Monthly Archives: November 2016


Seasonal and temperature modifications of the association between fine particulate air pollution and cardiovascular hospitalization in New York state

By |November 22nd, 2016|Research Highlights|

Science of The Total Environment Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Syni-An Hwang, Patrick L. Kinney, and Shao Lin* ABSTRACT It is known that extreme temperature and ambient air pollution are each independently associated with human health outcomes. However, findings from the few studies that have examined modified effects by seasons and the interaction between air pollution and temperature [...]

Household Structure and Suburbia Residence in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Evidence from the American Housing Survey

By |November 22nd, 2016|Research Highlights|

Social Sciences 5(4) Gowoon Jung and Tse-Chuan Yang* ABSTRACT Suburbs have demographically diversified in terms of race, yet little research has been done on household structures in suburbs. Using the 2011 American Housing Survey and 2009–2013 American Community Survey, this study investigates the distributions of household structures in suburbia and central cities, and the relationship [...]

Health, Health Insurance, and Retirement: A Survey

By |November 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

Annual Review of Economics Vol. 9 Eric French and John Bailey Jones* ABSTRACT The degree to which retirement decisions are driven by health is a key concern for both academics and policymakers. In this paper we survey the economic literature on the health-retirement link in developed countries. We describe the mechanisms through which health affects [...]

Volatile organic compounds of possible microbial origin and their risks on childhood asthma and allergies within damp homes

By |November 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

Environment International Hyunok Choi*, Norbert Schmidbauer, and Carl-Gustaf Bornehag ABSTRACT Background: Risk of indoor exposure to volatile organic compounds of purported microbial origin on childhood symptoms of wheezing, rhinitis, and/or eczema, and doctor-diagnosed asthma, rhinitis, and eczema, respectively, remain unclear. Objective: To test hypotheses that total sum of 28 microbial volatile organic compounds (Σ26 MVOCs): [...]

Long-term comparative effectiveness of paclitaxel-eluting and everolimus-eluting stents in New York

By |November 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

International Journal of Cardiology Feng Qian*, Ye Zhong, and Edward L. Hannan ABSTRACT Objective: First generation paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) and second generation everolimus-eluting stents (EES) were approved for use in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) in 2004 and 2008, respectively. However, relative long-term outcomes of PES vs EES in real practice remain unclear. We sought to [...]

Skeletal health and the abandonment of a late-terminal formative urban center in the Mixteca Alta: A bioarchaeological analysis of human remains from Cerro Jazmín

By |November 7th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Verónica Pérez Rodríguez*, Ricardo Higelin Ponce de León, and Antonio Martínez Tuñón ABSTRACT This article presents the results of a bioarchaeological analysis of 39 human remains recovered from Late and Terminal Formative burials excavated from residential and civic-ceremonial contexts at Cerro Jazmín, a site that emerged in the Early Ramos [...]

Predicting Re-Incarceration Status of Prisoners in Contemporary China: Applying Western Criminological Theories

By |November 7th, 2016|Research Highlights|

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology Steven F. Messner*, Jianhong Liu, and Yunhan Zhao ABSTRACT Studies have revealed that self-control theory, social learning theory, and strain theory are useful in explaining criminal activity in China. Previous research with Chinese data, however, has focused almost exclusively on samples of adolescents and the minor types [...]

Neighborhood Attainment over the Adult Life Course

By |November 3rd, 2016|Research Highlights|

American Sociological Review Scott J. South*, Ying Huang, Amy Spring, and Kyle Crowder ABSTRACT This study uses data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, in conjunction with neighborhood-level data from the U.S. decennial census and American Community Survey, to examine the trajectory of individuals’ neighborhood characteristics from initial household formation into mid-to-late adulthood. Multilevel [...]