Monthly Archives: August 2017


Altered Vulnerability to Asthma at Various Levels of Ambient Benzo[a]Pyrene by CTLA4, STAT4 and CYP2E1 Polymorphisms

By |August 28th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Environmental Pollution Choi, Hyunok*, Nana Tabashidze, Pavel Rossner, Miroslav Dostal, Anna Pastorkova, Sek Won Kong, Hans Gmuender, and Radim J. Sram ABSTRACT Within fossil- and solid-fuel dependent geographic locations, mechanisms of air pollution-induced asthma remains unknown. In particular, sources of greater genetic susceptibility to airborne carcinogen, namely, benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) has never been investigated beyond that [...]

Health Insurance and the Boomerang Generation: Did the 2010 ACA Dependent Care Provision Affect Geographic Mobility and Living Arrangements among Young Adults?

By |August 28th, 2017|Research Highlights|

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Chatterji, Pinka*, Xiangshi Liu, and Baris K. Yoruk ABSTRACT We test whether the ACA dependent care provision is associated with young adults’ propensity to live with/near parents and to receive food assistance. Data come from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation. Findings indicate that the provision [...]

Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status

By |August 21st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Zayas, Luis H., Kalina M. Brabeck, Laurie Cook Heffron, Joanna Dreby*, Esther J. Calzada, J. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Alan J. Dettlaff, Lauren Heidbrink, Krista M. Perreira, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa ABSTRACT Three groups of children from Mexico and Central America are vulnerable to effects of U.S. immigration policies: (1) foreign-born children who [...]

Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York State, 2014

By |August 21st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Health Services Research Johnson, Britney L., James Tesoriero, Wenhui Feng, Feng Qian*, and Erika G. Martin ABSTRACT Objective: To estimate the programmatic costs of partner services for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection. Study Setting: New York State and local health departments conducting partner services activities in 2014. Study Design: A cost analysis estimated, from [...]

Just Like in Their Home Country? A Multinational Perspective on Living Arrangements of Older Immigrants in the United States

By |August 21st, 2017|Research Highlights|

Demography Gubernskaya, Zoya*, and Zequn Tang ABSTRACT Older immigrants are more likely to share residence with their adult children and other family members than are U.S.-born older adults. Because socioeconomic factors only partially explain these differences and direct measures of cultural preferences are seldom available, the persistently high rates of intergenerational coresidence among the older [...]

Twitter Data Changing Future of Population Research

By |August 15th, 2017|News|

August 15, 2017 CSDA Associate Tse-Chuan Yang participating in an interesting research on how twitter data can change future of population research. Read more at  Pennsylvania Ag News

Data Processing and Case Identification in an Agricultural and Logging Morbidity Surveillance Study: Trends over Time

By |August 14th, 2017|Research Highlights|

American Journal of Industrial Medicine Scott, Erika, Erin Bell*, Nicole Krupa, Liane Hirabayashi, and Paul Jenkins ABSTRACT Background: Agriculture and logging are dangerous industries, and though data on fatal injury exists, less is known about non-fatal injury. Establishing a non-fatal injury surveillance system is a top priority. Pre-hospital care reports and hospitalization data were explored [...]

Relationship between Day 1 and Day 2 Vancomycin Area under the Curve Values and Emergence of Heterogeneous Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus Aureus (hVISA) by Etest® Macromethod among Patients with MRSA Bloodstream Infections: A Pilot Study

By |August 14th, 2017|Research Highlights|

BMC Infectious Diseases Martirosov, Dmitriy M., Monique R. Bidell, Manjunath P. Pai, Marc H. Scheetz, Susan L. Rosenkranz, Corey Faragon, M. Malik, R. E. Mendes, R. N. Jones, Louise-Anne McNutt*, and Thomas P. Lodise ABSTRACT Background: In vitro data suggests that suboptimal initial vancomycin exposure may select for heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) infections. However, [...]

Severe Maternal Morbidity: A Population-Based Study of an Expanded Measure and Associated Factors

By |August 14th, 2017|Research Highlights|

PLOS ONE Lazariu, Victoria, Trang Nguyen, Louise-Anne McNutt*, Jillian Jeffrey, and Marilyn Kacica ABSTRACT Severe maternal morbidity conditions such as sepsis, embolism and cardiac arrest during the delivery hospitalization period can lead to extended length of hospital stays, life-long maternal health problems, and high medical costs. Most importantly, these conditions also contribute to the risk [...]

Estimated Maternal Pesticide Exposure from Drinking Water and Heart Defects in Offspring

By |August 14th, 2017|Research Highlights|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Kim, Jihye, Michael D. Swartz, Peter H. Langlois, Paul A. Romitti, Peter Weyer, Laura E. Mitchell, Thomas J. Luben, Anushuya Ramakrishnan, Sadia Malik, Philip J. Lupo, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Robert E. Meyer, Jennifer J. Winston, Jennita Reefhuis, Sarah J. Blossom, Erin Bell*, A. J. Agopian, and the [...]