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Katrina M. Walsemann

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Walsemann’s research focuses on the effect of early life experiences on health over the life course; the role of macro-level factors (e.g., socializing institutions such as families and schools) in the development of social and health inequities; and the influence of environmental contexts such as residential segregation and neighborhood characteristics on population health. Other areas of interest include longitudinal analysis, multi-level modeling, and survey research.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Annang, L., Katrina M. Walsemann, D. Maitra, and J.C. Kerr. 2010. "Does Education Matter? Examining Racial Differences in the Association Between Education and STI Diagnosis Among Black and White Young Adult Females in the US." Public Health Reports, 125(Suppl 4): 110-121. PMCID: PMC2882981. Abstract.

Gee, Gilbert, Katrina M. Walsemann, and D.T. Takeuchi. 2010. "English Proficiency and Language Preference: Testing the Equivalence of Two Measures." American Journal of Public Health, 100(3): 563-569. DOI. Abstract.

Thrasher, J.F., K. Swayampakala, E. Arillo-Santillan, E. Sebrie, Katrina M. Walsemann, and M. Bottai. 2010. "Differential impact of local and federal smoke-free legislation in Mexico: a longitudinal study among adult smokers." Salud Publica De Mexico, 52: S244-S253. Abstract.

Walsemann, Katrina M., and B.A. Bell. 2010. "Integrated Schools, Segregated Curriculum: Effects of Within-School Segregation on Adolescent Health Behaviors and Educational Aspirations." American Journal of Public Health, 100(9): 1687-1695. DOI. Abstract.

Gee, Gilbert, and Katrina M. Walsemann. 2009. "Does health predict the reporting of racial discrimination or do reports of discrimination predict health? Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth." Social Science & Medicine, 68(9): 1676-1684. DOI. Abstract.

Walsemann, Katrina M., Gilbert C. Gee, and Arline T. Geronimus. 2009. "Ethnic Differences in Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms: Disadvantage in Family Background, High School Experiences, and Adult Characteristics." Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 50(1): 82-98. PMCID: PMC2761954. DOI. Abstract.

Walsemann, Katrina M., Arline T. Geronimus, and G.C. Gee. 2008. "Accumulating disadvantage over the life course - Evidence from a longitudinal study investigating the relationship between educational advantage in youth and health in middle age." Research on Aging, 30(2): 169-199. DOI. Abstract.