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



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

Curriculum Vitae: 

Selected Publications:

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.