Monthly Archives: June 2016


Importance of Leadership and Employee Engagement in Trauma-informed Organizational Change at a Girls’ Juvenile Justice Facility

By |June 21st, 2016|

Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance

Laura J. Elwyna, Nina Esaki & Carolyn A. Smith*

Abstract: Juvenile justice facilities have historically struggled with creating and maintaining safe, therapeutic environments. The need to maintain order has often led to practices that diminish and traumatize residents rather than enable healing and development. Efforts to create change in institutional […]

Perceived Housing Discrimination and Self-Reported Health: How Do Neighborhood Features Matter?

By |June 21st, 2016|

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Tse-Chuan Yang*, Danhong Chen, Kiwoong Park

Background: While the association between perceived discrimination and health has been investigated, little is known about whether and how neighborhood characteristics moderate this association.

Purpose: We situate discrimination in the housing context and use relative deprivation and social capital perspectives to fill the knowledge gap.

Methods: We applied multilevel logistic modeling to […]

The Effects of Legal Status on Employment and Health Outcomes among Low-Skilled Chinese Immigrants in New York City

By |June 21st, 2016|

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 666:1  (July 2016)

Zai Liang*, Bo Zhou

Abstract: Using a 2004 survey done in New York City’s Chinese community, we explore the extent to which legal status affects immigrants’ labor market performance and health status. We focus on five issues related to legal status of immigrants: wages, […]

Postpartum Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care Among Women Diagnosed During Pregnancy

By |June 21st, 2016|

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Swain CA , Smith LC , Nash D , Pulver WP , Gordon D , Bian F , Miranda W , Anderson BJ , Chicoine J , Birkhead GS , McNutt LA*

Abstract: To identify factors associated with continuity of care and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) virologic suppression among postpartum women diagnosed with HIV during […]

Residential segregation and racial disparities in self-rated health: How do dimensions of residential segregation matter?

By |June 21st, 2016|

Social Science Research

Tse-Chuan Yang*, Yunhan Zhao, Qian Song

Abstract: Previous research on segregation and health has been criticized for overlooking the fact that segregation is a multi-dimensional concept (i.e., evenness, exposure, concentration, centralization, and clustering) and recent evidence drawn from non-black minorities challenges the conventional belief that residential segregation widens racial health disparities. Combining a survey […]

Estimation of fish size from archaeological bones of hardhead catfishes (Ariopsis felis): Assessing pre-Hispanic fish acquisition of two Mayan sites

By |June 21st, 2016|

Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Volume 8 (August 2016)

Nayeli G. Jiménez-Cano, Marilyn A. Masson*

Abstract: The presence of marine catfishes (Ariopsis felis) in several pre-Hispanic Mayan sites indicates their importance in the economy of the region. The present study presents a method for predicting marine catfish body size, standard length, total length and weight from bones usually recovered […]

End-of-Life Care: Whose Decision Is It Anyway? A Case Study in an Assisted Living Facility

By |June 21st, 2016|

Journal of Palliative Medicine (June 2016)

Hornick David N., Paynter Christopher, Dailey Michael W., and Young Yuchi*

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* Denotes CSDA Associates and Staff

Plea decision-making by attorneys and judges

By |June 21st, 2016|

Journal of Experimental Criminology

Allison D. Redlich, Shawn D. Bushway*, Robert J. Norris

Approximately 95 % of convictions in the United States are the result of guilty pleas. Surprisingly little is known about the factors which judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys consider in these decisions. To examine the legal and extralegal factors that legal actors consider in […]

Terrace Agriculture in the Mixteca Alta Region, Oaxaca, Mexico: Ethnographic and Archeological Insights on Terrace Construction and Labor Organization

By |June 21st, 2016|

The Journal of Culture & Agriculture 38:1 (June 2016)

Verónica Pérez Rodríguez*

Abstract: This article presents ethnographic information on terrace farming that was collected to ground archeological interpretations of cross-channel terraces known as lama-bordos in the Mixteca Alta region of southern Mexico. Ethnographic interviews asked about labor organization and the labor requirements of terrace construction, and also […]

Changes in Individual Sibling Relationships in Response to Life Events

By |June 21st, 2016|

Journal of Family Issues

Glenna D. Spitze* & Katherine Trent*

Abstract: Data from the first two waves of the National Survey of Families and Households are used to examine how individual sibling relationships change in response to life events in a gendered context. We find union formation is associated with a decline in sibling visits, as is […]