Monthly Archives: May 2016


Understanding Digital Technology Access and Use Among New York State Residents to Enhance Dissemination of Health Information

By |May 10th, 2016|

JMIR Public Health and Surveillance

Jennifer A Manganello; Gena Gerstner; Kristen Pergolino; Yvonne Graham;  David Strogatz*

Background: Many state and local health departments, as well as community organizations, have been using new technologies to disseminate health information to targeted populations. Yet little data exist that show access and use patterns, as well as preferences for receiving health […]

Use of antidepressant medications not associated with A1C among individuals with diabetes in NHANES sample

By |May 10th, 2016|

Primary Care Diabetes

Jamie Kammer, Akiko S. Hosler, Emily Leckman-Westin, A. Gregory DiRienzo*

Introduction: Studies on the relationships between antidepressant medications and A1C, a measure of glucose levels over the past three months, have resulted in mixed findings. Most available research examined subclass effects. The current study aims to measure the association between individual antidepressant medications and […]

Social Networks and the Heritability of Migratory Behavior

By |May 10th, 2016|

 Biodemography and Social Biology

Jeffrey S. Napierala* & Timothy Gage*

Abstract: A small but growing body of literature examines the relationship between genetics and human migration. These studies suggest that some DRD4 alleles, particularly 7R+, are related to migration. This is surprising from a sociological perspective, which views migration largely as a product of social and economic […]

Non-microbial sources of microbial volatile organic compounds

By |May 10th, 2016|

Environmental Research

Hyunok Choi*, Norbert Schmidbauer , Carl-Gustaf Bornehag

Background: The question regarding the true sources of the purported microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs) remains unanswered.

Objective:To identify microbial, as well as non-microbial sources of 28 compounds, which are commonly accepted as microbial VOCs (i.e. primary outcome of interest is Σ 28 VOCs).

Methods: In a cross-sectional investigation of […]

Job mobility among parents of children with chronic health conditions: Early effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act

By |May 10th, 2016|

Journal of Health Economics

Pinka Chatterji*, Peter Brandon*, Sara Markowitz

Abstract: We examine the effects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) prohibition of preexisting conditions exclusions for children on job mobility among parents. We use a difference-in-difference approach, comparing pre-post policy changes in job mobility among privately-insured parents of children with chronic health […]

Consequences of legal risk communication for sanction perception updating and white-collar criminality

By |May 10th, 2016|

Journal of Experimental Criminology

Justin T. Pickett, Thomas A. Loughran, Shawn Bushway*

Objectives: Scholars have long emphasized that communicating, or “advertising”, information about legal sanction risk is necessary for the success of deterrence-based crime policies. However, scant research has evaluated whether direct communications about legal risk can cause sanction perception updating, the updating of ambiguity in sanction […]

Socioeconomic Status and the Trajectory of Body Mass Index Among Older Japanese: A Nationwide Cohort Study of 1987–2006

By |May 10th, 2016|

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences
Hiroshi Murayama, Jersey Liang, Joan M. Bennett, Benjamin A. Shaw*, Anda Botoseneanu, Erika Kobayashi, Taro Fukaya, & Shoji Shinkai


Objectives. This research analyzed the body mass index (BMI) level and rate of change, and their association with socioeconomic status among older Japanese adults.

Methods. Data came from a national sample […]

Close To You? How Parent–Adult Child Contact Is Influenced by Family Patterns

By |May 10th, 2016|

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences

Glenn Deane*, Glenna Spitze*, Russell A. Ward*, Yue (Angela) Zhuo


Objectives. Intergenerational contacts occur in the context of other family relationships. We examine how in-person contacts among parents and all adult children affect each other, focusing on proximity and other predictors to assess whether and how visiting is correlated […]

New Patterns of Internal Migration in Emigrant-Sending Communities: the Case of China

By |May 10th, 2016|

International Migration

Qian Song and Zai Liang*

Abstract: Despite the large number of migrants at both international and internal scales in developing countries, literature on building the links between the two migration processes is still lacking. Using survey data from China’s Fujian Province, we elaborate a novel link between international and internal migration processes by examining the […]

How the U.S. Prison Boom has Changed the Age Distribution of the Prison Population

By |May 10th, 2016|

Lauren C. Porter, Shawn D. Bushway*, Hui-Shien Tsao*, Herbert L. Smith

ABSTRACT: This article provides a demographic exposition of the changes in the U.S prison population during the period of mass incarceration that began in the late twentieth century. By drawing on data from the Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities (1974–2004) for inmates 17–72 […]