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Health & Place, Volume 31, January 2015, Pages 65-74

Most research on neighbourhoods and health will likely continue to be based upon observational studies, improving their design will advance knowledge generated from this growing field. Increasingly, discussions about strengthening this evidence base is being linked to other design and analytic strategies such as inclusion of instrumental variables, propensity scoring and use of natural experiments to further our understanding of the impact of place on health. We have described here several methodological issues that shaped the design considerations of the NEHW study to ensure that, while it is a cross-sectional sample, it will still advance the quality of evidence emerging from observational studies. This addresses SDG 3.
This study aims to fill a gap in knowledge, comparing the mental health of transgender adolescents and emerging adults to cisgender youth accessing community-based clinical services, further developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being).
Developing SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being), this study evaluates a possible developmental trajectory in LGBT distress and the factors that might influence distress over time.
Mortality Rate Ratios for seniors age 65 and older (MRR65+) by New York City Community District (n=59). The MRR65+ compares mortality rates during very hot days (maximum heat index=100 °F+) to all May through September days, 1997–2006.
The health impacts of exposure to summertime heat are a significant problem in New York City (NYC) and for many cities and are expected to increase with a warming climate. This article explores the connections between health in Goal 3 and climate change in Goal 13.

Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 42, Issue 4, July–August 2014, Pages 338 - 346

History shows that one of the most important institutions to a society is its criminal justice system. The current study offers an analysis of the US criminal justice system’s effectiveness in identifying, apprehending, convicting, and punishing high-level/persistent offenders. The goal of SDG target 16.3 to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and to ensure equal access to justice for all relies to a large extent on an effective criminal justice system.
Urban green spaces provide critical ecosystems whilst also promoting physical activity, psychological well-being, and general public health benefits to urban residents. Reviewing the efforts to green US and Chinese cities provides useful guidance to assist the advancement of SDG target 3, 11 and 15 in promoting good health for all and building sustainable communities while creating and maintaining urban ecosystems.

Encyclopedia of Toxicology (Third Edition), 2014, Pages 195-197

This book chapter advances SDG 6 by explaining regulatory standards for drinking water.
This work establishes a sound and defensible baseline for greenhouse gas emissions associated with production and consumption of fluid milk in the United States during 2007–2008.

Addictive Behaviors, Volume 35, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 517-521.

This research directly contributes to SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being). This study aims to increase current understandings of the development of drug use in lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents.

Eating Behaviors, Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2005, Pages 179-187.

This research discovers gay men tend to be more dissatisfied with their bodies and may be at greater risk for symptoms of eating disorders compared to heterosexual men. This research directly contributes to SDG 3 (good health and well-being) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).