Population Science News

Weekly News — May 11, 2020

EVENTS
As in-person events are on hold, be sure to check out virtual talks and webinars.

Wednesday May 13, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoom: Demography Brown Bag Short talks. This week we feature Patrick Heuveline (UCLA) speaking about “Beyond Deaths per Person: Three CoViD-19 Mortality Indicators for Temporal and International Comparisons” and Miguel Sanchez-Romero “The life-saving value of testing and herd immunity”” Bring your own cookies.  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98210717931. Contact me for the full zoom invite.

Population Science News

Weekly News — May 4, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. Be sure to check out Webinars, below.

Wednesday May 6, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoom: Demography Brown Bag Short talks. This week we feature Ted Miguel speaking about “The impact of Covid-19 in the developing world: Kenya” and Luis Rosero-Bixby on “Metrics of a generally mild COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America: bad data or reality” Bring your own cookies.  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96563625426.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, May 14 | 11am PST. [Webinar talk] Work Supports and Health: Work Scheduling. Sound job creation and employment maintenance efforts will be critical to improving public health and restoring the economy in the coming months and years. Experts, including Kristen Harknett of The Shift Project, will discuss the role of flexible work scheduling in worker health outcomes. See https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=k0g1eqrztei1&campaign=lke0gpoklj42.

Population Science News

Weekly News — April 27, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. Be sure to check out Webinars, below.

Wednesday April 29, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoomhttps://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97083806866. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Covid-19 Mortality.”  Speakers: Josh Goldstein and TBD. Demography Brown Bag Short talk. Bring your own cookies.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Tuesday, 11:30-12:30, April 28. SPH Brown Bag. Ray Catalano: “COVID-19 or RECESSION-20: PICK YOUR PLAGUE: An overview of what we know about the health effects of recession and of how that knowledge informs the reopening of America.” https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/655109168.

Population Science News

Weekly News — April 20, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. Be sure to check out Webinars, below.

Wednesday April 22, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/97106869103. Demography Brown Bag Short talk. Speakers: Jessica Metcalf of Princeton University on the intersection of epidemiology and demography (https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/a-demographers-view-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic) and and David Reher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) on “The COVID-19 Pandemic in an Aging World” (https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/bfvxt/) Bring your own cookies.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m. April 21. BIDS and the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) is presenting “Understanding and Seeking Equity amid COVID-19” part of an ongoing series of live video conversations with UC Berkeley researchers leveraging computing and data science to support COVID-19 response and recovery. Register HERE to learn more about speakers and to submit questions in advance.

Population Science News

Weekly News — April 13, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. Be sure to check out Webinars, below.

Wednesday April 15, 12:10-1:10 PM. On zoom: Demography Brown Bag Short talkThis week’s topic is “Forecasting Epidemic Mortality” featuring short talks by Adrian Raftery, University of Washington, Joseph Lewnard (Berkeley) and Nicholas Jewell (Berkeley).Bring your own cookies.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Monday, April 13, 2020, 4:30-6:00 PM. Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19. A follow-up from the first School of Public Health Town Hall. For more information, visit https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/coronavirus-science-and-solutions.

Population Science News

Weekly News — April 6, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. Be sure to check out Webinars, below.

Wednesday April 8, 12:10-1:10 PM.  On zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/497300534.  Demography Brown Bag Short talks. Kristen Harknett presents work with Danny Schneider, How Service Sector Workers are Faring During and After the Coronavirus Outbreak: Evidence from The Shift Project”.  Lia Fernald, “Effects of COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies on Economically-Disadvantaged Children and Families in California.” Julianna Deardorff with Brenda Eskenazi, “Psychosocial consequences of COVID-19 fears and prevention measures among Mexican-origin youth and parents in an agricultural community in CA.” Bring your own cookies.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Tuesday, April 7, multiple times. BIDS is hosting a conversation with researchers from across UC Berkeley who are leveraging computing and data science to blunt the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and support a robust recovery. Pleas e visit BIDS.berkeley.edu for more information. These talks feature Saul Perlmutter, Henry Brady, Michael Lu, Jesse Rothstein, Hilary Hoynes, Sandi McCoy and others.  All events are, of course, online.

April 7 | 4-5 p.m. Global Views on COVID 19: Lessons from the 1918 Flu Pandemic in India and Indonesia Workshop. Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University. Online via Zoom. Register HERE.

Population Science News

Weekly News — March 30, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. Be sure to check out Webinars, below.

Wednesday April 1, 12-1:30 PM.  On zoom:  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/8533880737.  Demography Brown Bag. Short talks by Profs. Ayesha Mahmud, Dennis Feehan, and Claude Fischer. Ayesha and Dennis will discuss their project gathering new data on social contacts and the effectiveness of social distancing. Claude will discuss what the ongoing UCNets project can tell us about the social networks of millennials and boomers.  Bring your own cookies.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.
 

Population Science News

Weekly News — March 23, 2020

SAVE THE DATE
Monday, March 30, 2-3:30 PM.  “The Causal Impact of Removing Children from Abusive and Neglectful Homes” Justine Hastings, Brown University. zoom. Contact camillen@berkeley.edu for information.

FUNDING
Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns (Round 25).
Grand Challenges Explorations. deadline: 22 APR 2020 – 11:30AM PDT.  We are seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of mass health campaigns that deliver health products or services in low-and middle-income countries, specifically through improved planning/microplanning and focus on unreached populations. Specifically, we are looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning/microplanning that will lead to improved effectiveness of campaigns. We are also looking for innovative tools and technologies to more effectively identify and reach the most vulnerable populations when countries are designing and implementing mass campaigns.  For more information, visit HERE.

Population Science News

Weekly News — March 16, 2020

EVENTS
Assume in-person events have been cancelled and check with the organizer. For the time being I will post only online events of interest to population researchers.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Wednesday March 18, 12:10-1pm pacific time: Covid-19 pandemic research brainstorming session.  WHERE: Zoom https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/576944528 or phone +16699006833,,576944528#  DESCRIPTION: The Berkeley Population Center (BPC), Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA) and the School of Public Health invite you to a 1-hour open brainstorming session on research ideas related to the covid-19 pandemic. E.g., topics could include population-level determinants, prevention, and mitigation of pandemic spread; modeling and estimation of health, social, and economic implications, etc.  There will not be a formal presentation, but rather this will be an open brainstorming discussion moderated by Will Dow and Josh Goldstein.  If you know in advance that you have a specific research area that you would like to discuss during the session, please contact Will Dow at wdow@berkeley.edu.  Also contact him or Leora Lawton llawton@berkeley.edu if you have an idea for a pilot project; NIH and NSF are encouraging covid-19 related proposals, and BPC will be issuing a small pilot grant announcement shortly for topics related to the covid-19 pandemic. For those who cannot attend, we have also created a google doc for ideas: 

Population Science News

Weekly News — March 11, 2020

EVENTS
[All events are subject to change, especially given the coronavirus situation.]
Assume events have been cancelled. I have not searched for remote events but expect to see more of these in the near future.

View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

FUNDING
RSF-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grants Awarded to Emerging.
Information about how to apply for the second round of the Pipeline Grants Competition will be posted on the RSF web site by early September 2020. Proposals will be due Monday, November 30, 2020. Scholars. Read more about the Pipeline Grants Competition here.

RSF Behavioral Economics; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality programs, and the special initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration. Letters of inquiry are due May 21, 2020.