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Nan Marie Astone,

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4624
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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Dr. Astone is a member of the core faculty at the Center for Adolescent Health where she leads the work group on homeless youth. Her primary interests include social demography, family demography, the demography of inequality and the transition to adulthood. She is a sociologist by academic training but has focused on public health for most of her career. Dr. Astone has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Adolescent Health and Development, as well as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries. She aslo served as deputy editor of the journal Demography. 

Honors and Awards

William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Award, 1991-1996: This is a five-year career development award made to five scholars each year by the William T. Grant Foundation. Please see Research Grant Participation Section below for details.

Social demography; sociology; adolescence; life course.

  • Dariotis JK, Sifakis F, Pleck JH, Astone NM, Sonenstein FL. "Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Sexual Risk Behaviors and STIs During the Transition to Adulthood for Young Men." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Forthcoming.

  • Dariotis JK, Pleck JH, Astone NM, Sonenstein FL.   “Pathways of Early Fatherhood, Marriage, and Employment:  A Latent Class Growth Analysis”  Demography, forthcoming.

  • Finer LB, Astone NM and Valente TJ  “Reproductive health policy and interstate influence.” Connections 30(1): 29–45 2010

  • Sloand E, Astone NM and Gebrian B.  “The Impact of Village-based Fathers’ Clubs on Child Health in Rural Haiti.”  American Journal of Public Health 100(2):201-204, 2010.

  • Astone NM, Dariotis JK, Sonenstein F, Pleck J, Hynes K.  “Men’s Work Effort and the Transition to Fatherhood”  Journal of Family and Economic Issues 31(1):3-13, 2010.