Crookston, Benjamin

Public Health

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2137  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-3143

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

  • PhD, Public Health, University of Utah, 2009
  • MPH, Public Health, Brigham Young University, 2006
  • BS, Zoology, Brigham Young University, 2003

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Assistant Professor, University of Utah, 2010-2011

  • American Society of Nutrition, 2009-Present
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research, 2010-2012
 Courses Taught

Summer 2018
  • HLTH 480: International Health Section 001
  • HLTH 492R: Directed Pub Hlth Readings Section 002
Spring 2018
  • HLTH 480: International Health Section 001
  • HLTH 496R: Academic Internship Section 007
  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 007
Winter 2018
  • HLTH 434: Evaluation Methods Section 001
  • HLTH 480: International Health Section 001
  • IAS 201R: Cultural Survey Section 015
Fall 2017
  • HLTH 434: Evaluation Methods Section 003
  • HLTH 480: International Health Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 16
  • HLTH 635: International Health Practice Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Reynolds SA, Andersen C, Behrman J, Singh A, Stein AD, Benny L, Crookston BT, Cueto S, Dearden K, Georgiadis A, et al. 2017. Disparities in children’s vocabulary and height in relation to household wealth and parental schooling: A longitudinal study in four low-and middle-income countries. Social Science and Medicine -- Population Health. 3:767-786.

Payne H, Gray B, Davis SF, Hine CA, Das A, Kabra M, Crookston BT. 2016. Factors associated with food insecurity among women and children in rural Rajasthan, India. Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security. 1(3):23-39.

Humphries D, Dearden KA, Crookston BT, Fernald LC, Stein AD, Tassew W, Penny ME, Behrman JB. 2015. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between household food security and child anthropometry at ages 5 and 8 y in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. Journal of Nutrition. 145(8):1924-33.

Lister C, Merrill RM, Vance D, West JH, Hall PC, Crookston BT. 2015. Victimization among Peruvian adolescents: Insights into mental/emotional health from the Young Lives Study. Journal of School Health.

Crookston BT, Forste RA, McClellan C, Georgiadis A, Heaton TB. 2014. Factors associated with cognitive achievement in late childhood and adolescence: the Young Lives cohort study of children in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. BMC pediatrics. 14:253.  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-14-253

Lundeen EA, Behrman JR, Crookston BT, Dearden KA, Engle P, Georgiadis A, Penny ME, Stein AD. 2014. Growth faltering and recovery in children aged 1-8 years in four low- and middle-income countries: Young Lives. Public health nutrition. 17(9):2131-7.  doi:10.1017/S1368980013003017

West JH, Lister CE, Hall PC, Crookston BT, Snow PR, Zvietcovich ME, West RP. 2014. Sexting among Peruvian adolescents. BMC public health. 14:811.  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-811

Humphries DL, Behrman JR, Crookston BT, Dearden KA, Schott W, Penny ME. 2014. Households across all income quintiles, especially the poorest, increased animal source food expenditures substantially during recent Peruvian economic growth. PloS one. 9(11):e110961.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110961

Steadman M, Crookston BT, Page RM, Hall PC. 2014. Parental Attitudes Regarding School-Based Sexuality Education in Utah. American Journal of Sexuality Education. 9:347-369.

Lister C, Merrill RM, Vance D, West JH, Hall PC, Crookston BT. 2014. Predictors of peer victimization among Peruvian adolescents in the Young Lives cohort. International Journal of Adolescent Health and Medicine. 27:85-91.

Crookston BT, Merrill RM, Lister C, Hedges S, West JH, Hall PC. 2014. Victimization of Peruvian adolescents and health risk behaviors: Young Lives cohort. BMC Public Health. 85(7):433-440.

Crookston BT, Dearden KA, Alder S, Porucznik C, Stanford J, Merrill RM, Dickerson T, Penny M. 2011. Impact of early and concurrent stunting on cognition. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 7(4):397-409.

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