Ph.D., Florida State University, 2008
Health Inequalities and Lifecourse Social Epidemiology
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Gayman joined the Sociology Department in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. at Florida State University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. His teaching and research interests include: medical sociology, health inequalities, lifecourse social epidemiology, social stress and health, mental and physical health, race-ethnicity and health, and social psychology.
His recent work evaluates the mental health implications of experiencing multiple forms of discrimination (Gayman & Barragan 2013); SES and Race-Ethnic Differences in the Stress-Buffering Effects of Coping Resources (Gayman et al 2014); and a study demonstrating that young adults experiencing multiple deaths that are highly clustered in time are at increased risk for substance use disorders (Gayman et al 2014). He is also a Co-Investigator on an interdisciplinary team of GSU and CDC researchers investigating the potential behavioral and health consequences of a large-scale urban renewal effort in Atlanta.
Gayman, Mathew D., Andrew M. Cislo, and Stephanie Hansard. 2016. “Time-Clustered Deaths and Well-Being among Young Adults.” Stress and Health. 32(1):2-11.
Bulut, Elif and Mathew D. Gayman. 2016. “Acculturation and Self-Rated Mental Health Among Latino and Asian Immigrants: A Latent Class Analysis.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 18(4):836-849.
Gayman, Mathew D., Andrew M. Cislo, Alexa Goidel, and Koji Ueno. 2014. “SES and Race-Ethnic Differences in the Stress-Buffering Effects of Coping Resources among Young Adults.” Ethnicity and Health 19(2):198-216.
Gayman, Mathew D., and Juan Barragan. 2013. “Multiple Perceived Reasons for Major Discrimination and Depression.” Society and Mental Health 3(3):203-20.
Gayman, Mathew D., Manacy Pai, Ben Kail, and Miles Taylor. 2013. “Reciprocity between Depressive Symptoms and Physical Limitations Pre- and Post-Retirement: Black-White Contrasts.” Journal of Aging and Health 25(4):555-73.
Gayman, Mathew D., and Mindy S. Bradley. 2013. “Organizational Climate, Work Stress, and Depressive Symptoms among Probation and Parole Officers.” Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society 26(3):326-46.