MPC Workshop

The MPC Workshop provides a rich set of opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to familiarize themselves with, and keep abreast of, the important work being done at the MPC. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to present their research and other works in progress and to pursue professional training and development. The flexible and casual setting of the MPC Workshop is designed to support all participants. Workshops are scheduled on Fridays from 12:15pm-1:15pm during the academic year. This spring to keep participants safe and healthy, all workshops will be held virtually. 

Please contact mpc@umn.edu with any questions.

Spring 2021 Schedule

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

What is the MPC and What Can it Do for You? | Watch the Recording
All UMN graduate students welcome | Slides

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Introduction to Writing National Science Foundation Grants | Watch the Recording
Chalandra Bryant - Department of Family Social Sciences, UMN | Slides

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

What's the Deal with Postdocs? (And How to Find One)Watch the Recording
Theresa OsypukMPC Associate Director and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health
Kazumi Tsuchiya - MPC Population Health Postdoctoral Fellow 
Maryia Bakhtsiyarava - Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California - Berkeley 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

How to Give a 12-Minute Research Talk  | Watch the Recording
Jose Pacas - Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation 
Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks (book)  |  PolicyViz Worksheet

FRIDAY, MARCH 5

Thinking Outside of the Ivory Tower: Non-academic Career Options | Zoom Link
Mike Davern - Executive Vice President of Research, NORC
Kim Turner - Business Intelligence Principal, Humana 
Misty Heggeness - Principal Economist/Senior Advisor for Evaluations & Experiments, U.S. Census Bureau

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Population Studies Trainee Presentations  | Zoom Link
Housing Stress and Self-Rated Health of Migrant Workers in Chinese Cities - Yi Wang
Climate, Mothers’ Time-Use, and Child Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Uganda - Chris Boyd Leon 

FRIDAY, MARCH 26

Sticky Situations: Ethical Issues in Research  | Zoom Link
Rob Warren - MPC Director and Professor of Sociology
Lindsey Fabian - Training and Grants Manager, ISRDI 
Katie Berry - MPC Population Health Predoctoral Trainee

FRIDAY, APRIL 2  |  12:15 - 1:45 

Population Studies Trainee Presentations  Zoom Link
How do Climate Shocks and Armed Conflict Affect Migration? A Case Study of Conflict, Climate, and Internal Migration in Zimbabwe from 2002-2012 - Ruthie Burrows
The Carceral and Welfare State: Mental and Physical Health Conditions Among Vulnerable Youth - De Andre' T. Beadle 
Police Violence and Gentrification: How Gentrification Shapes Use of Force by Police -  Chris Robertson

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Getting Research Money: National Institutes of Health Research Grants for Pre and Postdocs  Zoom Link
Katie Berry - Population Health Predoctoral Trainee
Ann Meier - MPC Training Director and Professor of Sociology
Wendy Diedrich - SPH Health Policy & Management, UMN

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

Population Association of America Conference Poster Practice
More details to come

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Population Association of America Conference Presentation Practice
More details to come

To view past MPC Workshop (previously the Inequality & Methods Workshop) schedules, please use the links below:

Some select previous workshops have been recorded and can be found on the ISRDI YouTube channel.