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CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates!

Posted: 1/18/2021 (CSDE Research)

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

  • Raphael MondesirAssistant Professor, Sociology, Seattle Pacific University. Mondesir’s research agenda stands at the crossroads of economic sociology, the sociology of religion, global development studies, and political sociology. He is currently investigating how civic participation affects rural development in the absence of a central state and the role of religion in the structuration of civic networks.
  • Steve Mooney – Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington. Mooney’s core expertise is in developing and analyzing contextual influences on health. As a part of his National Library of Medicine funded K99/R00 project, he is currently developing software to automatically compile measures of neighborhood context for any location in the United States.
  • Deborah Nadal Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Nadal is a cultural and medical anthropologist specialized in South Asia, with extensive fieldwork experience in Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan and Delhi. Currently, she is working on a 3-year post-doctoral project on dog-mediated rabies in rural Gujarat and Maharashtra, India, that draws from medical anthropology, epidemiology and Indology to investigate the social, cultural and religious determinants of this complex public health issue.
  • Lindsay White– Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Sciences, University of Washington. White is a health services researcher focused on quality and costs of care for medically complex patients. She is particularly interested in understanding how features of the health care delivery system and payment policies affect the quality and efficiency of care received by older adults with multimorbidity, with dementia, and people at the end of life.

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.