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Mathew Gayman

Associate Professor    ,

Ph.D., Florida State University, 2008


Health Inequalities and Social Epidemiology


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 recent work evaluates the impact of the built environment and physical limitations (Gayman et al. Forthcoming); risk and protective factors for depressive symptoms among African American men (Gayman et al. 2018); and the role of social support for the acculturation—mental health relationship among Latino Immigrants (Bulut & Gayman 2020).

Research Interests
Health Inequalities; Mental & Physical Health; Social Stress & Health; Lifecourse Social Epidemiology; Social Psychology

Curriculum Vitae


Gayman, Mathew D., Holley Wilkin, Shanae Stover, Chris Vidmar, Tiffany Edwards, Chandra Gallashaw. Online First. “Perceived Built Environment and Physical Limitations: Race-Contrasts in Historically Lower-Income, African American Communities.” Family and Community Health. October 09, 2020 – Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000282

Bulut, Elif and Mathew D. Gayman. 2020. “A Latent Class Analysis of Acculturation and Depressive Symptoms among Latino Immigrants: Exploring the Role of Social Support.” International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 76:13-25.

Powell, Nicholas and Mathew D. Gayman. 2019. “The mental health of community correctional officers: supervising persons with serious mental illness” Criminal Justice Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1478601X.2019.1689358

Kail, Ben Lennox, Amy Spring, and Mathew D. Gayman. 2019. “A Conceptual Matrix of the Temporal and Spatial Dimensions of Socioeconomic Status and Their Relationship with Health.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 74(1):148-159.

Gayman, Mathew D., Ben Lennox Kail, Amy Spring, and George Greenidge. 2018. “Risk and Protective Factors for Depressive Symptoms among African American Men: An Application of the Stress Process Model.” Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. 73(2):219-229.

Gayman, Mathew D ., Nicholas Powell, and Mindy S. Bradley. 2018. “Probation/Parole Officer Psychological Well-Being: The Impact of Supervising Persons with Mental Health Needs.” American Journal of Criminal Justice. 43(3):509-529.