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 (BEST POSTER AWARD)

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?


Jagori Saha – Economics

Banking and Marriage Markets: Evidence from India’s Branch Licensing Policy

Lee Fiorio – Geography

Using Twitter Data to Estimate the Relationships between Short-term Mobility and Long-term Migration

Jessica Godwin

Jessica Godwin – Statistics

Space-Time Estimation of Under-five Mortality Rates


Charles Lanfear – Sociology  (BEST POSTER AWARD)

Neighborhood Change & Formal Social Control: Enforcing Racial Social Control through Calls to the Police in Stable & Changing Neighborhood

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

Lee Fiorio – Geography

Urban Sprawl and Neighborhood Racial Change: Patterns of Racial and Ethnic ‘Sprawl’ Amid Growing Diversity, 1990 to 2010

JiYoung Kang – Social Work

The Effect of Paid Maternity Leave on Low-income Families’ Welfare Use

Savannah Larimore – Sociology

Is Race in the Eye of the Beholder?: Using Interviewer Recorded Race to Assess the Relationship between Self-Identified Race, Observed Race, and Health

Christine Leibbrand – Sociology

The Benefits and Costs of Internal Migration by Race and Gender: Improving Opportunities or Widening the Gap?

Kathleen Moore – Public Policy and Governance

Rental Market Discrimination & the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Michelle O’Brien – Sociology

Weak Institutions and International Migration After Armed Conflict

Rob Tennyson – Anthropology

Does Early Life Pathogen Exposure Modify the Link between Psychosocial Stress and Telomere Length in the Philippines?

María Vignau Loría – Sociology (BEST POSTER AWARD)

The Health of Returned Migrants in Mexico