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Dr. Georgiana Bostean

Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Health and Policy
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Environmental Science
Expertise: Population Health; Health Disparities; Social Determinants of Health & Well-Being; Migration; Family Relationships
Office Location: Becket Building 101B
Office Hours: Mondays, 10-11AM at this link: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/6110748955
Phone: (714) 516-5910
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.


Georgiana Bostean is an Associate 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 topics including the Latino epidemiological paradox, immigrant health, and how retail environments may impact population health and disparities. Her work has been supported by grants from the American Lung Association, National Science Foundation, and UC Office of the President, and published in journals including Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, and Annals of Epidemiology.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Ro, A. and Bostean, G. In press. “Duration of U.S. Stay, Age, and BMI among Latino and Asian Immigrants: A Test of Theoretical Pathways.” Social Science and Medicine.
Bostean, G., Trinidad, D., McCarthy, W.J. In press. Prevalence and correlates of e-cigarette use by tobacco use status: Evidence from a diverse sample of California students. American Journal of Public Health.
Gillespie B, Bostean G. 2013. Socioeconomic Status, Residential Mobility and Health. In: Fitzpatrick KM, editor. Poverty and Health in America: A Crisis Among America's Most Vulnerable: Praeger.
del Piño, H., C. Mendez-Luck, G. Bostean, K. Ramirez, M. Portillo and A. Moore. 2013. “Leveraging Family Values to Decrease Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Aging Latino Day Laborers.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 15(5):1001-1007.