Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Population Dynamics COVID Research

The first ever biannual MPC Population Dynamics Barn-raising (PDB) to was held Monday, November 8. The theme for this half-day event was "Building Interdisciplinary Collaborations for Population Dynamics COVID Research." 

Due to COVID safety concerns, the event was held in a hybrid format.

Virtual Panel Discussion: From 12:15pm to 1:30pm a moderated panel discussion on "Population Causes and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic."  |  Watch the Recording

  • Marc Bellemare, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Susan Marshall Mason, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota
  • Alyssa Morris, Psychology, University of Southern California
  • Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • Moderator: Claire Kamp Dush, Sociology, University of Minnesota

In-Person Poster Session: From 2:00pm to 3:30pm we held an in-person, low pressure poster session in the wide-open expanse of 120 Anderson Library (masks were required). Posters were brief presentations of ongoing or planned COVID-related research projects and/or presentations of COVID-related data resources suitable for population-level research. Our goal was to help connect researchers with each other and with the data they need to conduct their research.

In-Person Research Mixer: From 3:45 to 5:00 we headed outside of 29 Willey Hall--just down the outdoor steps from Anderson Library--to mix and mingle and discuss COVID-related research and how MPC can support your ongoing or planned work.