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.

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Breaking down the mythical ‘Maya city’ discovery

By |May 13th, 2016|

May 13, 2016

CSDA Associate Robert Rosenswig’s research was discussed in articles on CNN and the Utah People’s Post.

Read the full articles at CNN: Breaking down the mythical ‘Maya city’ discovery, and the Utah People’s Post: Mythical ‘Maya City’ Discovery Debunked

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints 29 Faculty to Distinguished Ranks

By |May 11th, 2016|

May 11, 2016

Two CSDA Associates–Alan J. Lizotte & Scott J. South–were appointed to the Distinguished Faculty Rank by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

Read the full story at SUNY News

Penn State Graduate School alumnus recognized for lifetime achievements

By |May 11th, 2016|

March 22, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Timothy B. Gage, who received three advanced degrees at Penn State, is the 2016 recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to alumni who have achieved exceptional success throughout the course of their career, and have demonstrated loyalty to the University and […]

UAlbany Researcher Examines Transmission of Gun Violence

By |May 11th, 2016|

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 12, 2016) — University at Albany researcher Melissa Tracy has released a study asserting that a better understanding of the relationship between gun violence within social networks and individual gun violence risk is critical in preventing the spread of gun violence within communities.

Read the full story at the Ualbany NewsCenter

Getting to the Doctor: Geography and Planning’s Catherine Lawson will help assess a key wellness aspect related to the Affordable Care Act.

By |May 11th, 2016|

ALBANY, N.Y. (February 4, 2016) — Low-cost or even free healthcare isn’t very affordable if you can’t get to a provider. That is why the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) has assembled what it calls a “terrific” 10-member planning committee of health and transit experts, including UAlbany’s Catherine T. Lawson, to delve into the relationship between […]

The Injustice System — ‘This could have cleared her’

By |May 11th, 2016|

January 2016

Research by CSDA Associate Sean Bushway is discussed in this story by The Guardian.

The full article

Benjamin Shaw Named Gerontological Society of America Fellow

By |May 9th, 2016|

ALBANY, N.Y. (December 21, 2015) — Benjamin Shaw, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior in the University’s School of Public Health and director of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Click the link to read full story–January 2016 — Ben […]

More Than 80 Percent of Guns Used in Mass Shootings Obtained Legally

By |December 17th, 2015|

The weapons used in this week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California, were purchased legally, raising questions about how preventable gun violence is under current U.S. firearm laws.

Eighty-two percent of weapons involved in mass shootings over the last three decades have been bought legally, according to a database compiled by Mother Jones magazine that defines a […]

First Published Paper for Public Health’s Qian is a Winner

By |December 17th, 2015|

ALBANY, N.Y. (November 24, 2015) — Even though Asian-Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States, little has been studied about their clinical profiles, quality of care, and outcomes related to heart failure. Feng (Johnson) Qian, assistant professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, addressed this issue […]