Monthly Archives: October 2017


A Gift for Preeminence

By |October 23rd, 2017|News|

October 23, 2017 CSDA Associate Alan Lizotte pledged a gift to the School of Criminal Justice to promote doctoral and postdoctoral training and research . Read more at  the UAlbany NewsCenter.

Assessing Feasibility and Acceptability of mHealth among Underserved HIV+ Cocaine Users and Their Healthcare Providers

By |October 20th, 2017|Population Health|

Iproceedings Brown, Shan-Estelle, Archana Krishnan*, Yerina Ranjit, Ruthanne Marcus, and Frederick Altice ABSTRACT Background: HIV-infected individuals with comorbidities like drug addiction have difficulty staying in medical care and adhering to antiretroviral medication which, if taken regularly, results in viral suppression and greatly reduces risk of transmission to others. Since cocaine is not amenable to pharmacological [...]

PCBs and Measures of Attention and Impulsivity on a Continuous Performance Task of Young Adults

By |October 20th, 2017|Population Health|

Neurotoxicology and Teratology Behforooz, Bita, Joan Newman, Mia V. Gallo, and Lawrence M. Schell* ABSTRACT The present study examines the relationship between current body burden of persistent PCBs and attention and impulsivity in 140 Akwesasne Mohawk young adults aged 17 to 21 whose environment has been contaminated by industrial effluent. Attention and impulsivity were measured [...]

Assessment of the Public Health Risks and Impact of a Tornado in Funing, China, 23 June 2016: A Retrospective Analysis

By |October 20th, 2017|Population Health, Spatial Inequality|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Wang, Kaiwen, Shuang Zhong, Xiaoye Wang, Zhe Wang, Lianping Yang, Qiong Wang, Suhan Wang, Rongrong Sheng, Rui Ma, Shao Lin*, Wenyu Liu, Rongqiang Zu, and Cunrui Huang ABSTRACT Background: Tornadoes are one of the deadliest disasters but their health impacts in China are poorly investigated. This study [...]

Occupational Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Serum Levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in an Aging Population from Upstate New York: A Retrospective Cohort Study

By |October 20th, 2017|Research Highlights|

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health Tanner, Eva M., Michael S. Bloom*, Qian Wu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Recai M. Yucel*, Srishti Shrestha, and Edward F. Fitzgerald ABSTRACT Purpose: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are environmentally persistent amphiphilic compounds. Exposure to two PFASs, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is linked to specific occupations and industries. This [...]

Visualizing Patterns and Trends of 25 Years of Published Health Literacy Research

By |October 20th, 2017|Research Highlights|

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice Massey, Philip M., Meen Chul Kim, Prudence W. Dalrymple, Michelle L. Rogers, Kisha H. Hawthorne, and Jennifer A. Manganello* ABSTRACT Background: With an increase in the number of disciplines contributing to health literacy scholarship, we sought to explore the nature of interdisciplinary research in the field. Objective: This study [...]

Early Coverage Expansions under the Affordable Care Act and Supplemental Security Income Participation

By |October 13th, 2017|Research Highlights|

The Journal of the Economics of Ageing Chatterji, Pinka*, and Yue Li ABSTRACT We test whether early Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansions in Connecticut (CT), Minnesota (MN), California (CA), and the District of Columbia (DC) affected Supplemental Security Income (SSI) receipt. We use a synthetic control approach, comparing the SSI receipt rate pre and [...]

Short- and long-term effects of imprisonment on future felony convictions and prison admissions

By |October 13th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Harding, David J., Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Anh P. Nguyen, and Shawn D. Bushway* ABSTRACT A substantial contributor to prison admissions is the return of individuals recently released from prison, which has come to be known as prison’s “revolving door.” However, it is unclear whether being sentenced to prison [...]

Offender Decision-Making in Criminology: Contributions from Behavioral Economics

By |October 6th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Annual Review of Criminology Pogarsky, Greg, Sean Patrick Roche, and Justin T. Pickett* ABSTRACT If there is agency and some decision-making process entailed in criminal behavior, then what are the incentives for crime and for conformity, and what is their role in offending decisions? Incentives have long been the province of economics, which has wide [...]

The Mitigating Effects of Maternal Social Support and Paternal Involvement on the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence

By |October 6th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Child Abuse & Neglect Tracy, Melissa*, Madeleine Salo, and Allison A. Appleton* ABSTRACT Childhood maltreatment is a strong risk factor for subsequent violence, including violent behaviors in young adulthood and offspring maltreatment after becoming a parent. Little is known about the specific circumstances under which supportive relationships may help disrupt this cycle of violence throughout [...]