Monthly Archives: October 2016


Nativity and language preference as drivers of health information seeking: examining differences and trends from a U.S. population-based survey

By |October 26th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Ethnicity & Health Philip M. Massey, Brent A. Langellier, Tetine Sentell, and Jennifer Manganello* ABSTRACT Objective: To examine differences in health information seeking between U.S.-born and foreign-born populations in the U.S. Design: Data from 2008 to 2014 from the Health Information National Trends Survey were used in this study (n = 15,249). Bivariate analyses, logistic regression, and [...]

The association between antidepressant use and hemoglobin A1C in older adults

By |October 26th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Geriatric Nursing Jamie Kammer, Akiko S. Hosler*, Emily Leckman-Westin, and A. Gregory DiRienzo* ABSTRACT Depression is known to increase diabetes risk and worsen glycemic control in older adults, who already experience high rates of diabetes. The independent impact of antidepressants on glucose control is less clear. Data was drawn from the Health and Retirement Study, [...]

Searching for Silver Linings: Is Perceived Medical Discrimination Weaker in Segregated Areas?

By |October 26th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy Joseph Gibbons and Tse-Chuan Yang* ABSTRACT An ongoing obstacle in dealing with minority health disparities is discriminatory behavior from healthcare practitioners, also known as medical discrimination. It is not clear, however, if the effects of medical discriminations onto health are constant across space. For example, there is evidence to suspect [...]

Behind the Myth of the Matriarch and the Flagbearer: How Korean and Chinese American Sons and Daughters Negotiate Gender, Family, and Emotions

By |October 26th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Sociological Forum Angie Y. Chung* ABSTRACT While more studies are exploring the ways in which gender structures the family experiences of American-born children of immigrants, there is less attention to how gender shapes later views on ethnicity and culture. Based on interviews with Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese Americans in the New York–New Jersey metropolitan area, [...]

Institutional imbalance, integration into Non-economic institutions, and a marketized mentality in Europe: A multilevel, partial elaboration of Institutional Anomie Theory

By |October 26th, 2016|Research Highlights|

International Journal of Comparative Sociology 57(4) Andreas Hövermann, Eva M Groß, and Steven F Messner* ABSTRACT This research builds upon prior efforts to transport insights from a macro-sociological theory of crime – Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT) – to enhance understanding of an important individual-level phenomenon in advanced capitalist societies – a ‘marketized mentality’. Such a [...]

The impact of accession to the European Union on suicide rates: A cross-national time-series analysis

By |October 26th, 2016|Research Highlights|

International Journal of Comparative Sociology 57(4) Sylwia J Piatkowska, Lawrence E Raffalovich*, and Steven F Messner* ABSTRACT Building upon prior research, this study examines the effects of European Union (EU) accession on suicide rates in the Eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007 using pooled cross-sectional time-series data that cover approximately [...]

Consuming Gangnam Style: Nation-branding in Koreatown, New York and Los Angeles

By |October 14th, 2016|Research Highlights|

CUNY FORUM Angie Y. Chung*, Jinwon Kim, and Injeong Hwang Intro. A Tale of Two Koreatowns: NY/LA DESPITE COMING OUT OF ONE OF THE WORST GLOBAL RECESSIONS since the Great Depression, Asian enclaves linked to the Pacific Rim economy are experiencing unprecedented growth and contribut-ing to the rapid revival of downtown areas in U.S. global [...]

Examining Change in Adolescent Street Efficacy and Its Association With Violent Outcomes

By |October 12th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Violence and Victims Gregory M. Zimmerman and Steven F. Messner* ABSTRACT Research suggests that street efficacy—the perceived ability to avoid dangerous situations in one’s neighborhood—is related to violent outcomes. We investigated change in street efficacy using data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. Measures of street efficacy and violence (offending, victimization, secondary [...]