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CSDE Seminar Series

Each week, the CSDE Seminar Series brings top demographers and population health scientists from around the world to a classroom near you. These events boast free admission and a variety of formats–check out the sidebar to learn more about each! For more information or to learn how you can get involved with the Seminar Series, please feel free to contact the Seminar Series Chair, Rawan Arar. CSDE seminars are held weekly on Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm during the academic year. Speakers provide their research insights during the first 35 minutes and the audience has time for Q&A during and following their talk.

CSDE’s seminars will be predominantly in a hybrid format! You are welcome to join us in-person (room noted for each seminar) or you can pre-register in order to join via Zoom. Find and click the REGISTER HERE link in the upcoming seminars list below

Click HERE to view a pdf of our Winter 2024 Seminar Series poster.

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The Next CSDE Seminar

Primary Research Area Panel


Panel: Climate Impacts on Population Health: Data Science, Demography, & Disparities

Sameer Shah, School of Environmental & Forest Sciences, UW

Karen Chen, CBE: Urban Design & Planning, UW

Joan Casey, University of Washington – School of Public Health, UW

Kris Ebi (moderator), School of Public Health, UW


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

12:30-1:30 PM PT on 03/01/2024
360 Parrington Hall
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Winter 2024 Seminar Schedule

Date Title Speaker(s)
01/05/2024 Settler Love is Breaking our Hearts: Colonialism and Emergent Ecologies of Health on the Western Grassland Prairies

Rick Smith, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, George Mason University


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

Link to meet with him here on January 5th

01/12/2024 Relational One Health: A More-than-biomedical Approach to More-than-human Health

Julianne Meisner, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington


Hans Rosling Center Room 101

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

01/19/2024 Strengths-Based Approaches to Indigenous Health Research: Lessons from an Exploration of Historical Trauma Exposure

Rachel Wilbur, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

Link to meet with Dr. Wilbur here on January 19th

01/26/2024 Panel: Demographic Methods for Estimating Mortality During Armed Conflict

Amy Hagopian, School of Public Health, UW

Abraham D. Flaxman, School of Public Health, UW

Patrick Heuveline, Department of Sociology, UCLA

Orsola Torrisi, Division of Social Science, New York University Abu Dhabi

Nathalie Williams (moderator), Department of Sociology and Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

02/02/2024 What Changed Between Gen X and Millennials? Investigating Recent Declines in US Fertility

Janna Johnson, Hubert H. Humphery School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join By Zoom: Register HERE

Link to meet with Dr. Johnson here on February 2nd

02/09/2024 A Race Conscious Approach to Investigating U.S. Endometrial Cancer Inequity

Kemi Doll, School of Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington


Hans Rosling Center Room 101

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

02/16/2024 Riding the Leviathan: Gender, Fertility, and Selfhood in Autocratic China

Yun Zhou, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

Link to meet with Dr. Zhou here on February 16th

02/23/2024 Modelling Migration to Understand Demographic Change

James Raymer, School of Demography, Australian National University


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

03/01/2024 Panel: Climate Impacts on Population Health: Data Science, Demography, & Disparities

Sameer Shah, School of Environmental & Forest Sciences, UW

Karen Chen, CBE: Urban Design & Planning, UW

Joan Casey, University of Washington – School of Public Health, UW

Kris Ebi (moderator), School of Public Health, UW


Parrington Hall Room 360

To Join by Zoom: Register HERE

03/08/2024 CSDE Winter 2024 Lightning Talk & Poster Session