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Daniel J. Kruger

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Research Assistant Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health.

Ph.D., Loyola University

Dr. Kruger is interested in community-based prevention research aimed at improving health status and reducing morbidity and mortality among populations experiencing a disproportionate share of poor health outcomes. He studies several areas from an evolutionary perspective and conducts basic research as well as implementing practical applications.

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Journal Articles

Fernandes, Heitor B. F., Leif Edward Ottesen, Claudio S. Hutz, Jean C. Natividad, and Daniel J. Kruger. Forthcoming. "Are Negative Postcoital Emotions a Product of Evolutionary Adaptation? Multinational Relationships With Sexual Strategies, Reputation, and Mate Quality." Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. DOI. Abstract.

Mathis, A., R. Rooks, R. Tawk, and Daniel J. Kruger. Forthcoming. "Neighborhood Influences and BMI in Urban Older Adults." Journal of Applied Gerontology. PMCID: PMC4644114. DOI. Abstract.

Heinze, Justin E., Daniel J. Kruger, Thomas M. Reischl, Suzanne Cupal, and Marc A. Zimmerman. 2015. "Relationships Among Disease, Social Support, and Perceived Health: A Lifespan Approach." American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3-4): 268–279. DOI. Abstract.

Sloan Kruger, Jessica, and Daniel J. Kruger. 2015. "The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Food Choices Among College Students." American Journal of Health Studies, 30(2): 70-73. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., Maryanne L. Fisher, and Carey J. Fitzgerald. 2015. "Factors Influencing the Intended Likelihood of Exposing Sexual Infidelity." Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(6): 1697-1704. DOI. Abstract.

Kodjebacheva, Gergana, Maria Koleeilat, and Daniel J. Kruger. 2015. "Depressive Symptoms Mediate the Association Between Fear of Crime and Higher Body Mass Index." American Journal of Health Promotion, 30(2): 130-132. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., Joseph L. Nedelec, Thomas M. Reischl, and Marc A. Zimmerman. 2015. "Life History Predicts Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Crime Reporting Intentions." Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1(3): 183-194. DOI. Abstract.

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