Monthly Archives: December 2016


Migration, Family Arrangement, and Children’s Health in China

By |December 20th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Child Development Youqin Huang*, Qian Song, Ran Tao, Zai Liang* ABSTRACT With unprecedented migration taking place in China, millions of children are profoundly affected. Using a sample of 916 children (aged 5–18) of migrants and the life course perspective, this article examines the impact of parental migration on children's health. Results show that migration has [...]

At the nexus of work and family: Family farms in upstate New York

By |December 20th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Rural Studies 49 Joanna Dreby*, Gowoon Jung, and Rachel Sullivan ABSTRACT Today's farm families contend with the paradox of an increase in the cultural values associated with farming and a decrease in the viability of farming as a way of life. How do families understand and organize their labor as farmers under such [...]

Associations between IVF outcomes and essential trace elements measured in follicular fluid and urine: a pilot study

By |December 16th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics Mary E. Ingle, Michael S. Bloom*, Patrick J. Parsons, Amy J. Steuerwald, Pamela Kruger, and Victor Y. Fujimoto ABSTRACT Purpose: A hypothesis-generating pilot study exploring associations between essential trace elements measured in follicular fluid (FF) and urine and in vitro fertilization (IVF) endpoints. Methods: We recruited 58 women undergoing [...]

Hepatitis C Infection and Other Drug Related Harms Among Inpatients Who Injected Drugs in Turkey

By |December 16th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Viral Hepatitis Arash Alaei, Kamiar Alaei, Katherine Waye, Melissa Tracy*, Marine Nalbandyan, Elif Mutlu, snf Mustafa Kemal Cetin ABSTRACT Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is easily spread among those who share drug injection equipment. Due to the ease of contraction and growing prevalence of HCV in Eastern Europe, the aims of this study focused [...]

High Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Is Achievable in Patients Vaccinated at the School-Based Health Center

By |December 13th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Open Forum Infectious Diseases Jana Shaw, Mehek Mehta, and Louise-Anne McNutt* ABSTRACT Background. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage in the Unites States remains low. In 2014, 4 out of 10 girls and 6 out of 10 boys remained unvaccinated. Implementation of the multiple dosing HPV vaccination regimen remains a challenge due to the barriers presented by [...]

Savings After Retirement: A Survey

By |December 13th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Annual Review of Economics 8 Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French, and John Bailey Jones* ABSTRACT The saving patterns of retired US households pose a challenge to the basic life-cycle model of saving. The observed patterns of out-of-pocket medical expenses, which rise quickly with age and income during retirement, and heterogeneous life span risk can explain [...]

The influence of seasonality and manufacturer kit lot changes on 17α-hydroxyprogesterone measurements and referral rates of congenital adrenal hyperplasia in newborns

By |December 13th, 2016|Research Highlights|

European Journal of Pediatrics Melissa Pearce, Erin Dauerer, A. Gregory DiRienzo*, Michele Caggana, and Norma P. Tavakoli ABSTRACT Newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is performed by measuring the concentration of 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) in dried blood spots. Unfortunately, the level of 17-OHP varies due to multiple factors, and therefore, the false positive rate for the test is a challenge. We analyzed screening data [...]

Paternal and joint parental occupational pesticide exposure and spina bifida in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997 to 2002

By |December 12th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology Pettigrew, Stacy M., Bell*, Erin M., Van Zutphen, Alissa R., Rocheleau, Carissa M., Shaw, Gary M., Romitti, Paul A., Olshan, Andrew, Lupo, Philip J., Soim, Aida, Makelarski, Jennifer A., Michalski, Adrian M., Sanderson, Wayne and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study ABSTRACT Background: Because of persistent [...]

Correlates of Resource Empowerment among Parents of Children with Overweight or Obesity

By |December 5th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Childhood Obesity Junghyun Lim, Kirsten K. Davison, Janine M. Jurkowski*, Christine M. Horan, E. John Orav, Neil Kamdar, Lauren G. Fiechtner, and Elsie M. Taveras ABSTRACT Background: Few studies have examined correlates of resource empowerment among parents of children with overweight or obesity. Methods: We studied baseline data of 721 parent–child pairs participating in the [...]

A multi-group path analysis of the relationship between perceived racial discrimination and self-rated stress: how does it vary across racial/ethnic groups?

By |December 5th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Ethnicity & Health Tse-Chuan Yang* and Danhong Chen ABSTRACT Objective: The objective of this study was to answer three questions: (1) Is perceived discrimination adversely related to self-rated stress via the social capital and health care system distrust pathways? (2) Does the relationship between perceived discrimination and self-rated stress vary across race/ethnicity groups? and (3) [...]