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Who Gets Ahead and Who Falls Behind During the Transition to High School? Academic Performance at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Gender

By |March 13th, 2018|

Social Problems

Sutton, April, Amy G. Langenkamp, Chandra Muller, and Kathryn S. Schiller*


Academic stratification during educational transitions may be maintained, disrupted, or exacerbated. This study marks the first to use national data to investigate how the transition to high school (re)shapes academic status at the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender. We seek to identify the […]

From Parents to Peers: Trajectories in Sources of Academic Influence Grades 4 to 8

By |March 13th, 2018|

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Sorensen, Lucy C*., Philip J. Cook, and Kenneth A. Dodge


Prior research and anecdotal evidence from educators suggest that classroom peers play a meaningful role in how students learn. However, the literature has failed to consider the dynamic and context-dependent nature of classroom peer influence. Developmental psychology theories suggest […]

Metabolic Syndrome Among Asian Indians in the United States

By |March 9th, 2018|

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice

Savadatti, Sanghamitra S., Erin M. Bell*, Margaret A. Gates*, Akiko S. Hosler*, Recai M. Yucel*, and Ranjita Misra


Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, disproportionately affects Asian Indians (AIs). We examined prevalence of MetS using 3 ethnicity-specific […]

Toward a Bifurcated Theory of Emotional Deterrence

By |March 9th, 2018|


Pickett, Justin T*., Sean Patrick Roche, and Greg Pogarsky


Since Hobbes (1957 and Beccaria (1963 ), scholars have theorized that the emotion of fear is critical for deterrence. Nevertheless, contemporary deterrence researchers have mostly overlooked the distinction between perceived sanction risk and fear of apprehension. Whereas perceived risk is a cognitive judgment, fear […]

Late to Terminal Formative period political transformations and their household-level impact at Cerro Jazmín, Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca

By |March 6th, 2018|

Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Pérez, Rodríguez*, Tuñón Martínez, and Ponce de León Higelín


In the Formative period, Cerro Jazmín, a settlement in the Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca, experimented with different sociopolitical strategies to first consolidate its position as a nascent urban center and later to convey its regional independence. In this article, […]

Assessing associations between indoor environment and health symptoms in Romanian school children: an analysis of data from the SINPHONIE project

By |March 6th, 2018|

Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Palumbo, Jillian R., Shao Lin*, Ziqiang Lin, Iulia A. Neamtiu, Wangjian Zhang, Eva Csobod, and Eugen S. Gurzau


School environment may have an impact on children’s health, but few studies have focused on indoor comfort factors such as temperature, humidity, and noise in relation with potential effects on children’s […]

Parental Health Status and Infant Outcomes: Upstate KIDS Study

By |March 6th, 2018|

Fertility and Sterility

Louis, Germaine M. Buck, Erin Bell*, Yunlong Xie, Rajeshwari Sundaram, and Edwina Yeung.


To assess parental health status inclusive of infertility and infant outcomes.

Birth cohort with cross-sectional analysis of parental health status and infant outcomes.

Not applicable.

Parents (n = 4,886) and infants (n = 5,845) participating in the Upstate KIDS birth cohort.


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Clinical Features of Extrapulmonary Sarcoidosis without Lung Involvement

By |March 6th, 2018|


James, W. Ennis, Efstratios Koutroumpakis, Biplab Saha, Alireza Nathani, Leahruth Saavedra, Recai M. Yucel*, and Marc A. Judson.

Compared to pulmonary sarcoidosis, sarcoidosis without lung involvement may involve other immunopathologic mechanisms and be associated with other demographic and clinical features.

This was a retrospective analysis of clinical data collected in real time on 1,686 […]

Differential Investments and Opportunities: How Neighborhood Conditions Moderate the Relationship between Perceived Housing Discrimination and Social Capital

By |February 6th, 2018|

Social Science Research

Yang, Tse-Chuan*, I-Chien Chen, Seulki Kim, and Seung-won Choi


Though the adverse consequences of perceived housing discrimination have been documented, little is known about whether such experience undermines one’s social capital in a neighborhood and even less is about whether and how this relationship is altered by neighborhood features. We […]

Confidence Bands for ROC Curves With Serially Dependent Data.

By |February 6th, 2018|

Journal of Business & Economic Statistics

Lahiri, Kajal*, and Liu Yang.


We propose serial correlation-robust asymptotic confidence bands for the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve and its functional, viz., the area under ROC curve (AUC), estimated by quasi-maximum likelihood in the binormal model. Our simulation experiments confirm that this new method performs fairly […]