Yearly Archives: 2017

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

By |October 20th, 2017|

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 by errors of […]

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

By |October 20th, 2017|

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 aimed to assess […]

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|

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 study examines the […]

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

By |October 20th, 2017|

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 sought to describe […]

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

By |October 13th, 2017|

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 post each early […]

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

By |October 13th, 2017|

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 itself has a […]

Offender Decision-Making in Criminology: Contributions from Behavioral Economics

By |October 6th, 2017|

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 influence in criminology […]

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

By |October 6th, 2017|

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 the life course. […]

The Relationship of Health Literacy With Use of Digital Technology for Health Information: Implications for Public Health Practice

By |October 6th, 2017|

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Manganello, Jennifer*, Gena Gerstner, Kristen Pergolino, Yvonne Graham, Angela Falisi, and David Strogatz. 2017

ABSTRACT

Objective: An understanding of the association of health literacy with patterns related to access and usage of digital technologies and preferences for sources of health information is necessary for public health agencies and organizations to appropriately […]

Population-Level Alcohol Consumption and National Homicide Rates

By |October 6th, 2017|

European Journal of Criminology

Hockin, Sara, Meghan L. Rogers, and William Alex Pridemore*

ABSTRACT

We explored the cross-national association between population-level alcohol consumption and homicide victimization rates. The very few prior studies of this association had small homogeneous sample sizes and usually tested only for a linear effect, ignoring other commonly hypothesized explanations. We employed a cross-sectional design, […]