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CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates!

Posted: 1/4/2021 (CSDE Research)

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

  • Abraham FlaxmanAssociate Professor, Health Metrics Science and Global Health. Flaxman is currently leading the development of new methods for cost effective analysis with microsimulation and is engaged in methodological and operational research on verbal autopsy. He has previously designed software tools such as DisMod-MR that IHME uses to estimate the Global Burden of Disease, and the Bednet Stock-and-Flow Model, which has produced estimates of insecticide-treated net coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Laina Mercer – Sr. Program Officer – Statistician, PATH.  Mercer handles design, analysis, and statistical oversight of Phase I-IV studies supporting vaccine development, and provides technical assistance and statistical consulting to groups across PATH including Medical Devices and Health Technologies, Noncommunicable Diseases, Malaria Elimination, and others.
  • Julie Morris – Director of the Center for Social Science Instruction, Sociology
    Western Washington University.
    Morris’ research interests are in statistics, demography, and social determinants of health and medicalization; specifically as they relate to stress, health behaviors, and mental health outcomes.
  • Sarah Stone – Executive Director, eScience Institute, University of Washington. Stone handles eScience operations and planning, develops research and training programs, participates in strategic planning, and serves as the primary contact for university and industry partners, funding agencies and the public. Stone also serves on CSDE’s Executive Committee.

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.