Monthly Archives: August 2017


Redeemed Compared to Whom?

By |August 14th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Criminology & Public Policy DeWitt, Samuel E., Shawn D. Bushway*, Garima Siwach, and Megan C. Kurlychek ABSTRACT Research Summary: By using data on provisional employees with and without criminal records, we find that existing standards of a “reasonable amount of [arrest] risk” (derived from “time to redemption” research) for an employer to incur in hiring [...]

Population-Based Case–control Study of the Association between Weather-Related Extreme Heat Events and Neural Tube Defects

By |August 7th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Birth Defects Research Soim, Aida, Shao Lin*, Scott C. Sheridan, Syni-An Hwang, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Thomas J. Luben, Gary M. Shaw, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Paul A. Romitti, Jennita Reefhuis, Peter H. Langlois, Marilyn L. Browne, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study ABSTRACT Background: Elevated body core temperature has been shown to have teratogenic effects in [...]

Developing Effective HIV Education in Central Asia: A Cross-Sectional Study among Kazakh Medical Students

By |August 7th, 2017|Research Highlights|

The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries Nugmanova, Zhamilya Sakenovna, Gulzhakhan Mazhitovna Akhmetova, Gulnara Sayabekovna Kurmangalieva, Nataliya Grigorievna Kovtunenko, Gulmira Rakhatovna Kalzhanbaeva, Malika Kamalovna Abdumananova, and Louise-Anne McNutt* ABSTRACT Introduction: The HIV epidemic continues to expand in Central Asia, bridging from injecting drug users to the general population, largely through heterosexual transmission. This study describes [...]

A Wearable Motion Tracking System to Reduce Direct Care Worker Injuries: An Exploratory Study

By |August 1st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health Muckell, Jonathan, Yuchi Young, and Mitch Leventhal ABSTRACT Patients with functional disabilities often require assistance to perform basic everyday activities, such as bathing, dressing, and getting into/out of bed. These activities typically require the direct care worker (DCW) to transfer (lift & move) the patient from [...]