for publications that involve at least one CSDE affiliate and at least one CSDE trainee, and which are targeted to a demography-oriented journal or comparable outlet.
  • Travel (when specifically enhancing research project development)
  • Many others; just ask!
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CSDE Matching Support to Supplement On-campus Funding (Rolling deadline)

CSDE Matching Support includes in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as PHI, EarthLab, or Urban@UW. All projects must have a CSDE affiliate who is UW faculty and is listed as a PI or co-PI, with any number of other collaborators. Note that we require (PRPGs) or strongly suggest (matching funds) 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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*New* Issue of Population and Development Review

Read the latest issue here!

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*New* Issue of Studies in Family Planning

Read the latest issue here!

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*New* Updates to IPUMS Data

IPUMS is excited to announce the release of 2018-2022 5-Year ACS summary tables from IPUMS NHGIS (here). IPUMS CPS (here) has also released the November CPS basic monthly data. See the full story to learn about each update!

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Apply for EarthLab’s Innovation Grants Program (Due 1/9/24)

Applications are open for EarthLab’s Innovation Grants Program! EarthLab is an institute at the UW College of the Environment taking equitable action on climate change. The Innovation Grants Program invests in collaborations that span academic disciplines, engage multiple sectors and center community questions at the intersection of climate change and social justice. This program is an excellent opportunity for community-engaged research. Learn more about the grant here!

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Evans Seminar: Dr. Elizabeth Bell To Present Research on Gender-based Bureaucratic Discrimination (1/10/24)

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at UW will be hosting it’s first winter seminar on Wednesday, Jan 10th from 11:30- 12:30pm in Parrington Hall 360. Dr. Elizabeth Bell is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her talk is titled “Gender-based Bureaucratic Discrimination: Evidence from Title IX Implementation”. A key frontier for public administration research is determining what factors exacerbate and alleviate bureaucratic discrimination in citizen-state interactions.

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Apply for the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program at the Max Planck Institute (Due 1/10/24)

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is inviting applications from qualified and highly motivated students for a Summer Research Visit. The goal of the Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program is to enable discovery by bringing together data scientists and population scientists to work on focused, intensive and collaborative projects of broad societal relevance. 

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*New* CSSS Seminar by Michelle O’Brien Agent-based modeling in women’s health: Building Fpsim (1/10/24)

CSSS will be hosting a seminar by Michelle O’Brien on Wednesday, Jan 10th at 12:30 PM. The talk will take place in 409 Savery Hall and on Zoom (register here). Dr. O’Brien is Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Disease Modeling (Gates Foundation). Read more about Dr. O'Brien's talk in the full story!

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Michelle O'Brien

Opportunity for Funding: William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants (Due 1/10/24)

The William T. Grant Foundation updated 2024 application guidelines are now online and detail what applicants need to know to develop a strong letter of inquiry for the Foundation’s research grants on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence. The next deadline to submit a letter of inquiry is January 10, 2024.

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Dorothy Roberts Talk on Reproductive Justice after Dobbs (1/10 & 1/11/24)

On January 10 (5pm, HUB 332), the Simpson Center is hosting Dr. Dorothy Roberts who will be speaking on the “The Urgency of Reproductive Justice after Dobbs.”   To learn more and join, visit the Jan 10th event page here. On January 11 from 3-6pm (HUB Lyceum), Dr. Roberts will also join a panel with moderation by CSDE Affiliate Oliver Rollins and with contributions from CSDE Affiliates LaShawnDa Pittman & LaTonya Trotter, along with Dr. Monica McLemore.  For more information about that event visit the Jan 11th event page (here).

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Call for Papers: Time Use Conference 2024 (Due 1/12/24)

The conference committee is currently accepting abstracts for the 2024 University of Maryland Time Use Conference on June 13-14 in College Park, Maryland. Submissions are due by January 12, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET. For more information, please view the Call for Papers. Time is a critical but under-researched aspect of racial and ethnic disparities in daily life, including social and public interactions, health and well-being. The focus of the 2024 University of Maryland (UMD) Time Use Conference will be using time use and well-being data to investigate temporal dimensions of racial and ethnic inequities and structural racism.

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Tier 2 grants available from the Population Health Initiative (Due 1/12/24)

The purpose of this tier of grants is to support faculty and PI-eligible staff to develop preliminary data or proof-of-concept needed to pursue follow-on funding to scale one’s efforts. Awards of up to $50,000 per project – or $65,000 per project for teams proposing meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations – will be available with a project period of up to 12 months. One award during the winter 2024 cycle will be reserved specifically for an internationally-focused project through our partnership with the UW Office of Global Affairs.

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Apply for Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowship (Due 1/15/24)
The Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce a new fellowship program with support from Arnold Ventures, the Arnold Ventures Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowships. This program will provide generous and unrestricted support to post-doctoral fellows working to innovate and evaluate more effective and equitable criminal justice policy solutions. The program will support five post-doctoral fellows pursuing policy-relevant causal research for up to 3 years, beginning in September 2024. Fellows may reside in a location of their choosing. (read more)

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Call for Applications: The Steinbrueck-Thonn Award for Pike Place Market Research (Due 1/15/24)

The Friends of the Market (FOM) has initiated the Fall 2023-2024 round of the Steinbrueck-Thonn Award for Pike Place Market Research, an academic research award available to current college students and recent graduates. The Steinbrueck-Thonn Award is intended to encourage a broad range of cross-disciplinary and community-engaged scholarship related to the Pike Place Market; research that will serve as a catalyst for greater understanding of and appreciation for this treasured public resource.

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*New* CSSS Seminar with Vince Wang: Do Inclusionary Zoning Policies Affect Local Housing Markets? An Empirical Study in the United States (1/17/24)

Join CSSS for a seminar by CSDE Affiliate Vince Wang on Wednesday, Jan. 17th at 12:30. The seminar will be hybrid on Zoom (register here) and in 409 Savery Hall. Vince Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Runstad Department of Real Estate. Read more about Dr. Wang's talk in the full story!

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*New* CSSS Seminar with Trey Causey on Data Science, Machine Learning, and Responsible AI: CSSS and Careers in Tech (1/24/24)

CSSS will be hosting Trey Causey for a seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 24th at 12:30 in 409 Savery Hall and on Zoom (register here). Trey Causey completed his concentration in social statistics at CSSS while a PhD student in Sociology at UW. He currently is the Head of Responsible AI and Senior Director of Data Science at Indeed, the world's #1 job site in the world and has worked at the intersection of statistics, data science, and machine learning in sports, at startups, and at large social media platforms. Learn more about the talk here.

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2025 NOAA NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in Fisheries Science (Due 1/25/24)

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places PhD students studying in one of two priority areas in three-year, research-based fellowships. The program is designed to fulfill workforce development needs identified by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and since 1990 has provided opportunities for 126 PhD students. The fellowship period will occur between Aug 1st of 2024 to July 31st of 2027 and applications are due on Jan 25th of 2024.

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Apply for the Future Rivers Graduate Training Program (Due 1/26/24)

Applications are now open for the University of Washington Future Rivers graduate training program beginning Autumn quarter 2024! Any prospective (incoming fall quarter 2024) or current PhD or Masters students in any discipline at the University of Washington are encouraged to apply. Future Rivers is a graduate training program building skills in data science, science communication, and social justice to bridge work across all fields to better solve today’s freshwater sustainability challenges.

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Washington Center for Equitable Growth Announces Research Grants for Early Career Scholars (Due 1/29/24)

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth (WCEG) announced an RFP for research grants for early career scholars. Through this new competitive grant program, Equitable Growth seeks to invest in early career scholars whose research agendas are policy relevant, related to how inequality affects economic growth, and who are interested in engaging with nonacademic audiences. Early career scholars are defined as graduate students currently in the dissertation stage of their graduate career and scholars at a U.S.

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