The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in the social sciences at the University at Albany. Over the years it has increasingly emphasized support for interdisciplinary population research, especially the analysis of spatial inequalities (paying attention to processes of urban and regional development and their impacts on residents) and concerns for vulnerable populations (defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The Center offers researchers access to first-rate computing facilities and statistical software, computing and statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. The Center also collaborates with the Lewis Mumford Center in efforts to disseminate data and cutting edge analyses of population trends revealed in the census and continuing census-related databases such as the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey.



+ New Leadership at CSDA: As of July 1st, we welcome Benjamin A. Shaw as the new Director of the CSDA. Timothy Gage is now the Associate Director, and Zai Liang is new Director of the Developmental Infastructure Core.


More events coming soon!


+ Alan Lizotte: "Gun rights for mentally ill a tricky issue, experts say at USF conference" Tampa Bay Tribune

+ Zai Liang: "UAlbany Sociologist Examines Education and Health Consequences of Parental Migration on Children in China" UAlbany News Center


+ Michael S. Bloom et al. (Oct. 2015). "Low level arsenic contaminated water consumption and birth outcomes in Romania—An exploratory study." Reproductive Toxicology.

+ Tse-Chuan Yang and Kiwoong Park (Oct. 2015). "To What Extent do Sleep Quality and Duration Mediate the Effect of Perceived Discrimination on Health? Evidence from Philadelphia." Journal of Urban Health.

+ Yuchi Young, John Kalamaras, Lindsay Kelly, David Hornick, and Recai Yucel (Oct. 2015). "Is Aging in Place Delaying Nursing Home Admission?." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

+ Albert Gregory DiRienzo (Sept. 2015). "Parsimonious Covariate Selection with Censored Outcomes." Biometrics.

+ Robert M. Rosenswig et al. (Dec. 2015). "Is it agriculture yet? Intensified maize-use at 1000 cal BC in the Soconusco and Mesoamerica." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

+ Justin Pickett and Shawn Bushway. (Aug. 2015). " Dispositional Sources of Sanction Perceptions: Emotionality, Cognitive Style, Intolerance of Ambiguity, and Self-Efficacy." Law and Human Behavior.

+ Yuchi Young et al. (Aug. 2015). "Evaluation of the effectiveness of Gold STAMP intervention on pressure ulcer reductions." Journal of Nursing Education.

+ Carolyn A. Smith et al. (Aug. 2015). "Adolescent Risk for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration." Prevention Science.

+ Scott J. South and Lei Lei (May 2015). "Failures-to-Launch and Boomerang Kids: Contemporary Determinants of Leaving and Returning to the Parental Home." Social Forces.

+ Matthew Matsaganis et al. (Mar. 2015). "Interventions to Address Reproductive Health Disparities among African-American Women in a Small Urban Community: the Communicative Construction of a 'Field of Health Action.'" Journal of Applied Communication Research.

+ Matthew C. Ingram. (Jan. 2015). "Judicial Power in Latin America." Latin American Research Review.


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