Neighborhoods and the Social Environment

How neighborhoods, communities, and the political/social environment shape access to resources (social, cultural, and economic) linked to health.

Recent Publications

Woo, B., Kravitz-Wirtz, N., Sass, V., Crowder, K., Teixeria, S., & Takeuchi, D.T. (2018). Racial residential segregation and racial/ethnic disparities in ambient air pollution. Race and Social Problems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12552-018-9254-0

Child, S. T., Walsemann, K. M., Kaczynski, A. T., Fleischer, N. L., McLain, A. C., & Moore, S. (2018). Personal network characteristics and body mass index: the role of education among Black Americans. Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy020

Moore, S., & Kawachi, I. (2017). Twenty years of social capital and health research: a glossary. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(5), 513-517. doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208313

Current Projects

School context and health

HPEB’s Katrina Walsemann receives grant to contribute to the enhancement of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation county health rankings.

Faculty

Bethany Bell, Ph.D.

Bethany Bell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work

Expand the methodological knowledge base of complex statistical procedures to advance health disparities research and reduce health disparities.

     

Janelle (Jae) Downing, Ph.D.

Janelle (Jae) Downing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy and Management

The role of economic stressors on health. Inequities in health and health care access by gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

               

Spencer Moore, Ph.D.

Spencer Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Promotion

The influence of social networks and social capital on population health and health inequalities in the U.S. and globally.

          

Katrina Walsemann, Ph.D.

Katrina Walsemann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Promotion & Director of CHIP

How schools and early life experiences influence racial inequities in life course health.

               

Bongki Woo, Ph.D.

Bongki Woo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Social and enviornmental determinants of mental health and well-being of people of color.

           

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