• 2 Jun 2022 4:00 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Evidence for Action, a Signature Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is hiring a postdoc to work in their Methods Lab to help develop and share approaches to overcoming methodological challenges in research to advance health and racial equity. The postdoc should have training and interest in quantitative research methods and their application toward dismantling root causes of health inequities. 

    The individual will work on emerging topics that may focus on areas such as critical perspectives on quantitative methods in disparities research, data pooling to address small samples, and development of measures relevant to advancing racial equity.

    For full consideration, applications are due June 27. For more information visit

  • 23 May 2022 12:03 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    For more information and to apply, click here:

    Working Title: Deputy Director, Healthcare Workforce Data Center
    Role Title: Policy Planning Specialist III - 19133
    Job Open Date: 05/23/2022
    Job Close Date: 06/03/2022
    Open Until Filled
    Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
    Hiring Range: $80,000- $95,000
    Agency: Dept of Health Professions (223)
    Agency Website:
    Location: Henrico - 087
    Position Number: 00289
    Job Posting Number: 1099554
    Type of Recruitment: General Public - G
    Does this position have telework options? Yes
    Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No
    Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
    Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
    Pay Band: 06
    Job Description:
    The Department of Health Professions, a diverse and inclusive organization, is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Director of the Healthcare Workforce Data Center. This position serves as Senior Policy Researcher for the Division. This position manages and provides strategic planning for HWDC’s workforce survey research. Directs and conducts an array of policy research, economic forecasts and other research projects and manages research staff.

  • 21 Mar 2022 1:11 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    A helpline for Ukrainian academic colleagues has been established by Population Europe and Charles University. In the event that your Department/institution can offer something (e.g., a visiting position), please use the Helpline.

    "We have established a helpline where colleagues in Ukraine can access information about job offers, fellowships etc. directly at one place in the internet.

    Please feel free to send any information to

    Colleagues at Charles University, Prague, who run the website on behalf of Population Europe are in close contact with scholars in Ukraine."

    Thank you, SDA member David Swanson for bringing this to our attention. 

  • 2 Mar 2022 9:11 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    SDA Member David A. Swanson has been appointed to the Mortality Expert Panel at the Society of Actuaries Research Institute.

    Serving as the research arm of the Society of Actuaries (SOA), the SOA Research Institute provides objective, data-driven research bringing together tried and true practices and future-focused approaches to address societal challenges and your business needs. The Institute provides trusted knowledge, extensive experience and new technologies to help effectively identify, predict and manage risks. Representing the thousands of actuaries who help conduct critical research, the SOA Research Institute provides clarity and solutions on risks and societal challenges. The Institute connects actuaries, academics, employers, the insurance industry, regulators, research partners, foundations and research institutions, sponsors and non-governmental organizations, building an effective network which provides support, knowledge and expertise regarding the management of risk to benefit the industry and the public.

    For more information about the SOA Research Institute, see the following link -

  • 25 Feb 2022 2:10 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    SDA Members David A. Swanson and Lucky M. Tedrow had their paper "Taylor’s Law and the Relationship between Life Expectancy at Birth and Variance in Age at Death in a Period Life Table" published online by Population Review

    Click HERE to view the paper online.

  • 24 Feb 2022 4:06 PM | Gerald Shoultz (Administrator)

    The Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the spatial dimensions of community health, with an emphasis on emerging threats and inequalities including those facing underserved or marginalized populations and/or communities. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment and tenure home in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, will teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, engage in scholarly research, and participate in University and professional service. This faculty position is central to the department mission and broader initiative at CALS and the UW-Madison on environment and health.

    The successful candidate will continue to grow our department's longstanding commitment to research, teaching, and outreach that improves the ability to understand and intervene on the intersecting social causes and consequences of environmental and health problems. We have a particular interest in candidates whose work addresses emerging threats and inequalities, including those facing underserved or marginalized populations and/or communities.

    This position offers opportunities to contribute to and inform our growing major, our cross-college graduate program with the Department of Sociology, and our interdisciplinary programs with Global Health and Population Health. The position also offers excellent potential research collaborations with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the NICHD-funded multi-disciplinary Center for Demography and Ecology, and the on-going research and outreach activities at the Applied Population Laboratory.


    PhD in Sociology, Community health, or related field


    Applicants must hold a PhD prior to the start of the appointment and will preferably have a research specialization in the spatial dimensions of community health.

    Start date: The appointment for the position begins by August 22, 2022, and potentially sooner by May 1, 2022.

    How to Apply:

    Apply online at "Jobs at UW" ( under job number 252436. Applications must be received through the UW-Madison's online application system.

    Applicants should upload two (2) separate documents:

    -  Cover letter that includes a summary of research experience and plans, teaching experience and philosophy, outreach experience and philosophy, and commitment to diversity and inclusion in academia;

    -  Curriculum vitae.

    At the time of application, candidates will be asked to provide contact info for at least three individuals who will provide letters of reference.

    You can link directly to the job posting

  • 5 Feb 2022 5:26 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click here for a PDF of the following announcement.



    Deadline: May 1, 2022

    Population Research and Policy Review (PRPR) welcomes proposals for its next Special Issue. PRPR typically publishes one Special Issue (SI) each year. The next SI should include around 6 to 12 empirical papers together with an introductory editorial that provides a more overarching synthesis of the individual contributions.

    Submission of proposals

    The proposal for the SI should be made by the expected guest editor(s) and submitted to the editors-in-chief of PRPR (Kara Joyner: and Corey Sparks: The proposal must include:

    • the title of the special issue
    • the names and affiliations of the guest editor(s)
    • the names and affiliations of the contributing authors
    • a one-page summary of the theme, overarching aim, timeliness and innovativeness of the SI for publication in PRPR. It should be shown that the different papers fit together as a coherent SI.
    • all titles and (half page) abstracts of the SI paper contributions

    Procedure and responsibilities of the guest editor(s)

    The SI proposals will be evaluated by the Editors and Editorial Board of PRPR. If the proposal is selected, the process of evaluating the contributions will follow the regular review procedure of PRPR; however, the guest editor(s) will take the responsibility of editor(s) of the SI manuscripts. Depending on the number and quality of the SI proposals that are submitted in this call, the editorial team may decide to accept one or more proposals. However, in case the editorial team judges that none of the proposals meets the quality standards of the journal, it can also be decided that none of the suggested proposals will be accepted for further development and production.

    Once the editorial team of PRPR approves the proposal, the guest editor(s) will be informed of the time line for the production process. The guest editor(s) will from then on be the primary contact person(s) for the contributors to the SI and should inform them about deadlines for submission and further procedures. The full papers for the SI should be uploaded in Editorial Manager (the online submission system) and handled from there by the guest editor(s) who is(are) expected to manage the review process. The editorial office of PRPR will assist if needed.

    Each paper for the SI will be evaluated by three anonymous reviewers. The guest editorial will not be sent out to external reviewers, but will be evaluated by the editorial team of PRPR. After the reviewers’ reports have been received, the guest editor(s) decide(s) on the manuscript, inform(s) the authors of the decision, and set(s) the deadline for the revised manuscript. It may occur that one or more of the papers is rejected based on the reviewer reports. At this stage the editors-in-chief will be informed of the outcome and, if necessary, make a joint decision on how to proceed. The guest editor is responsible for ensuring that all papers are of sufficiently high quality and form a coherent set of papers for the SI.

    If you have any further queries, please contact PRPR editors-in-chief Kara Joyner and Corey Sparks.

  • 5 Feb 2022 4:58 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    An article by David A. Swanson, Mary A. McGehee, and Nazrul Hoque from 2009 was selected for inclusion in the 60th Anniversary Special Issue of the journal Population Review along with nine other papers as one of the 10 most articles downloaded by readers since the journal went fully digital in 2003. 

    The Introduction to the special issue and a link to their article, "Socio-Economic Status and Life Expectancy in the United States, 1970-1990" can be found here:

  • 26 Jan 2022 12:41 AM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    (Shared with SDA by David Swanson)

    The Population Group within Washington State’s Office of Financial Management is recruiting for a Forecast Analyst position (see position overview below). Please help us spread the word by sharing this announcement with colleagues that may be interested.  

    As the Forecast Analyst, you will be part of a team that produces a variety of population estimates and forecasts at the state, county and sub-county levels.  You will use your experience, knowledge and professional skills to lead OFM’s annexation and boundary certification functions working closely with local governments, state agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau.

    Our division conducts research on a variety of issues related to the state budget, public policy and demographics. Your job would be within our Population Unit, which develops official state and local population estimates and projections that the state can use for certain state revenues, growth management and other planning functions. As the official partner of the U.S. Census Bureau for Washington, the Population Unit distributes key information about the characteristics of Washington’s population and housing. We also guide a variety of stakeholders on how they can access and use demographic information.

    If interested in this position please see the job posting for more details. We are also recruiting for a Senior Forecast Analyst position. If you have any questions about either position, please contact Mike Mohrman (Mike.Mohrman@OFM.WA.GOV).

  • 13 Dec 2021 11:36 AM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    (13 December 2021)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (21 December 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    (13 December 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    (19 November 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (16 November 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (23 July 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    • "Republican Leaning States Take the Lead!"
      David Swanson and Eric Tyberg find that the 30 Republican-leaning states (those carried by Trump in 2016) now lead the 21 Democratic-leaning states (including D.C., those carried by Clinton) in total Covid-19 cases and case rates. As of April 1st, the Democratic-leaning states led in both these categories. Fueling the high rates of increase in Republican-leaning states are the rush to re-open (or to have never closed), a disdain for mask-wearing and social distancing and consumption of misinformation from Fox News.
    • "Update on the COVID-19 Warning System for San Juan County"

    (5 July 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (27 June 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

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