Monthly Archives: May 2016

Household Craft Production in the Prehispanic Urban Setting of Mayapán, Yucatan, Mexico

By |May 10th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Archaeological Research Marilyn A. Masson*, Timothy S. Hare, Carlos Peraza Lope, Bárbara C. Escamilla Ojeda, Elizabeth H. Paris, Betsy Kohut, Bradley W. Russell, Wilberth Cruz Alvarado ABSTRACT: The complexity of the organization of craft production mirrors multiple aspects of the larger political economies of premodern states. At the late Maya urban center of [...]

Heterogeneity identified at birth and blood pressure in adulthood

By |May 10th, 2016|Research Highlights|

American Journal of Human Biology Timothy B. Gage*, Furrina F. Lee*, Erin K. O'Neill, Jeff Napierala*, and Gregory Dirienzo* Abstract Objective: In the developmental programming literature, the association of birth weight and blood pressure later in life is modest at best. This article reexamines this issue using Covariate Density Defined mixture of regressions (CDDmr) to determine [...]

Female Infertility and “Emerging” Organic Pollutants of Concern

By |May 9th, 2016|Research Highlights|

By Michael S. Bloom , Romeo Micu, Iulia Neamtiu Modern chemical instrumentation has fostered a revolution of sorts, in which epidemiologic studies of female infertility can now devote attention to very low level, “background” exposures to “emerging” non-persistent organic pollutants, rather than on “legacy” persistent organic pollutants. Predicated on widespread and frequent contact, and substantial experimental [...]

Barriers to Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: Perceptions of New York School-Based Health Center Providers

By |May 9th, 2016|Research Highlights|

by Brett Harris, Benjamin Shaw, Hal Lawson and Barry Sherman BACKGROUND Adolescent substance use is associated with chronic health conditions, accidents, injury, and school-related problems, including dropping out. Schools have the potential to provide students with substance use prevention and intervention services, albeit with confidentiality challenges. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide confidentiality, positioning them as [...]

Racial and ethnic differences in leaving and returning to the parental home: The role of life course transitions, socioeconomic resources, and family connectivity

By |May 9th, 2016|Research Highlights|

By Lei Lei, Scott South Background: Although Black and Hispanic young adults in the U.S. are less likely than Whites to move out of the parental home and more likely than Whites to return, reasons for these differences have not been clearly identified. Objective: This study examines the ability of racial/ethnic disparities in life course transitions, [...]

Identifying Classes of Explanations for Crime Drop: Period and Cohort Effects for New York State

By |May 9th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Objective This paper advances current understanding of the contemporary crime drop by focusing on the changes in the age distribution of arrests from 1990 to 2010. Using the New York State Computerized Criminal History (CCH) file, which tracks every arrest in the state, we apply standard demographic methods to examine age-specific arrest rates over time. [...]

Benjamin Shaw Named Gerontological Society of America Fellow

By |May 9th, 2016|News|

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 21, 2015) -- Benjamin Shaw, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior in the University's School of Public Health and director of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Click the link to read full story--January 2016 -- [...]