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1.  ACASI Gender-of-Interviewer Voice Effects on Reports to Questions about Sensitive 
Behaviors Among Young Adults 
Public Opinion Quarterly  2012;76(2):311-325.
Although previous research indicates that audio computer-assisted self-interviewing (ACASI) yields higher reports of threatening behaviors than interviewer-administered interviews, very few studies have examined the potential effect of the gender of the ACASI voice on survey reports. Because the voice in ACASI necessarily has a gender, it is important to understand whether using a voice that is perceived as male or female might further enhance the validity associated with ACASI. This study examines gender-of-voice effects for a set of questions about sensitive behaviors administered via ACASI to a sample of young adults at high risk for engaging in the behaviors. Results showed higher levels of engagement in the behaviors and more consistent reporting among males when responding to a female voice, indicating that males were potentially more accurate when reporting to the female voice. Reports by females were not influenced by the voice’s gender. Our analysis adds to research on gender-of-voice effects in surveys, with important findings on measuring sensitive behaviors among young adults.
PMCID: PMC4079084  PMID: 24991062
2.  Telemetric analysis to detect febrile responses in mice following vaccination with a live-attenuated virus vaccine 
Vaccine  2009;27(49):6814-6823.
Nonhuman primates (NHP) are considered to be the most appropriate model for predicting how humans will respond to many infectious diseases. Due to ethical and monetary concerns associated with the use of NHP, rodent models that are as predictive of responses likely to be seen in human vaccine recipients are warranted. Using implanted telemetry devices, body temperature and activity were monitored in inbred and outbred mouse strains following administration of the live-attenuated vaccine for Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), V3526. Following analysis of individual mouse data, only outbred mouse strains showed changes in diurnal temperature and activity profiles following vaccination. Similar changes were observed following VEEV challenge of vaccinated outbred mice. From these studies, we conclude, outbred mouse strains implanted with telemeters are a sensitive model for predicting responses in humans following vaccination.
PMCID: PMC2783281  PMID: 19761841
vaccine; mouse; telemetry

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