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Research Interests for Sherman A. James

Research Interests: Social Determinants of US Racial, Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Status and Health Care; Poverty and Global Health Disparities

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

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
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)
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

Representative 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. e14-22 [24228657], [doi[abs]
  2. Subramanyam, MA; James, SA; Diez-Roux, AV; Hickson, DA; Sarpong, D; Sims, M; Taylor, HA; 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[abs]
  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[abs]
  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., Psychosom Med, 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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