The Campus Center for Demographic and Social Analysis is the highly productive collaboration between researchers in a dozen departments. With 50 faculty affiliates and 30 associated graduate students, C-DASA is the focal point for population-related research and training at UCI.
Affiliates use large-scale field experiments to study the effects of poverty on early childhood and jailhouse interviews to understand incarceration's impact on families. They capitalize on smart phone survey methods to follow up on hard-to-reach populations like parolees and adolescents over time. They link millions of geo-coded records on ER visits to Census Data to determine whether community health centers reduce emergency room use for psychiatric care. They marshal data from US states to determine whether higher minimum wages account for declining youth employment. With hundreds of millions of supermarket transactions, they measure whether U.S. Farm Bill programs lead food stamp recipients to buy healthier foods. To predict healthy babies, faculty affiliates monitor movements in utero.  From tiny kicks to big data, CDASA continues to promote collaboration and advances in population science and well-being with weekly seminars, notices of funding opportunities, graduate student training, and small seed grants for research.

Director, Judy Treas


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Jenna Riis, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, UC Irvine
The biological embedding of early-life adversity: Using salivary biomarkers to examine bio-behavioral interactions, health, and development
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Paul Hanselman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine
Growth mindset and the structure of school curricular opportunities
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Emily Smith-Greenaway, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California
Life after death: The scale and salience of mortality exposure in sub-Saharan Africa
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SBSG Room 4250

Kate Ryan Kuhlman, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, UC Irvine
Biobehavioral pathways from childhood adversity to disease
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Stephanie Reich, Associate Professor of Education, UC Irvine
Painful visits: Disparities in parents' experiences in the dental office
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Jennifer Hook, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California
Explaining contingent and heterogeneous effects of family policies on mothers' employment: Earnings inequality and educational attainment in 23 countries, 1999–2016
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

Richard Carpiano, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, UC Riverside
Vaccination hesitancy: Using a sociomedical science approach to understand and address a public health issue
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250

April Sutton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego
Placing the 'female advantage': The gender gap in bachelor's degree attainment by high school urbanicity
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. – SSPB Room 4250




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