These seminars are designed for researchers studying issues at the intersections of topics related to the life course and demography. Seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters. All seminars are hybrid with in person speakers and audience as well as a Zoom option for attending remotely. The University of Minnesota community and friends of the Life Course Center are welcome to attend.

All seminars are 12:15 - 1:15 PM Central Time in 50 Willey Hall Seminar Room (unless otherwise noted). 

Fall 2023 Seminar Series 

September 11 

Fertility Goals in the Later Childbearing Years  |  Recording not available due to technical issues

Karen Guzzo - Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina and Director of the Carolina Population Center


September 18 

Stress, Psychosocial Well-Being and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women  |  Watch the Recording

Susan Everson-Rose - Associate Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research and Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota


September 25

Relationship Quality and Functional Health in Later Life  |  Watch the Recording

Patricia Thomas - Associate Professor of Sociology, Perdue University


October 2

Association Between Neighborhood Inequalities and Brain Development in Youth  |  Watch the Recording

Ka Ip - Assistant Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota


October 9

Aging in Rural America  |  Watch the Recording

Carrie Henning-Smith - Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management and Deputy Director of the Rural Health Research Center, University of Minnesota


October 16

A Mixed Method Study of Medicaid Transitions After the COVID Pandemic Public Health Emergency  |  This seminar was not recorded

Elaine Hernandez - Associate Professor of Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington


October 23

Telling Tales: Using Digital Storytelling as a Research Methodology to Center Participants’ Voices  |  Zoom Link

April Bell - Assistant Professor, Family Community Medicine, University of California - San Francisco 


October 30

The Use of IPUMS Multigenerational Longitudinal Panel Data to Estimate Mortality and Fertility in the Pre-registration Era of the United States  |  Zoom Link

J. David Hacker -  Associate Professor of History, University of Minnesota


November 6

Introducing IPUMS MICS: Integrated Global Health Microdata in Low and Middle Income Countries  |  Zoom Link

Anna Bolgrien - Research Scientist, IPUMS MICS, University of Minnesota 


November 13  |  Extended Time - 12:15 - 1:30 PM

Life Course Center Pilot Project Presentations   |  Zoom Link

  • Discrimination and Resilience on Health Across the Lifespan: A Mixed-Methods Study of Asian and Asian American Older Adults - Cindy Vang, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Chico
  • Perceived Workplace Age Discrimination and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cognitive Functioning among Older Workers - Frank Heiland, Associate Professor, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research
  • Disparities in Inflammation at Older Ages: Exploring the Role of Occupation - Theresa Andrasfay, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • Work Precarity and the Aging Workforce: Trends in Health Disparity Among Older Service Sector Workers - Renada Goldberg, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Simmons University


November 20

Utilizing Strengths-Based Approaches to Addressing the Black Youth Mental Health Crisis  |  Zoom Link

J'Mag Karbeah  - Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota


November 27

Development-induced Displacement and Women and Children's Well-being: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon  |  Zoom Link

Heather Randell - Assistant Professor, Global Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


December 4

Accelerated Biological Aging among Respondents in Same Sex versus Mixed Sex Relationships in Add Health and HRS Data  |  Zoom Link

Tara McKay - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity 


December 11

Racial Equity in New Deal Employment and Long-term Mortality in US Counties  |  Zoom Link

David Rehkopf -  Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University


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



Spring 2023 (Schedule and recordings)

Fall 2022 (Schedule and recordings)

Spring 2022 (Schedule and recordings)

Fall 2021 (schedule and recordings) 

Spring 2021 (schedule and recordings)

Fall 2020 (schedule and recordings)

Spring 2020 Flyer (Note because of COVID-19 seminars starting March 18th were cancelled).

Spring 2019 Flyer

Fall 2019 Flyer


The LCC regularly convenes Open Forums where research results are presented to the broader community. in addition to piloting its new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC), promoting intergenerational learning and career readiness for what’s next in people's lives.