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Christopher

Wildeman

Professor; Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research; Associate Vice Provost for the Social Sciences
Policy Analysis and Management
Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
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420 Kennedy Hall / 227C Day Hall

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Biography

Christopher Wildeman is Associate Vice Provost for the Social Sciences, Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and Director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University, where he is also a Professor of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) and Sociology (by courtesy). Since 2015, he has also been a Senior Researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prior to joining Cornell’s faculty in 2014, Christopher was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from Princeton University in 2008. From 2008-2010, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar and postdoctoral affiliate in the Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Michigan.

His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children. He is also interested in child welfare, especially as relates to child maltreatment and the foster care system. He is the 2013 recipient of the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.

My current research emphasizes the prevalences, causes, and consequences of parental incarceration and child welfare contact for families in Denmak and the United States.

 

 

 

 

Book Edited

 

 

1. Wildeman, Christopher, Vesla M. Weaver, and Jacob S. Hacker, eds. Detaining Democracy? Criminal Justice and American Civic Life. Special Issue of ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 651.
 

2. Wildeman, Christopher, Sara Wake field, and Hedwig Lee, eds. Tough on Crime, Tough on Families? Criminal Justice and Family Life in America. Special Issue of ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

3. Wildeman, Christopher, Sara Wake field, and Hedwig Lee, eds. Tough on Crime, Tough on Families? Criminal Justice and Family Life in America. Special Issue of ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

 

 

 

 

Journal Article Non-Refereed

 

 

1. Wildeman, Christopher, and Sara Wakefield. "The Long Arm of the Law: The Concen-
tration of Incarceration in Families in the Era of Mass Incarceration." Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice. 17:367-389

Weaver, Vesla M., Jacob S. Hacker, and Christopher Wildeman. "Detaining Democ-
racy? Criminal Justice and American Civic Life." ANNALS of the American Academy of
Political and Social Science 651:6-21.

Birnbaum, Nathan, Melissa Lavoie, Nicole Redmond, Christopher Wildeman, and Emily A. Wang. "Termination of Medicaid Policies and Implications for the Affordable Care Act." American Journal of Public Health 108:e3-e4.

2. Wildeman, Christopher. Forthcoming. The Incredibly Credible Prevalence of Child Protective Services Contact in New Zealand and the USA. American Journal of Public Health.

3. Yi, Youngmin, and Christopher Wildeman. Forthcoming. Can Foster Care Interventions Diminish Justice System Inequality. Future of Children.

4. Wildeman, Christopher. 2018. "The Incredibly Credible Prevalence of Child Protective Services Contact in New Zealand and the United States." American Journal of Public Health 108:438-439.

5. Yi, Youngmin, and Christopher Wildeman. 2018. "Can Foster Care Interventions Diminish Justice System Inequality?" Future of Children 28:37-58.

 

 

 

 

Journal Article Refereed

 

 

1. Wildeman, Christopher, Alyssa Goldman, and Kristin Turney. 2018. "Parental Incarceration and Child Health in the United States." Epidemiologic Reviews 40:146-156.

2. Wildeman, Christopher, Maria D. Fitzpatrick, and Alyssa Goldman. 2018. "Conditions of Confinement in American Prisons and Jails." Annual Review of Law and Social Science 14:29-47.

3. Wildeman, Christopher, Alyssa Goldman, and Kristin Turney. Forthcoming. Parental Incarceration and Child Health in the United States. Epidemiologic Reviews.

4. Wildeman, Christopher, Maria D. Fitzpatrick, and Kristin Turney. Forthcoming. Conditions of Confinement in American Prisons and Jails. Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

5. Wildeman, Christopher, Alyssa Goldman, and Hedwig Lee. Forthcoming. "Health Consequences of Family Member Incarceration for Adults in the Household." Public Health Reports.

6. Wildeman, Christopher, and Emily A. Wang. 2017. Mass Incarceration, Public Health, and Widening Inequality in the US. Lancet 389:1464-1474.

7. Wildeman, Christopher, and Signe Hald Andersen. 2017. Paternal Incarceration and Children's Risk of Being Charged by Early Adulthood: Evidence from a Danish Policy Shock. Criminology 55:32-58.

8. Wildeman, Christopher, Kris Scardamalia, Elizabeth G. Walsh, Rourke O'Brien, and Bridget Brew. 2017. Paternal Incarceration and Teachers' Expectations of Students. Socius 3.

9. Wildeman, Christopher, and Peter Fallesen. 2017. The Effects of Lowering Welfare Payment Ceilings on Children's Risk of Out-of-Home Placement. Children and Youth Services Review 72:82-90.

10. Kim, Hyunil, Christopher Wildeman, Melissa Jonson-Reid, and Brett Drake. 2017. Lifetime Prevalence of Investigating Child Maltreatment Among US Children. American Journal of Public Health 107:274-280.

11. Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. 2017. Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Children Placed in and Adopted from Foster Care. Child Abuse and Neglect 64:117-129.

12. Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. 2018. "Maternal Incarceration and Family Functioning in Fragile Families." Social Forces 96:1155-1182.

13. Edwards, Frank R., and Christopher Wildeman. 2018. "Characteristics of the Front-Line Child Welfare Workforce." Children and Youth Services Review 89:13-26.

14. Lee, Hedwig, Tyler McCormick, Margaret T. Hicken, and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States." Du Bois Review 12:269-282.

15. Papachristos, Andrew V., Christopher Wildeman, and Elizabeth Roberto. 2015. "Tragic, but not Random: The Social Contagion of Non-Fatal Gunshot Injuries." Social Science and Medicine 125:139-150.

16. Fallesen, Peter, and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "The E ect of Medical Treatment of Attention De cit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on Foster Care Caseloads: Evidence from Danish Registry Data." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 56:398-414.

17. *Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "Self-Reported Health Among Recently Incarcerated Mothers." American Journal of Public Health 105:2014-2020.

18. Wildeman, Christopher and Lars H. Andersen. 2015. "Cumulative Risks of Paternal and Maternal Incarceration in Denmark and the United States." Demographic Research 32:1567-1580.

19. Andersen, Lars H.,y and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "Measuring the E ect of Probation and Parole Ocers on Labor Market Outcomes and Recidivism." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 31:629-652.

20. Patterson, Evelyn J., and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "Mass Imprisonment and the Life Course Revisited: Cumulative Years Spent Imprisoned and Marked for Working-Age Black and White Men." Social Science Research 53:325-337.

21. Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "Detrimental for Some? The Heterogeneous E ects of Maternal Incarceration on Child Wellbeing." Criminology and Public Policy 14:125-156.

22. Bacak, Valerio, and Christopher Wildeman. 2015. "An Empirical Assessment of the Healthy Prisoner Hypothesis." Social Science and Medicine 138:187-191.

23. Muller, Christopher. 2016. Geographic Variation in the Cumulative Risk of Imprisonment and Parental Imprisonment in the United States. Demography 53:1499-1509.

24. Six other forthcoming peer reviewed articles in 2016 or 2017.

25. *Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. "Detrimental for Some? The Heterogeneous Effects of Maternal Incarceration on Child Wellbeing." Criminology and Public Policy.

*Papachristos, Andrew V., Christopher Wildeman, and Elizabeth Roberto. "Tragic, but not Random: The Social Contagion of Non-Fatal Gunshot Injuries." Social Science and Medicine.

*Andersen, Lars H., and Christopher Wildeman. "Measuring the Effect of Probation and Parole Ocers on Labor Market Outcomes and Recidivism." Journal of Quantitative
Criminology.

26. *Wildeman, Christopher, and Kristin Turney. "Positive, Negative, or Null? The Effects of Maternal Incarceration on Children's Behavioral Problems." Demography 51:1041-1068.

*Wildeman, Christopher, and Jane Waldfogel. "Somebody's Children or Nobody's Children? How the Sociological Perspective Could Enliven Research on Foster Care." Annual Review of Sociology 40:599-618.

*Wildeman, Christopher, Natalia Emanuel, John M. Leventhal, Emily Putnam-
Hornstein, Jane Waldfogel, and Hedwig Lee. "The Prevalence of Confirmed Maltreatment Among US Children, 2004-2011." JAMA Pediatrics 168:706-713.

*Wildeman, Christopher, and Natalia Emanuel. "Cumulative Risks of Foster Care
Placement for American Children, 2000-2011." PLOS ONE 9:e92785.

*Wildeman, Christopher, Signe Hald Anderson, Hedwig Lee, and Kristian Bernt Karl-
son. "Parental Incarceration and Child Mortality in Denmark." American Journal of Public Health 104:428-433

*Fallesen, Pater, Natalia Emanuel, and Christopher Wildeman. "Cumulative Risks of
Foster Care Placement for Danish Children." PLOS ONE 9:e109207.

*Lee, Hedwig, Christopher Wildeman, Emily A. Wang, Nikki Matusko, and James S.
Jackson. "A Heavy Burden? The Cardiovascular Health Consequences of Having a Family Member Incarcerated." American Journal of Public Health 104:421-427.

*Wildeman, Christopher, Kristin Turney, and Jason Schnittker. "The Hedonic Conse-
quences of Punishment Revisited." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 104:133-163.

Wildeman, Christopher. "Parental Incarceration, Child Homelessness, and the Invisible Consequences of Mass Imprisonment." ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 651:74-96

*Wang, Emily A., Jenerius A. Aminawung, Christopher Wildeman, Joseph S. Ross, and Harlan M. Krumholz. "High Incarceration Rates Among Black Men Enrolled in Clinical Studies May Compromise Ability to Identify Disparities." Health Affairs 33:848-855.

*Andersen, Signe Hald, and Christopher Wildeman. "The Effect of Paternal Incarcer-
ation on Children's Risk of Foster Care Placement." Social Forces 93:269-298.

*Papachristos, Andrew V., and Christopher Wildeman. "Social Networks and Risk of
Homicide Victimization in an African-American Community." American Journal of Public Health 104:143-150.

*Dumont, Dora, Christopher Wildeman, Hedwig Lee, Annie Gjelsvik, Pamela Valera,
and Jennifer G. Clarke. "Incarceration, Maternal Hardship, and Perinatal Health Behaviors." Maternal and Child Health Journal 18:2179-2187.

*Rich, Josiah D., Redonna Chandler, Brie Williams, Dora M. Dumont, Emily A.Wang, Faye Taxman, Scott Allen, Jennifer Clarke, Robert Greifinger, Christopher Wildeman, Fred Osher, Steven Rosenberg, Craig Haney, and Bruce Western. "How Health Care Reform Can Transform the Health of Criminal Justice-Involved Individuals." Health Affairs 33:462-467.

27. Wildeman, Christopher, and Signe Hald Andersen. Forthcoming. Paternal Incarceration and Children's Risk of Being Charged by Early Adulthood. Criminology.

28. Turney, Kristin, and Christopher Wildeman. Mental and Physical Health of Children in Foster Care. Pediatrics.

29. Kim, Hyunil, Christopher Wildeman, Melissa Jonson-Reid, and Brett Drake. Lifetime Prevalence of Child Maltreatment Investigation Among US Children. American Journal of Public Health.

30. Wildeman, Christopher, and Emily A. Wang. Revise and Resubmit. Mass Incarceration, Public Health, and Widening Inequality in the US. The Lancet.

31. Wildeman, Christopher. Incarceration and Population Health in Wealthy Democracies. Criminology 54:360-382.

My current research emphasizes the prevalences, causes, and consequences of parental incarceration and child welfare contact for families in Denmark and the United States.

I am currently the Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR). I am also currently in the dissemination stage of a new FWD.us-funded project on the prevalence of family member incarceration in the United States. For more information, see:

https://everysecond.fwd.us/

 

PAM 2080 (Confinement!)

PAM 2610 (Orange Is the New Black)

PAM 4080/6060 (Demographic Techniques).

PAM 2080: Confinement!
PAM 2160: Orange Is the New Black
PAM 4080/6060: Demographic Techniques

B.A. Philosophy, Sociology, and Spanish, Dickinson College (2002)
M.A., Sociology and Demography, Princeton University (2006)
Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, Princeton University (2008)

Associate Vice Provost for the Social Sciences

Director, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

Director, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

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