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Assistant Professor in Global Health September 26th, 2017
Where: Vanderbilt University

The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS) at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position with MHS and Public Policy, to begin fall semester 2018. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who will have a tenure-track home in MHS and teaching duties in both MHS and Public Policy. Field of specialization is open, with preference for an interdisciplinary social scientist, theorist, or policy scholar whose work explores critical approaches to global health policies or institutions,

Message from CSDE Director, Sara Curran September 26th, 2017

Welcome back to the academic year! Thanks to the good news about the renewal of CSDE’s research infrastructure grant from NICHD’s Population Dynamics Branch, CSDE starts the academic year with renewed energy and new plans. You can read about the award here. Notably, the strong support from the College of Arts & Sciences and from units across UW means that we can grow our support for UW’s community of population scientists. We’re looking forward to working with all of you over the next five years!

Scott Allard Discusses New Census Data on Poverty Rates September 26th, 2017
CSDE in the News

Affiliate Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, was quoted in an Atlantic article about new Census data that indicate improvements in the nation’s poverty rate. According to Allard, who published the book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty earlier this year, “it looks like the labor market growth is finally reaching down to some of our most vulnerable populations.” Allard is still concerned,

Emily Williams Examines Smoking and Alcohol Use Among U.S. Service Members Who Have Experienced Sexual Trauma September 26th, 2017
CSDE Research

In a recent article, affiliate Emily Williams–Associate Professor of Health Services–and colleagues examine smoking and alcohol use patterns among military members to determine whether experiences of sexual assault or harassment pose an increased risk for these behaviors. In the article, which was published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, the authors find that individuals have unique responses to experiences of sexual trauma in the military depending on their gender and history of smoking or alcohol use.

Jennifer Otten, Jake Vigdor, and Mark Long Analyze Effects of Minimum Wage on Seattle Food Prices September 26th, 2017
CSDE Research

CSDE Affiliates Jennifer Otten (lead author), Jake Vigdor, and Mark Long (along with UW colleagues James Buszkiewicz, Wesley Tang, Anju Aggarwal and Adam Drewnowski) recently published a paper titled “The Impact of a City-Level Minimum-Wage Policy on Supermarket Food Prices in Seattle-King County” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Many states and localities throughout the U.S. have adopted higher minimum wages, and higher labor costs among low-wage food system workers could result in higher food prices.

Betty Bekemeier Estimates Gaps in Spending and Need for Foundational Public Health Services September 26th, 2017
CSDE Research

Affiliate Betty Bekemeier, Assistant Professor in Psychosocial & Community Health, recently co-authored an article that aims to assess the gap between spending on foundational public health services by local health jurisdictions (LHJs) and the costs for these jurisdictions to provide them. In the article, which was published in the August issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Bekemeier and her co-authors find that spending by sampled LHJs is just 65% of what is needed to provide foundational public health services,

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar to Join Seattle Office of Arts and Culture September 26th, 2017

Visiting affiliate Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar has been invited to join the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Impact and Assessment Manager. Previously a Visiting Scholar at the Southeast Asia Center at the Jackson School of International Studies, she has most recently developed curriculum for the Seattle Community Colleges; taught sociology courses on race, immigration, inequality, and belonging at Seattle University and the University of Puget Sound; and published in scholarly journals including Sociological Perspectives,

Foundation Funding for Early Career Faculty: A workshop offered by The Office of Research & Corporate and Foundation Relations September 26th, 2017
Demography Event
When: 10/04/2017 2:00-3:30 PM
Where: Gerberding Hall 142

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Gerberding Hall 142
2:00 to 3:30 pm


The workshop will cover:

  • The focus of early career awards, how they differ from other funding opportunities and from each other
  • Funding opportunities designed to help faculty launch their careers
    • Packard Fellowships (science and engineering)
    • Sloan Fellowships (chemistry, computational or evolutionary molecular biology,
Fresh Water: Design Thinking for Inland Water Territories September 26th, 2017
Where: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

FRESH WATER: Design Thinking for Inland Water Territories September 14 & 15, 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Landscape Architecture

The FRESH WATER design symposium invites designers and researchers, across academia and practice, to convene, debate, and discuss the inland water territories of North America. Inland cities, communities, and territories contain hydrographic stories related to industrialization, urbanization, agriculture, and commerce, where significant manipulation of land and water systems has created a legacy that continues to degrade the performance of the major watersheds.

PAA 2018 Annual Meeting September 26th, 2017
Where: Denver, Colorado

Call for Papers: PAA 2018 Annual Meeting

General Instructions

The Call for Papers lists topic areas, session titles, and session organizers. Submitters must specify a first choice session and have the option of specifying a second choice session.

Submissions must include the names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors, a short abstract, and an extended abstract or full paper. In addition, submitters must identify the co-author who will present the paper or poster.