Monthly Archives: June 2017


A Cautionary Note about the Use of Estimated Homicide Data for Cross-National Research

By |June 28th, 2017|

Homicide Studies

Stefan Kanis, Steven F. Messner*, Manuel P. Eisner, and Wilhelm Heitmeyer


A major development in criminology in recent years has been the efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide reasonably reliable estimates of homicide rates for a large number of nations. In some instances, these estimates entail adjustments of the records on homicide […]

You Don’t Want to Buy Groceries From a Robot

By |June 26th, 2017|

JUNE 23, 2017

CSDA Associate Stacy Torres discussed about importance of human interaction especially among elderly and those outside of our usual social circles in an article on New York Times .

Do Weapons Facilitate Adolescent Delinquency? An Examination of Weapon Carrying and Delinquency Among Adolescents

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Crime & Delinquency

Amanda D. Emmert, Gina Penly Hall, and Alan J. Lizotte*


This article examines whether weapon carrying influences the frequency and variety of violent, property, and drug delinquency adolescents commit through fixed-effects analyses of data from the Rochester Youth Development Study (RYDS). We conclude that weapon carrying contributes to violent, substance, and property delinquency, and […]

Differences in Awareness of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Post-exposure Prophylaxis Among Groups At-Risk for HIV in New York State: New York City and Long Island, NY, 2011–2013

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes

Walters, Suzan M.; Rivera, Alexis V.; Starbuck, Lila; Reilly, Kathleen H.; Boldon, Nyasha; Anderson, Bridget J.*; Braunstein, Sarah


Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV was approved in 2012 and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in 2005. We report the differences in awareness of PrEP/PEP and factors associated with awareness […]

Teacher respiratory health symptoms in relation to school and home environment

By |June 13th, 2017|

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health

Shao Lin*, Wayne R. Lawrence, Ziqiang Lin, Melissa Francois, Iulia A. Neamtiu, Qiaoxuan Lin, Eva Csobod, and Eugen S. Gurzau


Purpose: Few studies have evaluated teachers’ respiratory health, especially its relationship with school/home environment, and school policies. This study assessed asthma and smoking prevalence among teachers in Romania, teacher’s perception […]

Maternal-infant interaction as an influence on infant adiposity

By |June 12th, 2017|

American Journal of Human Biology

Holdsworth, Elizabeth A., and Lawrence M. Schell*


Objectives: The aim of this research is to identify whether specific aspects of the early life psychosocial environment such as quality of home and maternal-infant interaction are associated with increased infant adiposity, in a disadvantaged population in the United States.

Methods: Data on 121 mother-infant pairs […]

Diabetes and labor market exits: Evidence from the Health & Retirement Study (HRS)

By |June 12th, 2017|

The Journal of the Economics of Ageing

Pinka Chatterji*, Heesoo Joo, and Kajal Lahiri*


The objective of this paper is to estimate the effect of diabetes on labor market exit using longitudinal data from the 1992–2010 Health and Retirement Study (HRS). We estimate a discrete time hazard model to test whether diabetes affects the hazard of leaving […]

A Wealth of Praise

By |June 12th, 2017|

June 5, 2017

CSDA Associate Kajal Lahiri was recently honored at the Workshop on Forecasting Issues in Developing Economies for his important contributions to economics. Read more at the UAlbany NewsCenter.

A Lesser Known Advanced Directive: ‘Do-Not-Hospitalize’

By |June 12th, 2017|

June 8, 2017

CSDA Associate Yuchi Young is quoted in a US News & World Report Article on Do Not Hospitalize orders.

A healthy mix of emotions: underlying biological pathways linking emotions to physical health

By |June 7th, 2017|

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, , Farah Qureshi, Allison A Appleton, Laura D Kubzansky


Both positive (e.g., happiness) and negative (e.g., anxiety) emotions have been distinctively associated with health and disease outcomes. However, whether emotion-related effects are driven by specific emotions or by shared underlying features of similar co-occurring (or mixes of) emotions is still […]