Monthly Archives: April 2017


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

By |April 25th, 2017|

Mobile Media & Communication

Archana Krishnan* and Claire Cravero


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 of PLWH such […]

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

By |April 24th, 2017|

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

Ayae Yamamoto, Erica B. Johnstone, Michael S. Bloom*, Heather G. Huddleston, and Victor Y. Fujimoto


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 IVF cycle (n = […]

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

By |April 24th, 2017|

Health Economics

Souvik Banerjee, Pinka Chatterji*, and Kajal Lahiri*


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 using an approach […]

Online learning and forecast combination in unbalanced panels

By |April 24th, 2017|

Econometric Reviews

Kajal Lahiri*, Huaming Peng, and Yongchen Zhao


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 established approaches to […]

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

By |April 24th, 2017|

Science and Engineering Ethics

Justin T. Pickett* and Sean Patrick Roche


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 the reproducibility of […]

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|

Maternal and Child Health Journal

Candace A. Robledo, Edwina H. Yeung, Pauline Mendola, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Nansi S. Boghossian, Erin M. Bell*, and Charlotte Druschel


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 Diabetes mellitus, chronic […]

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

By |April 24th, 2017|


Jennifer A. Manganello*, Kimberly F. Colvin, Deena J. Chisolm, Connie Arnold, Jill Hancock, and Terry Davis


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 ).
METHODS: We combined datasets from 2 existing research studies that used the REALM-Teen (n = […]

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

By |April 24th, 2017|

Journal of Experimental Criminology

Justin T. Pickett* and Thomas Baker


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 “mechanical solidarity”. Crime, […]

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

By |April 24th, 2017|

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Mary P. Gallant*, Meaghan Tartaglia, Susan Hardman, and Kara Burke


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 Scale, the Timed […]

Gun violence in Albany: 63 shootings reported in 2016

By |April 24th, 2017|

April 18, 2017

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