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Joseph Gibbons

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSan Diego State University
Address5500 Campanile Dr
NH 217
San Diego CA 92182
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    University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NYPhD06/2014Sociology
    The New School for Social Research, New York, NYMA06/2009Sociology and History
    Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJBA05/2006Sociology and History
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    2018Michael Breheny Prize for Best Paper, Environment and Planning B
    2014Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, , University at Albany, SUNY
    2014Paul Meadows Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research, Department of Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY
    2009Outstanding M.A. Graduate Award, The New School for Social Research

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    Dr. Joseph Gibbons is an urban sociologist interested in how neighborhoods affect the well being of their residents. His research centers on how forces of ethnoracial inequality in the form of residential segregation and gentrification affect individual health and healthy behaviors. A key component of this dynamic is how segregation and gentrification uniquely impact one's sense of connection to their local community. To study these phenomenon, Dr. Gibbons draws on a number of data sources, including in-person interviews, demographic analysis of census data, electronic health records like cancer registries, and the use of 'big data' new media sources like Twitter. As an Associate Director of the Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age research center, he explores his interests with a multidisciplinary team of scholars from disciplines including Communications, City Planning, Geography, Linguistics, and Public Health. Dr. Gibbons has published on these topics in various journals, including Environment and Planning B, Social Science Research, Urban Studies, Urban Affairs Review, and the Journal of Urban Health. His work has been discussed in media outlets like CityLab.

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    1. Gibbons, Joseph R. Does Racial Segregation Make Community-Based Organizations More Territorial? Evidence from Newark, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. Journal of Urban Affairs. 2021; 37(5):600-619.
    2. Finch BK, Thomas K, Gibbons JR, Beck AN. The Impact of Residing in a Gang Territory on Adverse Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Los Angeles. J Urban Health. 2021 Feb 16. PMID: 33594651.
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    3. Gibbons, Joseph R. Neighborhood Racial/Ethnic Composition and Medical Discrimination’s Relation to Mammograms: A Philadelphia Case Study. Race and Social Problems. 2021.
    4. Gibbons, Joseph R. Measuring Gentrification's Association with Perceived Housing Affordability, A Philadelphia Case Study. Housing Policy Debate. 2020; 1-20.
    5. Gibbons J, Yang TC, Brault E, Barton M. Evaluating Residential Segregation's Relation to the Clustering of Poor Health across American Cities. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 06 01; 17(11). PMID: 32492811.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Gibbons, Joseph R. “Placing” the Relation of Social Media Participation to Neighborhood Community Connection. Journal of Urban Affairs. 2020; 42(8):1262-1277.
    7. Gibbons, Joseph R. Evaluating the Relationship of Social Service Usage to Neighborhood Attachment for Older Adults: A Case Study. Urban Affairs Review. 2020; 1-24.
    8. Gibbons, Joseph R, Michael S Barton, and Timothy T Reling. Do Gentrifying Neighbourhoods Have Less Community? Evidence from Philadelphia. Urban Studies. 2020; 57(6):1143-1163.
    9. Hur, Kevin, Joseph R Gibbons, Brian Finch. Geographic Heterogeneity in Otolaryngology Medicare New Patient Visits. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2020.
    10. Sangaramoorthy M, Yang J, DeRouen MC, Ho C, Somsouk M, Tana MM, Thompson CA, Gibbons J, Gomez SL, Shariff-Marco S. Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in California: An Update. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 01; 29(1):79-87. PMID: 31719066.
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    11. Friedman S, Yucel RM, Wynn CE, Gibbons JR. Muslim-Non-Muslim Locational Attainment in Philadelphia: A New Fault Line in Residential Inequality? Demography. 2019 08; 56(4):1327-1348. PMID: 31240501.
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    12. Gibbons J, Malouf R, Spitzberg B, Martinez L, Appleyard B, Thompson C, Nara A, Tsou MH. Twitter-based measures of neighborhood sentiment as predictors of residential population health. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0219550. PMID: 31295294.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Gibbons J. Are gentrifying neighborhoods more stressful? A multilevel analysis of self-rated stress. SSM Popul Health. 2019 Apr; 7:100358. PMID: 30899772.
    14. Gibbons, Joseph R. The Effect of Segregated Cities on Ethnoracial Minority Healthcare System Distrust. City and Community. 2019; 18(1):321-343.
    15. Gibbons J, Barton M, Brault E. Evaluating gentrification's relation to neighborhood and city health. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207432. PMID: 30452460.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Frost, Alexander R, Bruce Appleyard, Joseph R Gibbons, Sherry Ryan. Quantifying the Sustainability, Livability and Equity Performance of Urban and Suburban Places in California. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2018.
    17. Gibbons, Joseph R, Atsushi Nara, and Bruce Appleyard. Environment and Planning B. Exploring the Imprint of Social Media Networks on Neighborhood Community through the Lens of Gentrification. 2018; 45(3).
    18. Barton, Michael and Joseph R. Gibbons. A Stop Too Far: How does public transportation concentration influence neighborhood median household income?. Urban Studies. 2017; 54(2).
    19. Gibbons J, Barton MS. The Association of Minority Self-Rated Health with Black versus White Gentrification. J Urban Health. 2016 12; 93(6):909-922. PMID: 27761683.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Gibbons J, Schiaffino MK. Determining the spatial heterogeneity underlying racial and ethnic differences in timely mammography screening. Int J Health Geogr. 2016 11 08; 15(1):39. PMID: 27825351.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Gibbons J, Yang TC. Searching for Silver Linings: Is Perceived Medical Discrimination Weaker in Segregated Areas? Appl Spat Anal Policy. 2018 Mar; 11(1):37-58. PMID: 29449905.
    22. Gibbons, Joseph R. and Tse-Chuan Yang. Connecting Across the Divides of Race/Ethnicity: How Does Segregation Matter?. Urban Affairs Review. 2016; 54(4):531–558.
    23. Gibbons J, Yang TC. Self-rated health and residential segregation: how does race/ethnicity matter? J Urban Health. 2014 Aug; 91(4):648-60. PMID: 24515933.
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    24. Friedman S, Gibbons J, Galvan C. Declining segregation through the lens of neighborhood quality: does middle-class and affluent status bring equality? Soc Sci Res. 2014 Jul; 46:155-68. PMID: 24767597.
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