Minnesota Demography and Aging Seminar

MPC is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. Seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters. 

Please contact mpc@umn.edu with any questions.

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


FALL 2021 Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar schedule is flexible this semester and subject to change. All seminars will have the option to attend virtually. Notice about hybrid or any in-person event details will be clearly communicated closer to the event. We will be keeping in mind the University's policies, COVID-19 numbers in our community, and input from our speakers and community when making decisions. 


Tentative Schedule

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Understanding the Role of Natural Resources in Environmental Migration in the US Gulf Coast  |  Watch the Recording
Katherine Curtis - Community & Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison


MONDAY, OCTOBER 4  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Supplemental Income Programs and Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults  |  Watch the Recording
Emma Aguila - Sol Price School of Public of Policy, University of Southern California


MONDAY, OCTOBER 11  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Inequality without Groups: Intersectional Typicality and the Shift from Categories to the Cues of Categories  |  Zoom Link 
Ellis Monk - Department of Sociology, Harvard University


MONDAY, OCTOBER 25  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Title to be Announced  |  Zoom Link 
Alison Buttenheim - Nursing, University of Pennsylvania 


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

The Demography of Retirement  |  Zoom Link 
Courtney Coile - Economics, Wellesley College


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8  |  12:15 - 5:00 PM CT

Population Dynamics Branch: COVID Research and Data Barnraiser  |  Learn More and Sign Up
Virtual Panel Discussion, In-Person Poster Session, and In-Person Research Mixer


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Structural Determinants of Disparities in Later Life Cognitive Function and Dementia  |  Zoom Link 
Jennifer Manly - Neuropsychology in Neurology, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, Columbia University
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22  |  12:15 - 1:30 PM CT

Life Course Center Year 1 Pilot Project Presentations  |  Zoom Link 

Rural-Urban Differences in 5-Year Mortality among Older Adults in the United States: The Role of Socio-Demographic and Health Characteristics, Living Arrangements, and Spousal Mortality
Carrie Henning-Smith - Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota
Julia Drew - IPUMS

The Budgetary Impact of Assisted Living Availability on State Medicaid Spending on LTSS
Lynn Blewett - Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota

Do Grandparents Moderate the Association Between Early Life Conditions and Health at Older Ages?
Evan Roberts - Sociology, University of Minnesota
Anna Prizment - Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School

The Impacts of Extreme Weather on Older Adults’ Time Use
Sarah Flood - IPUMS
Jesse Berman - Environmental Health Science, University of Minnesota 
Kathryn Grace - Geography, University of Minnesota
David Van Riper - Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation, University of Minnesota

The Paradox of Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease
Rachel Hardeman - Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, University of Minnesota
Samuel L. Myers, Jr. - Public Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Minnesota


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Title to be Announced  |  Zoom Link 
Bharat Thyagarajan - University of Minnesota Medical School 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 6  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Cross-over Effects of Education on Health within Married Couples  |  Zoom Link 
Andrew Halpern-Manners - Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington


MONDAY, DECEMBER 13  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Raíces de Salud: The Social Determinants of Health among Older Latina/o/xs in the U.S.  |  Zoom Link 
Catherine Garcia - Sociology, Syracuse University

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.