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A Cautionary Note about the Use of Estimated Homicide Data for Cross-National Research

By |June 28th, 2017|Research Highlights|

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 [...]

Do Weapons Facilitate Adolescent Delinquency? An Examination of Weapon Carrying and Delinquency Among Adolescents

By |June 22nd, 2017|Research Highlights|

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

By |June 22nd, 2017|Research Highlights|

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 [...]

Teacher respiratory health symptoms in relation to school and home environment

By |June 13th, 2017|Research Highlights|

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 [...]

Maternal-infant interaction as an influence on infant adiposity

By |June 12th, 2017|Research Highlights|

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 [...]

Diabetes and labor market exits: Evidence from the Health & Retirement Study (HRS)

By |June 12th, 2017|Research Highlights|

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 [...]

A Wealth of Praise

By |June 12th, 2017|News|

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.

A Lesser Known Advanced Directive: ‘Do-Not-Hospitalize’

By |June 12th, 2017|News|

June 8, 2017 CSDA Associate Yuchi Young is quoted in a US News & World Report Article on Do Not Hospitalize orders.

A healthy mix of emotions: underlying biological pathways linking emotions to physical health

By |June 7th, 2017|Research Highlights|

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) [...]

Four-year comparative effectiveness of bare-metal and everolimus-eluting stents in New York

By |June 7th, 2017|Research Highlights|

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions Feng Qian*, Ye Zhong, and Edward L. Hannan ABSTRACT Objectives: To study four-year outcomes for patients receiving either bare-metal stents (BMS) or everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of BMS versus EES in six “off-label” and two “high-risk” patient subgroups. Background: BMS and EES (a second generation of [...]