Office of Research

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology


The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) supports population research and training at the University of Washington. It also functions as a regional center that gives population scientists at affiliated institutions in the Pacific Northwest access to cutting-edge demographic infrastructure and services.

Core Services Offered

Administration: The Administration team manages the day-to-day operations of the Center, its grant portfolio, its institutional connections, and the communal activities of CSDE affiliates and students. Administrative services include communications and coordination, administrative support for affiliates' projects, proposal preparation and grants management, fiscal management, and human resource administration.

Biodemography: The Biodemography team supports the use of biomarkers in population research by providing laboratory facilities for collecting, processing, and storing biological specimens and assisting CSDE affiliates in the use of biomarker assay protocols and methods tailored to their research.
Computing: The Computing team provides computing infrastructure and technical support to affiliates with the goal of providing not only secure, stable, and cost-effective research computing facilities, but also a cutting-edge and responsive environment for researchers at the frontiers of population research. An expert staff provides responsive and comprehensive research support through a high level of availability for individual consultation, troubleshooting, and cooperative infrastructure development.

Information: Information services contribute to the quality and productivity of affiliates' research, aid in the timely sharing of research among peers, and expose their work to a wider audience. The team offers reference assistance, including bibliographic searching; current awareness services; bibliographic instruction and information literacy workshops; translation and dissemination of affiliates' research through the CSDE website and other venues; and assistance with grant proposal and manuscript preparation. The staff maintains physical and online collections of demographic resources.

Statistics: The CSDE Statistics team offers consultation on all aspects of statistical design and analysis, training, statistical programming, and data management.

GIS: CSDE offers support in GIS and spatial analysis to affiliates, staff and demography students at the University of Washington. Regardless of your familiarity with GIS, don't hesitate to inquire about GIS training or consultation.

Funding Information:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development training grant 5T32HD007543

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development infrastructure grant 5R24HD042828

Reporting Structure:

Judy Howard, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Department of Economics, Department of History, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Department of Statistics, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Jackson School of International Studies,
Daniel J. Evans School of Policy & Governance, School of Nursing, School of Public Health

Center Details

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.jpg
Director: Curran, Sara
Location: 206 Raitt
Year Started: 1947
Administrator / Program Manager: Kemner, John
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Jackson School of International Studies
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 
Faculty Involvement: 115