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Natalie Blanton

PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Utah
Chapter Member: Utah SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Public Health
  • Health Care
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Environment & Energy

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About Natalie

Blanton's research focuses on fertility intentions, childbearing, reproductive and environmental justice, and climate change. Blanton works, teaches, and advocates within the veins of gender, sexuality, and environmental sociology. They are a Sociology Doctoral Candidate at the University of Utah, work as a community health educator and sex education curriculum consultant for the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, and serve on the Reproductive Justice Community Advisory Board of Utah. 

Contributions

Publications

"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.