• Alcohol Countermeasures 

    Hales, Gary D.; Williams, Martha; Young, Robert K. (Council for Advanced Transportation Studies, 1977-07)
    This paper discusses the variety of mechanisms and methods that have been used for the purpose of either preventing or at least lessening the seriousness of automobile accidents due to DWI (driving while intoxicated). ...
  • Care of older adults with Alzheimer's Dementia in Nigeria 

    Oranye, Patricia Nkoli-Ezinwa (2012-05)
    Dementia is a syndrome characterized by multiple cognitive deficits, that are sufficient to interfere with daily living and social and occupational functioning (Gabrowski & Damasio, 2004). Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD) is the ...
  • A cohort perspective of U.S. adult mortality 

    Masters, Ryan Kelly (2011-05)
    This dissertation advances a cohort perspective to analyze trends in racial and educational disparities in U.S. adult mortality. The project is organized around three themes. First, I emphasize that recent temporal changes ...
  • The effects of emotion on dissociable learning systems across the lifespan 

    Gorlick, Marissa Ann (2014-08)
    Contemporary cognitive theory recognizes several dissociable learning systems that are critical in understanding different patterns of performance. Rule Based learning is mediated predominantly by the frontal lobe and is ...
  • Essays on income taxes and household production 

    Wikle, Jocelyn Smith (2013-05)
    Couples make dynamic joint decisions, including how much each spouse works at home and in the market throughout life. By building a dynamic model of taxation, I quantify the welfare gains of moving to a gender-based tax. ...
  • Gender, aging, and major depressive disorder in Ukraine 

    Chamberlin, Margaret Shively (2011-05)
    The World Health Organization has made global mental health a priority since making it the center of world health day 2001, yet much of the current literature on mental health examines the subject within the context of the ...
  • Social ties and physical activity patterns over the life course : gender, race, and age variations 

    Lodge, Amy Caroline (2014-05)
    In this dissertation I explore the lived experiences and meanings underlying population patterns linking social ties and exercise. To do so, I frame an analysis of qualitative data from 60 in-depth interviews with 15 white ...