Colleen Heflin

Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Selected Papers


Design Flaws: Consequences of the Coverage Gap in Food Programs on Children at Kindergarten Entry.” Arteaga, Irma, Colleen Heflin, and Sarah Parsons. 2019. Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy. Volume 41, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 265–283.

Food Insecurity and Disability in the United States.” Heflin, Colleen, Claire Altman, and Laura Rodriguez. 2019. Disability and Health Journal.  Vol. 12(2): 220-226.

SNAP Benefits and Childhood Asthma.” Heflin, Colleen, Irma Arteaga, Leslie Hodges, Jean Felix Ndashiyme, and Matthew P Rabbitt. 2019. Social Science & Medicine. 220: 203-211.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Size and Timing and Hypertension-Related Emergency Department Claims Among Medicaid Enrollees.” Ojinnaka, Chinnedum and Colleen Heflin. 2018. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension 12(11) e27-e34. 

Emergency Food Assistance and the Great Recession.” Colleen Heflin and Ashley Price. 2019. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 14:1-2, 225-239.

Household Food Insecurity and Early Childhood Health and Cognitive Development among Children of Immigrants.” Ying Huang, Stephanie Potochnick, and Colleen Heflin. 2018. Journal of Family Issues. Vol 39(6): 1465–1497. 

“The Role of Social Positioning in Observed Patterns of Material Hardship: New Evidence from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation.” Heflin, Colleen. 2017.  Social Problems 64:513-531. doi: 10.1093/socpro/spw041

“Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits and Emergency Room Visits for Hypoglycemia.” Heflin, Colleen, Leslie Hodges and Peter Mueser. 2016.  Public Health Nutrition, 1-8. doi:0.1017/S1368980016003153

“The Impact of Aging out of WIC on Food Security in Households with Children.” Irma Arteaga, Colleen Heflin and Sara Gable. 2016.  Children and Youth Services Review, 69, 82-96. doi:0.1016/j.childyouth.2016.07.015

“Family Instability and Material Hardship: Results from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation.”  Heflin, Colleen. 2016. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37(3), 359-372. doi: 10.1007/s10834-016-9503-6.

“Unpacking an Anomaly: Analyzing the 2005-2012 Current Population Survey to Understand Why Many Emergency Food Assistance Users Report Being Food Secure.” Heflin, Colleen and Kate Olson. 2016. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 12(1): 64-76. doi: 10.1080/19320248.2016.1157548

“The Great Recession and SNAP Caseloads: A Tale of Two States.” Edwards, Mark, Colleen Heflin, Peter Mueser, Sue Porter and Bruce Weber. 2016.  Journal of Poverty, 20:3, 261-277, doi: 10.1080/10875549.2015.1094770

"Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Use among Active-Duty Military Personnel, Veterans, and Reservists." London, Andrew and Colleen Heflin. 2015. Population Research and Policy Review, 34(6): 805-826.

The Use of VA Disability Benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance among Working-Aged Veterans.” Wilmoth, Janet, Andrew London and Colleen Heflin. 2015. Disability and Health Journal, 8: 388-396.

“Economic Well-Being among Older-Adult Households: Variation by Veteran and Disability Status.”  Wilmoth, Janet, Andrew London and Colleen Heflin. 2015. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58(4): 399-419. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2015.1019657

“Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Food Insufficiency: Evidence from a Statewide Probability Sample.” Yunju, Nam, Jin Huang, Colleen Heflin and Michael Sherraden. 2015. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(2): 201-228. 

“The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Food Insecurity.” Heflin, Colleen, Irma Arteaga, and Sara Gable. 2015.  Social Services Review, 89(1): 77-98.

“Unemployment Insurance Effects on Child Academic Outcomes: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.” Kukla-Acevedo, Sharon and Colleen Heflin. 2014. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(3): 246-242.

“The National School Lunch Program and Food Security: An Analysis of Transitions into Kindergarten.” Arteaga, Irma and Colleen Heflin. 2014. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(3): 224-230.

"Teaching Teens about Sex: A Fidelity Assessment Model for Making Proud Choices.” Cronin, Jacob, Colleen Heflin and Ashley Price. 2014. Evaluation and Program Planning, 46: 94-102.

"Understanding the Economic Impacts of Disruptions in Water Service." Heflin, Colleen, Jennifer Keller Jensen and Kathleen Miller. 2014. Evaluation and Program Planning, 46: 80-86.

“My Brother's Keeper?: The Association Between Having Siblings in Poor Health and Wealth Accumulation” Heflin, Colleen and Ngina Chiteji. 2014. Journal of Family Issues, 35(3): 358-383.

“Community Social Capital and Entrepreneurship.” Kwon, Seok-Woo, Colleen Heflin and Martin Reuf. 2013. American Sociological Review, 78(6): 980-1008. Winner of the 2014 W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the American Sociological Association.

 “Clients’ Perspectives on a Technology-Based Food Assistance Application System.” Heflin, Colleen, Andrew London and Peter Mueser. 2013. American Review of Public Administration, 43(6): 658-674, first published on August 22, 2012. doi: 10.1177/0275074012455454

“Why do Women Enter and Exit from Material Hardship?” Heflin, Colleen and JS Butler. 2013.  Journal of Family Issues, 34(3): 631-660.