Ph.D., Florida State University, 2008
Health Inequalities and Lifecourse 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 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.