Monthly Archives: July 2017


The Assessment of Cough in a Sarcoidosis Clinic Using a Validated instrument and a Visual Analog Scale

By |July 31st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Lung Judson, Marc A., Amit Chopra, Edward Conuel, Efstratios Koutroumpakis, Christopher Schafer, Adam Austin, Robert Zhang, Kerry Cao, Rani Berry, Malik M. H. S. Khan, Aakash Modi, Ritu Modi, Stephanie Jou, Furqan Ilyas, and Recai M. Yucel* ABSTRACT Purpose: Cough is a common symptom of pulmonary sarcoidosis. We analyzed the severity of cough and factors [...]

Looking through a Different Lens: Examining the Inequality-Mortality Association in U.S. Counties Using Spatial Panel Models

By |July 31st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Applied Geography Yang, Tse-Chuan*, Stephen A. Matthews, and Kiwoong Park ABSTRACT Two areas still need further examination in the ecological study of inequality and mortality. First, the evidence for the relationship between income inequality and mortality remains inconclusive, particularly when the analytic unit is small (e.g., county in the U.S.). Second, most previous studies are [...]

Is prehypertension more strongly associated with long-term ambient air pollution exposure than hypertension? Findings from the 33 Communities Chinese Health Study

By |July 31st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Environmental Pollution Yang, Bo-Yi, Zhengmin (Min) Qian, Michael G. Vaughn, Erik J. Nelson, Shyamali C. Dharmage, Joachim Heinrich, Shao Lin*, Wayne R. Lawrence, Huimin Ma, Duo-Hong Chen, Li-Wen Hu, Xiao-Wen Zeng, Shu-Li Xu, Chuan Zhang, and Guang-Hui Dong ABSTRACT Numerous studies have evaluated the effects of long-term exposure to ambient air pollution on hypertension. However, [...]

Maternal Smoking and Newborn Cytokine and Immunoglobulin Levels

By |July 19th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Nicotine & Tobacco Research Chahal, Nikhita, Alexander C. McLain, Akhgar Ghassabian, Kara A. Michels, Erin M. Bell*, David A. Lawrence, and Edwina H. Yeung. ABSTRACT Introduction: Prenatal smoking exposure may lead to permanent changes in neonatal inflammation and immune response that have lifelong implications, including increased risks for atopy and respiratory disorders. Methods: The effect [...]

Violence, Desecration, and Urban Collapse at the Postclassic Maya Political Capital of Mayapán

By |July 19th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology Paris, Elizabeth H., Stanley Serafin, Marilyn A. Masson*, Carlos Peraza Lope, Cuauhtémoc Vidal Guzmán, and Bradley W. Russell ABSTRACT This article presents evidence from a mass grave at the Itzmal Ch’en administrative group, an outlying ceremonial center at the Postclassic period Maya political center of Mayapán, Yucatan, Mexico. The grave contains [...]

Influence of Proximity to Kin on Residential Mobility and Destination Choice: Examining Local Movers in Metropolitan Areas

By |July 19th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Demography Spring, A., E. Ackert, K. Crowder, and S.J. South* ABSTRACT A growing body of research has examined how family dynamics shape residential mobility, highlighting the social—as opposed to economic—drivers of mobility. However, few studies have examined kin ties as both push and pull factors in mobility processes or revealed how the influence of kin [...]

End-Of-Life Medical Spending In Last Twelve Months Of Life Is Lower Than Previously Reported

By |July 19th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Health Affairs French, Eric B., Jeremy McCauley, Maria Aragon, Pieter Bakx, Martin Chalkley, Stacey H. Chen, Bent J. Christensen, Hongwei Chuang, Aurelie Côté-Sergent, Mariacristina De Nardi, Elliott Fan, Damien Échevin, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Christelle Gastaldi-Ménager, Mette Gørtz, Yoko Ibuka, John B. Jones*, Malene Kallestrup-Lamb, Martin Karlsson, Tobias J. Klein, Grégoire de Lagasnerie, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Owen O’Donnell, [...]

Connections Between Persistent Organic Pollutants and Infertility

By |July 18th, 2017|News|

July 13, 2017 CSDA Associate Michael Bloom discussed about Connections Between Persistent Organic Pollutants and Infertility in articles on Health News Digest and Green Guy Living

Invited Commentary: Agent-Based Models—Bias in the Face of Discovery

By |July 7th, 2017|Research Highlights|

American Journal of Epidemiology Keyes, Katherine M., Melissa Tracy*, Stephen J. Mooney, Aaron Shev, and Magdalena Cerdá ABSTRACT Agent-based models (ABMs) have grown in popularity in epidemiologic applications, but the assumptions necessary for valid inference have only partially been articulated. In this issue, Murray et al. provided a much-needed analysis of the consequence of some [...]

The Language of Stigmatization and the Mark of Violence: Experimental Evidence on the Social Construction and Use of Criminal Record Stigma

By |July 7th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Criminology Denver, Megan, Justin T. Pickett*, and Shawn D. Bushway* ABSTRACT After years of stagnation, labeling theory has recently gained new empirical support. Simultaneously, new policy initiatives have attempted to restructure criminal record stigma to reduce reintegration barriers, and subsequent recidivism, driven by labeling. For example, in a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) language policy, [...]