Host a Member Initiated Meeting

Member-Initiated Meeting 

A member-initiated meeting (MIM) is defined as an event held by a population research-related organization or individual; that happens two days prior, during or one day post the PAA Annual Meeting; and occurs in the annual meeting host city. MIM attendees may come from the PAA Annual Meeting community or from outside the annual meeting audience. MIMs could include committee meetings, business meetings, staff meetings, group trainings, research groups, working groups, or receptions.

Wednesday, April 6

Wednesday, April 6 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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This workshop will focus on how professors can integrate the analysis of US Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data in relevant, user-friendly ways in such courses as Intro Sociology, Social Problems, Stratification, Race Relations, the Family, Sociology of Aging, Population, and more.  Participants will learn about the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) directed by Professor Frey at the University of Michigan. Related supplemental  material on Census and population topics produced by Population Reference Bureau (PRB) will also be presented by Dr. Mather of PRB. Finally, Professor Andrew Beveridge will demonstrate and provide hands on training for the popular Census and ACS interactive data and mapping tool, Social Explorer.

The workshop will begin with an overview of the SSDAN project and data analysis materials.  Brief tutorials on the easy-to-use Datacounts and software tools will follow, with examples drawn from existing U.S. Census and ACS access tools. Participants can learn how their students can conduct analyses of pre-tailored 1950-2010 Census, and 2015-2019 ACS data using the online Datacounts software as well as the PRB and US Census Bureau Websites 

Dr. Mather of the Population Reference Bureau will introduce participants to several of PRB’s most popular    classroom products, publications, and website applications related to the Census, ACS and topics that can be taught using these data

Professor Beveridge will introduce participants to the features of Social Explorer though a demonstration and hands-on training.  Social Explorer has received recognition as a Webby Award Honoree for Education and as an Outstanding Reference Source Award from the Reference and User Services Association.

5:00 - 6:15pm 

Structural racism, sexism, and cis-heterosexism, contributes to, and may be the ultimate cause of, health disparities related to race/ethnicity, sexual identity, and gender identity. Yet there is wide variation in the measurement of these important concepts even within the population health field. This variation may stem, in part, from the expensive, time-intensive data work required to create the measures. Researchers from the Minnesota Population Center, IPUMS, and the Center for Antiracist Research for Health Equity (CARHE) want to develop a data dissemination system that enables easier measurement and study of structural racism and structural discrimination over time. This meeting is to solicit ideas from the population research community on the design of these measures and the dissemination system.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This interactive workshop will be geared toward new and prospective users of the National Couples’ Health and Time Study (NCHAT). NCHAT (n =3642), which included a 40-minute survey and time diary with experience sampling methods, is the only population-representative study with fully-powered subsamples of racial and ethnic and sexual and gender diverse adults and their partners (n = 1515) fielded during the pandemic (September 2020 to April 2021). NCHAT is uniquely positioned to examine relationship functioning, well-being, time-use, and health disparities, with oversamples of Black, Latinx, Asian, and non-heterosexual respondents; 38% percent of NCHAT main respondents identify as non-white and 45% identify as non-heterosexual. In this workshop, we will present an overview of NCHAT, provide information on how to access the public release and the restricted access data, and hold a question and answer session.

Thursday, April 7

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Gathering NIH program officers/ P2C administrators together to discuss all things NIH and grants and proposal submissions.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Census Bureau Human Resource Mangers will be on-site to discuss careers at the Census Bureau, how to apply on USA Jobs, and the hiring process for interested applicants.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Penn State's PRI hosting annual PAA Reception to gather Penn State attendees, alumni and PAA officials to generate networking and collaborations.
Thursday, April 7 - 6:45 - 8:00 PM

Friday, April 8

Thursday, April 8 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Census Bureau Human Resource Mangers will be on-site to discuss careers at the Census Bureau, how to apply on USA Jobs, and the hiring process for interested applicants.
Friday, April 8, 2022 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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