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2013-14 Interdisciplinary Research Seminars: Carolina Population Center

Spring 2014

All seminars are held from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

January 10
Innovations and New Findings: "Flash Presentations"

January 17
How Does the Expansion of Higher Education Change the Returns to College Quality? Insights from Sixty Years of Russian History
Dr. Klara Peter, Associate Professor of Economics, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

January 24 *Research Methods Workshop*
Growth Curves and Autoregressive Models for Longitudinal Data Using the ALT Model
Dr. Kenneth Bollen, Henry Rudolph Immerwahr Professor of Sociology, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

January 31
Trajectories of Unintended Fertility
Dr. S. Philip Morgan, Professor of Sociology, UNC-CH; Center Director, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

February 7
A Multidimensional Approach to Youth Independence Using Latent Class Analysis
Dr. Anna Manzoni, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, North Carolina State University
Room 405 CPC East

Thursday, February 20
*** 2013-14 J. Richard Udry Carolina Population Center Distinguished Lecture ***

Thirty-Five Years Later: Longitudinal Evaluation of Effects of a Quasi-Random Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning Program in Rural Bangladesh
Dr. Jane Menken, Distinguished Professor of Sociology; Director, Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS), University of Colorado - Boulder
3:30 p.m.
Morehead Planetarium, Science Stage

February 28
Demand for Male Circumcision in sub-Saharan Africa
Dr. Harsha Thirumurthy, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

March 21
Disentangling the Contemporaneous and Life-Cycle Effects of Body Mass on Earnings Using Longitudinal Data
Dr. Donna Gilleskie, Professor of Economics, UNC-CH
Room 405 CPC East

March 28
The Role of Care and Nutrition for Optimal Growth and Development: Data from North Carolina and India
Dr. Margaret Bentley, Carla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

April 4 *Research Methods Workshop*
Sample Size and Power Analysis
Dr. C.Suchindran, Professor of Biostatistics, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

April 11
Is Brown the New Black?: Ethno-racial Turnover in New Immigrant Destinations
Dr. Laura Lopez-Sanders,  Assistant Professor of Sociology, UNC-CH
Room 405 CPC East

April 25
Getting Under the Skin: Phenotypic and Genomic Consequences of Social Adversity in Nonhuman Primate Populations
Dr. Jenny Tung, Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University
Room 405 CPC East


Fall 2013

All seminars are held from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

September 6
International Migration: Trends, Characteristics, and Impacts on Development
Dr. John Wilmoth, Director, United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs - Population Division; Professor of Demography, University of California, Berkeley
Room 405 CPC East

September 13
Risk-pooling, Resilience, and Common-pool Resources in Siberia: Synthesizing Field Experiments and Ethnography
Dr. Drew Gerkey, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio- Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
Room 405 CPC East

September 20
Innovations and New Findings: "Flash Presentations"
Room 405 CPC East

September 27
Prior Choice in Latent Grouping of Survival Curves: Prostate Cancer in Louisiana
Dr. Andrew Lawson, Medical University of South Carolina
Room 405 CPC East

October 4 *Research Methods Workshop*
Longitudinal and Multilevel Methods for Models with Discrete Outcomes with Parametric and Non-Parametric Corrections for Unobserved Heterogeneity
Dr. David Guilkey, Professor of Economics, UNC-CH; Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center
Room 405 CPC East

October 11 co-sponsored with the UNC Working Group for Reproductive Justice and Migration
Mexican Migration to the United States, Partnership Status, and Contraceptive Use
Dr. Kate Choi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Western University
Room 405 CPC East

October 25
The AIDS Pandemic and “The Long March”: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Myron Cohen, UNC-CH J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health; Director, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases; Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health
Room 405 CPC East

November 1
Addressing Obesity By Changing Defaults: The Importance of Policy Change
Dr. Kelly Brownell, Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
Room 405 CPC East

November 8
Longitudinal Dynamics and Predictive Power of Fertility Intentions: Evidence from Rural Mozambique
Dr. Sarah Hayford, Associate Professor of Sociology, Arizona State University
Room 405 CPC East

November 15 *Ethics in Research Workshop*
Conceptual Failures in Eliminating Health Disparities
Dr.  William (Bill) Jenkins, CEO, Community Health Analytics Inc. (CHAI)
Room 405 CPC East

November 22
Studying Overall Self-Rated Health Using Vignettes: New Data and Results from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey
Dr. Narayan Sastry, Research Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Room 405 CPC East