Stephanie Williamson2
Laura M Bogart1
2Stephanie Williamson
1Laura M Bogart
1Eugene Aisenberg
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Prior studies have found that partner abuse is related to risky sexual behavior. However, few studies have explored gender, sexual orientation, or substance use differences in this association, especially among people with HIV. We examined data from the Risk and Prevention survey from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS) sample on 726(More)
The simplest method proposed by Spiegelhal-ter and Lauritzen (1990) to perform quantitative learning in ADG presents a potential weakness: the local independence assumption. We propose to alleviate this problem through the use of Hierarchical Partition Models. Our approach is compared with the previous one from an interpretative and pre-dictive point of(More)
T he U.S. prison population declined for the third consecutive year, falling to an estimated 1,571,013 prisoners at yearend 2012 (figure 1). This was down 27,770 prisoners (1.7%) from yearend 2011. California had the greatest population decline, with 15,035 fewer prisoners than in 2011 in part due to the state's Public Safety Realignment policy. In 2012,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether business improvement districts (BID) contributed to greater than expected declines in the incidence of violent crimes in affected neighbourhoods. METHOD A Bayesian hierarchical model was used to assess the changes in the incidence of violent crimes between 1994 and 2005 and the implementation of 30 BID in Los Angeles(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary features of observational public health surveillance instruments are that they are valid, can reliably estimate physical activity behaviors, and are useful across diverse geographic settings and seasons by different users. Previous studies have reported the validity and reliability of Systematic Observation of Play and Recreation in(More)
It is assumed that higher quality recreation facilities promote physical activity and serve communities better. We tested this assumption by comparing changes in the use of an expanded and renovated skate park (a facility for skateboarding) and a modernized senior citizen's center to two similar facilities that were not refurbished. The skate park was(More)
Concerns about the appropriate use of EBP with ethnic minority clients and the ability of community agencies to implement and sustain EBP persist and emphasize the need for community-academic research partnerships that can be used to develop, adapt, and test culturally responsive EBP in community settings. In this paper, we describe the processes of(More)
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