News and Announcements - HBS PhD Newsletter - September 2, 2022
A Message From The Director of Graduate Studies
Now that the Fall semester is in full swing, I hope things are getting off to a good start for everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m jimi adams (yes I don’t capitalize my name; long, not terribly interesting story at this point), I’ve been here at UCD/HBS since 2014, and am currently a Professor in the department and recently (as of Aug 1) took on the role of Director of Graduate Studies. I look forward to seeing each of you progress in your program, and hope I can help make that as smooth and fruitful as possible. I will acknowledge that as I get my legs underneath me in this new position, some answers may initially be “I’ll have to find out what the answer to that is,” but I’ll aim to help you find them. Please swing by office hours or drop me an email if I can help, or just to chat.
PhD Student Shoutouts
Becky recently published her paper in SSM - Population Health with Ronica Rooks, The intersectional importance of race/ethnicity, disability, and age in flu vaccine uptake for U.S. adults. This research examines the intersectional effects of race/ethnicity and disability on flu vaccine use. Click the link below to read more. Way to go, Becky and Ronica!
As of August 29, Stephanie started her new position as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist working with the US Agency for International Development's Center for Education. Congratulations, Stephanie!
Petros published a paper with Stephanie Chamberlin and Sara Yeatman on Men’s Endorsement of Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Testing Behavior Across Sub-Saharan Africa. Click the link below to check it out! Moreover, Petros successfully defended his prospectus and officially started his fieldwork in Swaziland. Amazing work, and congratulations, Petros!
The Teaching Fellows Program welcomes all interested graduate students to attend our monthly sessions this year. You do not need to prepare anything ahead of the session and can simply drop in. You also can choose to attend just 1 session or all of the sessions based on your interests and availabilities.
If interested in learning more, do not hesitate to reach out to the Lead Teaching Fellow, Monica Adams or the Teaching Fellow Mentor, Hyeyoung Nelson. We hope to see you at our monthly sessions!
Schedule of Sessions
September 2, 10-11:30 AM: Teaching Approaches
October 7, 10-11:30 AM: Diversity and Equity in the Classroom
November 4, 10-11:30 AM: Teaching Controversial Topics
February 3, 10-11:30 AM: Building Your Syllabus
March 3, 10-11:30 AM: Building Your Course (Sandbox in Canvas)
April 7, 10-11:30 AM: Workshopping an Assignment
Making Air Quality Count: Low-cost sensors, Public Health and Urban Planning
Please join us for the first of 7 presentations of the Fall 2022 Colloquium Series. Our first presenter, Dr. Priyanka deSouza, will be joining us from the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at CU Denver.
Grants Database: Interested in applying of funding to support your doctoral studies? The HBS Grants Database has information on internal and external opportunities and example grant proposals written by HBS students. This is a living document, so please send changes or new grants that should be included to Stephen.
HBS Dissertation Database: Not sure what dissertations look like? See the HBS Dissertation Database for links to past dissertations.
HBS Qualitative and Mixed Methods Library: Jean has carefully compiled a library full of excellent methods resources focused on qualitative and mixed methods.