April 8, 2024

CSDE Seminar Series

Population Association of America Annual Meeting: Practice Talks

     When:  Friday, Apr 12, 2024 (12:30-1:30 PM)
     Where:  360 PAR (in-person only)

CSDE will be hosting its annual “PAA 2024 Practice Talks” during our regular seminar time on Friday, April 12th from 12:30-1:30 in 360 PAR. This is an in-person only event. This year’s event will feature 4 CSDE Trainees representing Sociology, Health Metrics Sciences, and Health Systems & Population Health giving Oral or Flash presentations this year! Please come listen to their practice presentations and offer them your good feedback and wisdom! Your time and insights will be appreciated!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Research by Korinek and Colleagues Examines Cognitive Function and War-time Stress Exposure in Vietnam

CSDE Kim Korinek (Sociology, University of Utah) released new research with colleagues in Social Science & Medicine, titled “Cognitive function following early life war-time stress exposure in a cohort of Vietnamese older adults“. Although Alzheimer's Disease is a leading cause of death in Vietnam and other post-conflict, low- and middle-income countries, aside from studies of veterans in western populations, research on war-related violence and deprivation as risk factors for cognitive disorders remains sparse. Using data from the Vietnam Health and Aging Study, which relied upon a multistage probability sample of 2447 older adults residing in districts of northern Vietnam differentially exposed to wartime bombing and numerous war-related stressors, this paper investigates associations between early-life war-related stressors and later-life cognitive function in a cohort whose transition to adulthood took place during the American-Vietnam War. This study was funded by the National Institute on Aging. See the article link for more details on this research.

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New Study Co-authored by Fowle Examines Causes of Death Amongst People Experiencing Homelessness

CSDE alumni Matthew Z. Fowle (University of Pennsylvania) co-authored a new article in Health Affairs, titled “Mortal Systemic Exclusion Yielded Steep Mortality-Rate Increases In People Experiencing Homelessness, 2011–20“. The number and percentage of people in the US dying while homeless has increased in recent years. However, information about the causes of death most prevalent among this population, and about how cause-specific mortality rates may be shifting over time, has been limited to locally specific data. Using a unique data set of 22,143 homeless decedents in twenty-two localities across ten states and Washington, D.C., from the period 2011–20, authors found large increases in all-cause and cause-specific homeless mortality rates. Read more about the study's findings and implications in the full abstract.

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McConnell Examines Post-wildfire Neighborhood Change Following the 2018 Camp Fire

CSDE Affiliate Kathryn McConnell (Brown University) co-authored a new article in Landscape and Urban Planning, titled “Post-wildfire neighborhood change: Evidence from the 2018 Camp Fire“. As the number of highly destructive wildfires grows, it is increasingly important to understand the long-term changes that occur to fire-affected places. Integrating approaches from social and biophysical science, authors document two forms of neighborhood change following the 2018 Camp Fire in the United States, examining the more than 17,000 residential structures within the burn footprint. 

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Structured Gendered Racism and Preterm Birth Inequities are Examined in New Research by Riley, Enquobahrie, Hajat, and Callegari

CSDE Trainee Taylor Riley (Epidemiology) and CSDE Affiliates Daniel A. Enquobahrie and Anjum Hajat (Epidemiology) published an article with their UW colleague, Lisa S. Callegari (Obstetrics and Gynecology) in Social Science & Medicine, titled “Structural gendered racism and preterm birth inequities in the United States“. Structural gendered racism – the “totality of interconnectedness between structural racism and sexism” – is conceptualized as a fundamental cause of the persistent preterm birth inequities experienced by Black and Indigenous people in the United States. This study developed a state-level latent class measure of structural gendered racism and examined its association with preterm birth among all singleton live births in the US in 2019.

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Lui and Hsiao Study Exit-Voice Dynamics in Hong Kong

CSDE Affiliates Lake Lui (Sociology, National Taiwan University) and Yuan Hsiao (Communication, UW) released a new article in International Migration Review, titled “Exit-Voice Dynamics: How do Hong Kong People Respond to Democratic Backsliding?“. Does people's greater intention to migrate deter them from participating in protests? How does protest participation shape intention to migrate? How does the relationship between migration intention and protest change amidst Hong Kong's transition to authoritarianism? Drawing upon Hirschman's exit-voice theory, this study examines the relationship between protest and migration intentions against the changing context across time. Authors use a time-series dataset on Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement of late 2019 for our analysis.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

*New* Join CSDE at PAA 2024 at our Annual Reception and Support Our Presentations

The 2024 Annual Meeting for the Population Association of America (PAA) is happening April 15th-April 20th, 2024. During that time we will have many CSDE affiliates, trainees, staff, former and upcoming seminar speakers, alumni, and friends presenting during the conference. If you would like to support CSDE, please see the links to view schedules of CSDE affiliated presentations by name or date!

Following tradition, we are also hosting a reception for affiliates, trainees, alumni, friends, and more! The reception will conveniently be held at the conference hotel and we will be serving hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, and there will be a cash-bar for specialty cocktails. Please join us following the President’s Address on Friday, April 19, 2024 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Marion Room. Come enjoy some time with old friends and make some new friends too! See the event flyer here!

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D4 hack week (Disasters, Demography, Disparities and Decisions) (Due 4/15/24)

The AI2ES and CSDE invite you to the 2024 D4 Hack Week: Disasters, Demography, Disparities and Decisions to be hosted in-person, with a remote participation option, at the University of Washington (Seattle campus), in September, 2024. This is a hands-on workshop intended to integrate environmental, demographic, health, and other societal impacts data and develop innovative new approaches and tools for analysis. We will provide funding support, including travel, lodging, and related expenses. Space will be limited.

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*New* Apply for CSDE’s T32 Fellowship Program (Due 4/26/24)

CSDE’s Data Science and Demography T32 Fellowship program is accepting applications for a 12-month fellowship for AY 2024-25. This training program is ideal for pre-doctoral candidates who have strong interests in gaining methodological training in data analytics and with research interests in the social determinants or social structural factors linked to population well-being, population health, or demography. The program provides mentoring and support for trainees pursuing scientific careers in relevant academia, government, or private sector organizations.

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*New* Grant Writing Summer Program (GWSP) (Due 5/10/24)

Applications are now open for this program, which assists scholars in preparing applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More info here, and application page herePast participants report great success, and lots of support and even fun along the way. Applying to the GWSP is open to CSDE affiliates (UW and external) as well as to local post-docs writing K awards with one or more CSDE affiliates on their mentoring team. If accepted, the program is free for applicants in these groups. Other researchers in the Seattle area are also eligible to apply and may be accepted if space is available.  The program fee is $7,500 for these applicants. (Current graduate students are not eligible to apply, sorry). Applications are due May 10th.

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*New* Working Groups

CSDE has a long tradition of sponsoring and supported working groups comprising faculty,  advanced graduate students, post-docs and/or staff from across campus.  These working groups provide opportunities for smaller groups of scholars to share their research in progress, garner thoughtful and detailed feedback on papers or grants, brainstorm new projects, and discuss the latest published research related to their working group. CSDE helps with logistics and funds as needed. Some groups last for years, and others for a short time while new collaborations and projects crystallize.

Do you have an idea for a new working group? If so, contact Steve Goodreau (goodreau@uw.edu) to discuss. And yes, it's OK if the idea is only half-formed -- that's part of what we can help with!

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*New* Registration Open for the CSSS 25th Anniversary Conference

CSSS will be hosting a 25th anniversary conference on May 16th and 17th! If you are thinking of attending some events, register today to secure your spot. You can select specific events on the registration form. Conference events are free but space is limited, and advance registration is required. The full program includes short courses, alumni panel, welcome reception and poster session on May 16th and a day-long scientific program on May 17th.

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*New* Issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Read volume 50, issue 7 here!

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*New* Issue of Demography

Read volume 61, issue 2 here!

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*New* Call for Proposals: University of Wisconsin Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (UW-RDRC) FY 2025 (Due 4/19/24)

The UW-RDRC is seeking research proposals for the Social Security Administration (SSA) for FY2025. This is an applied research program designed to assist policymakers, the public, and the media in understanding Social Security, retirement, and disability policy issues across the life course. If you are interested in submitting a project, please see the information sheet with details on the Letter of Intent, due by April 19, 2024.

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*New* Apply for Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship Program at IRP (Due 4/23/24)

The Institute for Research on Poverty invites applications from junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations for its 2024–2026 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship ProgramIRP’s Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship aims to support the career development and success of promising emerging poverty scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations by: enhancing the resources available to them; providing high-quality one-on-one mentoring from nationally renowned senior poverty scholars; fostering interaction among a diverse set of scholars through quarterly meetings with the Emerging Scholars cohort and experts in the field; and providing opportunities to highlight the research of the Emerging Scholars through IRP products and events to broaden the corps of U.S.-based poverty researchers. In addition, IRP uses this program to establish long-term relationships between fellows and other poverty scholars, which may lead to future collaborations. Application Deadline: April 23, 2024 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).

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*New* Apply for the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program (Due 4/23/24)

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for faculty to engage in full-time research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. Faculty may request funding for 3-12 months. FY24 applications will be accepted until 4/23/24.

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*New* Evans Seminar with Bethany Gordon (4/24/24)

The Evans School will be hosting a seminar with Dr. Bethany Gordon (Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW) on Wednesday, April 24th from 11:30-12:30 PM in 360 PAR. Dr. Gordon specializes in applications of behavioral science and psychology to improve design processes for a more equitable built environment. Her research also focuses on climate justice and addressing designer positionality (i.e., framing assumptions, stakeholder perspective-taking) in large-scale infrastructure design.  Dr. Gordon’s work aims to increase knowledge about how individuals or teams: 1) conceptualize collective identities in increasingly diverse spaces,

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*New* CSSS Seminar: A latent Markov model with two parallel processes for modeling inter-generational exchanges (4/24/24)

CSSS is excited to host Irini Moustaki On Wednesday, April 24th from 12:30-1:30 PM in 409 Savery and on Zoom (register here). Irini Moustaki is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Read more about Moustaki and her talk on the event page here.

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*New* Funding Opportunity for School Finance Research (Letter of Interest due 4/25/24)

EdFund, a new initiative focused on improving the way we fund schools, has released a request for proposals for new research that supports decision-making around how funds are raised and spent for public schools. Grants will range from $10,000-$100,000, with a goal of awarding $700,000 in 2024 for work that advances what the field knows, provides new data or tools, and connects policy to outcomes. We encourage applications from students and early-career professionals, in addition to veteran researchers.

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*New* CSSS Travel Grants Now Open (Due 4/25/24)

CSSS is delighted to offer a limited number of grants for graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers working with CSSS faculty affiliates to cover expenses associated with presenting research at conferences and attending workshops or courses. Travel must occur between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024 to be eligible for support. Travel outside this time period will be considered with justification. Read more here and apply by April 25th!

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*New* Registration is now open for the Northwest Nature and Health Symposium (Register by 4/26/24)

Registration is now open for the Northwest Nature and Health Symposium on May 1 in Seattle! This year’s event features eight talks, one moderated discussion, a student poster session, and the chance to connect with colleagues in the Nature and Health community. Nature and Health illuminates the connections between nature and human health and well-being. They work with the community and decision makers to translate research findings into programs and policies that promote equitable engagement with nature.

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*New* JSDE Seminar to Host Aprajit Mahajan (4/29/24)

JSDE (The Joint Seminar in Development Economics) welcomes you to attend a seminar with Aprajit Mahajan from UC Berkeley on April 29th from 11:00-12:30 in 410 Savery. Stay tuned for more details on this talk!

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*Revised* Spring Schedule for CSDE Workshops and Working Groups

In spring quarter, CSDE will be hosting a workshop series and several working groups. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to register and we welcome registrants from outside the University of Washington for our remote workshops as well.

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. View the schedule as a pdf here.

Spring Workshop Series

CSDE Working Groups

  • Computational Demography Working Group
  • Biomarker Working Group
    • Date: 1st Thursdaysof each month (4/4, 5/2, 6/6) @ 12:30PM-1:30PM
    • Location: Raitt 223
    • Contact: Tiffany Pan (tpan@uw.edu)
  • Migration & Settlements Working Group
    • Date: Every other Friday @ 9:00AM starting March 29th
    • Location: Raitt 114/Zoom (meeting link)
    • Contact: Aryaa Rajouria (rajouria@uw.edu)
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Many CSDE-Relevant Grant Opportunities at NICHD!

The NICHD has listed many grant opportunities that should be of interest to CSDE affiliates. Check out the list here. If you are interested, CSDE can help you with providing ‘eyes’ for feedback on the narrative, contacting a program officer, more formalized mock review panel of experts to provide feedback on a penultimate draft, a summer grant writing program, or scientific methods consultations. We’re happy to support your science! Just ask!

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NAtional Institutes of Health

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 a variety of activities. See a list of example activities in the full story!    

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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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