Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thyroid Function and Neuropsychological Status in Older Adults

By |May 24th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Physiology & Behavior Srishti Shrestha, Michael S. Bloom*, Recai Yucel*, Richard F. Seegal, Robert Rej, Robert J. McCaffrey, Edward F. Fitzgerald Abstract: Overt thyroid dysfunction is recognized as a risk factor for neuropsychological deficits in aging populations, yet evidence for how changes in levels of circulatory thyroid hormones impact specific neuropsychological domains is limited. Here we [...]

Correlates of injection drug use among individuals admitted to public and private drug treatment facilities in Turkey

By |May 24th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Drug and Alcohol Dependence Elif Mutlu, Arash Alaei, Melissa Tracy*, Katherine Waye, Mustafa Kemal Cetin, Kamiar Alaei Abstract Background: The number of individuals seeking treatment for drug use has been increasing in recent years in Turkey. However, existing research on patterns and risk factors for drug use and how they vary by age and location in [...]

Breaking down the mythical ‘Maya city’ discovery

By |May 13th, 2016|News|

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|News|

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|News|

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 [...]

UAlbany Researcher Examines Transmission of Gun Violence

By |May 11th, 2016|News|

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|News|

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|News|

January 2016 Research by CSDA Associate Sean Bushway is discussed in this story by The Guardian. The full article

The Erosion of Rights to Abortion Care in the United States: A Call for a Renewed Anthropological Engagement with the Politics Of Abortion

By |May 10th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Medical Anthropology Quarterly Elise Andaya*, Joanna Mishtal Abstract: Women's right to legal abortion in the U.S. is now facing its greatest social and legislative challenges since its 1973 legalization. Legislation restricting rights and access to abortion care has been passed at state and federal levels at an unprecedented rate. Given the renewed vigor of anti-abortion [...]

Evaluating Realignment: What Do We Learn About the Impact of Incarceration on Crime?

By |May 10th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Criminology & Public Policy Shawn D. Bushway* The Editorial Introduction to the "Dowsizing Prisons" Issue of Criminology & Public Policy. The full article * Denotes CSDA Associates and Staff