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PHI Applied Research Fellows Team Releases “Exploring Our Future – King County Forecasts to 2045”

Posted: 9/15/2020 (CSDE Research)

The 2020 Population Health Initiative’s Applied Research Fellows team recently released a technical report and visualization tool from this year’s summer fellowship sponsored by UW’s Population Health Initiative and CSDE. The summer program sought to produce small area population forecasts at the Census tract and King County’s Health Reporting Area (HRA) levels by sex, race, ethnicity and 5 year age groups for King County Seattle Public Health and King County’s Demographer, Rebecca Maskin.  The team used a novel version of the Hamilton-Perry (HP) method with a modified, multistage smoothing process. The team included Geography Undergraduate Steven Bao, Public Health Masters Student Eileen Kazura, Social Work Doctoral Student Jessica Lapham, Global Health Undergraduate Student Priya Sarma, and Sociology Doctoral Student Crystal Yu. The team was coordinated and supported by CSDE Scientist Christine Leibbrand, CSDE Trainee Neal Marquez, and CSDE Director Sara Curran.