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UT Faculty Involved in Study of Census Data

The Atlanta Census Research Data Center has four projects in process led by two faculty members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Nicholas Nagle, assistant professor of geography, has an active project on “Imputing Small Area Sample Weights for Public Use Microdata: Increasing the Geographic Scope of the PUMS,” with colleagues from the University of Colorado. He has a pending study on “Improving the Connection Between the Spatial and the Survey Sciences,” also working with a University of Colorado colleague.

Sunha Choi, lecturer in the College of Social Work, has an active project on “Contextual Effects of Community Characteristics on Healthcare Behaviors among Older Foreign-Born Individuals.”His pending project involves “Access to Healthcare among Asian Subgroups in the U.S.: Examining the Interaction Between Community- and Individual-Level Characteristics Using Multillevel Modeling.”

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is one of seven southern universities working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control on census data that is not available for public distribution but can be studied in aggregate.

The ACRDC has two upcoming conferences in Atlanta:

  • The 2013 Research Data Centers annual conference on September 17, 2013
  • The 2013 Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference from September 18 to September 20, 2013