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Incorporating Space in Multimethod Research: Combining Spatial Analysis with Case-Study Research

By |December 4th, 2017|

PS: Political Science & Politics

Harbers, Imke, and Matthew C. Ingram*

Most outcomes that social scientists care about—including democracy, development, institutions, participation, and violence—are not distributed randomly across geographic space. Similar units are often located near one another so that phenomena of interest tend to cluster or exhibit similar patterns in space, making these phenomena spatially […]

Assessment of Mediastinal Lymph Node Size in Pneumococcal Pneumonia with Bacteremia

By |December 4th, 2017|


Chopra, Amit, Aakash Modi, Haroon Chaudhry, Recai Yucel*, Neha Rane, John Fantauzzi, Frederic J. Hellwitz, and Marc A. Judson.

The significance of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in bacterial pneumonia is unclear.
We performed a retrospective analysis of mediastinal lymph node size determined by chest CT in patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia. All patients who had positive blood cultures for […]

Assessing Feasibility and Acceptability of mHealth among Underserved HIV+ Cocaine Users and Their Healthcare Providers

By |October 20th, 2017|


Brown, Shan-Estelle, Archana Krishnan*, Yerina Ranjit, Ruthanne Marcus, and Frederick Altice


Background: HIV-infected individuals with comorbidities like drug addiction have difficulty staying in medical care and adhering to antiretroviral medication which, if taken regularly, results in viral suppression and greatly reduces risk of transmission to others. Since cocaine is not amenable to pharmacological interventions, there is […]

PCBs and Measures of Attention and Impulsivity on a Continuous Performance Task of Young Adults

By |October 20th, 2017|

Neurotoxicology and Teratology

Behforooz, Bita, Joan Newman, Mia V. Gallo, and Lawrence M. Schell*


The present study examines the relationship between current body burden of persistent PCBs and attention and impulsivity in 140 Akwesasne Mohawk young adults aged 17 to 21 whose environment has been contaminated by industrial effluent. Attention and impulsivity were measured by errors of […]

Assessment of the Public Health Risks and Impact of a Tornado in Funing, China, 23 June 2016: A Retrospective Analysis

By |October 20th, 2017|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Wang, Kaiwen, Shuang Zhong, Xiaoye Wang, Zhe Wang, Lianping Yang, Qiong Wang, Suhan Wang, Rongrong Sheng, Rui Ma, Shao Lin*, Wenyu Liu, Rongqiang Zu, and Cunrui Huang


Background: Tornadoes are one of the deadliest disasters but their health impacts in China are poorly investigated. This study aimed to assess […]

Occupational Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Serum Levels of Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in an Aging Population from Upstate New York: A Retrospective Cohort Study

By |October 20th, 2017|

International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health

Tanner, Eva M., Michael S. Bloom*, Qian Wu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Recai M. Yucel*, Srishti Shrestha, and Edward F. Fitzgerald


Purpose: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are environmentally persistent amphiphilic compounds. Exposure to two PFASs, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is linked to specific occupations and industries. This study examines the […]

Visualizing Patterns and Trends of 25 Years of Published Health Literacy Research

By |October 20th, 2017|

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice

Massey, Philip M., Meen Chul Kim, Prudence W. Dalrymple, Michelle L. Rogers, Kisha H. Hawthorne, and Jennifer A. Manganello*


Background: With an increase in the number of disciplines contributing to health literacy scholarship, we sought to explore the nature of interdisciplinary research in the field. Objective: This study sought to describe […]

Early Coverage Expansions under the Affordable Care Act and Supplemental Security Income Participation

By |October 13th, 2017|

The Journal of the Economics of Ageing

Chatterji, Pinka*, and Yue Li


We test whether early Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansions in Connecticut (CT), Minnesota (MN), California (CA), and the District of Columbia (DC) affected Supplemental Security Income (SSI) receipt. We use a synthetic control approach, comparing the SSI receipt rate pre and post each early […]

Short- and long-term effects of imprisonment on future felony convictions and prison admissions

By |October 13th, 2017|

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Harding, David J., Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Anh P. Nguyen, and Shawn D. Bushway*


A substantial contributor to prison admissions is the return of individuals recently released from prison, which has come to be known as prison’s “revolving door.” However, it is unclear whether being sentenced to prison itself has a […]

Offender Decision-Making in Criminology: Contributions from Behavioral Economics

By |October 6th, 2017|

Annual Review of Criminology

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


If there is agency and some decision-making process entailed in criminal behavior, then what are the incentives for crime and for conformity, and what is their role in offending decisions? Incentives have long been the province of economics, which has wide influence in criminology […]