Homicide Studies Stefan Kanis, Steven F. Messner*, Manuel P. Eisner, and Wilhelm Heitmeyer ABSTRACT A major development in criminology in recent years has been the efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide reasonably reliable estimates of homicide rates for a large number of nations. In some instances, these estimates entail adjustments of the [...]
JUNE 23, 2017 CSDA Associate Stacy Torres discussed about importance of human interaction especially among elderly and those outside of our usual social circles in an article on New York Times .
Do Weapons Facilitate Adolescent Delinquency? An Examination of Weapon Carrying and Delinquency Among Adolescents
Crime & Delinquency Amanda D. Emmert, Gina Penly Hall, and Alan J. Lizotte* ABSTRACT This article examines whether weapon carrying influences the frequency and variety of violent, property, and drug delinquency adolescents commit through fixed-effects analyses of data from the Rochester Youth Development Study (RYDS). We conclude that weapon carrying contributes to violent, substance, and [...]
Differences in Awareness of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and Post-exposure Prophylaxis Among Groups At-Risk for HIV in New York State: New York City and Long Island, NY, 2011–2013
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes Walters, Suzan M.; Rivera, Alexis V.; Starbuck, Lila; Reilly, Kathleen H.; Boldon, Nyasha; Anderson, Bridget J.*; Braunstein, Sarah ABSTRACT Background: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce the risk of HIV was approved in 2012 and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in 2005. We report the differences in awareness of PrEP/PEP and factors [...]
International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health Shao Lin*, Wayne R. Lawrence, Ziqiang Lin, Melissa Francois, Iulia A. Neamtiu, Qiaoxuan Lin, Eva Csobod, and Eugen S. Gurzau ABSTRACT Purpose: Few studies have evaluated teachers’ respiratory health, especially its relationship with school/home environment, and school policies. This study assessed asthma and smoking prevalence among teachers in [...]
American Journal of Human Biology Holdsworth, Elizabeth A., and Lawrence M. Schell* ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this research is to identify whether specific aspects of the early life psychosocial environment such as quality of home and maternal-infant interaction are associated with increased infant adiposity, in a disadvantaged population in the United States. Methods: Data [...]
The Journal of the Economics of Ageing Pinka Chatterji*, Heesoo Joo, and Kajal Lahiri* ABSTRACT The objective of this paper is to estimate the effect of diabetes on labor market exit using longitudinal data from the 1992–2010 Health and Retirement Study (HRS). We estimate a discrete time hazard model to test whether diabetes affects the [...]
June 5, 2017 CSDA Associate Kajal Lahiri was recently honored at the Workshop on Forecasting Issues in Developing Economies for his important contributions to economics. Read more at the UAlbany NewsCenter.
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, , Farah Qureshi, Allison A Appleton, Laura D Kubzansky ABSTRACT Both positive (e.g., happiness) and negative (e.g., anxiety) emotions have been distinctively associated with health and disease outcomes. However, whether emotion-related effects are driven by specific emotions or by shared underlying features of similar co-occurring (or mixes of) [...]