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Benjamin Crookston

Associate Professor
Public Health

2138 LSB
Provo, UT 84602


  • 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
Winter 2019

  • HLTH 434: Adv Evaluation Methods Section 001
  • HLTH 480: International Health Section 002
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 003

Fall 2018

  • HLTH 480: International Health Section 001
  • HLTH 600: Foundations of PH and HP Section 001
  • HLTH 690: Public Health Capstone Section 001

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


Journal Articles

Davis S, Payne H, Hine C, Gray B, Crookston BT. 2018. Factors Associated with Accessing ICDS Services among Women in Rural Rajasthan, India. Health. 10:1271.

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.

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.

West JH, Lister CE, Hall PC, Crookston BT, Snow PR, Zvietcovich ME, West RP. 2014. Sexting among Peruvian adolescents. BMC public health. 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.

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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