Monthly Archives: January 2018


Link between NY cancer diagnoses and Chernobyl disaster

By |January 23rd, 2018|News|

January 23, 2018 CSDA Associate Roxana Moslehi discussed about a potential link between a cluster of cancer diagnoses in New York and the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. Read more at  the UAlbany NewsCenter.

Ethical concerns regarding animal use mediate the relationship between variety of pets owned in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood

By |January 22nd, 2018|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Appetite Heiss, Sydney, and Julia M. Hormes* Abstract Plant-based and vegetarian diets have been shown to have diverse health and environmental benefits and also serve to reduce farmed animal exploitation. It is therefore worthwhile to gain a better understanding of the factors that play a role in the decision to refrain from animal products. Past [...]

Incidence of Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma in Iranian Provinces and American States Matched on Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure: An Ecologic Study

By |January 22nd, 2018|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Environmental Pollution Moslehi, Roxana*, Nur Zeinomar, and Francis P. Boscoe. Abstract Objectives Ultraviolet radiation (UVR), with UVB and UVA as the relevant components, is a risk factor for melanoma. Complete ascertainment and registration of melanoma in Iran was conducted in five provinces (Ardabil, Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan and Kerman) during 1996–2000. The aim of our study [...]

Decomposing Environmental Unpredictability in Forecasting Adolescent and Young Adult Development: A Two-Sample Study

By |January 22nd, 2018|Population Health, Research Highlights|

Development and Psychopathology Hartman, Sarah, Sooyeon Sung, Jeffry A. Simpson, Gabriel L. Schlomer*, and Jay Belsky. Abstract To illuminate which features of an unpredictable environment early in life best forecast adolescent and adult functioning, data from two longitudinal studies were examined. After decomposing a composite unpredictability construct found to predict later development, results of both [...]

How New York City is Tackling a Mental Health Crisis Spurred by Hurricane Sandy

By |January 5th, 2018|News|

January 5, 2018 CSDA Associate Shao Lin's study about evironment and mental health as a result of hurricane Sandy quoted in an artile at