Kelly Stamper Balistreri


Position: Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: 419-372-9523

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2006

Recent Publications:

Balistreri, K. S. (2019). Food insufficiency and children with special health care needs. Public Health, 167, 55-61.  

Kao, G., Balistreri, K. S., & Joyner, K. (2019). Asian American men in romantic dating markets. Contexts, 70(4), 48-53. doi: 10.1177/1536504218812869

Balistreri, K. S. (2018). Family structure and child food insecurity: Evidence from the Current Population Survey. Social Indicators Research, 138(3): 1171-1185. doi: 10.1007/s11205-017-1700-7

Balistreri, K. S., Joyner, K., & Kao, G. (2017). Trading youth for citizenship? The spousal age gap among cross-border marriages.” Population and Development Review. doi: 10.1111/padr.12072

Balistreri, K. S. (2016). A decade of change: Measuring the extent, depth and severity of food insecurity. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37(3), 373-382. doi: 10.1007/s10834-016-9500-9

Balistreri, K. S., & Alvira-Hammond, M. (2016). Adverse childhood experiences, family functioning and adolescent health and emotional well-being. Public Health, 132, 72-78. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.10.034

Balistreri, K. S. (2015). Adverse childhood experiences, the medical home, and child well-being. Maternal and Child Health, 19(11), 2492-2500. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1770-6. PMCID: PMC4596759

Balistreri, K., Joyner, K. & Kao, G. (2015). Relationship involvement among young adults: Are Asian American men an exceptional case? Population Research and Policy Review. doi: 10.1007/s11113-015-9361-1. NIHMSID: 730179

Van Hook, J., Altman, C., & K. Balistreri. (2012). Global patterns in overweight among children and mothers in less developed countries. Public Health Nutrition, 16(4), 573-581.

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.