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3 CSDE Affiliates Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) and Bostrom Re-elected to WSAS Board

Posted: 7/19/2023 (CSDE Awards)

The Washington State Academy of Sciences just announced this year’s newly elected members. CSDE Affiliates Betty Bekemeier, Sara Curran, and David Swanson were just elected members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. UW News provides a summary of the eight UW faculty elected to WSAS, including the three CSDE affiliates.

Bekemeier (Nursing) was elected for her work towards improving public health systems and services, particularly her work on Senator Murray’s Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act. Bekemeier has made invaluable contributions towards standardizing public health financial data for assessing impact.

Curran (International Studies, Sociology, and Public Policy) was elected for her work in demography and the sociology of migration, through multi-faceted approaches that illuminate dynamic interplay between demographic conditions and factors such as gender, socio-economic context, and climate change.

Swanson (External Affiliate, UC Riverside) was elected for his contributions to the field of demography including work on pressing social and health questions such as the changing demography of the U.S., the impact of immigration on society, and the short- and long-term consequences of health problems like COVID-19.

Finally, CSDE Executive Committee Member Ann Bostrom was re-elected to the Board of WSAS.

A heartfelt congratulations to all!

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