Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates!

Posted: 2/1/2021 (CSDE Research)

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

  • Susan GrahamAssociate Professor in Medicine and Global Health, University of Washington. Graham is a clinical epidemiologist who has led and collaborated in numerous research projects related to HIV prevention, care, and pathogenesis since 2004, with over 120 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is also an infectious diseases specialist with over 15 years’ experience providing HIV care and prevention services to patients in the United States and in Kenya. Graham has experience conducting mixed methods research on HIV and mental health, contributing to community-based initiatives to improve care for vulnerable and key populations, and developing and testing interventions to improve health outcomes including ART adherence and HIV test uptake.
  • Kivan PolimasPrincipal Data Scientist, Atlas Analytics. Polimis’ interests include researching structural inequality, natural language processing, and developing programming solutions to social problems. His research focuses on combining computational social science approaches with large scale social media to evaluate population dynamics. He has worked with Data Science for Social Good and Microsoft to develop programming solutions in transportation infrastructure and the legal system.
  • Ryan Petros Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington. Petros’ research focuses on self-management programs for adults with serious mental illness, enhancing the effectiveness of mental health interventions; issues of homelessness and permanent supportive housing; and community integration. He is particularly interested in mixed-methods research and has been working on projects using multimedia strategies to collect data, such as auto-videography. His work continues to be informed by his practice experience and clinical training in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, and psychiatric rehabilitation.
  • April Sutton  Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UC San Diego. Sutton studies education, stratification, gender, and geographic inequalities. Sutton is especially interested in scrutinizing the institutional and structural mechanisms that maintain or disrupt gender and racial/ethnic inequalities in education, work, and family formation. Her motivation is to enhance our understanding of the characteristics of schools and communities that produce inequality, and how and why critical life transitions shape inequality.

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.