2014-15 Interdisciplinary Research Seminars: Carolina Population Center

Spring 2015

All seminars are held from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Room B005, 206 W. Franklin Street unless otherwise noted.

January 9
CANCELED

 Thursday, January 15 - 3:00 p.m.
*** 2014-15 J. Richard Udry Carolina Population Center Distinguished Lecture ***
Identity Categories and Identity Construction in Demographic Research
Dr. David Kertzer, Paul Dupee University Professor of Social Science & Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies, Brown University
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

January 23
Linking Microfinance and Cell Phone Technology to Promote Optimal Breastfeeding Practices in Nigeria
Dr. Valerie Flax, Research Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC-CH
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

January 30 *** Research Methods Workshop ***
An Overview of Instrumental Variables (IVs) in the Social Sciences

Reference: Bollen, K. A. (2012). Instrumental variables in sociology and the social sciences. Annual Review of Sociology, 38, 37-72.
doi: 10.1146/annurev-soc-081309-150141

Dr. Kenneth Bollen, Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Professor of Psychology & Sociology, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

February 6
The Perils of Precarity: The Impacts of Insecure Work on Individuals and Families in Industrial Societies
Dr. Arne Kalleberg, Professor of Sociology, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

February 13
No Control Group, No Problem? Using Natural Experiments to Evaluate National-Level Nutrition Initiatives in the U.S. and Mexico
Dr. Lindsey Smith, Research Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC-CH; CPC Training Program Alumna
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

February 20 *** Research Methods Workshop ***
Longitudinal and Multilevel Methods for the Multinomial Logit Model
Dr. David Guilkey, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

 

CANCELED CANCELED February 27 CANCELED CANCELED


March 20
Early Environments, Inflammation, and the Perpetuation of Health Disparities within and Across Generations
Dr. Thomas McDade, Professor of Anthropology & Director, Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Northwestern University; CPC Training Program Alumnus
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

March 27
The Far-Reaching Impact of Job Loss and Unemployment
Dr. Jennie Brand, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA; CPC Training Program Alumna
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

April 10 *** Research Methods Workshop ***
Competing Risk Data Analysis
Dr. C. Suchindran, Professor of Biostatistics, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

April 17
Selection In Utero and Quality of Surviving Males in Historical and Modern Societies
Dr. Tim-Allen Bruckner, Assistant Professor of Public Health & Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street

April 24
The Theory of Change and Response: A New Agenda for Research on Population and Development in Africa
Dr. Yves Charbit, Professor Emeritus of Demography, University of Paris, Descartes
Room B005 - 206 W. Franklin Street


Fall 2014

September 5
New Methods for Soliciting Responses to Sensitive Questions: Evidence from Adolescent Surveys in Ethiopia
Dr. David Lindstrom, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

September 12
Psychosocial Influences on Clinical Outcomes Among Adults Living with HIV
Dr. Brian Pence, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, UNC-CH
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

September 19
MEASURE Evaluation: The Next Five Years
Dr. Jim Thomas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center; Director, MEASURE Evaluation
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

September 26
Economic Boom, Population Aging, and Policy Shift: What’s Ahead for China?
Dr. Yong Cai, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

October 3
The Demography of Natural Disasters: What Can We Learn from DesInventar?
Dr. Mark Montgomery, Professor of Economics, Stony Brook University; Senior Associate, Population Council
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

October 10
Compression of Morbidity: Change over Time in the Morbidity Process
Dr. Eileen Crimmins, AARP Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

October 24
Incorporating Geographic Context into Randomized Controlled Trials: The Case of the Oral Cholera Vaccine
Dr. Michael Emch, Professor and Chair of Geography, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

October 31
Environmental Contaminants and Inequality in Chronic Disease Morbidity: Arsenic and Cardiometabolic Risk
Dr. Michelle Mendez, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

November 7
Social, Biological, and Environmental Linkages
Dr. Linda Adair, Professor of Nutrition, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

November 14
Intergenerational Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants of Latino Health: The NINOS Study
Dr. Allison Aiello, Professor of Epidemiology, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room B005 W. Franklin Street

November 21
"Flash Presentations"
Room B005 W. Franklin Street


 

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