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Mon, May 7, 2018, noon: Student Forum on Educational Inequality

Yasamin Kusunoki

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Nursing.

Ph.D., UCLA

Dr. Kusunoki's research focuses on understanding the sources of gender, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic behaviors during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. She is particularly interested in the social contexts in which young people are embedded such as their families, neighborhoods, and romantic and sexual relationships. Current investigations include the influence of multiple, dynamic social contexts on young women's risk of unintended pregnancy; the ways in which neighborhoods shape young people's relationship experiences; and the role of gender and relationship characteristics on condom use.

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Journal Articles

Eisman, A., Q. Ngo, Yasamin Kusunoki, E. Bonar, M. Zimmerman, R. Cunningham, and M. Walton. Forthcoming. "Sexual Violence Victimization Among Youth Presenting to an Urban Emergency Department: The Role of Violence Exposure in Predicting Risk." Health Education & Behavior. DOI. Abstract.

Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer S. Barber, Heather Gatny, and Robert Melendez. Forthcoming. "Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Contraceptive Behaviors Among Young Women." Journal of Women's Health. DOI. Abstract.

Loder, Charisse, Kelli Stidham Hall, Yasamin Kusunoki, Lisa H. Harris, and Vanessa Dalton. 2017. "Is Perceived Discrimination Associated With Contraceptive Method Use in a National Sample of Women?" Obstetrics & Gynecology, 129: 67S. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Robert Melendez. 2017. "The Relationship Context of Young Pregnancies." Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 35: 175-198.

Weitzman, Abigail, Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Paula England. 2017. "Desire for and to Avoid Pregnancy During the Transition to Adulthood." Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(4): 1060-1075. DOI. Abstract.

Wu, J., Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2016. "Patterns of Contraceptive Consistency among Young Adult Women in Southeastern Michigan: Longitudinal Findings Based on Journal Data." Women's Health Issues, 26(3): 305-312. PMCID: PMC5130410. DOI. Abstract.

Hayford, S., K. Guzzo, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2016. "Perceived Costs and Benefits of Early Childbearing: New Dimensions and Predictive Power." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 48(2): 83-91. PMCID: PMC4909541. DOI. Abstract.

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