Assistant Professor, Public Health & Planning, Policy and Design
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
949 824 5797
Rm 218F, SE I



perinatal and life course epidemiology; economic downturns and health; mental health; health demography

Curriculum Vitae: 

Selected Publications:

Bruckner TA, Helle S, Bolund E, Lummaa V. Culled males, infant mortality and reproductive success in a pre-industrial Finnish population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2015; 28 (1799).

Bruckner TA, Kim Y, Lubens P, Singh A, Snowden L, Chakravarthy B. Emergency Mental Health Services for Children After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Bruckner TA, van den Berg GJ, Smith KR, Catalano RA. Ambient temperature during gestation and cold-related adult mortality in a Swedish cohort, 1915 to 2002. Social Science & Medicine 2014 Jan 31 (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.049)

Bruckner TA, Modin B, Vågerö D. Cold ambient temperature in utero and birth outcomes  in Uppsala, Sweden, 1915 to 1929. Annals of Epidemiology 2014; 24:116-21.

Bruckner TA, Nobles J. Intrauterine stress and male cohort quality: The case of September 11, 2001. Social Science & Medicine 2013; 76:107-114.

Bruckner TA. Invited Commentary: Are There Unrealized Benefits of Unemployment Insurance Among the Employed? American Journal of Epidemiology 2014 (doi: 10.1093/aje/kwu104)

Bruckner TA, Rehkopf DR, Catalano R. Income Gains and Very Low Weight Birth among Low-income Black Mothers in California. Biodemography and Social Biology 2013 (forthcoming).

Bruckner T, Kim Y, Snowden L. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children's Emergency Mental Health after Economic Downturns. Administration and Policy and Mental Health Services Research. 2013 Feb 10. DOI 10.1007/s10488-013-0474-8

Bruckner TA, Saxton KB, Pearl M, Currier R, Kharrazi M. A test of maternal human chorionic gonadotropin during pregnancy as an adaptive filter of human gestations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 2012; 279:4604-4610. 

Bruckner TA, Kim Y, Chakravarthy B, Brown TT. Voluntary Psychiatric Emergencies in Los Angeles County after California’s Mental Health Services Act. Psychiatric Services 2012 (doi: 10.1176/

Scheffler RM, Bruckner TA, Spetz J. The labour market for human resources for health in low- and middle-income countries. Human Resources for Health Observer 2012;11 (forthcoming).

Catalano R, Saxton K, Bruckner TA, et al. Hormonal Evidence Supports the Theory of Selection in Utero. American Journal of Human Biology 2012;24(4):526-32.

Bruckner TA, Margerison-Zilko C. Humans and Models: Converging "Truths". International Journal of Epidemiology 2012;41(1):314-5.

Bruckner TA, Brown RA, Margerison-Zilko C. Positive income shocks and accidental deaths among Cherokee Indians: a natural experiment. International Journal of Epidemiology 2011 (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr073).

Bruckner TA, Hodgson A, Mahoney CB, Fulton B, Levine P, Scheffler RM. Health care supply and county-level variation in ADHD prescription medications. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2012;21(4):442-9.

Bruckner TA, Subbaraman M, Catalano R. Transient Cultural Influences on Infant Mortality: Fire-Horse Daughters in Japan. American Journal of Human Biology 2011;23(5):586-91.

Catalano R, Bruckner TA, Smith KR, Saxton K. Temperature oscillations may shorten male lifespan via natural selection in utero. Climatic Change 2012;110:697-707.

Cheng YW, Kaimal AJ, Bruckner TA, Halloran DR, Caughey AB. Perinatal morbidity associated with late preterm deliveries compared to deliveries between 37-40 weeks. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011;118(12):1446-54.

Bruckner TA, Yoon J, Brown TT, Adams N. Involuntary Civil Commitments after the Implementation of California’s Mental Health Services Act. Psychiatric Services 2010; 61:1006-11.

Bruckner TA, Catalano R, Ahern J. Male fetal loss in the U.S. following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. BMC Public Health 2010 10(1):273.

Bruckner TA, Snowden L, Subbaraman M, Brown TT. Economic Antecedents of Medicaid financed Mental Health Services among Youths in California. International Journal of Mental Health 2010 39(2); 75-91.

Bruckner TA, Scheffler RM, Shen G, Yoon J, Chisholm D, Morris J, Fulton BD, Dal Poz MR, Saxena S. The mental health workforce gap in low- and middle-income countries: a needs-based approach. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2010; ID: BLT.10.075481.

Catalano R, Zilko CE, Saxton KB, Bruckner T. Selection in utero: A biological response to mass layoffs. American Journal of Human Biology 2010;22(3):396-400.

Bruckner TA, Saxton, K., Anderson E, Goldman S, Gould JB.. From Paradox to Disparity: Trends in Neonatal Death among Very Low Weight Black and White Infants, 1989-2004. Journal of Pediatrics 2009; 155: 482-7.

Bruckner TA, Catalano R. Infant mortality and diminished entelechy in three European birth cohorts. Social Science and Medicine 2009; 68:1617-24.

Yoon J, Bruckner TA. Does Deinstitutionalization Increase Suicide? Health Services Research 2009;44(4):1385-405

Bruckner TA. Metropolitan economic decline and infant mortality due to unintentional injury. Accident Analysis and Prevention 2008;40(6):1797-1803.

Catalano R, Bruckner T, Smith K. Ambient temperature affects sex ratios and male longevity through selection in utero. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A 2008;105(6):2244-7.