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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

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

Kruger, Daniel J., M. Fisher, C. De Backer, I. Kardum, M. Tetaz, and S. Tifferet. 2015. "Human life history dimensions in reproductive strategies are intuitive across cultures." Human Ethology Bulletin, 30(1): 109-120. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J. 2015. "Non-Mammalian Infants Requiring Parental Care Elicit Greater Human Caregiving Reactions Than Superprecocial Infants Do." Ethology, 121(8): 769-774. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger-Ndiaye, Jessica, Daniel J. Kruger, and Rie Suzuki. 2015. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Experiential Learning in a Student-Run Free Clinic." Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 1(2): 91-94. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., E. Greenberg, J. Murphy, L. DiFazio, and K. Youra. 2014. "Local Concentration of Fast-Food Outlets Is Associated With Poor Nutrition and Obesity." American Journal of Health Promotion, 28(5): 340-343. DOI. Abstract.

Kruger, Daniel J., M. Fisher, S. Strout, S. Clark, S. Lewis, and M. Wehbe. 2014. "Pride and Prejudice or Family and Flirtation?: Jane Austen's Depiction of Women's Mating Strategies." Philosophy and Literature, 38(1A): A114-A128. Abstract.

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.

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