Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates!

Posted: 3/15/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Anne ConwayUrban Child Institute Endowed Professor and Director of the Child and Youth Development Lab, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee. Conway studies the development of neurocognition (i.e., focusing attention and ignoring distractions) and self-regulation (i.e., self-management of emotion, behavior, sleep), and associations with child well-being, health, and educational outcomes. Her research has been published in leading journals including Child Development, Psychological Science, Journal of Affective Disorders, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, among others. Conway joins CSDE as a regional affiliate.
  • Jake GrumbachAssistant Professor, Political Science, University of Washington
    Grumbach’s research focuses broadly on the political economy of the United States. He is particularly interested in public policy, American federalism, racial capitalism, campaign finance, and statistical methods. His book project, based on his award-winning dissertation, investigates the causes and consequences of the nationalization of state politics since the 1970s. Grumbach joins CSDE as a faculty affiliate.
  • Elizabeth Harrington Acting Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington. Harrington is a clinician and researcher with expertise in global reproductive health, family planning, and the social and behavioral influences on contraceptive decision-making. She is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist with subspecialty training in family planning, and her research aims at understanding women’s complex needs and desires around prevention of unintended pregnancy. Harrington joins CSDE as a faculty affiliate.
  • Darcy RaoActing Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington. Rao is an infectious disease epidemiologist with training and experience in mathematical modeling of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and measurement of sexual behavior and healthcare utilization. Her research interests center on using mathematical models to bridge epidemiologic research and public health practice, with the goal of informing the design and implementation of effective programs and policies. Rao joins as a CSDE faculty affiliate.

These affiliates bring a wealth of knowledge and unique approaches that enhances our community of demographers and collectively advances population science. We look forward to supporting each of them as they pursue their research. You can learn more about their individual research interests by visiting their affiliate pages, linked above.

If you are interested in becoming an affiliate or you know of someone who should become one, you can invite them to do so by directing them to this page. Affiliate applications are reviewed quarterly, by CSDE’s Executive Committee.

Affiliates