Kristina Brant

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Kristina Brant is a sociologist interested in the family and community dimensions of substance use. Her research concerns topics such as institutional responses to parental substance use disorder, family dynamics amid kinship care, and community understandings of addiction and recovery. Brant utilizes qualitative methods, including ethnography and in-depth interviewing, to examine these issues in rural U.S. communities, particularly rural Appalachia. In her Extension work, she puts this research into practice through community-based programming in rural Pennsylvanian communities. Brant has also conducted collaborative research on immigration policy and social support networks.

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Recent Publications

Pregnancy- and parenting-related barriers to receiving medication for opioid use disorder: A multi-paneled qualitative study of women in treatment, women who terminated treatment, and the professionals who serve them

Apsley, H. B., Brant, K., Brothers, S., Harrison, E., Skogseth, E., Schwartz, R. P. & Jones, A. A., Jan 1 2024, In: Women's Health. 20

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Implementing a Teaching Rural Mobile Health Clinic: Challenges and Adaptations

Brant, K., Segel, J. E., McShane, M. P., Rhubart, D., Kowalkowski, J., Palacios, H. V. & Jackson, J., Feb 2024, In: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 35, 1, p. 385-390 6 p.

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When Mamaw Becomes Mom: Social Capital and Kinship Family Formation amid the Rural Opioid Crisis

Brant, K., May 1 2022, In: RSF. 8, 3, p. 78-98 21 p.

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DACAmented in the age of deportation: navigating spaces of belonging and vulnerability in social and personal live

Gonzales, R. G., Brant, K. & Roth, B., Jan 2 2020, In: Ethnic and Racial Studies. 43, 1, p. 60-79 20 p.

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(Un)authorized Transitions: Illegality, DACA, and the Life Course

Gonzales, R. G., Ellis, B., Rendón-García, S. A. & Brant, K., Oct 2 2018, In: Research in Human Development. 15, 3-4, p. 345-359 15 p.

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