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Workshop on 2020 Census Demographic and Housing Data & Its Possibilities and Limitations May 20th, 2022
Demography Event
When: 06/21/2022

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine are hosting a 2-day workshop for the U.S. Census Bureau to discuss the suite of data products the Census Bureau will generate from the 2020 Census. The workshop will feature presentations by users of decennial census data products to help the Census Bureau better understand the uses of the data products and the importance of these uses. An important consideration of the workshop will be the overall level of random noise that is injected into the results,

2020 Census Data Products: Workshop on the Demographic and Housing Characteristics Files May 20th, 2022
Demography Event
When: 06/21/2022

Stepping Out of Your Cultural Zone: Gentrification, Aging in Place, and the SHARP Study May 20th, 2022
CSDE Seminar Series
When: 05/27/2022 12:30-1:30 PM PT
Where: Hans Rosling Center Room 101 & Virtual on Zoom

This week we will host Assistant Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, Raina Croff as the final speaker for our seminar series this academic year. Dr. Croff will examine the impact of gentrification on healthy aging among minoritized older adults, looking specifically at how aging in place within gentrifying neighborhoods may exacerbate risk factors for cognitive decline. The Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-imagery (SHARP) study aims to do this through integrating walking,

McCormick & Co-Authors Publish Research on Nonlinear Instrumental Variables May 20th, 2022
CSDE in the News

Chunxiao Li, Cynthia Rudin, and CSDE Science Core PI Tyler McCormick recently published research on the use of instrumental variables (IV) in the Journal of Machine Learning Research. The article describes a framework that leverages machine learning to validate the typically unchecked but consequential assumptions in the IV framework, providing the researcher empirical evidence about the quality of the instrument given the data at hand.

Last CSDE Workshop for the Quarter on 6/2! May 20th, 2022
CSDE Workshop
When: 06/02/2022 12:00-2:00 PM PT
Where: Savery 121

Join CSDE for our final workshop of the quarter: “Observational Ethnographic Research: Online and Offline.” The workshop instructor, Jessica Beyer, is a Lecturer at the Jackson School for International Studies and Co-Lead of the Cybersecurity Initiative.

Fredriksen-Goldsen and Co-Authors Publish on Informal Caregiving Among Lesbian and Gay Individuals May 20th, 2022
CSDE in the News

Along with the team of co-authors from across Australia, CSDE Affiliate Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen recently published research about informal caregiving in the Australasian Journal on Ageing. The article centers the experiences of gay and lesbian caregivers over 60, using interview data to understand the challenges of these experiences. The authors conclude that caregiving policies and practices need to be responsive to the experiences and challenges faced by older lesbian and gay people.

Two New Articles from Burt in Behavioral and Brain Sciences May 20th, 2022
CSDE in the News

CSDE External Affiliate Callie Burt recently published two articles in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The first article presents a detailed discussion of the use of polygenic scores in social science research. Burt describes the challenges of employing these measures as well as the implications of these challenges for the integrity of research. The second article, co-authored with Brian Boutwell, engages in a scholarly debate about the role for experimental social psychology in advancing knowledge of real-world group disparities.

Delaney and Colleagues Publish Analysis of COVID-19 Infections in Manitoba May 20th, 2022
CSDE in the News

CSDE Affiliate Joseph Delaney, along with several colleagues at the University of Manitoba, recently published an article in BMC Research Notes examining the impact of Canada’s public health measures on the incidence of COVID-19 in Manitoba. The study describes how physical distancing in conjunction with other containment measures can reduce the COVID-19 burden by comparing infection rate trends across several periods of restriction implementation and relaxation.

Get CSDE Support for These Upcoming Grant Deadlines! May 20th, 2022

Would you like to submit a grant proposal in the next few months? CSDE can help! Complete our Planning Proposal Submission Form and we will assist you from initiating an egc1 and developing a budget to submitting a full application.

Here are some upcoming opportunities/deadlines:

  • National Institutes of Health
CSDE Seminar: Stepping Out of Your Cultural Zone: Gentrification, Aging in Place, and the SHARP Study May 20th, 2022
Demography Event
When: 05/27/2022 12:30-1:30 PM PT
Where: Hans Rosling Center Room 101 or Virtual on Zoom