MPC Seminar Series

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

Please contact mpc@umn.edu with any questions.

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)

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

Spring 2020 Schedule

MONDAY, JANUARY 27
Differential Privacy and the 2020 Decennial Census- Watch recording here
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- Watch recording here.
Jennifer Van Hook  — SociologyPenn State

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Social Inequalities in the Risk of Police-Involved Homicide- Watch recording here.
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
Police Exposure as a Determinant of Structural Racism: An Exploration of Preterm Birth in Neighborhoods with High Police Exposure
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.