Demography Training Seminar


Co-hosted by CDE and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the weekly Demography Training Seminar augments affiliates’ professional skills, including those related to research communication, data management, analysis, and visualization, among many others. The series is largely targeted at the Center’s doctoral students and affiliated postdoctoral fellows, but certain sessions (e.g., new statistical methods, new computing tools) are also targeted to and attended by faculty. The series is designed to be flexible, so that training on new ideas and tools can be brought to the demography community quickly.


Led by Max Bebris in 2023-2024, the seminar meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. (8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building) and is open to all.

Fall 2023

Sept 6

Casey Pellien, UW IRB: What Demographers Need to Know About the IRB

Sept 13

No class

Sept 20

Katherine Curtis, UW C&E Sociology: PAA Abstracts Workshop

Sept 27

No class—Institute on Aging Colloquium

Oct 4

Caitlin Lowery, IRP Fellow: Quasi-Experimental Methods

Oct 11

Alex Mikulas, UW Sociology: Practice Job Talk

Oct 18

No class

Oct 25

Alejandra Ros Pilarz, UW Social Work: Writing and Research Productivity

Nov 1

Yang Wang, UW Public Affairs and Robert Thomas, WiscRDC: What’s Available at the Wisc Federal Statistics Research Data Center?

Nov 8

Sharada Dharmasankar, UW Econ: Practice Job Talk

Nov 15

Michal Engelman, UW Sociology: Preparing Dissertation Proposals

Nov 22

No class, Thanksgiving

Nov 29

Lindsay Jacobs, UW Public Affairs: Measuring Income and Wealth Across the Lifecourse

Dec 6


Dec 13

Jenna Nobles, UW Sociology and Tiffany Green, UW Pop Health: Data Quality Checks for Survey Data and Programming