Monthly Archives: January 2017


Imagining a Complex Maya Political Economy: Counting Tokens and Currencies in Image, Text and the Archaeological Record

By |January 23rd, 2017|Research Highlights|

Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Volume 27 - Issue 1 David A. Freidel, Marilyn A. Masson*, and Michelle Rich ABSTRACT Exploring the long-term use of accounting practices and currencies by literate and numerate authorities contributes new information regarding the complexity of the political economy of ancient Maya society. Two forms of indirect, yet compelling, lines of evidence [...]

Impact of State Legislation on Hospital Breastfeeding Support in New York

By |January 23rd, 2017|Research Highlights|

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice Dennison, Barbara A. MD; Nguyen, Trang Q. MD, DrPH; Xu, Changning MPH; Fan, Wei PhD; Jurkowski,Janine M. PhD * ABSTRACT Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether 2 state mandates, both implemented in 2010, had an impact on NY hospitals providing maternity care. Specifically, we [...]

Examining the Acceptability of mHealth Technology in HIV Prevention Among High-Risk Drug Users in Treatment

By |January 23rd, 2017|Research Highlights|

AIDS and Behavior Roman Shrestha, Tania B. Huedo-Medina, Frederick L. Altice, Archana Krishnan*,Michael Copenhaver ABSTRACT Despite promising trends of the efficacy of mobile health (mHealth) based strategies to a broad range of health conditions, very few if any studies have been done in terms of the examining the use of mHealth in HIV prevention efforts [...]

Low-level arsenic exposure via drinking water consumption and female fecundity – A preliminary investigation

By |January 13th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Environmental Research 154 Michele L. Susko, Michael S. Bloom,* Iulia A. Neamtiu, Allison A. Appleton,* Simona Surdu, Cristian Pop, Edward F. Fitzgerald, Doru Anastasiu, Eugen S. Gurzau ABSTRACT High level arsenic exposure is associated with reproductive toxicity in experimental and observational studies; however, few data exist to assess risks at low levels. Even less data [...]

How Obama became the first president in 36 years to oversee a drop in the federal prison population

By |January 13th, 2017|News|

January 10, 2017 CSDA Associate Shawn Bushway discusses the decline in the federal prison population in Business Insider.

In Germany, Parents Can Sue the Government for Failing to Provide Child Care

By |January 13th, 2017|News|

January 10, 2017 CSDA Associate Joanna Dreby's research on infant deaths was cited in The Atlantic.

New York shootings hit all-time lows: Lessons for other US cities?

By |January 13th, 2017|News|

January 6, 2017 CSDA associate Shawn Bushway was quoted in an article in The Christian Science Monitor discussing crime rates in New York City.

Christmas comes early for Uber and Lyft

By |January 12th, 2017|News|

December 24, 2016 Testimony from CSDA Associate Shawn Bushway was cited in the Washington Examiner. "A fingerprint search of the database that Uber and Lyft would have been forced to use only gives an accurate and complete criminal history for applicants about half of the time, according to testimony from SUNY Albany professor Shawn Bushway."