Monthly Archives: March 2017


Changes in health behaviors and the trajectory of body mass index among older Japanese: A 19-year longitudinal study

By |March 17th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Geriatrics & Gerontology International Hiroshi Murayama, Jersey Liang, Benjamin A Shaw*, Anda Botoseneanu, Erika Kobayashi, Taro Fukaya, Shoji Shinkai ABSTRACT Aim: Although the modification of lifestyle factors might facilitate weight control, the effects of health behaviors on the trajectory of bodyweight among older adults have been understudied. We examined the effect of changes in smoking, [...]

Did Florida’s stand your ground law reduce violent crime?

By |March 17th, 2017|News|

March 24th, 2017 CSDA Associate Alan Lizotte was quoted in articles on and discussing the effects of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law.

Assessment of an Innovative Voluntary Substance Abuse Treatment Program Designed to Replace Compulsory Drug Detention Centers in Malaysia

By |March 2nd, 2017|Research Highlights|

Substance Use & Misuse Farrah Khan, Archana Krishnan*, Mansur A. Ghani, Jeffrey A. Wickersham, Jeannia J. Fu, Sin How Lim, Sangeeth Kaur Dhaliwal, Adeeba Kamarulzaman & Frederick L. Altice ABSTRACT Background: As part of an ongoing initiative by the Malaysian government to implement alternative approaches to involuntary detention of people who use drugs, the National [...]

Exposure to Community Violence as a New Adverse Childhood Experience Category: Promising Results and Future Considerations

By |March 2nd, 2017|Research Highlights|

Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services Eunju Lee*, Heather Larkin, and Nina Esaki ABSTRACT Research links high youth exposure to community violence (ECV) with negative health consequences, and the World Health Organization recommends ECV as a new adverse childhood experience (ACE) category. The current study is among the first to include ECV [...]