Center for Family and Demographic Research
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2006
Van Hook, J., Altman, C., & K. Balistreri. (Forthcoming). Global patterns in overweight among children and mothers in less developed countries. Public Health Nutrition.
Hill, T., Angel, J., Balistreri, K. & Herrera A. (2012). Immigrant status and cognitive functioning: An examination of gender variations in the healthy immigrant effect. Social Science and Medicine, 75, 2076-2084.
Balistreri, K. & Van Hook, J. (2011). Trajectories of overweight among US school children: A focus on social and economic characteristics. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 15(5), 610-619.
Balistreri, K. (2010). Welfare and the children of immigrants: Transmission of dependence or investment in the future? Population Research and Policy Review, 29(5), 715-743.
Balistreri, K., & Van Hook, J. (2009). Socioeconomic status and body mass index among Hispanic children of immigrants and children of natives. American Journal of Public Health, 9(12), 2238-2246.
Baker, E., Balistreri, K., & Van Hook, J. (2009). Maternal employment among Hispanic children of immigrants and children of natives. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 11(3), 158-167.
Van Hook, J., & Balistreri, K. (2007). Immigrant generation, socioeconomic status and economic development of countries of origin: A longitudinal study of body mass index among children. Social Science & Medicine, 65, 976-989.
Goza, F.W., Stockwell, E.G., & Balistreri, K.S. (2007). Racial differences in the relationship between infant mortality and socioeconomic status. Journal of Biosocial Science, 39, 517-529.