Dr. Georgiana Bostean

Dr. Georgiana Bostean

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Health and Policy
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Chemistry
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology
Expertise: Population Health; Health Disparities; Social Determinants of health & well-being; migration; family relationships;
Office Location: Crean Hall 139
Office Hours: M PM by appointment and W 10am - 11:30am
Phone: (714) 516-5910
University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts
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

Fleischer, N. L., A. Ro, G. Bostean. Smoking selectivity among Mexican immigrants to the United States using binational data, 1999–2012. Preventive Medicine 97: 26-32.
Bostean, G., C.M. Crespi, P. Vorapharuek, W.J. McCarthy. 2017. "E-Cigarette Specialty Retailers: Data to Assess the Association between Retail Environment and Student E-Cigarette Use." Data in Brief 11:32-38
Bostean, G., A. Ro, N. Fleischer. “Smoking Trends among U.S. Latinos, 1998–2013: The Impact of Immigrant Arrival Cohort.” Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14.
Bostean, G., B. Gillespie. “Does Acculturative Stress Harm Familism?: Migration, Acculturation, and Familism among U.S. Latinos.” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000169
Bostean, G., D.R. Trinidad, W.J. McCarthy. Bostean et al. Respond. American Journal of Public Health 106(5): 13-14.
Bostean, G., C. Crespi, P. Vorapharuek, W.J. McCarthy. E-cigarette use among students and e-cigarette specialty retailer presence near schools. Health & Place 42: 129-136 .
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.
Ruppanner and Bostean. 2015. Counting the costs of caregiving: is there a better way forward? The Conversation, Jan. 4, 2015.
Ruppanner, L. and G. Bostean. “Who Cares? Caregiver Well-being in Europe.” European Sociological Review 30(5):655-669.
Bostean, G. and L. Ruppanner. “Is caregiving bad for you?” The Society Pages. Oct. 13, 2014.
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.
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.
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.