Monthly Archives: April 2017


A multipronged evidence-based approach to implement mHealth for underserved HIV-infected populations

By |April 25th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Mobile Media & Communication Archana Krishnan* and Claire Cravero ABSTRACT Mobile technology shows great promise in resource-limited settings due to its low cost and pervasive nature. Early evidence-based studies have shown robust support for mHealth interventions implemented among people living with HIV (PLWH); however, this type of inquiry is lacking amongst the most vulnerable groups [...]

A higher prevalence of endometriosis among Asian women does not contribute to poorer IVF outcomes

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics Ayae Yamamoto, Erica B. Johnstone, Michael S. Bloom*, Heather G. Huddleston, and Victor Y. Fujimoto ABSTRACT Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine whether diagnosis of endometriosis or endometriosis with endometrioma influences in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in an ethnically diverse population. Methods: Women undergoing a first [...]

Effects of Psychiatric Disorders on Labor Market Outcomes: A Latent Variable Approach Using Multiple Clinical Indicators

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Health Economics Souvik Banerjee, Pinka Chatterji*, and Kajal Lahiri* ABSTRACT In this paper, we estimate the effect of psychiatric disorders on labor market outcomes using a structural equation model with a latent index for mental illness, an approach that acknowledges the continuous nature of psychiatric disability. We also address the potential endogeneity of mental illness [...]

Online learning and forecast combination in unbalanced panels

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Econometric Reviews Kajal Lahiri*, Huaming Peng, and Yongchen Zhao ABSTRACT This article evaluates the performance of a few newly proposed online forecast combination algorithms and compares them with some of the existing ones including the simple average and that of Bates and Granger (1969). We derive asymptotic results for the new algorithms that justify certain [...]

Questionable, Objectionable or Criminal? Public Opinion on Data Fraud and Selective Reporting in Science

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Science and Engineering Ethics Justin T. Pickett* and Sean Patrick Roche ABSTRACT Data fraud and selective reporting both present serious threats to the credibility of science. However, there remains considerable disagreement among scientists about how best to sanction data fraud, and about the ethicality of selective reporting. The public is arguably the largest stakeholder in [...]

Examining the Prevalence Rates of Preexisting Maternal Medical Conditions and Pregnancy Complications by Source: Evidence to Inform Maternal and Child Research

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Maternal and Child Health Journal Candace A. Robledo, Edwina H. Yeung, Pauline Mendola, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Nansi S. Boghossian, Erin M. Bell*, and Charlotte Druschel ABSTRACT Objectives We sought to examine whether there are systematic differences in ascertainment of preexisting maternal medical conditions and pregnancy complications from three common data sources used in epidemiologic research. Methods [...]

Validation of the Rapid Estimate for Adolescent Literacy in Medicine Short Form (REALM-TeenS)

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Pediatrics Jennifer A. Manganello*, Kimberly F. Colvin, Deena J. Chisolm, Connie Arnold, Jill Hancock, and Terry Davis ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: This study was designed to develop and validate a brief adolescent health literacy assessment tool (Rapid Estimate of Adolescent Literacy in Medicine Short Form [REALM-TeenS]). METHODS: We combined datasets from 2 existing research studies that used [...]

Punishment and solidarity? An experimental test of the educative-moralizing effects of legal sanctions

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Journal of Experimental Criminology Justin T. Pickett* and Thomas Baker ABSTRACT Objectives: Both scholars and legal practitioners have long theorized that a central function of criminal punishments is to reinforce moral values and, in so doing, symbolically reaffirm the vitality of the shared beliefs that underpin social trust and bonding—or what Durkheim refers to as [...]

Using Tai Chi to Reduce Fall Risk Factors Among Older Adults: An Evaluation of a Community-Based Implementation

By |April 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Journal of Applied Gerontology Mary P. Gallant*, Meaghan Tartaglia, Susan Hardman, and Kara Burke ABSTRACT This study aimed to evaluate a community-based implementation of an evidence-based fall prevention program, in which 131 individuals participated in Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. Self-report and functional performance assessments included demographics, health and fall history, the Activities-Specific Balance [...]

Gun violence in Albany: 63 shootings reported in 2016

By |April 24th, 2017|News|

April 18, 2017 CSDA Associate Alan Lizotte was quoted in an article on gun violence in Albany in the Times Union.