March 14, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

Spring Quarter Seminar Schedule

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule, featuring an exciting lineup of speakers from a variety of disciplines and institutions! All are welcome to attend these free, informative, and engaging events.

The series will kick off on Friday, March 30 with Jevay Grooms, who will discuss the effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on opioid prescribing trends for a given provider in various medical specialties.

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CSDE Workshops

CSDE Biomarker Working Group: Collection of body measurements and dried blood spots in a transcontinental, prospective study of migration and health

     When:  Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 (12:30-2:00 PM)
     Where:  114 Raitt Hall

Affiliate Butch de Castro, Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, UW School of Nursing

The Health of Philippine Emigrants (HoPE) Study offers a unique opportunity to longitudinally assess pre- and post-migration transitions in health status via the collection of a variety of biological markers.  Novel design methods will be explained and challenges posed.  Discussion will focus on problem-solving follow-up data collection amidst logistical and budgetary constraints.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Highlights & Awards from Winter CSDE Lightning Talks & Poster Session

Last Friday, five population scientists in training shared their work at CSDE’s Winter Lightning Talks and Poster Session, held in the Research Commons at Allen Library.

The talented pool of graduate students from the Departments of Economics, Global Health, Sociology, Health Services, and Statistics presented unique research that contributes to the field of population science. 

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Marieka Klawitter and Anjum Hajat Examine the Relationship Between Banking and Health

Affiliate Marieka Klawitter, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, and affiliate Anjum Hajat, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology—along with two graduate students in the department of Epidemiology—recently authored an article that examines the effects of fringe banking and being unbanked on health. In the article, published in Health Affairs, the authors use propensity score matching with Current Population Survey data, and find that both fringe loan use and unbanked status are associated with a higher likelihood of poor or fair health outcomes.

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Paula Nurius and Anjum Hajat Explore Psychosocial Stressors, Air Pollution, and Cardiovascular Disease

Affiliate Paula Nurius, Professor at the School of Social Work, affiliate Anjum Hajat, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and a colleague recently published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that assesses the relationship between psychosocial stressors, air pollution, and cardiovascular disease. Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from Washington, the authors measured adverse child experiences at the individual and neighborhood level, along with exposure to three air pollutants.

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