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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, Hardy EF, & Osypuk TL. (2013). Future Directions on Research on Institutional and Interpersonal Discrimination and Child Health. American Journal of Public Health.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Sanchez-Vaznaugh, E, Viruell-Fuentes, E & Almeida, J. (2012). Integrating social epidemiology into immigrant health research: A cross-national framework. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12): 2060-2068.

Rosenfeld L, Chew G, Rudd R, Emmons K , Acosta L, Perzanowski M, & Acevedo-García D. (2011). Are Building-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Urban Health. 88(1), 14-29.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, L M Bates, Osypuk, TL (2010). The effect of immigrant generation and duration on self-rated health among US adults 2003-2007. Social Science & Medicine, 71(6): 1161-1172.

Osypuk, T L, Bates, L M, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Another Mexican birthweight paradox? The role of residential enclaves and neighborhood poverty in the birthweight of Mexican-origin infants. Social Science & Medicine, 70(4), 550-560.

Gupta, J, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Hemenway, D, Decker, M R, Raj, A, & Silverman, J G (2010). Intimate partner violence perpetration, immigration status, and disparities in a community health center-based sample of men. Public Health Reports, 125(1), 79-87.

Rosenfeld L, Rudd R, Chew G, Emmons K, & Acevedo-García D. (2010). Are Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Level Allergens in the Household? Journal of Asthma. 47(1), 66-75.

Osypuk, T, Subramanian, S, Kawachi, I, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2009). Is Workplace Smoking Policy Equally Prevalent and Equally Effective for Immigrants? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(10), 784-791.

Osypuk, T L, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2010). Support for Smoke-Free Policies: A Nationwide Analysis of Immigrants, US-Born, and Other Demographic Groups, 1995-2002. American Journal of Public Health, 100(1), 171-181.

Heymann SJ, Flores-Macias F, Hayes J, Kennedy M, Earle A, & Lahaie C. (2009). The Impact of Migration on the Well-Being of Transnational Families: New Data from Sending Communities in Mexico. Community, Work and Family. 12(1), 91-103. 

Acosta L, Acevedo-García D, Perzanowski MS, Mellins R, Rosenfeld L, Cortés D, Gelman A, Fagan JK, Bracero LA, Correa JC, Reardon AM, & Chew GL. (2008). The New York City Puerto Rican asthma project: study design, methods, and base-line results. Journal of Asthma, 45(1), 51-7.

Dubowitz, T, Subramanian, SV, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Osypuk, TL, & Peterson, KE (2008). Individual and Neighborhood Differences in Diet Among Low-Income Foreign and U.S.-Born Women. Women's Health Issues, 18(3), 181-190.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, & Cacari Stone, L (2008). State Variation in Health Insurance Coverage for U.S. Citizen Children of Immigrants. Health Affairs, 27(2), 434-446.

Bates, LM, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Alegria, M, & Krieger, N (2008). Immigration and generational trends in body mass index and obesity in the United States: results of the National Latino and Asian-American Survey (NLAAS), 2002-2003. American Journal of Public Health, 98(1), 70-77.

Dubowitz, T, Acevedo-Garcia, D, Salkeld, J, Lindsay, AC, Subramanian, SV, & Peterson, KE (2007). Life course, immigrant status and acculturation in food purchasing and preparation among low-income mothers. Public Health Nutrition, 10(4), 396-404.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Soobader, M-J, & Berkman, LF (2007). Low birthweight among US Hispanic/Latino subgroups: The effect of maternal foreign-born status and education. Social Science & Medicine, 65(12), 2503-2516.

Acevedo-Garcia D, Pan J, Jun H-J, Osypuk TL, Emmons KM (2005). The effect of immigrant generation on smoking. Social Science & Medicine, 61(6), 1223-1242.

Gold, DR, & Acevedo-Garcia, D (2005). Immigration to the United States and acculturation as risk factors for asthma and allergy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(1), 38-41.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Soobader, M-J, & Berkman, LF (2005). The differential effect of foreign-born status on low-birthweight by race/ethnicity and education. Pediatrics, 115, e20-e30.

Acevedo-Garcia, D, Barbeau, E, Bishop, JA, Pan, JC, Emmons, KM (2004). Undoing an epidemiologic paradox: the tobacco industry’s targeting of U.S. immigrants. American Journal of Public Health, 94(12), 2188-2193.

Espenshade, TJ and Acevedo-Garcia, D (1995). Migrant cohort size, enforcement effort, and the apprehension of undocumented aliens. Population Research and Policy Review, 14(2), 145-172.

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Books and Book Chapters

Acevedo-García D, Rosenfeld L, McArdle N, & Osypuk T. (2010). “The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development.” In Men and Boys of Color. University of California Press. 358-406. Available Online.

McArdle, N. (1997). "Homeownership Attainment of New Jersey Immigrants" in Keys to Successful Immigration:  Implications of the New Jersey Experience. Thomas J. Espenshade, editor. Urban Institute Press. Washington, D.C. 

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Presentations and Proceedings

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (July, 2012). Immigrant Families in MetroWest. Summer Speaker Series, Foundation for MetroWest, Natick, MA.

 Rosenfeld L. (September, 2010). The Geography of Opportunity: A Framework for Child Development. Building Healthy Communities Through a Focus on Young Men and Boys of Color Conference. The  Warren Institute at UC-Berkeley and the California Endowment. Los Angeles, CA.

Rosenfeld L. (April, 2010). Indoor Allergens and Neighborhood Characteristics. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (March, 2010). Neighborhood-Level Characteristics Associated with Indoor Allergens: Data from New York City and the Puerto Rican Asthma Project. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Acevedo-Garcia, D. (February, 2010). Immigration and Health in the Americas: Linked Destinies. PAHO/WHO Symposium Connecting Ideas and Knowledge: Sharing on Equity and Health, 10th Anniversary of Equity and Health listserv, Washington, DC

Rosenfeld L. (January, 2010). Race, Income, and Education: Analyzing America’s Achievement Gap. Northeastern University. Boston, MA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2009). Neighborhood-level characteristics and indoor allergens in the household. 137th American Public Health Association Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Rosenfeld L. (November, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY: Sociocontextual influences on asthma – building and neighborhood type. 135th American Public Health Association Meeting. Washington, DC.

Rosenfeld L. (May, 2007). Puerto Ricans in the Bronx, NY:  Building and neighborhood characteristics and respiratory illness. Third Annual Puerto Rican Public Health Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Earle A, Joshi P, Geronimo K, & Acevedo-Garcia D. (June 14-16, 2012). Job Quality among Minority and Immigrant Working Parents. Work Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference, New York City, NY, presenter and session chair.

McArdle N. (2001). The Living Arrangements of Foreign-Born Households, Joint Center for Housing Studies Research note, Harvard University.

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Working Papers

McArdle N. (1995). Foreign Immigration and Homeownership:  A Summary.  Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W95-2. Harvard University.

McArdle N. (1994). Settlement and Mobility Patterns of Recent Immigrants.  Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W94-5. Harvard University.

McArdle N & Mikelson K. (1994). The New Immigrants:  Demographic and Housing Characteristics.  Joint Center for Housing Studies Working Paper W94-1. Harvard University.

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