News and announcements
May 2021 Event Announcement:
Papers to be presented by the affiliated Faculty of the TTU Population Center/Department
of Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work, Texas Tech University during the
Population Association of America meetings, May 5-8, 2021.
May 5 | 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Paper Session: Global Perspectives on Aging
Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in the Cape Area of South Africa
Nadia Flores-Yeffal, Texas Tech University
Charlotte Dunham, Texas Tech University
May 6 | 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Paper Session: Social Stress and the Health of Children and Adolescents
Chair: Brandon Wagner , Texas Tech University
Discussant: Sarah Gold , Princeton University
Parents' Precarious Work Schedules and Children's Asthma Management
Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley
Kelly Quinn, University of California, Berkeley
Katerine Perez, University of California, Berkeley
Unemployment Among Separated Mothers and Children's Mental Health Trajectories
Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Umeå University
Mine Kühn, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Niina Metsä-Simola, University of Helsinki
Liina Junna, University of Helsinki
Pekka Martikainen, University of Helsinki
Mothers' Exposure to Hurricane Katrina and Adolescent Children's Mental Health 12
Meghan Zacher, Brown University
Monica Arkin, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Jean Rhodes, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sarah Lowe, Yale School of Public Health
Long-Term Health Effects for Children Exposed to the Post-Reunification Economic
Crisis in East Germany
Lara Bister, University of Groningen
Tobias Vogt, University of Groningen
Fanny Janssen, University of Groningen
May 6 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Flash Session: Union Formation
Community Voting Patterns and Marriage Formation Before and After COVID-19
Brandon Wagner, Texas Tech University
Poster Session: May 6: 1:15pm to 2:45pm.
P4-52 - Racial Segregation and COVID-19 in the Area of West Texas
Racial Segregation and COVID-19 in the Area of West Texas
COVID-19; Data and Methods; and Race and Ethnicity
Nadia Flores-Yeffal, Texas Tech University
March 2021 Event Announcement:
Demographers of Color: Navigating Mid-Career as DoC
Navigating Mid-Career as DoC. A conversation with Demographers of Color
Friday, 12 March 2021
11am-12:30pmPST (reg link)
This virtual panel discussion features PhD demographers of color who know about surviving and thriving mid-career. Panelists will share about their career and life experiences. Join us for a sincere discussion of pivots, resilience, and hope. We are organizing this panel in response to feedback gathered at the 1st ever member-organized Demographers of Color & Allies Reception in April 2020 and at events since.
Marcia C. de Castro (Harvard University)
Malay K. Majmundar (National Academy of Sciences Committee on Population)
Alyasah Ali Sewell (Emory University)
Moderators: Nadia Flores (Texas Tech University) & Mao-Mei Liu (University of California Berkeley)
This event is hosted by the Demographers of Color & Allies (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13862167/) collective (organizers Asad L. Asad, Christina J. Cross, Nadia Flores, René D. Flores, Hedwig Lee, Mao-Mei Liu, Juan M. Pedroza, Ndola Prata, Fernando Riosmena, Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Omari H. Swinton, Monique B. Williams)
Zoom Registration link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof-2upzMvHNwvxSnYqQCOgeXfLfgoBLCc
Cristina Bradatan and Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal were interviewed by Texas Tech Today regarding their study on how home environment and climate change affect the health of children in Honduras. Here is the link to the article that resulted from the interview: Household Environment, Climate Anomalies Linked to Childhood Respiratory Problems in Honduras
Cristina Bradatan, Jeffrey A. Dennis, Nadia Flores-Yeffal & Sharmistha Swain published the peer-reviewed article entitled: "Child health, household environment, temperature and rainfall anomalies in Honduras: a socio-climate data linked analysis" in the journal of Environmental Health. To access the article click here.
Know Your Rights & Building Power. A conversation with Demographers of Color & Allies Virtual Event
Friday, 9 October 2020
9-10:30amPST (Register here).
This virtual panel discussion features PhD demographers of color & allies who know their rights and seek to transform systems of oppression. Panelists will share about their career and life experiences. Join us for a sincere discussion of pivots, resilience, and hope. We are organizing this panel in response to feedback gathered at the 1st ever member-organized Demographers of Color & Allies Reception in April and at events since.
Vilna Bashi (University of California Santa Barbara)
Evelyn Patterson (Vanderbilt University)
Tukufu Zuberi (University of Pennsylvania)
Moderators: Mao-Mei Liu (University of California Berkeley) & Omari Swinton (Howard University)
This event is hosted by the Demographers of Color & Allies (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13862167/) collective (organizers Asad L. Asad, Nzinga H. Broussard, Christina J. Cross, Gniesha Y. Dinwiddie, Nadia Flores, René D. Flores, Lisa Kaida, Hedwig Lee, Marlene Lee, Mao-Mei Liu, Juan M. Pedroza, Ndola Prata, Fernando Riosmena, Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, Omari H. Swinton, Eddie Telles, Monique B. Williams, Xing Sherry Zhang
Demography, the flagship journal of the Population Association of America (PAA), will become a platinum open access journal in 2021 as it joins the Duke University Press (DUP) journals publishing program.
Demography is the most cited journal in the field. Leading on issues related to population and demographic trends, it encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Moving from a traditional paid subscription model to open access gives a whole worldwide community of researchers access to its content. Demography will also move from a printed journal to an online-only journal.
Jeffrey Dennis and colleagues are working on a research project in which they attempt to build a "bridge the public/population health perspective with known clinical insights to more definitively determine if the link between thyroid disorders and sleep apnea is relevant at a clinical level." TTUHSC RESEARCHERS USE NHANES TO SEARCH FOR HYPOTHYROID-SLEEP APNEA LINK
December 6, 2018
"The Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Statistical Research Data Center opened Dec. 5 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, giving area researchers access to high-quality, in-depth economic, demographic and health data.
Administered by the U.S. Census Bureau, the research data center program provides approved researchers with secure access to restricted-use microdata.
The DFW center is a partnership of the Census Bureau and a consortium of institutions led by the Dallas Fed and University of Texas at Dallas. Additional members include the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, Texas Tech University/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University of North Texas, Texas Christian University and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation."
For additional information visit: https://dfwrdc.org/
September 13, 2012
US Census Bureau: New data available