Renata Forste, Professor

Department: Sociology



Office: 237e HRCB

Phone: 801-422-3146


Currently Forste is the Director of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and an Associate International Vice President.

Research Interests

Primary research interests include child health and patterns of family formation and interaction that influence child health.

Recent Publications

  • Gibbs, B., & Forste, R. (2014). Socioeconomic Status, Infant Feeding Practices, and Early Childhood Obesity. Pediatric Obesity.
  • Gibbs, B., & Forste, R. (2014). Breastfeeding, Parenting, and Early Cognitive Development. The Journal of Pediatrics.
  • Forste, R., & Jacobsen, W. C. (2013). Divorced Mothers and Higher Education in Utah. Marriage & Family Review, 49(4), 330-348.
  • Forste, R., & Moore, E. (2012). Adolescent Obesity and Life Satisfaction: Perceptions of Self, Peers, Family, and School. Economics and Human Biology, 10(4), 385-394.
  • Forste, R., & Fox, K. (2012). Household Labor, Gender Roles, and Family Satisfaction: A Cross-National Comparison. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 43(5), 613-631.
  • Forste, R., Clarke, L., & Bahr, S. (2011). Staying Out of Trouble: Intentions of Young Male Offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(3), 430-444.
  • Jacobsen, W. C., & Forste, R. (2011). The Wired Generation: Academic and Social Outcomes of Electronic Media Use Among University Students. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(5), 275-280.
  • Kayiki, S. P., & Forste, R. (2011). HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge and Perceived Risk Associated with Condom Use among Adolescents in Uganda. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 15(1), 57-63.