Graduate work at CDHA provides training in the demographic and biological models of health and aging. Through course work, research, and mentorships, the program enables students to build expertise in demographic concepts and methods while cultivating their professional skills.
Graduate students attend two weekly seminars. The first, Demography Seminar (DemSem)—co-sponsored by the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE)—features lectures by top scholars in the field. A list of DemSem presentations related to CDHA Research Themes can be found here. The second, Demography Training Seminar, aims to enhance the craft of research, foster individual mentoring relationships, and address methodological standards and ethical concerns in the field. Under faculty supervision, students develop the expertise needed to undertake independent research and present at professional conferences.
Postdoctoral fellowships at the Center are designed individually to meet the needs and interests of each scholar. CDHA typically receives NIA funding for one postdoctoral position.
Support for CDHA’s training program comes from a training grant (T32 AG000129-30) from the National Institute of Aging. CDE receives training support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (T32 HD007014-42).
Demography Training Seminar
Together with the CDE, CDHA hosts a weekly training seminar that provides training and professional development to graduate students studying population sciences. This seminar is led by Max Bebris, is open to all and meets on Wednesday from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in room 8417 of the Sewell Social Sciences Building. An archive of past seminars is available here.
Casey Pellien, UW IRB: What Demographers Need to Know About the IRB
Katherine Curtis, UW C&E Sociology: PAA Abstracts Workshop
No class—Institute on Aging Colloquium
Caitlin Lowery, IRP Fellow: Quasi-Experimental Methods
Alex Mikulas, UW Sociology: Practice Job Talk
Felix Elwert, UW Sociology: TBD
Alejandra Ros Pilarz, UW Social Work: Writing and Research Productivity
Yang Wang, UW Public Affairs and Robert Thomas, WiscRDC: What’s Available at the Wisc Federal Statistics Research Data Center?
Sharada Dharmasankar, UW Econ: Practice Job Talk
Michal Engelman, UW Sociology: Preparing Dissertation Proposals
No class, Thanksgiving
Lindsay Jacobs, UW Public Affairs: Measuring Income and Wealth Across the Lifecourse
Jenna Nobles, UW Sociology and Tiffany Green, UW Pop Health: Data Quality Checks for Survey Data and Programming