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Institute of Behavioral Science


Sept 2013

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Affiliate Publications

Accepted/in print since Feb 2013
Alston, Lee J., Marcus Melo, Bernardo Mueller and Carlos Pereira. (Forthcoming). Changing social contracts: beliefs and dissipative inclusion in Brazil. Journal of Comparative Economics. Earlier version published as NBER Working Paper No. # 18588 (December 2012).

Alston, Lee J., Krister Andersson and Steven M. Smith. (Forthcoming). Payment for environmental services: hypotheses and evidence. Annual Review of Resource Economics, Volume 5. Earlier version published as NBER Working Paper No. # 18740 (January 2013).

Benjaminsen, T., M. J. Goldman, M. Minwary, and M. Faustin. (2013). Wildlife management in Tanzania: recentralization, rent seeking, and resistance. Development and Change. Early view online.21 AUG 2013.

Boardman, Jason D., Benjamin W. Domingue, Casey L. Blalock, Brett C. Haberstick, Kathleen Mullan Harris, and Matthew B. McQueen. (Forthcoming). Is the gene-environment interaction paradigm relevant to genome-wide studies? The case of education and body mass index. Demography.

Boardman, Jason D., Jonathon Daw, and Jeremy Freese. (Forthcoming). Defining the environment in gene-environment research: lessons from social epidemiology. American Journal of Public Health.

Conroy, Amy, Sara Yeatman, and Kathryn Dovel. (Forthcoming). The social construction of AIDS during a time of evolving access to antiretroviral therapy in rural Malawi. Culture, Health & Sexuality.

Creighton, M. and F. Riosmena. (2013). Migration and the gendered origin of migrant networks among couples in Mexico. Social Science Quarterly (94):79–99. DOI:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00928.x

Daw, Jonathan, Kathryn Nowotny, and Jason D. Boardman. (2013). The changing nature of tobacco and alcohol co-use by gender in the United States, 1976-2010. Demographic Research 28:22:637-648.

Daw, Jonathan, Michael Shanahan, Kathleen Mullan Harris, Andrew Smolen, Brett Haberstick, and Jason D. Boardman. (2013). Genetic sensitivity to peer behaviors: 5HTTLPR, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54:1:92-108.

Everett, Bethany G. and Stefanie Mollborn. (2013). Examining sexual orientation disparities in unmet medical needs among men and women. Population Research and Policy Review. Published online ahead of print. Available at DOI: 10.1007/s11113-013-9282-9

Gerritsen, Annette, Philippe Bocquier, Michael White, Cheikh Mbacké, Nurul Alam, Donatien Beguy, Frank Odhiambo, Charfudin Sacoor, Ho Dang Phuc, Sureeporn Punpuing, and Mark A. Collinson. (2013). Health and demographic surveillance systems: contributing to an understanding of the dynamics in migration and health. Global Health Action Vol 6.

Giner, N.M., C. Polsky, R.G. Pontius Jr., and D.M. Runfola. (Forthcoming). Understanding the determinants of lawn landscapes: A fine-resolution spatial statistical analysis in suburban Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning.

Goldman, M., J. R. Dephinho, and J. Perry. (2013). Beyond ritual and economics: Maasai lion hunting and conservation politics. Published online: 14 May 2013: 1-11. doi:10.1017/S0030605312000907

Goldman, M., and F. Riosmena. (2013). Adaptive capacity in Tanzanian Maasailand: Changing strategies to cope with drought in fragmented landscapes. Global Environmental Change 23: 588–597.

Grant, Monica and Sara Yeatman. (Forthcoming). The Impact of family transitions on child fostering in rural Malawi. Demography.

Haberstick, Brett C., Jeffrey M. Lessem , John K. Hewitt, Andrew Smolen, Christian J. Hopfer, Carolyn T. Halpern, Ley A. Killeya-Jones, Jason D.
, Joyce Tabor, Ilene C. Siegler, Redford B. Williams, and Kathleen Mullan Harris. (Forthcoming). MAOA genotype, childhood maltreatment, and their interaction in the etiology of adult antisocial behaviors. Biological Psychiatry.

Hunter, L.M., S. Murray, and F. Riosmena. (Forthcoming). Climatic variability and U.S. migration from rural Mexican livelihoods. International Migration Review.

Kinzig, Ann P., Paul R. Ehrlich, Lee J. Alston, Kenneth Arrow, Scott Barrett, Timothy G. Buchman, Gretchen C. Daily, Bruce Levin, Simon Levin, Michael Oppenheimer, Elinor Ostrom, and Donald Saari. (2013). Social Norms and Global Environmental Challenges: The complex interaction of behaviors, values, and policy. BioScience.

Little, J. and R.E. Dorrington. (2013). "The multi-exponential model migration schedule", in Moultrie T.A., R.E. Dorrington, A.G. Hill, K. Hill, I.M. Timæus and B. Zaba (eds). Tools for Demographic Estimation. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, pp. 390-402.

Little, J. and J. Raymer. (2013). “Log-linear models of migration flows,” in Moultrie T.A., R.E. Dorrington, A.G. Hill, K. Hill, I.M. Timæus and B. Zaba
(eds). Tools for Demographic Estimation. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, pp. 403-419.

Montez, Jennifer K., and Anna Zajacova. (2013). Explaining the widening education gap in mortality among U.S. white women. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 54(2): 165-181.

Muchimba, Maureen, Megan Burton, Sara Yeatman, Abdallah Chilungo, Brett Haberstick, Susan Young, Robin Corley and Matthew McQueen. (Forthcoming). Behavioral disinhibition and sexual risk behavior among adolescents and young adults in Malawi. PLOS One.

Nawrotzki, R., F. Riosmena, and L. Hunter. (2013). Do rainfall deficits predict U.S.-bound migration from rural Mexico? Evidence from the Mexican Census. Population Research and Policy Review 32(1):129-158. DOI 10.1007/s11113-012-9251-8.

Riosmena, F., R. Wong, and A. Palloni. (2013). Migration, selection, protection, and acculturation in health: A binational perspective on older adults. Demography 50:1039-1064. DOI 10.1007/s13524-012-0178-9.

Riosmena, F. (2013). Contributing author in National Research Council. Options for Estimating Illegal Entries at the U.S.–Mexico Border. A. Carriquiry and M. Majmundar, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Available at

Runfola, D.M., C. Polsky, C. Nicolson, N. Giner, R.G. Pontius Jr., J. Krahe, and A. Decatur. (Forthcoming). A growing concern? Examining the influence of lawn size on residential water use in suburban Boston, MA, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning.

Runfola, D.M., R.G. Pontius Jr. (Forthcoming). Quantifying the temporal instability of land change transitions. International Journal of GIS.

Runfola, D.M., C. Polsky, N. Giner, R.G. Pontius Jr.,C. Nicolson. (Forthcoming). "Future suburban development and the environmental implications of lawns: A case study in New England, USA", in D. Czamanski, I. Benenson, and D. Malkinson, eds. Cities and Nature. Springer: New York.

Sheehan, C. and F. Riosmena. (2013). Migration, business formation, and the informal economy in urban Mexico. Social Science Research 42(4):1092-118.

Yeatman, Sara, Jenny Trinitapoli and Sarah Hayford. (2013). Letter to the editor: Limitations of clinic-based studies on HIV and fertility preferences. American Journal of Public Health 103(6):e5.

Zajacova, Anna, and Sarah A. Burgard. (2013). Healthier, wealthier, and wiser: A demonstration of cohort composition changes due to mortality selection. Population Research and Policy Review 32(3): 311-324.

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affiliate presentations/activities

Since Feb 2013
Lee Alston presented an invited keynote address at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy. “Beliefs, leadership and economic transitions; how to turn off Auto-Pilot.” May 2013.

Lee Alston gave a presentation at the Foundation for Teaching Economics. "Economic forces in American history". Las Vegas. July 2013.

Lee Alston gave a presentation at the International Society for the New Institutional Economics. Annual Meeting. Florence Italy June 2013.

Lee Alston gave a presentation at the University of British Columbia. Department of Economics. Vancouver, B.C. March 2013.

Lee Alston gave a presentation at the University of Colorado. Law School Boulder, CO. March 2013.

Jason Boardman gave an invited talk, “Some signals but a lot more noise: making sense of gene-environment interactions across the human genome.” Harvard University, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program. April 4, 2013.

Jason Boardman gave an invited talk, “Genetic inheritance and demographic inquiry: what do specific genes tell us?” University of California at Berkeley, Department of Demography Bay Area Colloquium in Population (BACPOP) Series. March 7, 2013.

Jason Boardman was an invited participant in a thematic session at ASA entitled “Interrogating Contemporary Genetics and its Potential Contribution to Social Science.”

J.D. Daw was a session discussant in "Genes, Environment, Health, and Development". Population Association of America annual meeting, New Orleans. April 2013.

J.D. Daw presented "The Nature, determinants, and consequences of the school-level tobacco-alcohol use association." Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans. April 2013. With Jason D. Boardman.

J.D. Daw
presented "Racial and educational differentiation in extended kinship structures in the United States." Population Association of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans. April 2013. With Ashton M. Verdery.

J.D. Daw presented "Tobacco and alcohol co-use, school health behavioral environments, and the 5HTTLPR and DRD4 genes." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York. August 2013. With Jason D. Boardman.

J.D. Daw
presented as a panelist in the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities Invited Session: "Structural inequality, discrimination, and minority health: new research horizons". American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York. August 2013.

Mara Goldman spent 10 days in Tanzania working on setting up two separate research projects. One was the second phase of data collection on an NSF funded project on Maasai women's empowerment in Tanzania, and the other was a seed grant funding two graduate students on the co-production of knowledge for climate change adaptation.

Jani Little
has been appointed to the University of Colorado Boulder Research Data Advisory Committee.

Sanyu Mojola, Jill Williams, and Nicole Angotti completed fieldwork between March and June for their project "HIV after 40 in Rural South Africa." The study is a qualitative follow-up of older adults that participated in the 2010-2011 HIV/NCD prevalence and risk factor survey in the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance Site in South Africa. To examine the sexual behavior, HIV risk perception, HIV testing and treatment behavior of older adults, they conducted life history interviews with an age and gender stratified sample of HIV positive and negative adults over 40. To provide further context for their Life History Interviews they also conducted focus group discussions and key informant interviews. The project was jointly funded by the University of Colorado Innovative Seed Grant Program (IGP) and NIH (P.I. Menken). CUPC provided pilot funding for initial analysis of the HIV/NCD survey and a rapid response grant which funded a graduate student assistant over the summer for the project.

Sara Yeatman
and Christie Sennott presented a paper, “The sensitivity of measures of unintended pregnancy to question timing: evidence from Malawi.” at IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, South Korea, August 2013.

Sara Yeatman, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Hannah Furnas presented a paper at IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, South Korea, August 2013.

Sara Yeatman was Organizer/Chair, Session on “Fertility intentions over time” and “Reproductive ambivalence and uncertainty” XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Korea, August 2013.

Anna Zajacova and Katrina Walsemann presented “Adolescent health and educational attainment: An examination of reverse causality.” Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA. April 2013.

Anna Zajacova and Sarah A. Burgard presented ”Healthier, wealthier, and wiser: A demonstration ofc ompositional changes in aging cohorts due to selective mortality.” Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA. April 2013.

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Opportunities / Announcements

IGSS 2013. With support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America, the Institute of Behavioral Science and University of Colorado Population Center are hosting the 4th annual conference entitled Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences, October 10-12, 2013. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. Information about the conference can be found here:

Rocky Mountain Census Research Data Center (RMCRDC). A proposal to establish the Rocky Mountain Census Research Data Center (RMCRDC) was submitted to the National Science Foundation Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Program on August 15. If approved, the Center will be set up through a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, and, based on Census guidelines, qualified researchers will be allowed to conduct statistical analyses of the available economic, population, and health data collected internally by selected federal statistical agencies. The RMCRDC will be hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder and housed in IBS. It will be governed by representatives from consortium institutions: University of Colorado Boulder; Colorado State University, University of Colorado Denver| Anschutz Medical Campus; University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and University of Wyoming. The submission included abstracts of research projects that will use the RMCRDC. Of the 50 plus abstracts included, 23 came from CUPC researchers. Seth Spielman is the PI and Jani Little, Keith Maskus, and Richard Rogers are Co-PIs.

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 Feb 2013
Lori Hunter's graduate seminar in Population & Environment has resulted in several outreach pieces:
* Jessie Luna, Sociology graduate student, "Hunting Musk Oxen and Building High Tunnels in the Arctic". Worldwatch Blog Post, March 22, 2013:
* Lucy McAllister, Environmental Studies graduate student, "The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste". Population Reference Bureau. April 2013:
* Michelle Beach, Anthropology graduate student, "Urban Agriculture Increases Food Security for Poor People in Africa". Population Reference Bureau. April 2013:

Lori Hunter was asked to write the inaugural contribution for a new article in the PAA Affairs highlighting an “emerging area of population studies”:
“Population and Climate: Examples of Progress in Research and Policy Domains”, Lori M. Hunter.

CU Boulder’s summary brochure of Research mentions “Sociology in South Africa” as part of the section on “Global Reach for Research:” “CU-Boulder researchers have worked to estimate the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa and to understand how communiities, families and individuals cope with the disease.” This work is profiled along with Astronomy in Chile, and Ecology in Antarctica, and Physics in Switzerland.

Lori Hunter was interviewed in PRB Spotlights: "Innovative Population and Environment Research," Lori is glad that population and environment research is becoming more sophisticated. As editor of the journal Population and Environment for the past five years, she reports that she's seen the theory behind research become stronger and the methods more creative.

Seth Spielman's research on error margins in US Census data is covered in a story here:

Professor Ryan Masters has arrived in Boulder with a big bang. His recent research on the connection between obesity and mortality rates was featured on NBC News:
and the story was also covered by CNN:
and USA Today: and a slew of other news outlets around the world.

The journal Population & Environment, for which Lori Hunter is Editor-in-Chief, has risen to #1 in the ISI impact factor rankings among Population
Studies journals, with a 2012 impact score of 2.585. Lori has been leading the journal for 5 years and it has been on a steady upward trajectory moving from #22 (2010) to #5 (2011) and now to the top-ranked position!

Tim Wadsworth's research on sex and happiness is covered in a story in the Camera at

Raphael Nawrotzki has been selected from a very competitive pool of applicants to attend both the Bangladesh (2013) and Munich (2014) sessions of the Resilience Academy, on the theme of Livelihood Resilience, hosted by United Nations University - Institute of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and the Munich Re Foundation (MRF). The Resilience Academy will provide a platform for connecting communities of expertise (early phase practitioners, academics, and policy analysts), examining livelihood resilience in the face of local and regional realities,and co-creating concepts to foster resilience. More information can be found here:

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Since Feb 2013
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research, Joshua Rasplica Rodd, Co-PI, Elisabeth Root, PI. Politics, Health, and Space: The Case of Two Refugee Communities and Their Neighboring Communities in Uganda. 4/1/13 – 3/31/14. $15,842

Integrating Genetics and Social Science Annual Conference, Jason Boardman, PI. Population Association of America. 7/1/2013-6/30/2014. 6,013

CUPC Pilot Grants:

Jason Boardman $1,000.00, IGSS support

Jill Williams, Sanyu Mojola, & Nicole Angotti $2,500.00, HIV after 40 in Rural South Africa Analysis Grant

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