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Daniel J. Kruger

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Assistant Professor, 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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Kruger, Daniel J., Maryanne Fisher, and Paula Wright. 2014. "Patriarchy, male competition, and excess male mortality." Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 8(1): 3-11. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Kruger, Daniel J., Cleopatra Caldwell, and Marc Zimmerman. 2014. "Local Scarcity of Adult Men Predicts Youth Assault Rates." Journal of Community Psychology, 42(1): 119-125. DOI. Abstract.

Caldwell, Cleopatra H., Cathy L. Antonakos, Shervin Assari, Daniel J. Kruger, E. Hill De Loney, and Rashid Njai. 2014. "Pathways to prevention: Improving nonresident African American fathers' parenting skills and behaviors to reduce sons' aggression." Child Development, 85(1): 308-325. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., Maryanne L. Fisher, and Paula Wright. 2013. "A framework for integrating evolutionary and feminist perspectives in psychological research." Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 7(4): 299-303. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., Maryanne L. Fisher, Sarah L. Strout, Michelle Wehbe, Shelby Lewis, and Shana'e Clark. 2013. "Variation in women's mating strategies depicted in the works and words of Jane Austen." Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 7(3): 197-210. DOI. Abstract.

Tiffert, S., Daniel J. Kruger, O. Bar-Lev, and S. Zeller. 2013. "Dog ownership increases attractiveness and attenuates perceptions of short-term mating strategy in cad-like men." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 11(3): 121-129. DOI. Abstract.

Kimmel, Allison, Terrinieka T. Williams, Tiffany C. E. Veinot, Bettina W. Campbell, Terrance R. Campbell, Mark Valacak, and Daniel J. Kruger. 2013. "'I make sure I am safe and I make sure I have myself in every way possible': African-American youth perspectives on sexuality education." Sex Education, 13(2): 172-185. PMCID: PMC3623670. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., M. Fisher, R. Edelstein, W. Chopik, C. Fitzgerald, and S. Strout. 2013. "Was that Cheating? Perceptions Vary by Sex, Attachment Anxiety, and Behavior." Evolutionary Psychology, 11(1): 159-171. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., T. French-Turner, and S. Brownlee. 2013. "Genesee County REACH Windshield Tours: Enhancing Health Professionals Understanding of Community Conditions that Influence Infant Mortality." Journal of Primary Prevention, 34(3): 163-172. DOI. Abstract.

Veinot, T., T. Campbell, Daniel J. Kruger, and A. Grodzinski. 2013. "A question of trust: user-centered design requirements for an informatics intervention to promote the sexual health of African-American youth." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 20(4): 758-765. PMCID: PMC3721161. DOI. Abstract.

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