Minnesota Demography and Aging Seminar

All Seminars will be held in-person on Mondays from 12:15-1:15PM CT in the Seminar Room in 50 Willey Hall. Seminars will also be live streamed via Zoom. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Contact mpc@umn.edu with any questions.

The Zoom link for all seminars is: https://umn.zoom.us/j/94355541888

Fall 2022 Seminar Series Speakers

September 12  

Jennifer Karas Montez, Sociology, Syracuse University

US State Policy Polarization and Death among Working-age Adults  |  Watch the Recording

September 19

Roland Thorpe, Jr., Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University

Black Men’s Health Across the Life Course  |  Watch the Recording

September 26

Molly Martin, Sociology and Demography, Penn State University

The Causal Effect of Income Gains on Children's Academic Achievement: Evidence from a Natural Experiment  |  Watch the Recording

October 3

Audrey Dorélien, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Racial/Ethnic Differences in US Social Contact Patterns and Implications for COVID-19  |  Watch the Recording

October 10

Kevin Cahill, Economics of Aging, Boston College ECONorthwest

To What Extent Do Older Americans Combine Retirement Pathways in the United States?

October 17  

Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Inequitable Access and Outcomes: The Case for Medicare Home Health

October 24 

Whitney Robinson, EpidemiologyDuke University

Selected Methodological Takes on Race, Racism, and Health Inequity

October 31

Janna Johnson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

The Heterogeneous Impacts of Climate-Related Extreme Events on Population Change: Evidence from U.S.-County Hurricane Exposure

November 7

Life Course Center Pilot Project Presentations

  • Janette Dill, Measuring the supply and turnover of direct care workers in long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the care of adults with AD/ADRD
  • Wei Duan-Porter, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Risk for Cognitive Decline and Dementia among Veterans with PTSD
  • Hannah Neprash, Primary Care Exam Length and Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing among Older Adults
  • Colleen Peterson, Comparing the Utility of Subjective and Objective Measures of Older Adult Health and Physical Functioning to Predict Long-Term Driving Difficulty and Driving Cessation
  • Tom VanHeuvelen & Jane VanHeuvelen, Intergenerational Health Socialization in Rural America

November  14  

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sociology, University of Minnesota

COVID-19 Mortality in Minnesota: What Do We Know and How is it Changing?

November  21 

Stephen Russell, Child Development, University of Texas

Don’t Say Gay: Research, Politics, and LGBTQ+ Youth

November  28  

Marti DeLiema, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota

Older Adult Victims of Mass Marketing Scams: An Analysis of Longitudinal Data Seized from Scammers' Customer Relationship Management Systems

December 5 

Ruby Nguyen, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Title To Be Announced

December 12  

Kathryn Grace, Geography, University of Minnesota

Climate Change and Fertility


To watch previous seminar recordings, visit the ISRDI YouTube channel.

Previous Seminar Series:

Since 2004, the MPC has been bringing national and international demographers to Minnesota to share their research at our Seminar Series. Click on the links below to see a listing of previous MPC Seminar Series presentations and speakers. If you would like more information regarding a past presentation, please contact mpc@umn.edu.