Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dr. Walsemann is a population scientist whose research focuses on bridging life course analysis with sociocultural perspectives on population health. An important aspect of her research is examining how early life experiences can influence health and health inequities across the life course. Her work focuses on the ways educational inequities can influence physical and mental health during adolescence and transition into adulthood. Other projects focus on how marginalization (e.g., legal status, sexual minority status) impacts health and how debt, in the form of student loans, may reduce the generally positive association between education and health.
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.