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Natalie Blanton

Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Chapter Member: Tennessee SSN
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Blanton teaches and researches the nexus of reproductive and environmental justice, investigating the effects of regional air pollution and global climate change on individual-level reproductive decision-making, fertility behaviors, and future ideation. Before relocating to the Southeast in 2022, she worked to create and implement inclusive and trauma-informed curricula with the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah where she began her community education and advocacy work.



"Wombs Day Preppers -- Climate Change and Childbearing in Salt Lake County, Utah," University of Utah, forthcoming.

Forthcoming dissertation.

"Parental Health-Related Quality of Life, Depression and Stress among Low-Income Immigrants" (with Akiko Kamimura, Jeanie Ashby, Maziar Nourian, Nushean Assasnik, Jason Chen, Jennifer Tabler, Guadalupe Aguilera, Allison Jess, and Justine Reel). Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care 14, no. 2 (2018): 199-207.

Analyzes surveys taken by parents at a free clinic for information on their health-related quality of life and their concerns about their children's health. Finds low-income parents have higher levels of stress and depression than regular primary care patients, and that Spanish-speaking parents are more likely to worry about their child's health than English-speaking parents.