Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

May 21, 2019

Melissa Knox Finds Positive Impacts of the Seattle Food Access Programs on Farmers and the Farm Economy

CSDE Affiliate Melissa Knox, Lecturer in Economics, recently co-authored a report for the City of Seattle on the impact of City funded food access programs on farmers and the Washington farm economy. Authors presented the results to the King County Agricultural Commission and plan to report them to other City policymakers in coming months. CSDE supported the project by providing administrative oversight through its P2C research infrastructure grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Brian McCabe’s Research on Seattle Democracy Voucher Informs Conversation about Public Campaign Financing

In 2018, CSDE collaborated with Brian McCabe, Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgetown and, at the time, Visiting Scholar at the UW Department of Sociology and Evans School of Public Policy, and Jennifer Heerwig, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, on a policy brief that assessed the impact of Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers. The brief examined how the program has expanded participation in municipal elections, and whether voucher participants voted at higher rates. 

CSDE Biomarker Working Group on Blood Collection in Field Research Settings is Today!

The CSDE Biomarker Working Group is meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, in 114 Raitt Hall. Blood is the gold-standard specimen type for most biomarker measurements, but presents some challenges for research that must be conducted in homes or other community settings to better reach study participants.  Our next CSDE Biomarker Working Group meeting will offer an overview of methods for collecting blood in non-clinical settings, including sample sources (venous vs capillary),

Sustainable Transportation Policy: A Conversation with Regional Leaders (5/22/2019)

Co-Hosted by the American Public Works Association UW Chapter, UW Planning Student Association, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers UW Chapter.
Sponsored by KBA, PacTrans, Parametrix, UW PSA, ITE WA, APWA WA State, APA Puget Sound Section, UW CBE Professionals Council, and the UW GPSS!
Panel list: Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, King County Executive Dow Constantine (UW MUP, Law, and Political Science Alum), WSDOT Deputy Director for Regional Transit Coordination Celeste Gilman (UW CEP Alum),

Crisis Management & Informatics (Cybersecurity Series, 5/29/2019)

Join us for engaging discussions with leaders from business, government, and

academia on the latest developments in cybersecurity and technology, including privacy, systemic risk, artificial intelligence, international threats, state and homeland security, and crisis management and informatics.

Enjoy an opportunity to network with speakers and colleagues at the conclusion of each lecture. All are welcome!

Crisis Management & Informatics (Cybersecurity Series, 5/29/2019)

May 21, 2019
Local Events

  When: May 29,

Awards and CSSS 2019-2020 Course Offering Overview (5/22/2019)

Please join us tomorrow as CSSS presents Letters of Recognition to graduate students completing a statistics concentration or track. This will be followed by a brief overview of CS&SS courses that will be offered in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Awards and CSSS 2019-2020 Course Offering Overview (5/22/2019)

May 21, 2019
Local Events

  When: May 22, 2019 12:30–1:30 PM
     Where: Savery (SAV) 409

Please join us tomorrow as CSSS presents Letters of Recognition to graduate students completing a statistics concentration or track.

Behavioral Interventions Scholars

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) anticipates soliciting applications for Behavioral Interventions Scholars grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are using approaches grounded in behavioral science or behavioral economics to examine specific research questions of relevance to social services programs and policies. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to apply a behavioral science or behavioral economics lens to issues facing poor and vulnerable families in the United States,

Behavioral Health Innovations Program Evaluator

King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community.

DCHS manages a wide range of programs and services to assist the county’s most vulnerable residents. The department maintains a pro-equity focus aimed at developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all county residents, regardless of race or income.

This position is centrally located within the Performance Measurement and Evaluation (PME) unit of the DCHS Director’s Office.

Research and Evaluation Analys

Our Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives is seeking a Research and Evaluation Analyst (REA) with a particular focus on and skillset in quantitative data analytics and data organization. This valuable role in our agency will provide a number of opportunities to:

  • Improve the organization’s capacity to make data-informed decisions and use data to identify and explore questions toward furthering the agency’s mission.
  • Serve as the key resource for cross-departmental and cross-sector data management,

The New Questionnaire of the Generations & Gender Survey: What are the innovations? (Webinar, 5/28/2019)

With Tom Emery (GGP Deputy Director)

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 from 14:00 to 15:00 (Central European Summer Time GMT+2)

Register for the webinar:

The Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) is a Social Science Research Infrastructure that provides micro- and macro-level data which significantly improve the knowledge base for social science and policymaking in Europe and developed countries elsewhere. It offers one of the most complete datasets to study individual life courses,

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