Monthly Archives: August 2016


China’s Great Migration and the Prospects of a More Integrated Society

By |August 30th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Annual Review of Sociology 42 Zai Liang ABSTRACT: During the last three decades, China has experienced the largest migration in human history. China's great migration has had transformative social, economic, and demographic consequences for China and the world. In this review, first I provide background on China's household registration system (hukou), which has been in existence [...]

CSDA Statistical Consulting Service

By |August 29th, 2016|Announcements|

This service can be accessed on a walk-in basis during weekly office hours (Monday 9am-2pm in Room BA-B29), or via email at at any time. Our goal is to provide researchers with the advice and guidance that will allow them to carry out their own data analysis with optimal rigor; our ability to provide [...]

Saving Face: The Emotional Costs of the Asian Immigrant Family Myth

By |August 24th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Rutgers University Press Angie Y. Chung Description (from the publisher) Tiger Mom. Asian patriarchy. Model minority children. Generation gap. The many images used to describe the prototypical Asian family have given rise to two versions of the Asian immigrant family myth. The first celebrates Asian families for upholding the traditional heteronormative ideal of the “normal [...]

New Clues in the Mystery of Women’s Lagging Life Expectancy

By |August 23rd, 2016|News|

August 22, 2016 CSDA associate Kate Strully was quoted in a recent New York Times article. “The message you are always getting is that your health is all about your own behaviors: whether you go to the gym, what you put in your mouth,” she said. “This builds a case that sometimes people’s environments are [...]

Bisphenol A and ovarian steroidogenesis

By |August 23rd, 2016|Research Highlights|

Fertility and Sterility Michael S. Bloom*, Evelyn Mok-Lin and Victor Y. Fujimoto ABSTRACT Bisphenol A is widely used as a component in polycarbonate plastics for food and beverage packaging, epoxy linings for canned foods, and dental sealants, among other applications. Experimental literature demonstrates BPA's affinity for estrogen receptors and downstream effects on estrogen-responsive genes. Experimental [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors And Hypertension Among Older Adults In The United States (NHANES 2007-2010): Are There Differences By Race And Ethnicity?

By |August 23rd, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Ageing Research and Healthcare Vol. 1: Issue 1 Philip M. DiMura, Margaret Gates*, Lenore Gensburg and Elizabeth Vasquez ABSTRACT Lifestyle modification has been shown to improve cardiovascular health. This cross-sectional study investigated the association of number of healthy lifestyle behaviors with hypertension across racial/ethnic categories using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey [...]

Postpartum Loss to HIV Care and HIV Viral Suppression among Previously Diagnosed HIV-Infected Women with a Live Birth in New York State

By |August 23rd, 2016|Research Highlights|

PLOS One Carol-Ann Swain, Lou C. Smith, Denis Nash, Wendy P. Pulver, Victoria Lazariu, Bridget J. Anderson, Barbara L. Warren, Guthrie S. Birkhead and Louise-Anne McNutt* ABSTRACT Mother-to-child-transmission of HIV in the United States has been greatly reduced, with clear benefits for the child. However, little is known about factors that predict maternal loss to [...]

Surveying Local Health Departments and County Emergency Management Offices on Cooling Centers as a Heat Adaptation Resource in New York State

By |August 23rd, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Community Health Seema G. Nayak, Shao Lin*, Scott C. Sheridan, Yi Lu, Nathan Graber, Michael Primeau, Claudine Jones Rafferty and Syni-An Hwang ABSTRACT Local agencies in New York State (NYS) set up cooling centers to provide relief from summer-time heat especially for people with limited access to air-conditioning. We aimed to determine cooling [...]

Parents helping parents to fight obesity in preschoolers

By |August 17th, 2016|News|

August 9, 2016 CSDA Associate Janine Jurkowski‘s research on obesity was discussed on the Harvard School of Public Health website. "When fast food joints are on every corner and fruits and vegetables are costly at the local market, how can parents make sure their children eat a healthy diet? How can low-income parents ensure their children get enough exercise [...]

Confronting the Challenges of Urbanization in China: Insights from Social Science Perspectives

By |August 17th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Routledge Zai Liang*, Steven F. Messner*, Youqin Huang* and Cheng Chen, editors About the Book (from the publisher) Since the late 1970s, China has experienced an unprecedented pace of urbanization. In 1978, only 17.8% of the population resided in urban areas, but by 2013 the level of urbanization had reached 53.8%. During the same period, China [...]