Yearly Archives: 2016


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 [...]

Assessment of quality of life in people living with HIV in Georgia

By |August 9th, 2016|Research Highlights|

International Journal of STD & AIDS Ekaterine Karkashadze, Margaret A. Gates*, Nikoloz Chkhartishvili, Jack DeHovitz and Tengiz Tsertsvadze ABSTRACT The purpose of our study was to assess quality of life (QoL) among Georgian HIV-infected individuals and to examine factors associated with QoL. Our cross-sectional study sample consisted of 201 HIV-infected adult outpatients recruited at the [...]

Physical activity–related social control and social support in older adults: Cognitive and emotional pathways to physical activity

By |August 9th, 2016|Research Highlights|

Journal of Health Psychology Jason T Newsom, Benjamin A Shaw*, Kristin J August and Scott J Strath ABSTRACT A survey of 217 older adults assessed physical activity–related positive and negative social control and emotional and informational support, using structural equation modeling to investigate mediational effects of emotional responses and behavioral intentions on physical activity. There [...]