University of Colorado
CU Population Center
Institute of Behavioral Science


Dec 2013


CUPC Colleagues,
Affiliate news is below.  Please help by alerting us to your recent efforts along these lines! Send updates to
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Affiliate Publications

Accepted/in print since Sept 2013
Barham, Tania and Randall Kuhn. (Forthcoming). Staying for benefits? The effect of a health and family planning program on out-migration patterns in Bangladesh. Journal of Human  Resources.

Barham, Tania and Jacob Rowberry. (Forthcoming). Living longer: The effect of the mexican conditional cash transfer program on elderly mortality. Journal of Development Economics.

Boardman, Jason D., Scott Menard, Michael E. Roettger, Kelly E. Knight, Brian Boutwell, and Andrew Smolen. (Forthcoming). Genes in the dopaminergic system and delinquent behaviors across the life course: the role of social controls and risks. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Cadena, Brian. Native Competition and Low-Skilled Immigrant Inflows, Journal of Human Resources, 48(4) pp. 910-944, Fall 2013

Cadena, Brian. (Forthcoming). Recent immigrants as labor market arbitrageurs: Evidence from the minimum wage. Journal of Urban Economics 80:1-12

Daw, Jonathan. (Forthcoming). Of kin and kidneys: Do kinship networks contribute to racial disparities in living donor kidney transplantation? Social Science & Medicine.

Dennis, Jeff A. and Stefanie Mollborn. 2013. Young maternal age and low birth weight risk: An exploration of disparities in the birth outcomes of mothers in the United States. Social Science Journal 50(4):625-634. DOI:10.1016/j.soscij.2013.09.008

Jessor, R. (2013). Problem Behavior Theory: A half century of research on adolescent behavior and development. In Brooks-Gunn, J., Lerner, R. M., Petersen, A. C., & Silbereisen, R.K. (Eds.). The developmental science of adolescence: History through autobiography. New York: Psychology Press. Pp. 239-256.

Mollborn, Stefanie, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Laurie James-Hawkins, and Paula Fomby. (Forthcoming). How resource dynamics explain accumulating developmental disparities for teen parents’ children. Demography.

Nawrotzki, R. J., Brenkert-Smith, H., Hunter, L. M., & Champ, P. A. (2013). Wildfire-migration dynamics: Lessons from Colorado’s Fourmile Canyon Fire. Society and Natural Resources [published OnlineFirst] DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2013.842275.

Pampel, Fred C. (Forthcoming). The varied influence of SES on environmental concern. Social Science Quarterly.

Pampel, Fred C., Stefanie Mollborn, and Elizabeth M. Lawrence. (Forthcoming). Life course transitions in early adulthood and SES disparities in tobacco use. Social Science Research 43:45-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.08.005

Schatz, Enid, Leah Gilbert, and Courtney McDonald. (2013). 'If doctors see that they don't know how to cure the disease, they say it's AIDS': How older women in rural South Africa make sense of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. African Journal of AIDS Research 12:95-104.

Trinitapoli, Jenny, Sara Yeatman, and Jasmine Fledderjohann. (Forthcoming). Sibling support and educational prospects of young adults in Malawi. Demographic Research.

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affiliate presentations/activities

Since Sept 2013
Tania Barham attended October 2012 RECODE: Research in Economic Development in Ottawa Canada.

Jason Boardman presented "Integrating genome wide data into demographic analysis." University of California at Los Angeles, California Center for Population Research, October 30, 2013.

Jason Boardman presented "Social environmental moderation of genetic associations across the human genome." University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center, September 23, 2013.

Brian Cadena was interviewed about the working paper "Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Minimum Wage" by the local Univision affiliate. Link here:

Lori Hunter was the keynote speaker for Brazil’s National Seminar on Population, Space and the Environment.  The Seminar is entitled “(Re)Thinking the field Population, Space and Environment: Experiences, Trends, Contemporary and Future Perspectives.”  São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Oct 28.
Lori Hunter offered an invited short course on “Population & Environment” at Beijing Normal University, Beijing China. Dec 1-5.

Stefanie Mollborn presented “Sex and Pregnancy Norms and the Social Control of Teens.” Sociology Department, University of Georgia. November 2013.

Stefanie Mollborn presented “Sexual Minority Health.” NICHD director Alan Guttmacher, National Institutes of Health. November 2013.

Raphael Nawrotzki presented "Mexico-U.S. migration: A livelihood strategy in response to rainfall decline." The Resilience Academy 2013, hosted by the United Nations University Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), and the Munich Re Foundation (MRF) (Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Fred Pampel was a visiting scholar at the Institut national d'études démographiques in Paris from Nov 24 to Nov 30.

Fernando Riosmena presented "U.S. Migration from Rural Mexico as an Adaptation Strategy to Climatic Variability: A Look across Contexts." The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington (Seattle. November 2013).

Andrei Rogers presented a paper entitled "Multiregional Demography: Migration and Population Distribution" at a September workshop convened in Rostock, Germany, by the Max Plank Demographic Institute.

Andrei Roger's paper with James Raymer of the Australian National University entitled " The Contributions of Past Immigration Flows to Regional Aging in the United States" has been accepted for presentation at next year's PAA Meeting in Boston.

Sara Yeatman, Jeanelle Sheeder and Stephanie Teal presented a poster “Young Women’s Confidence in Contraceptive Method Choice at Time of Initiation.” The North American Forum on Family Planning, Seattle, October 2013.

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Opportunities / Announcements

Jonathan Daw is leaving to start a job as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham at the end of the month.

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2014. For more details visit

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, is recruiting an advanced Assistant to Associate level Professor to play an active role in teaching and mentoring doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, conducting and publishing health services and population health science research, and obtaining external funding for research or training programs. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, or comparable degree) in Demography, Epidemiology, Health Services Research or a related field.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest along with their curriculum vitae to the Search Committee (  Applicants must also submit an application and CV online at (JobID#37065).

Call for CUPC Working Paper Series.  Please submit your pre-publication manuscripts to the CUPC Working Paper series!  It’s a great way to get the research out in the public domain prior to full publication and the series is key to boosting our center’s visibility among the demographic research community.  Send to

Affiliates reminder. Please put the following in the acknowledgement section of publications that received any form of support from CUPC including administrative, computing, financial, etc.:
"Partial support for this research came from a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development research infrastructure grant, 5R24 HD066613-03, to the University of Colorado Population Center in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder."

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Outreach & News

Since Sept 2013
The CUPC’s dissemination group has had several research summaries published by the Population Reference Bureau. If you are interested in writing a short summary of your recent work, let us know!  PRB staff are very helpful with editing and support so it’s not hard and can get great exposure for your research.

Lori Hunter, “Obesity Epidemic a Threat to U.S. Military Personnel and National Security.”  October.

Brian Houle, “How Obesity Relates to Socioeconomic Status” December.

Lori Hunter, “Mixed Race Marriages Reduce Housing Segregation”  September.

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Since Sept 2013

Grants Awarded:
NICHD  1 R21 HD078031-01  (Boardman/Domingue MPI’s)  09/19/2013 – 08/31/2015  $305,000
The Social and Genetic Epidemiology of Health Behaviors: An Integrated Approach

Hewlett Foundation Fellowship (Gisella Kagy)

NSF  (Andersson PI, Root Co-PI, Menken Co-PI)  10/1/13-9/30/16  $998,555
IBSS: Understanding the Dynamics of Local Health Systems in Developing Countries: Decentralization and Polycentric Governance Theory

Research Proposals Submitted:
NSF  (Miller Runfola, UCB PI)  4/4/2014 – 3/30/2017   $99,640
WSC-Category 2:Collaborative Research: SWAM: Sustainable Water Access for Megacities of Los Angeles and Mexico City during Drought
(Sub-contract through NCAR)

NSF  (Pampel PI; Lawrence Co-PI)  4/1/2014 – 3/31/2015  $7,581
Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Causal Effects of College Degrees on Health Behaviors: 21st Century Stratification

NSF  (Belknap PI; Nowotny Co-PI)  4/1/2014-3/31/2015  $11,994
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Applying a Social-Ecological Framework to Inmate Health

NSF  (Steiner)
Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NIH  (Nowotny, PI)  7/1/2014-6/30/2016  $105,395
 Examining Health Disparities: The Health and Healthcare of Incarcerated Adults

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)    

NIH  (Lawrence, PI)  7/1/2014-6/30/2017   $67,366
How College Degrees Affect Health Behavior

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)  

NIH  (Hawkins, PI)  7/1/2014-6/30/2016  $67,366
An Exploration of Contraceptive Risk-Taking: Norms and Attitudes

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31) 

NIH  (Root, PI)  7/1/2014 – 6/30/2016  $168,175
Comparative Geospatial Analysis of Two Pneumococcal  Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) Trials (R03)

NIH  (Hunter, PI) 7/1/2014 -6/30/2019  $57,091
CUPC Climate Change, Migration and Health Conference

American Diabetes Association (Riosmena, UCB PI)  7/1/2014 -6/30/2017  $150,760
Incidence of Obesity among Preschoolers in the United States
(subcontract through Emory University)

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bullet Affiliate Presentations
bullet Opportunities/Announcements
bullet Outreach & News
bullet Grants


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