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Christine Cook

Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
Department: Human Development & Family Studies
Email: cccook@iastate.edu

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Research interests

  • Community and housing context of low-resource families and individuals
  • Housing and food security
  • Neighborhood and community housing assessment

Published works and presentations

Cook, C.C. (2010, July). The Road to Homeownership: Examining Housing Histories Among Recent Latino Immigrants. Presented at the International Sociological Association meeting. Goteborg, Sweden.
In press   Cook, C.C.; Martin, P.; Yearns, M.; Damhorst, M.L. Attachment to place and coping with losses in changed communities: A paradox for aging adults in rural and small towns. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
In press   Auh, S.; Cook, C.C.; Crull, S. and Fletcher, C.N. Children's housing environments: Welfare families in Iowa. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
2006   Yust, B., Laux, S., Bruin, M., Crull, S., Memken, J., White, B., Cook, C., and Niemeyer, S. Housing needs in rural communities. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 98(4), 15-19.
2005   Cook, C.C.; Yearns, M. and Martin, P. Aging in Place: Home modifications among rural and urban elderly. Housing and Society, 32(1), 85-106.
2004   Cook, C.C. and Meredith, N.L. Service learning for housing and the aging. Housing and Society, 31(2), 159-168. 2002   Geisthardt, C.; Brotherson, M.J.; and Cook, C.C. Friendships of children with disabilities in the home environment. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 37(3), 235-252.
2002   Cook, C.C; Crull, S.R.; Fletcher; C.N.;Hinnant-Bernard, T; and Peterson, J. Meeting family housing needs: Experiences of rural women in the midst of welfare reform. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 23(3), 285-316
2001   Crull, S.R. and Cook, C.C. Housing and Economic Vitality in Rural Midwestern Counties. Housing and Society, 28 (1 and 2), 47-70.


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1982 
  • M.S., Cornell University, 1977
  • B.A., Montclair State College, 1972

Professional organizations

  • Housing Education and Research Association (HERA)

Recently funded grants

  • Greder, K. andCook, C. – American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  “Interactions of individual, family, community, and policy contexts on the mental and physical health of rural Latino immigrants.” Ruth O’Brien Project Grant, (Principal Investigator). $6,000 ($5,000 for research project, $1,000 for conference attendance). 8/1/10-7/31/11.