Selected Publications

  • Riosmena, F., R. Kuhn, & C. Jochem.GS 2017. "Explaining the immigrant health advantage: self-selection and protection among five major national-origin immigrant groups in the United States." Demography 54(1):175-200. DOI: 10.1007/s13524-016-0542-2.
  • Beltrán-Sánchez, H., A. Palloni, F. Riosmena, & R. Wong. In Press (2016). "SES Gradients among Mexicans in the United States and in Mexico: A New Twist to the Hispanic Paradox?" Demography 53(5):1555-1581.
  • Riosmena, F. 2016. "The theoretical potential and methodological limits of cross-context comparative research on migration." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 666(1):28-45.
  • Nawrotzki, R. J., Riosmena, F., Hunter, L. M., & Runfola, D. M. 2015. "Amplification or suppression: Social networks and the climate change - migration association in rural Mexico." Global Environmental Change 35, 463-474. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.002
  • Riosmena, F., B. Everett,GS R. Rogers, & J. Dennis. 2015. "Negative Acculturation and Nothing More? Cumulative Disadvantage and Hispanic Mortality during the Immigrant Adaptation Process." International Migration Review 49(2):443-478. DOI:
  • Hunter, L.M., S. Murray,GS and F. Riosmena. 2013. "Rainfall Patterns and U.S. Migration from Rural Mexico." International Migration Review 47(4):874-909. DOI:
  • Goldman, M and F. Riosmena. 2013. "Adaptive capacity in Tanzanian Maasailand: Changing strategies to cope with drought in fragmented landscapes." Global Environmental Change 23(3):588-597.
  • Riosmena, F., R. Wong, & A. Palloni. 2013. "Migration, Selection, Protection, and Acculturation in Health: A Binational Perspective on Older Adults." Demography 50(3):1039-1064. DOI 10.1007/s13524-012-0178-9.
  • Contributing author/panel member in National Research Council. 2013. Options for Estimating Illegal Entries at the U.S.-Mexico Border. A. Carriquiry and M. Majmundar, eds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
  • Riosmena, F., R. Frank, I.R. Akresh, R. Kroeger. 2012. "U.S. Migration, Translocality, and the Acceleration of the Nutrition Transition in Mexico." The Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(5):1209-1218.

GS Denotes graduate student coauthor.