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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

Zhao, Berridge, Mroz, and Colleagues Study the Role of Care Partners in Managing Fall Risk June 12th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliates Clara Berridge (Social Work) and Tracy Mroz (Rehabilitation Medicine) released an article with colleagues, led by Yuanjin Zhou (Social Welfare PhD ’21), now an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. The article is published in the The Gerontologist and titled “Care partners’ engagement in preventing falls for community-dwelling older people with dementia“.

New Study by Jones-Smith, Knox, Godwin, and Co-authors Evaluates Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax and Changes in Children’s Body Mass Index June 12th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliates Jessica Jones-Smith (Health Systems and Population Health, Epidemiology), Melissa Knox (Economics), and CSDE Demographer Jessica Godwin released an article with co-authors in JAMA Network Open, titled “Sweetened Beverage Tax Implementation and Change in Body Mass Index Among Children in Seattle“. This study sought to evaluate the association between the Seattle sweetened beverage tax and change in body mass index (BMI) among children.

Tier 3 PHI Grant Awarded to Romich, Ayala, Sederbaum, and colleagues June 12th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliates Jennie Romich (Social Work), CSDE research scientist Sofia Ayala, CSDE Trainee Izzy Sederbaum (Public Policy & Governance), and colleague Santino Camacho (PhC, Social Work) were awarded a Population Health Initiative Tier 3 grant for a project, “Improving data to understand the well-being of small and excluded populations.” CSDE affiliates Scott Allard (Public Policy &

Almquist, McCormick, Hagopian, Yang, and Colleagues Receive a Tier 3 PHI Grant June 12th, 2024
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CSDE affiliates Zack Almquist (Sociology), Tyler McCormick (Sociology), Amy Hagopian (Health Systems and Population Health), and Juhne Yang (CSDE, eScience Institute) along with Paul Hebert (Health Systems and Population Health, VA Health Services) and KCRHA community members, received a Population Health Initiative Tier 3 grant to extend a novel method they introduced for counting unsheltered people experiencing homelessness through a social network (peer-referral) method, respondent-driven sampling (RDS),

Jenness and Co-authors Study Social Contact Networks in an Urban Jail to Understand Infectious Disease Transmission June 12th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliate Samuel Jenness (Epidemiology, Emory University) authored research with colleagues in Epidemics, titled “Dynamic contact networks of residents of an urban jail in the era of SARS-CoV-2“. In custodial settings such as jails and prisons, infectious disease transmission is heightened by factors such as overcrowding and limited healthcare access. Specific features of social contact networks within these settings have not been sufficiently characterized, especially in the context of a large-scale respiratory infectious disease outbreak.

Riley, Godfrey, and Colleagues Evaluate Abortion Provision and Delays to Care After Dobbs June 7th, 2024
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CSDE Trainee Taylor Riley (Epidemiology) and CSDE Affiliate Emily Godfrey (Family Medicine) released research with co-authors in JAMA Network Open, titled “Abortion Provision and Delays to Care in a Clinic Network in Washington State After Dobbs“. The Supreme Court decision Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization (Dobbs) overturned federal protections to abortion care and altered the reproductive health care landscape.

Almquist Elected Vice Chair of the APHA’s Caucus on Homelessness June 7th, 2024

Zack W. Almquist, Associate Professor of Sociology and CSDE Training Core PI, was voted to be the chair-elect (Vice Chair) starting in Fall 2024 for the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s Caucus on Homelessness and will assume the role as the Chair for the APHA Caucus on Homelessness in Fall 2025. The APHA Caucus on Homelessness (Est. 1990) is designed to provide a forum for professionals working on homelessness and health issues.

Adhia, Shin, Ward, and Colleagues Identify Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Early-Career Faculty Members of Color June 7th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliates Avanti Adhia (Nursing), Michelle Shin (Nursing), and Teresa Ward (Nursing) released an article with colleagues in Nursing Outlook, titled “Experiences of recruitment and retention in academia: A collaborative autoethnography of early-career faculty members of color“. The article was lead-authored by Omeid Heidari (Nursing) and included additional co-authors, Kaboni Gondwe (Nursing) and Daniel Suárez-Baquero (Nursing). Recruitment and retention of diverse faculty in schools of nursing continues to be an important challenge,

Subsidy Overlaps in Federal Housing Policy are Examined by Colburn, Acolin, and Walter June 7th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliates Gregg Colburn (Real Estate), Author Acolin (Real Estate), and Rebecca Walter (Real Estate) authored new research in Housing and Policy Debate, titled “Subsidy Overlaps in Federal Housing Policy“. There is limited and incomplete empirical evidence that documents the extent of overlap, or layering, between federal housing programs, including supply-side subsidies, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and demand-side rental assistance.

DeWaard and Co-authors Study Spatiotemporal Changes in the Slavery-Inequality Relationship June 7th, 2024
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CSDE Affiliate Jack DeWaard (The Population Council) co-authored new research in Demography, titled “Spatiotemporal Changes in the Slavery–Inequality Relationship: The Diffusion of the Legacy of Slavery“. Despite the persistence of relationships between historical racist violence and contemporary Black–White inequality, research indicates, in broad strokes, that the slavery–inequality relationship in the United States has changed over time. Identifying the timing of such change across states can offer insights into the underlying processes that generate Black–White inequality.