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Narayan Sastry

Funded Research:

Family Dynamics, Fertility, and Investments in Children Across Generations (NICHD)

Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The PSID 2012-2016 (USDA-FNS 2017 Supplement) (NSF)

Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina: KATRINA@10: RP4 (NICHD)

PSID, CDS, and TA: Data Enhancements and User Training, Support, and Outreach (NICHD)

Survey of New Orleans Residents Displaced by Hurricane Katrina (SubK to UM) (NICHD)

Transitions from Preschool through High School: Family, Schools & Neighborhoods-Administrative Supplement (NICHD)

L.A.FANS Integrated User Training and Support (NICHD)

Transitions from Preschool through High School: Family, Schools & Neighborhoods (NICHD)

India Travel Grant to Develop a New Research Collaboration (Hermalin)

Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The PSID 2012 - 2016 (NSF)

Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The PSID 2012-2016 (USDA-FNS Supplement) (NSF)

The Transition from Childhood into Adulthood among PSID Children, 2013 and 2015 (NICHD)

Family Dynamics, Fertility, and Investments in Children Across Generations (NICHD)

Creating a Lifecourse Panel From Birth to Early Adulthood (NICHD)

Emerging Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk Among Young Adults (NICHD)

Neighborhood and Family Effects on Disparities in Chronic Disease (NICHD)

Transitions From Preschool Through High School: Family, Schools and Neighborhoods (NICHD)

Health, Wealth, and Pensions Over the Life Course in a Long Panel (NIA)

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., Princeton University

Dr. Sastry’s research interests center on studying the social and spatial dimensions of health, development, and well-being of children and adolescents, both in the United States and in less developed countries.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

DeCamp, Lisa Ross, HwaJung Choi, Elena Fuentes-Afflick, and Narayan Sastry. 2015. "Immigrant Latino Neighborhoods and Mortality Among Infants Born to Mexican-Origin Latina Women." Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(6): 1354-1363. PMCID: PMC4447583. DOI. Abstract.

McGonagle, Katherine, and Narayan Sastry. 2015. "Cohort Profile: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics' Child Development Supplement and Transition into Adulthood Study." International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(2): 415-422. DOI. Abstract.

Clarke, Philippa J., Narayan Sastry, Denise Duffy, and Jennifer Ailshire. 2014. "Accuracy of Self-Reported Versus Measured Weight Over Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Findings From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, 1996–2008." American Journal of Epidemiology, 180(2): 153-159. PMCID: PMC4082345. DOI. Abstract.

Sastry, Narayan, and Jesse Gregory. 2014. "The Location of Displaced New Orleans Residents in the Year After Hurricane Katrina." Demograpy, 51(3): 753-775. PMCID: PMC4048822. DOI. Abstract.

Sastry, Narayan, and Jesse Gregory. 2013. "The effect of Hurricane Katrina on the prevalence of health impairments and disability among adults in New Orleans: Differences by age, race, and sex." Social Science and Medicine, 80: 121-129. PMCID: PMC3640812. DOI. Abstract.

McGonagle, K., Robert F. Schoeni, Narayan Sastry, and Vicki Freedman. 2012. "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Overview, Recent Innovations, and Potential for Life Course Research." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 3(2): 268-284. PMCID: PMC3591471. Licensed Access.

Jones, Malia, Anne R R. Pebley, and Narayan Sastry. 2011. "Eyes on the block: Measuring urban physical disorder through in-person observation." Social Science Research, 40(2): 523-537. PMCID: PMC3106307. DOI. Abstract.

Sastry, Narayan, and Sarah Burgard. 2011. "Changes in Diarrheal Disease and Treatment among Brazilian Children from 1986 to 1996." Population Research and Policy Review, 30(1): 81-100. PMCID: PMC3045198. DOI. Abstract.

Sastry, Narayan, and A.R. Pebley. 2010. "Family and Neighborhood Sources of Socioeconomic Inequality in Children's Achievement." Demography, 47(3): 777-800. PMCID: PMC3000065. DOI. Abstract.

Fussell, E., Narayan Sastry, and Mark VanLandingham. 2010. "Race, socioeconomic status, and return migration to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina." Population and Environment, 31(1-3): 20-42. PMCID: PMC2862006. DOI. Abstract.

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