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CSDE Seminar Series

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Policy Analytics and Population Health

Chris Adolph, UW Department of Political Science; UW Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences
Beatrice Magistro, UW Department of Political Science
Ali Mokdad, UW Department of Health Metrics Sciences

Nicole Errett, UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Scott Miles, UW College of Engineering

Youngjun Choe, UW College of Engineering



Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

12:30-1:30 PM PT

Anjum Hajat will moderate this panel

Chris Adolph & Beatrice Magistro will present “Pandemic Politics: Understanding State-Level Social Distancing Policies and Mask Mandates in Response to COVID-19″

Ali Mokdad will present “IHME COVID-19 Model: Strategies to Control the Pandemic”

Nicole Errett, Scott Miles & Youngjun Choe will present “Integrating Physical Activity Data in Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation”

Christopher Adolph is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington and a core faculty member of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences at the University of Washington. He specializes in political methodology, comparative politics, and comparative political economy, with interests in health policy, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.

Beatrice Magistro is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington. She holds a Master of Science in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh, a Master in Public Policy and Social Change from the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Italy), and an MA in Political Science from the University of Washington. Her research interests include political economy, public opinion, and the attraction of citizens to populist movements, and her research has appeared in the European Journal of Political Research and the World Economy.

Ali H. Mokdad, PhD is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health at the University of Washington. Prior to IHME, Dr. Mokdad worked at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published groundbreaking research on local-level disease trends and leading risk factors for poor health. His work on obesity is among the most highly cited in the field.

Dr. Nicole Errett researches the development, implementation, and effectiveness of policies, plans, and programs that influence health in the context of disasters. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences where she co-directs the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience Lab, and a CSDE affiliate.

Dr. Scott Miles is an expert on disaster risk reduction, community resilience, disaster recovery, simulation modeling, and human centered design. He is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at University of Washington. Dr. Miles holds graduate degrees in human geography, GIS, and civil engineering.

Dr. Youngjun Choe is the Director of the Disaster Data Science Lab and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Washington.