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CSDE News & Events

With over 100 Research Affiliates from various disciplines under its wing, CSDE proudly supports a broad spectrum of demographic research. Check out some of our scholars’ accomplishments and news coverage below.

CSDE Research Highlights

CSDE Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs): Open for Applications March 27th, 2023

Population Research Planning Grants (PRPGs) are designed to provide in-kind support and/or funds of up to $25k* to support a wide array of activity types throughout the development of a research project. As part of our mission to complement, rather than duplicate, other campus opportunities, we will consider funding many more small and large types of activities that will lead to research products (publications, grants, data access sites and data documentation, code repositories, etc.).

CSDE Matching Support: Open for Applications March 27th, 2023

CSDE is available to provide matching in-kind or monetary support to accompany a submission to other on-campus funding mechanism, such as Earthlab, Population Health Initiative, Royalty Research FUnd, or Urban@UW

All projects inquiring about matching funds, must have a CSDE affiliate who is a UW faculty and will be listed as a PI or co-PI.

Note that we strongly suggest contacting either Development Core Director (Steven Goodreau) or CSDE Director (Sara Curran) to discuss possibilities for your specific proposal before submission.

Computational Demography Work Group (CDWG) Meeting (3/29/23) March 26th, 2023

The Computational Demography Working Group will host their first meeting of the quarter on March 29th, 2023. The plan for the meeting will be to do introductions, catch up and discuss the quarter as well as recruit for the Response Driven Sampling (RDS) Point in Time (PIT) Count for 2023. This point in time estimate is used to estimate the total population of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness in King County in collaboration with the King County Regional Homelessness Authority.

Herting, Leverso, and Fernandes Publish Research on Justice-Involved Youth Transitioning to Adulthood March 26th, 2023

CSDE Affiliates John Leverso , Jerald Herting, and April Fernandes recently published a new article titled, “Life Course Statuses of Justice‑Involved Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: Differences and Change in Offending and Mental Health” in Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. The research uses data from the Northwestern Juvenile Project (a sample of 1829 youth that were incarcerated in Cook County Illinois and then followed for approximately 5 years.

Spencer Appointed as Dean of the UW School of Social Work March 26th, 2023

CSDE Affiliate Michael Spencer has just been appointed as Dean of the School of Social Work. Dr. Spencer has been serving as Interim Dean since January 1, 2023. Dr. Spencer is Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceania Affairs at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the School of Social Work. Dr. Spencer focuses his research, teaching, and serve on health equity, including physical and mental health, access to services, the role of racism and discrimination,

Taylor’s Research Findings on Dementia Care Appears in The Conversation March 26th, 2023

CSDE Affiliate Janelle Taylor (University of Toronto) recently had a summary of her team’s research findings about dementia care was published in The Conversation. The article provides an overview of the team’s recent research. The specific focus is on elders who are experiencing dementia but are “kinless”, which means they have no living spouse or children to care for them. Based on a review of years of medical records by her and her team,

Lee Publishes Two New Papers Applying Network Analyses to Explain Health Outcomes March 26th, 2023

CSDE Affiliate Chiyoung Lee recently published two papers that employed network analyses to explain health outcomes. The first paper, “Network Analysis of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Cardiovascular Diseases“, was published in SSM-Population Health. It demonstrates how network analysis, a statistical method that estimates complex patterns of associations between variables, can be used to model adverse childhood experiences and cardiovascular diseases. In the second paper,”Racial Differences in C-reactive Protein, Depression Symptoms, and Social Relationships in Older Adults: A Moderated Network Analysis.”,

Dr. Karina Walters to Join the NIH’s Tribal Health Research Office March 26th, 2023

CSDE Affiliate Karina Walters has been selected to direct the Tribal Health Research Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, Dr. Walters will oversee Indigenous health research funded by the NIH across the nation. This is a huge recognition of Dr. Walters’ outstanding efforts to grow research capacities amongst indigenous communities and to conduct excellent research about indigenous health and well being.

Curran Quoted in Seattle Times on Proposed Race and Ethnicity Categories Under Consideration by Federal Government March 26th, 2023

CSDE Director Sara Curran was recently quoted in a Seattle Times article concerning the proposed minimum race and ethnic categories being considered for adoption by the US federal government. Curran notes how the gathering of race and ethnic data about the US population has been a feature of the US Census and other federal data collection efforts since the founding of the country. Furthermore, those minimum set of categories have also evolved over the decades,

(Correction) Amazing Collaborations Yields Impactful Research Among CSDE Affiliates! March 26th, 2023

We published this story several weeks ago and failed to acknowledge the lead author of the article (and CSDE alum) – James Buszkiewicz. Here is the corrected story.

In a productive collaboration, CSDE alum James Buszkiewicz along with CSDE Affiliates Heather Hill, Jennifer Otten, and Anjum Hajat and CSDE Trainee Andrew Drewnowski recently published their article “Racial, ethnic, and gender differences in the association between higher state minimum wages and health and mental well-being in US adults with low educational attainment” in Social Science &