Monthly Archives: December 2017


Drivers for Change: A Study of Distributed Leadership and Performance Adaptation During Policy Innovation Implementation

By |December 11th, 2017|

Leadership and Policy in Schools

Zuckerman, Sarah J., Kristen Campbell Wilcox, Francesca T. Durand, Hal A. Lawson, and Kathryn S. Schiller*


Scaling up innovation in the instructional core remains a vexing proposition. Such disruptive innovations require teachers to engage in performance adaptation. Schools vary in their capacity to support changes in teachers’ day-to-day work. By comparing […]

Humidity May Modify the Relationship between Temperature and Cardiovascular Mortality in Zhejiang Province, China

By |December 11th, 2017|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Zeng, Jie, Xuehai Zhang, Jun Yang, Junzhe Bao, Hao Xiang, Keith Dear, Qiyong Liu, Shao Lin*, Wayne Lawrence, Aihua Lin, and Cunrui Huang


Background: The evidence of increased mortality attributable to extreme temperatures is widely characterized in climate-health studies. However, few of these studies have examined the role […]

Sequential Hierarchical Regression Imputation

By |December 11th, 2017|

Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology

Yucel, Recai M.*, Enxu Zhao, Nathaniel Schenker, and Trivellore E. Raghunathan


Skip patterns, bounds, and diverse measurement scales often exacerbate the problem of item nonresponse in the analysis of survey data. Sequential, or variable-by-variable imputation techniques have been quite successfully applied to overcome such problems. Most of these techniques have […]

Influence of Race on Prenatal Phthalate Exposure and Anogenital Measurements among Boys and Girls

By |December 11th, 2017|

Environment International

Wenzel, Abby G., Michael S. Bloom*, Celeste D. Butts, Rebecca J. Wineland, John W. Brock, Lori Cruze, Elizabeth R. Unal, John R. Kucklick, Stephen E. Somerville, and Roger B. Newman


Select phthalates have antiandrogenic activity, which raises concern for adverse developmental outcomes given widespread exposure of pregnant women. Investigators have reported associations between maternal […]

Heat, humidity, and heart disease

By |December 8th, 2017|

December 8, 2017

CSDA Associate Shao Lin discussed about how temperatures or extreme humidity can negatively impact one’s physical health, particularly those afflicted with cardiovascular disease. Read more at  the UAlbany NewsCenter.

Ethnic differences in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality by physical activity levels among older adults in the US

By |December 8th, 2017|

Ethnicity & Health

Vásquez, Elizabeth, Karine Sahakyan, John A. Batsis, Cassandra Germain, Virend K. Somers, and Benjamin A. Shaw*


This study sought to determine whether the association between varying levels of physical activity (PA) and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality differ by race/ethnicity in older adults.
The sample comprised 2520 women and 2398 men drawn from […]

Race, Bullying, and Public Perceptions of School and University Safety

By |December 8th, 2017|

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Shelley, Walter W., Justin T. Pickett*, Christina Mancini, Robyn Diehl McDougle, Grant Rissler, and Hayley Cleary


Bullying and school crime are important social problems that are receiving increased attention by scholars and policy makers. However, several critical questions remain unaddressed. First, does the public perceive bullying as a serious problem and judge schools—primary, […]


By |December 8th, 2017|


Savolainen, Jukka, Samantha Applin, Steven F. Messner*, Lorine A. Hughes, Robert Lytle, and Janne Kivivuori


We examined cross-national variation in the gender differential in offending, which is often referred to as the gender gap in crime. Analyses were directed toward two empirical questions: 1) Is the gender gap narrower in less patriarchal sociocultural settings, and if […]

The Influence of Confessions on Guilty Pleas and Plea Discounts

By |December 8th, 2017|

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

Redlich, Allison D., Shi Yan, Robert J. Norris, and Shawn D. Bushway*


The influence on confession evidence in trials is quite strong; triers of fact who hear confession evidence find these self-incriminating statements hard to ignore and in turn, vote to convict more often. However, most cases do not see the inside […]

The new tax bill will make Americans less healthy – and that’s bad for the economy

By |December 6th, 2017|

December 6, 2017

CSDA Associate Diane Dewar talked about The new tax bil in The Conversation .