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Snowstorm cleanup deplorable in Albany

By |March 21st, 2017|

March 20, 2017

New CSDA associate, Stacy Torres, discusses the impact of inadequate snow cleanup and safe sidewalk access for disabled and older adults in Albany. Click here to read the article at the Times Union.




Imagining a Complex Maya Political Economy: Counting Tokens and Currencies in Image, Text and the Archaeological Record

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Volume 27 – Issue 1
David A. Freidel, Marilyn A. Masson*, and Michelle Rich


Exploring the long-term use of accounting practices and currencies by literate and numerate authorities contributes new information regarding the complexity of the political economy of ancient Maya society. Two forms of indirect, yet compelling, lines of evidence for accounting practices […]

Impact of State Legislation on Hospital Breastfeeding Support in New York

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
Dennison, Barbara A. MD; Nguyen, Trang Q. MD, DrPH; Xu, Changning MPH; Fan, Wei PhD; Jurkowski,Janine M. PhD *


Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether 2 state mandates, both implemented in 2010, had an impact on NY hospitals providing maternity care. Specifically, we measured changes in […]

Examining the Acceptability of mHealth Technology in HIV Prevention Among High-Risk Drug Users in Treatment

By |January 23rd, 2017|

AIDS and Behavior
Roman Shrestha, Tania B. Huedo-Medina, Frederick L. Altice, Archana Krishnan*,Michael Copenhaver


Despite promising trends of the efficacy of mobile health (mHealth) based strategies to a broad range of health conditions, very few if any studies have been done in terms of the examining the use of mHealth in HIV prevention efforts among people […]

Consuming Gangnam Style: Nation-branding in Koreatown, New York and Los Angeles

By |October 14th, 2016|


Angie Y. Chung*, Jinwon Kim, and Injeong Hwang

A Tale of Two Koreatowns: NY/LA
DESPITE COMING OUT OF ONE OF THE WORST GLOBAL RECESSIONS since the Great Depression, Asian enclaves linked to the Pacific Rim economy are experiencing unprecedented growth and contribut-ing to the rapid revival of downtown areas in U.S. global cities. Much of the […]

CSDA Statistical Consulting Service

By |August 29th, 2016|

This service can be accessed on a walk-in basis during weekly office hours (Monday 9am-2pm in Room BA-B29), or via email at apchelp@albany.edu at any time.
Our goal is to provide researchers with the advice and guidance that will allow them to carry out their own data analysis with optimal rigor; our ability to provide assistance […]

Increasing the Power of Information to Lessen Childhood Injury

By |June 20th, 2016|

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 20, 2016) — A new study looks at how mothers gather information about childhood injuries — the leading cause of death for U.S. children. UAlbany health communication expert Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH, the paper’s lead author, says findings are designed to lead to improved dissemination of injury-prevention information to mothers.

Read the full […]

Heterogeneity identified at birth and blood pressure in adulthood

By |May 10th, 2016|

American Journal of Human Biology

Timothy B. Gage*, Furrina F. Lee*, Erin K. O’Neill, Jeff Napierala*, and Gregory Dirienzo*

Objective: In the developmental programming literature, the association of birth weight and blood pressure later in life is modest at best. This article reexamines this issue using Covariate Density Defined mixture of regressions (CDDmr) to determine if a latent […]

Female Infertility and “Emerging” Organic Pollutants of Concern

By |May 9th, 2016|

By Michael S. Bloom , Romeo Micu, Iulia Neamtiu

Modern chemical instrumentation has fostered a revolution of sorts, in which epidemiologic studies of female infertility can now devote attention to very low level, “background” exposures to “emerging” non-persistent organic pollutants, rather than on “legacy” persistent organic pollutants. Predicated on widespread and frequent contact, and substantial experimental evidence […]

Barriers to Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: Perceptions of New York School-Based Health Center Providers

By |May 9th, 2016|

by Brett Harris, Benjamin Shaw, Hal Lawson and Barry Sherman

Adolescent substance use is associated with chronic health conditions, accidents, injury, and school-related problems, including dropping out. Schools have the potential to provide students with substance use prevention and intervention services, albeit with confidentiality challenges. School-based health centers (SBHCs) provide confidentiality, positioning them as ideal settings […]