Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates!

Posted: 3/8/2021 (CSDE Research)

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

  • Avanti AdhiaPostdoctoral Scholar, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC), University of Washington. Adhia’s research centers on intimate partner violence (IPV) by understanding the causes and consequences of IPV in addition to the role of policies and interventions in preventing and reducing violence. She recently received a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from NICHD to study the effectiveness of state IPV laws on school-based prevention and response in reducing the prevalence of adolescent IPV. Adhia joins CSDE as a faculty affiliate.
  • Wendy BarringtonAssociate Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing; Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
    University of Washington.
    Barrington’s research evaluates to what degree social position, structures, and systems perpetuate cancer health disparities via stress, obesity, and related behaviors. Her research falls within two main schema: promoting healthy communities and racial disparities in clinical outcomes. Barrington joins CSDE as a faculty affiliate.
  • John Leverso Assistant Professor, Sociology, Whitman College. Leverso’s research combines sociological and criminological perspectives to investigate street gang culture, specifically: gangs in online settings, interaction rituals, solidarity and hyper-surveillance, gangs in the life course, and the geographical correlates of street gangs. His research contributes to both knowledge about gangs and broader issues in criminology and criminal justice relating to gender and race/ethnicity. Leverso joins CSDE as a regional affiliate.
  • Valentina PetrovaQualitative Team Lead,  VA Puget Sound. Petrova provides qualitative data analysis software consulting services to researchers at her consulting firm, QDA Consulting. She also works as a Qualitative Team Lead at VA Puget Sound Health Care System where she leads qualitative teams through research cycles including proposal writing, data collection, coding, analysis, and findings dissemination. Her work also includes training primary investigators and other research staff on data collection (grounded interviewing style) and analysis (various ATLAS.ti 8 topics). Petrova joins as a CSDE regional 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