Student Publications

Illustrative Dissertations of Former Graduate Students

Abell, Leslie. 2014. Exploring the Transition to Parenthood as a Pathway to Desistance.

Altman, Claire E.  2013.  High Fertility among Mexican Immigrants to the United States: Myth or Reality?

Baker, Elizabeth H.  2010.  Three essays on BMI trajectories by generation during the transition to adulthood.

Becker, Jacob. 2014.  Neighborhood Crime and Histories of Disadvantage: Structural Effects over Time and Space.

Cundiff, Patrick. 2013. Great Expectations Unmet: The Impact of Adolescent Educational Expectations on Deviant Behavior During the Transition to Adulthood.

Lippert, Adam M. 2013. Ready for Launch, but to where? Locational attainment and health during the transition to adulthood.

Remster, Brianna. 2013.  Invisible Men: A Longitudinal Analysis of Homelessness Among Ex-inmates.

Reyes, Adriana.  2016. Households, Families, and Economic Vulnerability: The Formation, Structure, and Financial Organization of Multifamily Households, 2008-2013.

Wallace, Lacey. 2014. Sibling Influence: The Moderating Effects of Sibling Social Status.

Warner, Cody. 2013. Home Again, Home Again: Incarceration, Residential Mobility, and Neighborhood Destinations.

Illustrative Publications of Current Graduate Students (organized by date)

Staff, Jeremy, Nayan Ramirez, and Kelsey Cundiff. Forthcoming.  “The Vanishing Teenage Worker in the United States.” Chapter in Schoon, Ingrid and John Bynner (eds.), Young People’s Development and the Great Recession: Uncertain Transitions and Precarious Futures. Cambridge University Press.

Furnas, Hannah E. 2016. "Capturing Complexities of Relationship‐Level Family Planning Trajectories in Malawi." Studies in Family Planning 47(3): 205-221.

Van Hook, Jennifer, Susana Quiros, Michelle L. Frisco, and Emnet Fikru. 2016. "It is hard to swim upstream: Dietary acculturation among Mexican-origin children." Population Research and Policy Review 35(2): 177-196.

Martin, Molly A., Jennifer L. Van Hook, and Susana Quiros. 2015. "Is socioeconomic incorporation associated with a healthier diet? Dietary patterns among Mexican-origin children in the United States." Social Science & Medicine 147: 20-29.

Staff, Jeremy, Corey Whichard, Sonja E. Siennick, and Jennifer L. Maggs. 2015. “Early Life Risks, Antisocial Tendencies, and Preteen Delinquency.” Criminology 53:677-701.

Van Hook, Jennifer, Susana Quiros, and Michelle Frisco.  2015.  “The Food Similarity Index:  A Dimension of Dietary Acculturation Based on Dietary Recall Data”.  Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 17(2): 441-449

Ruiz, Andrea L. & Gabriel A. Acevedo. 2014. “True Believers? Religion, Physiology and Perceived Body Weight in Texas.” Journal of Religion and Health, 54(4):1221-1237.

Pudrovska, Tetyana, Ellis S. Logan, and Aliza Richman. 2014. “Early-Life Social Origins of Later Life Body Weight: The Role of Socioeconomic Status and Health Behaviors Over the Life Course”. Social Science Research 46: 59-71.

Pudrovska, Tetyana, Eric N. Reither, Ellis S. Logan, and Kyler J. Sherman-Wilkins. 2014. "Gender and Reinforcing Associations between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Body Mass over the Life Course." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 55(3): 283-301.

Publications (2013-2016) of Former Students (organized alphabetically by 1st author)

Altman, Claire E., Jennifer Van Hook, and Jonathan Gonzalez.  2016.  “Becoming Overweight Without Gaining a Pound: Weight Evaluations and the Social Integration of Mexicans in the United States.”  International Migration Review.

Altman, Claire E., Jennifer Van Hook, and Marianne Hillemeier.  2016.  “What does self-rated health mean? Changes and variations in the association of obesity with objective and subjective components of self-rated health.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 57(1): 39-58.

Baker, Elizabeth H. and Claire E. Altman.  2015.  "Maternal Ratings of Child Health and Child Obesity, Variations by Mother's Race/Ethnicity and Nativity," Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(5): 1000-9.

Becker, Jacob H. 2016. “The Dynamics of Neighborhood Structural Conditions: The Effects of Concentrated Disadvantage on Homicide over Time and Space.” City & Community 15(1):64-82.

Black, Nyesha C. "An ecological approach to understanding adult obesity prevalence in the United States: A county-level analysis using geographically weighted regression." Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 7.3 (2014): 283-299.

Cundiff, Patrick R., and Duane F. Alwin. 2015. "Changing Beliefs about Crime and Punishment in American Society." Journal of Law and Criminal Justice 3(1): 49-66.

Firebaugh, Glenn, Francesco AcciaiAggie J. NoahChristopher Prather, and Claudia Nau. 2014. "Why the racial gap in life expectancy is declining in the United States." Demographic Research 31: 975.

Firebaugh, Glenn, Francesco AcciaiAggie J. NoahChristopher Prather, and Claudia Nau. 2014. “Why lifespans are more variable among blacks than among whites in the United States.” Demography 51(6): 2025-45.

Hardy, Melissa A., and Adriana Reyes. 2016. "The Longevity Legacy of World War II: The Intersection of GI Status and Mortality." Gerontologist, 56(1): 104-114.

Hardy, Melissa, Francecso Acciai, and Adriana M. Reyes. 2014. “How Health Conditions Translate into Self-Ratings:  A Comparative Study of Older Adults across Europe.”  Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 55(3): 320-41.

Houle, Jason, J Michael Collins, and Max Schmeiser. 2015. “Flu and Finances: Influenza Outbreaks and Loan Defaults in U.S. Cities, 2004-2012” American Journal of Public Health 105:e75-e80

Houle, Jason* and Danya Keene*. 2015. “Getting Sick and Falling Behind: Health and the Risk of Mortgage Default and Home Foreclosure” Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 69:382-387.

*author listing is alphabetical, authors contributed equally to the manuscript

*Article findings were featured in national news outlets, including Reuters ( and the Washington Post (

Houle, Jason. 2014. “Mental Health in the Foreclosure Crisis” Social Science & Medicine 118: 1-8.

Hu, Anning and Jacob Hibel. 2013. “Educational Attainment and Self-Rated Health in Contemporary China: A Survey-based Study in 2010.” The Social Science Journal 50: 674–680.

Kane, Jennifer B. 2016. “Marriage Advantages in Perinatal Health: Evidence of Marriage Selection or Marriage Protection?” Journal of Marriage and Family 78(1): 212-229.

Kane, Jennifer B. 2015. “An Integrative Model of Inter- and Intragenerational Preconception Processes Influencing Birthweight in the United States.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 56(2): 246-261.

Kane, Jennifer B. & Michelle Frisco. 2013. “Obesity, School Obesity Prevalence, and High School Childbearing among Young Women.” Social Science & Medicine 88: 108-115.

Lippert, Adam M., Clare Rosenfeld, Fahad Razak, and S.V. Subramanian. Forthcoming. “Association between continuity and change in early neighborhood poverty and adult cardiometabolic biomarkers in the US:  Results from the 1995-2008 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health,” American Journal of Epidemiology.

Lippert, Adam M. and Daniel Corsi (equal authorship). Forthcoming. “An examination of the shift in school-level clustering of US adolescent e-cigarette use and its multilevel correlates, 2011-2013,” Health & Place.

Lippert, Adam M. 2016. “Stuck in unhealthy places: How entering, exiting, and remaining in poor neighborhoods is associated with obesity during the transition to adulthood,” Journal of Health & Social Behavior 57(1).

Lippert, Adam M. and Barrett A. Lee.  2015. “Stress, coping, and mental health differences among homeless people,” Sociological Inquiry 85: 343-374.

Nau, Claudia, Brian S. Schwartz, Karen Bandeen‐Roche, Anne Liu, Jonathan Pollak, Annemarie Hirsch, Lisa Bailey‐Davis, and Thomas A. Glass. 2015. "Community socioeconomic deprivation and obesity trajectories in children using electronic health records." Obesity 23 (1): 207-12.

Nau, Claudia, Hugh Ellis, Hongtai Huang, Brian S. Schwartz, Annemarie Hirsch, Lisa Bailey-Davis, Amii M. Kress, Jonathan Pollak, and Thomas A. Glass. 2015. "Exploring the forest instead of the trees: An innovative method for defining obesogenic and obesoprotective environments." Health & Place 35: 136-46.

Noah, Aggie J.Francesco Acciai and Glenn Firebaugh. Forthcoming. “Understanding the contribution of suicide on life expectancy in South Korea.” Demographic Research.

Noah, Aggie J., Nancy S. Landale, and Corey S. Sparks. “How does the context of reception matter? 2015. The role of residential enclaves on maternal smoking during pregnancy among Mexican origin mothers.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(8): 1825-1833.

Remster, Brianna. 2014. "Self-Control and the Depression–Delinquency Link." Deviant Behavior 35 (1): 66-84.

Reyes, Adriana and Melissa Hardy. 2015. Older Immigrants and Health Insurance in the U.S.: Differences by Region-of-Origin in Gaining and Losing Coverage.  Journal of Gerontology:  Social Sciences, 70(2):303-13.

Ragan, Daniel T. 2014. "Revisiting “what they think”: Adolescent drinking and the importance of peer beliefs." Criminology 52(3): 488-513.

Ragan, Daniel T., D. Wayne Osgood, and Mark E. Feinberg. 2013. "Friends as a bridge to parental influence: Implications for adolescent alcohol use." Social Forces: sot117.

Reyes, Adriana, and Patricia Y. Miranda. 2015. "Trends in Cancer Screening by Citizenship and Health Insurance, 2000-2010." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17(3): 644-651.

Reyes, Adriana and Melissa Hardy. (2014). Another health insurance gap:  Gaining and Losing coverage among natives and immigrants at older ages.  Social Science Research 43:145-56.

Siennick, Sonja, Jeremy Staff, D. Wayne Osgood, John E. Schulenberg, Jerald G. Bachman, and Matthew VanEseltine. 2014. “Partnership Transitions and Antisocial Behavior in Young Adulthood: A Within-Person, Multi-Cohort Analysis.”  Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 51:735-758.

Siennick, Sonja, Eric A. Stewart, and Jeremy Staff.  2014. “Explaining the Association between Incarceration and Divorce.” Criminology 52:371-398

Sharp, Gregory, Justin T. Denney, and Rachel Tolbert Kimbro. 2015. “Multiple Contexts of Exposure: Activity Spaces, Residential Neighborhoods, and Self-Rated Health.” Social Science & Medicine 146: 204-13.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. Forthcoming. “Community Context and Child Health: A Human Capital Perspective.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and  Christie Sennott. 2016. “Death and Desirability: Retrospective Reporting of Unintended Pregnancy After a Child’s Death.”  Demography 53 (3): 805-34.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Sangeetha Madhavan. 2015. “Maternal migration and child health: An analysis of disruption and adaptation processes in Benin.” Social Science Research 54: 146-158.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Kevin JA Thomas. 2014. "Exploring child mortality risks associated with diverse patterns of maternal migration in Haiti." Population Research and Policy Review 33(6): 873-95.

Warner, Cody and Gregory Sharp. 2016. “The short- and long-term effects of life events on residential mobility.”  Advances in Life Course Research 27:1-15.