Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Twice per year, near the end of the autumn and winter quarters, CSDE’s Graduate Students present their cutting-edge research and latest demographic insights as Posters & Lightning Talks at our seminar series. The newest members of UW’s population science community are eager to connect their work across disciplines and to translate their findings for basic and applied research impact.


Roy Burstein – Global Health

A New Method for indirect Estimation of Age-Specific Child Mortality Trends Using Summary Birth Histories


Iffat Chowdhury – Economics

News Reports on Sexual Assault and Labor Hours: Evidence from Bangladesh


Nikki Eller – Health Services

Trust, Epistemology, and Vaccines


Francisca Gómez Baeza – Sociology

Support for Extra-legal Punishment in Chile

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Peiran Liu – Statistics

Estimation and Projection of  Total Fertility Rates with Imperfect Data


Erin Carll – Sociology

Sociodemographic and Housing Market Predictors of Residential Disadvantage for Households with Children


Youngjun Choi – Social Work

Can Internet Use Buffer Older Adults’ Cognitive Decline? Findings from the Health and Retirement Study

Lee Fiorio – Geography

Regularities in Mobility Patterns at Different Time Scales

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Connor Gilroy – Sociology

Extending the Demography of Sexuality with Digital Trace Data


Chris Hess – Sociology  (BEST POSTER AWARD)

Black Hypersegregation, Neighborhood Compositions, and Zillow Housing Value Trajectories 2000-2016


Yuan Hsiao – Sociology

Gender Networks of Aggressive and Prosocial Behavior: The Role of Ecological Fallacy


Yicheng Li – Statistics

Accounting for Smoking in Probabilistic Projections of Life Expectancy


Neal Marquez – Sociology

Estimating Small Area Changes in Child Mortality Over Time in Mexico

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Tiffany Pan – Anthropology

Does being breastfed in infancy influence women’s risk of preeclampsia?

Michelle O’Brien – Sociology (BEST POSTER AWARD)

Measuring Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Using Big Data Techniques


Michael Esposito – Sociology

Beholding Inequality: Race, Gender, Physical Attractiveness, and Socioeconomic Status in the United States