Yearly Archives: 2016


Comparative approaches for assessing access to alcohol outlets: exploring the utility of a gravity potential approach

By |September 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

Population Health Metrics 14:25 Tony H. Grubesic, Ran Wei, Alan T. Murray and William Alex Pridemore* ABSTRACT Background: A growing body of research recommends controlling alcohol availability to reduce harm. Various common approaches, however, provide dramatically different pictures of the physical availability of alcohol. This limits our understanding of the distribution of alcohol access, the [...]

What is past is prologue: A population-based case-control study of repeat victimization, premature mortality, and homicide

By |September 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

Aggressive Behavior William Alex Pridemore* and Mark T. Berg ABSTRACT We examined risk of male premature mortality associated with recent criminal victimization. Prior victimization is among the most consistent predictors of future risk but the explanation of repeat victimization remains elusive. Two general perspectives frame this debate. According to the state-dependence perspective, repeat victimization is [...]

Fathers’ Representation in Observational Studies on Parenting and Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review and Content Analysis

By |September 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

American Journal of Public Health Kirsten K. Davison, Selma Gicevic, Alyssa Aftosmes-Tobio, Claudia Ganter, Christine L. Simon, Sami Newlan, and Jennifer A. Manganello* ABSTRACT Background. Childhood obesity is one of the leading causes of compromised health in children. Because parents are fundamental stakeholders in childhood obesity prevention, it is critical that research informing parenting interventions [...]

Impact of exposure to tobacco smoke, arsenic, and phthalates on locally advanced cervical cancer treatment—preliminary results

By |September 21st, 2016|Research Highlights|

PeerJ Iulia A. Neamtiu​, Michael S. Bloom*, Irina Dumitrascu, Carmen A. Roba, Cristian Pop, Claudia Ordeanu, Ovidiu Balacescu, and Eugen S. Gurzau ABSTRACT Background: Cancer research is a national and international priority, with the efficiency and effectiveness of current anti-tumor therapies being one of the major challenges with which physicians are faced. Objective: To assess [...]

Call Home? Mobile Phones and Contacts With Mother in 24 Countries

By |September 6th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Marriage and Family Zoya Gubernskaya* and Judith Treas ABSTRACT: This article explores how the diffusion of mobile phones is associated with communication between adult children and their mothers. The article analyzes 2001 International Social Survey Program data from 24 countries (N = 12,313) combined with the country-level data on the prevalence of mobile [...]

Public Reporting of Hospital-Specific Breastfeeding Measures: A Qualitative Study of Hospital Staff and Administrators

By |September 6th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Human Lactation Janine M. Jurkowski, , Juliana Svistova, Trang Nguyen and Barbara A. Dennison ABSTRACT Background: Establishing breastfeeding in the first days of an infant’s life is important for longer term success in breastfeeding. In 2009, New York State (NYS) was the second state to require maternity care facilities to collect infant feeding [...]

Mapping concentrations of posttraumatic stress and depression trajectories following Hurricane Ike

By |September 6th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Scientific Reports 6 Oliver Gruebner, Sarah R. Lowe, Melissa Tracy*, Spruha Joshi, Magdalena Cerdá, Fran H. Norris, S. V. Subramanian and Sandro Galea ABSTRACT: We investigated geographic concentration in elevated risk for a range of postdisaster trajectories of chronic posttraumatic stress symptom (PTSS) and depression symptoms in a longitudinal study (N = 561) of a Hurricane Ike [...]

Veggie Rx: an outcome evaluation of a healthy food incentive programme

By |September 6th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Public Health Nutrition Michelle Cavanagh, Janine Jurkowski*, Christine Bozlak, Julia Hastings and Amy Klein ABSTRACT: One challenge to healthy nutrition, especially among low-income individuals, is access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. To address this problem, Veggie Rx, a healthy food incentive programme, was established within a community clinic to increase access to [...]

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 [...]