Monthly Archives: January 2017


Jennifer Manganello Named to Advisory Board of Policy Instititute

By |January 30th, 2017|News|

January 30, 2017 CSDA associate Jennifer Manganello has been named to the advisory committee of AcademyHealth’s Translation and Dissemination Institute. Find out more at UAlbany NewsCenter.

Associations between follicular fluid high density lipoprotein particle components and embryo quality among in vitro fertilization patients

By |January 30th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics K. Kim, M.S. Bloom*, R.W. Browne, E.M. Bell*, R.M. Yucel*, V.Y. Fujimoto ABSTRACT Purpose: Follicular redox balance is likely to be important for embryo quality during in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the anti-oxidative high desity lipoprotein (HDL) particle is the sole lipoprotein measured in follicular fluid (FF). Therefore, we [...]

Climate and marriage in the Netherlands, 1871–1937

By |January 30th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Population and Environment Julia A. Jennings* and Clark L. Gray ABSTRACT Environmental factors such as climate variability can place significant constraints on demographic behavior in a range of settings. However, few studies investigate the relationships between demography and climate in historical contexts. Using longitudinal individual-level demographic data from the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) and [...]

Measuring Residential Segregation With the ACS: How the Margin of Error Affects the Dissimilarity Index

By |January 30th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Demography Jeffrey Napierala* and Nancy Denton* ABSTRACT The American Community Survey (ACS) provides valuable, timely population estimates but with increased levels of sampling error. Although the margin of error is included with aggregate estimates, it has not been incorporated into segregation indexes. With the increasing levels of diversity in small and large places throughout the [...]

A Moderated Mediation Model of HIV-Related Stigma, Depression, and Social Support on Health-Related Quality of Life among Incarcerated Malaysian Men with HIV and Opioid Dependence

By |January 30th, 2017|Research Highlights|

AIDS and Behavior Roman Shrestha, Michael Copenhaver, Alexander R. Bazazi, Tania B. Huedo-Medina, Archana Krishnan*, and Frederick L. Altice ABSTRACT Although it is well established that HIV-related stigma, depression, and lack of social support are negatively associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among people living with HIV (PLH), no studies to date have examined [...]

Male birthweight, semen quality and birth outcomes

By |January 30th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Human Reproduction B.W. Whitcomb, M.S. Bloom*, S. Kim, Z. Chen, and G.M. Buck Louis ABSTRACT STUDY QUESTION: What are the relations among birthweight (BW), semen parameters and birth outcomes in a population-based sample? SUMMARY ANSWER: BW is unrelated to semen parameters, which are in turn unrelated to birth outcomes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In clinical settings, there has [...]

Spring Methods Courses at UAlbany

By |January 26th, 2017|Announcements|

For graduate students looking to improve their population research skills: see our list of methods courses available at UAlbany for the Spring Semester.  

Effects of in utero and Postnatal Exposure to Secondhand Smoke on Lung Function by Gender and Asthma Status: The Seven Northeastern Cities (SNEC) Study

By |January 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Respiration Hu L, -W, Yang M, Chen S, Shah K, Hailegiorgis Y, Burgens R, Vaughn M, Huang J, Xaverius P, Paul G, Morawska L, Lu T, Lin S*, Zhong S, -Q, Kong M, -L, Xie Y, -Q, Hao Y, -T, Zeng X, -W, Qian Z, Dong G, -H ABSTRACT Background: Little information exists on whether [...]

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in human follicular fluid and in vitro fertilization outcomes, a pilot study

By |January 24th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Reproductive Toxicology Michael S. Bloom*, Victor Y. Fujimoto, Robin Storm, Li Zhang, Celeste D. Butts, Diana Sollohub, Robert L. Jansing ABSTRACT Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are ubiquitously distributed among the U.S. population and adversely impact human reproduction. These compounds have been detected in human ovarian follicular fluid (FF), where they directly contact a developing oocyte. [...]

Perfluoroalkyl substances, thyroid hormones, and neuropsychological status in older adults

By |January 23rd, 2017|Research Highlights|

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health Srishti Shrestha, Michael S. Bloom*, Recai Yucel*, Richard F. Seegal, Robert Rej, Robert J. McCaffrey, Qian Wu, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Edward F. Fitzgerald ABSTRACT Minimal data exist regarding the neurotoxicity of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in aging populations and the possible mediating effects of thyroid hormones (THs). Hence, the aims [...]