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U.S. Census Bureau – Quick Dive into Data Visualization Tools, Hosted by NCOA’s Equity in Aging Collaborative

Recorded On: 11/17/2022

Webinar Description

Since 2019, NCOA has partnered in various capacities with the U.S. Census Bureau, to ensure that all older adults and adults with disabilities are counted. Our partnership has included messaging, outreach, and toolkits built specifically to inform the aging network on how to fairly and accurately participate in the U.S. Census. This virtual training continues our partnership and the importance of data.  Census subject matter experts will provide an overview of Census data tools that contribute to a more holistic picture of how individuals are aging in the U.S. Hosted by NCOA’s Equity in Aging Collaborative, subject matter experts from the U.S. Census Bureau will discuss demographics related to older adults, to include: household composition of grandparents living with and responsible for their grandchildren; and data sets within the intersecting topics of aging, disability and poverty. Statistics like these inform researchers, educators, advocates, and policy makers, and can help us work together to prepare for demographic shifts among older adults in the coming decade. The webinar will conclude with a brief demonstration on how to access data tables using data.census.gov and Q&A.

Agenda

Moderator: Vivian Nava-Schellinger, JD

Introduction: NCOA and Roberto Ramirez, Assistant Division Chief for Special Population Statistics, Population Division

Demographics presentation: Zoe Caplan, Senior Demographic Statistician, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division

Data demonstration: Tyson Weister, Survey Statistician, Dissemination Outreach Branch, Center for Enterprise Dissemination

Q&A: Andrew Roberts, Chief, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division and C. Adam Bee, PhD, Economist, Income Statistics Branch, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division

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Roberto Ramirez

Assistant Division Chief for Special Population Statistics, Population Division

U.S. Census Bureau

Roberto R. Ramirez is assistant division chief of Special Population Statistics in the Census Bureau’s Population Division. During his 20 years at the U.S. Census Bureau, Ramirez has studied Hispanic and other minority ethnic and racial population groups, and published reports based on related data from the Current Population Survey, the American Community Survey, and the 2000, 2010 and 2020 Censuses. Ramirez presented key Census Bureau findings about the Hispanic population to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and during numerous radio, newspaper and TV interviews including C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" weekly program.

Zoe Caplan

Senior Demographic Statistician, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division

U.S. Census Bureau

Zoe Caplan is a survey statistician serving as a subject matter expert and senior analyst in the Sex and Age Statistics Branch at the U.S. Census Bureau. Caplan holds bachelor’s degrees in statistics and sociology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and master's degrees in the same from Indiana University, as well as a certificate in project management.

Tyson Weister

Survey Statistician, Dissemination Outreach Branch, Center for Enterprise Dissemination

U.S. Census Bureau

Tyson Weister is a survey statistician on the U.S. Census Bureau's communications team for centralized data dissemination. In this role, he engages data users and helps them navigate <data.census.gov>, Microdata Access, and the application programming interface (API). Weister holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and public affairs from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in communication from Purdue University. 

Andrew Roberts

Chief, Sex and Age Statistics Branch, Population Division

U.S. Census Bureau

Andrew Roberts is the chief of the Sex and Age Statistics Branch in the Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and earned certificates in data science and project management from Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University, respectively. In addition to subject matter expertise on sex, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity, he has expertise on survey operations, survey methodology, and data analysis.

C. Adam Bee, PhD

Economist, Income Statistics Branch, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division.

U.S. Census Bureau

Adam Bee is an economist in the Income Statistics Branch in the Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, where he has been since he completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame in 2011. His 2017 paper with Josh Mitchell titled, "Do Older Americans Have More Income Than We Think?" found evidence of substantial underreporting of retirement income in household surveys.

Vivian Nava-Schellinger, JD (Moderator)

Director, Community Partnerships & Network Activation

National Council on Aging

Vivian Nava-Schellinger, a proud Tejana, born and raised along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, attended and graduated from Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) all her life.  Nava-Schellinger, graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Legal Reasoning, a Master’s of Science in National Security Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, in Phoenix, Arizona.  Previously, Nava-Schellinger, worked in higher education advocating for access to educational opportunities for underrepresented populations while directing admissions at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. 

Nava-Schellinger, has utilized her legal training to efficiently and successfully merge business strategy, development, organizational management, and health policy to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare, economic security, and daily lives. Before her tenure at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Nava-Schellinger, worked in partnership and fund development within the non-profit sector for an organization aimed at reaching the hard-to-reach and connecting them to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, Nava-Schellinger worked in the private sector on the development and design of large-scale reimbursement patient assistance programs for low-income adults. At NCOA, she leads the organization’s ecosystem of national and community partnerships, external engagement of NCOA’s policy priorities with partners, and programming focused on vulnerable populations of older adults with equity as a baseline principle for restoring greater health and economic security for all.

Vivian resides in Washington, DC with her husband Jake, and their two rescue dogs (Fernando and Phil-Chepito).

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11/17/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes  |   Closed captions available
11/17/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes  |   Closed captions available Join NCOA as we hear from experts from the U.S. Census Bureau as we explore visualization tools to ensure that all older adults and adults with disabilities are counted.
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