Spring 2008 Population News Archive
The Population Program had a superb showing at this year’s 2008 Population Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 16-18. Nine faculty members, four postdoctoral fellows and research associates, and four graduate students chaired three sessions, were discussants in two sessions, gave nine presentations, and gave three poster presentations. Participants included Francisca Antman, Tania Barham, Jason Boardman, Justin Denney, Jeff Dennis, Bethany Everett, Lori Hunter, Nizam Khan, Peter Lovegrove, Robert McNown, Jane Menken, Stefanie Mollborn, Georges Reniers, Fernando Riosmena, Rick Rogers, Olumide Taiwo, and Jill Williams.
Rick Rogers participated in a review of population forecasts for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Aging Society Network at the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2008.
Rick Rogers presented “Sex Differentials in Mortality: The Importance of Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Behavioral Factors” to the Center for Population Dynamics (CePoD), Arizona State University, April 26, 2008.
Rick Rogers attended the National Research Council’s Committee on National Statistics workshop, "Vital Data for National Needs," held at the National Academies, Washington, DC, April 30, 2008. Workshop participants discussed the current and future state of the vital statistics system. Rick presented, “Use of Vital Statistics Data to Identify Mortality Trends,” which demonstrated how crucial vital statistics data are in guiding research and making policy decisions.
Rick Rogers taught “Demography of Adult Morbidity and Mortality” through the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) at the University of Southampton, England, June 11-13, 2008. Course participants included graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty, and staff members from government agencies, including Imperial College, University of York, University of Southampton, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, and the Office for National Statistics.
Rick was also invited to present “Sex Differentials in Mortality: The Importance of Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Behavioral Factors,” to the Division of Social Statistics, University of Southampton, England, June 10, 2008.
IBS was well-represented at the Add Health Users Conference at NIH in late July. Jason Boardman was a coauthor for one of the plenary presentations, "Genetic Studies of Substance Use in Add Health: Progress and Pitfalls." Two papers by other IBS folks were presented in the session called "Sexuality: Contributors to Risk and Well-being": "The Correlates and Consequences of Incongruence in Parents' and Teens' Reports of Teens' Sexual Activity" by Stefanie Mollborn and Bethany Everett, and "The Dynamic Relationships between Sexual Minority Status and Health: A Longitudinal Analysis" by Bethany Everett. Bethany's presentation was especially well-received and generated a lot of interest from researchers and funding agencies.