MPC Seminar Series

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

Unless otherwise noted, all MPC Seminars are held from 12:15 to 1:15 PM on Mondays in the ISRDI Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall)

Spring 2020 Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 27
Differential Privacy and the 2020 Decennial Census
David Van Riper — ISRDI, University of Minnesota

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Manning Up and Womaning Down: How Husbands and Wives Report Earnings When She Earns More
Misty Heggeness — Economics, U.S. Census Bureau

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
Intergenerational Educational Mobility Among Mexican Americans Across the 20th Century
Jennifer Van Hook  — SociologyPenn State

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Appointments Versus Commitments: Overcoming Self-Control Problems in Preventive Health
Jason Kerwin — Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Social Inequalities in the Risk of Police-Involved Homicide
Michael Esposito — Sociology University of Michigan

MONDAY, MARCH 2
Higher Education and Earnings Inequality
Tom VanHuevelen — SociologyUniversity of Minnesota

MONDAY, MARCH 16
The Illness Associations of Police Violence
Alyasah Ali Sewell — Sociology, Emory University

MONDAY, MARCH 23
Milking It: The New Ecology of Human Milk
Ellen Demerath — Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

MONDAY, MARCH 30
Causes of America’s Lagging Life Expectancy: An International Comparative Perspective
Jessica Ho — Gerontology/Sociology, University of Southern California

MONDAY, APRIL 6
Structural Racism and Pregnancy-related Mortality Rates in the US: An Analysis of County-level Data
Rachel Hardeman — Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota

MONDAY, APRIL 13
Using Multidimensional Aging Profiles to Improve Mortality Prediction: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study
Bharat Thyagarajan
 — Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota

MONDAY, APRIL 20
Disparities in Maternal Health Behaviors during Pregnancy: Estimating the Role of Income from a Natural Experiment
Tiffany Green
 — Population Health / OBGYN University of Wisconsin

MONDAY, APRIL 27
Ignoring the Cost of Color in the Fight Against Racial Health Inequalities
Jaime Slaughter-Acey Epidemiology & Community HealthUniversity of Minnesota

MONDAY, MAY 4
Long-term Dynamics of Health, Well-Being, and Population Change After a Disaster
Elizabeth Frankenberg — Sociology, University of North Carolina

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.

To watch recordings, visit the ISRDI YouTube channel.