Ph.D., Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
B.S., Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California at San Diego, 1996
Current Projects with Burgard:
The role of gender, psychosocial factors, school enrollment, and romantic and sexual relationships in influencing condom use among young people in two different South African metropolitan areas, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town.
Dr. Kusunoki’s research focuses on understanding the sources of gender, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in health and demographic behaviors during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. She is particularly interested in the social contexts in which young people are embedded such as their romantic and sexual relationships, families, and neighborhoods.
University of Michigan
Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, 2010-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center, 2007-2010