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November 2019

Courtney Cogburn, Columbia University

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Race, Culture and Health: Conceptual and Methodological Innovations

Abstract: Building a culture of health and achieving health equity requires that we engage cultural processes in a more meaningful way. Cultural processes and systems are commonly referenced in health inequity scholarship but empirical research generally lags behind this conceptual emphasis. I argue that employing a transdisciplinary approach to examining intersections of culture, structure and racism is a valuable analytical tool for understanding the production of social and racial inequities in health. In this talk, I’ll discuss conceptual work advancing the concept of “cultural racism” in relation to racial inequities in health and will also provide an overview of related empirical projects: 1) a laboratory experiment examining the effects of media-based racism on physiological, psychological and behavioral stress responses, 2) a data science project exploring ways to assess chronic exposure to media-based racism and possible links to population health and 3) the use of virtual reality to promote structural competence regarding the structural and cultural roots of racism. In lieu of a deep dive on a single project or paper, the presentation seeks to support a rich conversation about the need for conceptual and methodological innovation in service of better understanding and addressing racial inequities in health.

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CEGA-EASST & BRAC Fellow Seminar

November 14, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

The Luskin School of Public Affairs and the California Center for Population Research invites you for a Lunch Seminar with CEGA-EASST & BRAC Fellows next Thursday, November 14 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the CCPR Seminar Room. Lunch will be served, please RSVP here. Ronald Mulebeke (EASST fellow), Research Fellow at Makerere School of Public Health "Impact of Supportive Supervision and Behavior Change Communication to improve the quality of malaria care and data management in Uganda" In Uganda, malaria contributes between 30…

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René D. Flores, The University of Chicago

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Diversity, Immigration, and Public Opinion in the U.S.

Abstract: What factors animate public opinion towards immigrants? A substantial literature has tested the impact of individual objective traits like education and job market status on immigration attitudes. In addition, researchers have explored the role of subjective factors like immigrants’ perceived impact on society. However, prior quantitative research has generally overlooked a key aspect: natives’ impressions of who immigrants are. Immigrants in the U.S. are increasingly diverse and evidence suggests that natives prefer certain types of immigrants. Yet, survey questions gauging immigration attitudes often refer to “immigrants” as if they were a single, homogenous group, which makes it hard to interpret survey takers’ answers. To fill this gap, we explore heterogeneity in subjective perceptions of immigrants and assess their attitudinal impacts. We systematically uncover these perceptions by using a Latent Class Analysis approach on a new set of survey items we developed. We find the presence of four different immigrant “archetypes” or multidimensional constellations of immigrant traits. These archetypes are shared across regions, social classes, and partisan lines and more powerfully predict immigration attitudes than typical independent variables used in extant research. Last, we discuss the theoretical and methodological implications of our findings.

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December 2019

Emily Smith-Greenway, USC

December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Life after death: The scale and salience of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

Abstract: Dramatic reductions in the infant and under-five mortality rates over the last half century are among the global health community’s most notable achievements. The trends are clear and the message is positive: the world today is healthier and safer for young people than it has ever been. Sub-Saharan African countries, in particular, have experienced some of the most dramatic reductions in early life mortality. However, the all-time low infant and under-five mortality rates conceal the pervasiveness by which contemporary populations experience the phenomenon of having an infant or under-five-year-old child die—a life event that can leave parents vulnerable in myriad ways. In this talk I will introduce new population measures that capture the scale at which infant and child deaths are experienced by and dispersed across mothers in contemporary African populations. I will then demonstrate the disadvantage mothers can experience following a child’s death, and will conclude by discussing how I am extending this research with a data collection project in rural Malawi.

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January 2020

Ken Smith, University of Utah

January 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Pablo Barberá, University of Southern California

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Hajar Yazdiha, University of Southern California

January 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Nancy Krieger, Harvard University

January 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

February 2020

David A. Siegel, Duke University

February 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago

February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Alyson van Raalte, Max Planck Institute

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Darrick Hamilton, Ohio State University

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

March 2020

Jonathan Skinner, Dartmouth University

March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Ellora Derenoncourt, University of California Berkeley

March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Harold A. Pollack, University of Chicago

March 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

April 2020

Census 2020: Everyone Counts

April 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 2, 2020 @ 1:30 pm PDT
TBD

Census 2020: Everyone Counts Sponsored by: UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration, the California Center for Population Research, the Luskin Center for History and Policy, and the California Policy Lab

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Jessica Trounstine, University of California Merced

April 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

PAA Practice, UCLA

April 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Amani Allen, University of California Berkeley

April 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

May 2020

Kate Baldwin, Yale University

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Margot Kushel, University of California San Francisco

May 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Erica Field, Duke University

May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

June 2020

Rob Mare Student Lecture

June 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
4240 Public Affairs Bldg
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