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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

Chen Awarded NASA Early Career Investigator Award February 28th, 2024

CSDE Affiliate Professor Tzu-Hsin Karen Chen (College of Built Environment and School of Public Health) has just learned that she has been awarded a NASA Early Career Investigator Program in Earth Science for a project that will examine heat impacts on human health in urban settings in the Mediterranean. The project aims to understand the influence of 3-D urban land cover/land use changes (urban LCLUC) on extreme humid heat and its subsequent impact on health burden in the Mediterranean region.

Media Sources Feature Goodreau’s Research on Decreasing Condom Use and Public Health Messaging on PrEP February 28th, 2024
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Research by CSDE Affiliate Steven Goodreau (Anthropology) led to a recent article in AIDS and Behavior, which measures changes in condomless anal sex (CAS) among HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) who are not taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The study found an increase in CAS for MSM not on PrEP, suggesting potential new HIV transmission pathways. Goodreau released a commentary in AIDS,

New Chapter by Rocha Beardall Examines How Settler-Colonial Logics of Reservation Policing Impact the Lives of American Indians February 28th, 2024

CSDE Affiliate Theresa Rocha Beardall (Sociology) authored a chapter, titled “‘Imperialism without Imperialists’ and the Settler-Colonial Logics of Reservation Policing” in the edited volume, Police and State Crime in the Americas. Growing awareness of U.S. police violence has sparked important discussions that link state violence and the nation’s settler-colonial origins, emphasizing the use of law enforcement to control racially marginalized groups. Yet, the enduring impact of settler-colonial logics of carcerality and elimination on the lives of Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.,

Eisenberg Quoted in the New Scientist About a New Study on the Origins of ADHD February 28th, 2024

CSDE Affiliate and Science Core PI Dan Eisenberg (Anthropology) was quoted in an article by Chen Ly in the New Scientist, commenting on a new study that suggests ADHD evolved in hunter-gatherer societies to improve humans’ foraging ability. Eisenberg says “determining exactly how behaviours associated with ADHD may have been adaptive within past environments is difficult, and these results are compelling in that they demonstrate measurable differences in the foraging strategies employed by individuals with and without ADHD”.

Williams and Colleagues Evaluate VA’s Intervention to Improve Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder February 28th, 2024

CSDE Affiliate Emily Williams (Health Systems and Population Health) published an article with co-authors in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, titled “‘The Only Reason I Am Willing to Do It at All’: Evaluation of VA’s SUpporting Primary care Providers in Opioid Risk reduction and Treatment (SUPPORT) Center“. Medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is effective and recommended for outpatient settings. Researchers implemented and evaluated the SUpporting Primary care Providers in Opioid Risk reduction and Treatment (SUPPORT) Center—a quality improvement partnership to implement stepped care for MOUD in 2 Veterans Health Administration (VA) primary care (PC) clinics.

Are Interracial Couples at Higher Risk of Multiple Chronic Conditions?: New Research by Louie, Brown, and Colleagues February 22nd, 2024
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CSDE Affiliate Patricia Louie (Sociology) and CSDE Trainee Hana Brown (Sociology) released an article with colleagues in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, titled “Are Interracial Couples at Higher Risk of Multiple Chronic Conditions? Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample“. Interracial relationships are becoming increasingly common in the United States, yet the physical health status of individuals in interracial relationships is not well understood.

Nature Contact and Emotional Health is the Focus of New Research by Bratman and Co-authors February 22nd, 2024
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CSDE Affiliate Gregory Bratman (Environmental and Forest Sciences) released research with co-authors in Cognition and Emotion, titled “Associations of nature contact with emotional ill-being and well-being: the role of emotion regulation“. Nature contact has associations with emotional ill-being and well-being. However, the mechanisms underlying these associations are not fully understood. Authors hypothesized that increased adaptive and decreased maladaptive emotion regulation strategies would be a pathway linking nature contact to ill-being and well-being.

Ellyson, Adhia, Rowhani-Rahbar, and Colleagues Study Threats, Violence, and Weapon Use Against Children in Domestic Violence February 22nd, 2024

CSDE Affiliates Avanti Adhia (Nursing) and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar (Epidemiology, Pediatrics) authored research with colleagues in Pediatrics, titled “Threats, Violence, and Weapon Use Against Children in Domestic Violence Protection Order“. The study was lead-authored by Alice Ellyson (Pediatrics) and all three listed authors are members of UW’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP). Childhood exposure to domestic violence is common,

Cook and Colleagues Release an Assessment of a Daily Diary Study Including Biospecimen Collections in a Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults February 22nd, 2024

CSDE Affiliate Stephanie Cook (Biostatistics and Social & Behavioral Health, New York University) released an article with co-authors in JMIR Formative Research, titled “Assessment of a Daily Diary Study Including Biospecimen Collections in a Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Young Adults: Feasibility and Acceptability Study“. Young sexual minority men (YSMM) engage in cardiometabolic risk behaviors (eg, substance use) at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts.

Errett and Colleagues Assess Community-level Impacts from King County’s COVID-19 Response February 22nd, 2024

CSDE Affiliate Nicole Errett (Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences) published an article with colleagues in Plos One, titled “Assessing community-level impacts of and responses to stay at home orders: The King County COVID-19 community study“. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) of unprecedented scope and duration were implemented to limit community spread of COVID-19. There remains limited evidence about how these measures impacted the lived experience of affected communities.