» Dr. Georgiana Bostean
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Health and Policy

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Dr. Georgiana Bostean
Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri. Appointment only
University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
University of California, Irvine, Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.

Georgiana Bostean is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department and Environmental Science and Policy Program at Chapman University. She is a demographer and sociologist by training, with a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine, and postdoctoral training in cancer prevention and control research at UCLA. Broadly, her research is in the area of population health and health disparities, focusing on the social determinants of health. Dr. Bostean’s research has examined selective migration and family relationships as contributors to the Latino epidemiological paradox, and the role of socioeconomic factors in explaining nativity differences in health behaviors and outcomes. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and UC Office of the President, and published in journals including Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and Annals of Epidemiology.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Bostean, Georgiana. 2013. "Does Selective Migration Explain the Hispanic Paradox? A Comparative Analysis of Mexicans in the U.S. and Mexico." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Bostean, Georgiana, Christian K. Roberts, Catherine M. Crespi, Michael Prelip, Anne Peters, Thomas R. Belin, and William J. McCarthy. 2013. "Cardiovascular health: associations with race-ethnicity, nativity, and education in a diverse, population-based sample of Californians." Annals of Epidemiology 23:388-394.
Bostean, Georgiana, Catherine M. Crespi, and William J. McCarthy. 2013. "Associations among family history of cancer, cancer screening and lifestyle behaviors: a population-based study." Cancer Causes and Control 24:1491-1503.