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Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies

Sherman A. James
Contact Info:
Office Location:  136 Sanford Institute Bldg., Box 90245
Office Phone:  919-613-7313
Email Address: send me a message

Education:

Ph.D.Washington University1973
Bachelor of ArtsTalladega College, Talladega, AL1964
Specialties:

Psychology and Social Psychology
Public Health
African and African-American Studies
Sociology
Demography
Research Interests: Social Determinants of US Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Status and Health Care; Poverty and Global Health Disparities

Current projects: Life course Socioeconomic Position and the Health of African Americans: The Pitt County Study (PI), Reducing diabetes-related health disparities in African Americans (PI), The Health Legacy of the 1960s Civil Rights Era on Black/White Health Disparities in the US South (PI)

Social determinants of U.S.racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities; community-based and public policy interventions to reduce health disparities

Areas of Interest:

Social Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities
Childhood Poverty and Health in Adulthood
Academic-Community partnerships to reduce racial/ethnic health disparities
Public Policy approaches to reducing health disparities

Keywords:

Adaptation, Psychological • Adolescent • Adult • African Americans • African Continental Ancestry Group • Age Factors • Aged • Anxiety • Arab Americans • Baltimore • Birth Certificates • Birth Order • Birth Weight • Blood Pressure • Body Mass Index • Body Weight • Cardiovascular Diseases • Catchment Area (Health) • Child • Cluster Analysis • Cohort Studies • Continental Population Groups • Cross-Sectional Studies • Depression • Depressive Disorder • Discrimination • Educational Status • Emotions • Environment Design • Epidemiologic Studies • European Continental Ancestry Group • Extraversion (Psychology) • Female • Follow-Up Studies • Health Behavior • Health Inequalities • Health Status • Health Status Disparities • Health Status Indicators • Health Surveys • Heart Rate • Hispanic Americans • Humans • Hypertension • Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced • Income • Infant • Infant Mortality • Infant, Low Birth Weight • Infant, Newborn • Linear Models • Logistic Models • Male • Marital Status • Marriage • Maternal Age • Maternal Welfare • Middle Aged • Models, Psychological • Mortality • Mothers • Multivariate Analysis • Neurotic Disorders • North Carolina • Obesity • Odds Ratio • Personality • Personality Inventory • Poverty • Poverty, Inequality and Health • Pregnancy • Pregnancy Complications • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular • Pregnancy Outcome • Pregnant Women • Prejudice • Premature Birth • Prenatal Care • Primary Health Care • Prognosis • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales • Psychometrics • Public Health • Quality of Life • Questionnaires • Race/Ethnicity • Racism • Reaction Time • Regression Analysis • Renal Dialysis • Residence Characteristics • Risk Assessment • Risk Factors • Self Concept • Sex Factors • Single Person • Smoking • Social Class • Socioeconomic Factors • Socioeconomic status • Stress, Physiological • Stress, Psychological • United States • Vascular Resistance • Young Adult

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Wei He  
  • Julius Wilder  
  • Debbie Barrington  
  • Edna Viruell-Fuentes  
  • JoLynn Pratt  
  • Kyunghee Bae  
  • Amy Curtis  
  • Amy Sullivan  
  • Jay Kaufman  
  • Alice Furomoto-Dawson  
  • Ralph Caraballo  
  • Rosalind Carter  
  • Dorothy Faulkner  
  • Antonio Lopes  
  • Beatrice Zurita  
  • Julie Gazmararian  
  • Patricia Dargent-Molina  
  • David Strogatz  
  • Janet Meininger  
  • Suezanne Orr  
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. He, W; James, SA; Merli, MG; Zheng, H, An increasing socioeconomic gap in childhood overweight and obesity in China., American journal of public health, vol. 104 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. e14-e22 [24228657], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Subramanyam, MA; James, SA; Diez-Roux, AV; Hickson, DA; Sarpong, D; Sims, M; Jr, THA; Wyatt, SB, Socioeconomic status, John Henryism and blood pressure among African-Americans in the Jackson Heart Study, Social Science & Medicine, vol. 93 (Fall, 2013), pp. 139-146, ISSN 0277-9536 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Abdulrahim, S; James, SA; Yamout, R; Baker, W, Discrimination and psychological distress: Does Whiteness matter for Arab Americans?, Social Science & Medicine, vol. 75 no. 12 (Fall, 2012), pp. 2116-2123, ISSN 0277-9536 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. Anthopolos, R; James, SA; Gelfand, AE; Miranda, ML, A spatial measure of neighborhood level racial isolation applied to low birthweight, preterm birth, and birthweight in North Carolina., Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, vol. 2 no. 4 (December, 2011), pp. 235-246 [22748223], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Stanton, MV; Jonassaint, CR; Williams, RB; James, SA, Socioeconomic status moderates the association between John Henryism and NEO PI-R personality domains., Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 72 no. 2 (Spring, 2010), pp. 141-147 [20100884], [doi]  [abs]
  6. James, SA, Epidemiologic research on health disparities: some thoughts on history and current developments., Epidemiologic Reviews, vol. 31 (Winter, 2009), pp. 1-6 [19822533], [doi]  [abs]
  7. James, SA; Van Hoewyk, J; Belli, RF; Strogatz, DS; Williams, DR; Raghunathan, TE, Life-course socioeconomic position and hypertension in African American men: the Pitt County Study., American journal of public health, vol. 96 no. 5 (May, 2006), pp. 812-817, ISSN 0090-0036 [16571689], [doi]  [abs]


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