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Link between NY cancer diagnoses and Chernobyl disaster

By |January 23rd, 2018|

January 23, 2018

CSDA Associate Roxana Moslehi’s 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|

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 studies have […]

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

By |January 22nd, 2018|

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 was to compare […]

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

By |January 22nd, 2018|

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 studies […]

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

By |January 5th, 2018|

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  Resilience.com

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*

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

BACKGROUND:
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.