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Stephen A. Matthews

InstitutionPennsylvania State University
DepartmentSociology, Anthropology and Demography
Address507 Oswald Tower University Park, PA 16802
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    InstitutionPennsylvania State University
    DepartmentGraduate Program in Demography

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    1. May EM, Azar ST, Matthews SA. How Does the Neighborhood "Come through the Door?" Concentrated Disadvantage, Residential Instability, and the Home Environment for Preschoolers. Am J Community Psychol. 2018 Mar; 61(1-2):218-228. PMID: 29315625.
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    2. Wang M, Matthews SA, Iskandarani K, Li Y, Li Z, Chinchilli VM, Zhang L. Spatial-temporal analysis of prostate cancer incidence from the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry, 2000-2011. Geospat Health. 2017 Nov 28; 12(2):611. PMID: 29239571.
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    3. Kramer MR, Black NC, Matthews SA, James SA. The legacy of slavery and contemporary declines in heart disease mortality in the U.S. South. SSM Popul Health. 2017 Dec; 3:609-617. PMID: 29226214.
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    4. Yang TC, Matthews SA, Park K. Looking through a different lens: Examining the inequality-mortality association in U.S. counties using spatial panel models. Appl Geogr. 2017 Sep; 86:139-151. PMID: 28936015.
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    5. Bopp M, Sims D, Matthews SA, Rovniak LS, Poole E, Colgan J. Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Active Lions: A Campaign to Promote Active Travel to a University Campus. Am J Health Promot. 2018 Mar; 32(3):536-545. PMID: 29214813.
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    6. Clary C, Matthews SA, Kestens Y. Between exposure, access and use: Reconsidering foodscape influences on dietary behaviours. Health Place. 2017 Mar; 44:1-7. PMID: 28088114.
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    7. Jones KK, Zenk SN, Tarlov E, Powell LM, Matthews SA, Horoi I. A step-by-step approach to improve data quality when using commercial business lists to characterize retail food environments. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 07; 10(1):35. PMID: 28061798.
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    8. Zenk SN, Tarlov E, Powell LM, Wing C, Matthews SA, Slater S, Gordon HS, Berbaum M, Fitzgibbon ML. Weight and Veterans' Environments Study (WAVES) I and II: Rationale, Methods, and Cohort Characteristics. Am J Health Promot. 2017 Jan 01; 890117117694448. PMID: 29214851.
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    9. Rovniak LS, Kong L, Hovell MF, Ding D, Sallis JF, Ray CA, Kraschnewski JL, Matthews SA, Kiser E, Chinchilli VM, George DR, Sciamanna CN. Engineering Online and In-Person Social Networks for Physical Activity: A Randomized Trial. Ann Behav Med. 2016 Dec; 50(6):885-897. PMID: 27405724.
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    10. Fowler CS, Lee BA, Matthews SA. The Contributions of Places to Metropolitan Ethnoracial Diversity and Segregation: Decomposing Change Across Space and Time. Demography. 2016 12; 53(6):1955-1977. PMID: 27783360.
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    11. Kramer MR, Raskind IG, Van Dyke ME, Matthews SA, Cook-Smith JN. Geography of Adolescent Obesity in the U.S., 2007-2011. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Dec; 51(6):898-909. PMID: 27554364.
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    12. Haley DF, Matthews SA, Cooper HLF, Haardörfer R, Adimora AA, Wingood GM, Kramer MR. Confidentiality considerations for use of social-spatial data on the social determinants of health: Sexual and reproductive health case study. Soc Sci Med. 2016 10; 166:49-56. PMID: 27542102; PMCID: PMC5023496 [Available on 10/01/17].
    13. Bopp M, Sims D, Colgan J, Rovniak L, Matthews SA, Poole E. An Examination of Workplace Influences on Active Commuting in a Sample of University Employees. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug; 22(4):387-91. PMID: 26322795.
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    14. Winchester MS, BeLue R, Oni T, Wittwer-Backofen U, Deobagkar D, Onya H, Samuels TA, Matthews SA, Stone C, Airhihenbuwa C. The Pan-University Network for Global Health: framework for collaboration and review of global health needs. Global Health. 2016 Apr 21; 12:13. PMID: 27097634; PMCID: PMC4839104.
    15. Short PF, Moran JR, Yang TC, Camacho F, Gusani NJ, Mackley HB, Matthews SA, Anderson RT. Effects of Hospital Type and Distance on Lymph Node Assessment for Colon Cancer Among Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Patients in Appalachia. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 10; 73(5):546-64. PMID: 26613702.
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    16. Yang TC, Matthews SA. Death by Segregation: Does the Dimension of Racial Segregation Matter? PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0138489. PMID: 26398346; PMCID: PMC4580431.
    17. Fleming ST, Mackley HB, Camacho F, Yao N, Gusani NJ, Seiber EE, Matthews SA, Yang TC, Hwang W. Patterns of Care for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Appalachia, and the Clinical, Sociodemographic, and Service Provider Determinants. J Rural Health. 2016; 32(2):113-24. PMID: 26241785.
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    18. Parker DM, Matthews SA, Yan G, Zhou G, Lee MC, Sirichaisinthop J, Kiattibutr K, Fan Q, Li P, Sattabongkot J, Cui L. Microgeography and molecular epidemiology of malaria at the Thailand-Myanmar border in the malaria pre-elimination phase. Malar J. 2015 May 13; 14:198. PMID: 25962514; PMCID: PMC4449518.
    19. Kimmick GG, Camacho F, Mackley HB, Kern T, Yao N, Matthews SA, Fleming S, Lipscomb J, Liao J, Hwang W, Anderson RT. Individual, Area, and Provider Characteristics Associated With Care Received for Stages I to III Breast Cancer in a Multistate Region of Appalachia. J Oncol Pract. 2015 01; 11(1):e9-e18. PMID: 25228530.
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    20. Graif C, Gladfelter AS, Matthews SA. Urban Poverty and Neighborhood Effects on Crime: Incorporating Spatial and Network Perspectives. Sociol Compass. 2014 Sep; 8(9):1140-1155. PMID: 27375773.
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    21. Yang TC, Matthews SA, Chen VY. Stochastic variability in stress, sleep duration, and sleep quality across the distribution of body mass index: insights from quantile regression. Int J Behav Med. 2014 Apr; 21(2):282-91. PMID: 23385490; PMCID: PMC3851937.
    22. Cummins S, Flint E, Matthews SA. New neighborhood grocery store increased awareness of food access but did not alter dietary habits or obesity. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Feb; 33(2):283-91. PMID: 24493772; PMCID: PMC4201352.
    23. Li N, Parker DM, Yang Z, Fan Q, Zhou G, Ai G, Duan J, Lee MC, Yan G, Matthews SA, Cui L, Wang Y. Risk factors associated with slide positivity among febrile patients in a conflict zone of north-eastern Myanmar along the China-Myanmar border. Malar J. 2013 Oct 10; 12:361. PMID: 24112638; PMCID: PMC3852943.
    24. Anderson RT, Yang TC, Matthews SA, Camacho F, Kern T, Mackley HB, Kimmick G, Louis C, Lengerich E, Yao N. Breast cancer screening, area deprivation, and later-stage breast cancer in Appalachia: does geography matter? Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):546-67. PMID: 24117371; PMCID: PMC3976186.
    25. Rovniak LS, Sallis JF, Kraschnewski JL, Sciamanna CN, Kiser EJ, Ray CA, Chinchilli VM, Ding D, Matthews SA, Bopp M, George DR, Hovell MF. Engineering online and in-person social networks to sustain physical activity: application of a conceptual model. BMC Public Health. 2013 Aug 14; 13:753. PMID: 23945138; PMCID: PMC3844372.
    26. Flint E, Cummins S, Matthews S. Do perceptions of the neighbourhood food environment predict fruit and vegetable intake in low-income neighbourhoods? Health Place. 2013 Nov; 24:11-5. PMID: 23999578; PMCID: PMC3999410.
    27. Matthews SA, Yang TC. Spatial Polygamy and Contextual Exposures (SPACEs): Promoting Activity Space Approaches in Research on Place and Health. Am Behav Sci. 2013 Aug 01; 57(8):1057-1081. PMID: 24707055.
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    28. Fleming ST, Mackley HB, Camacho F, Seiber EE, Gusani NJ, Matthews SA, Liao J, Yang TC, Hwang W, Yao N. Clinical, sociodemographic, and service provider determinants of guideline concordant colorectal cancer care for Appalachian residents. J Rural Health. 2014; 30(1):27-39. PMID: 24383482; PMCID: PMC3882337.
    29. Yang TC, Matthews SA, Anderson RT. Prostate cancer screening and health care system distrust in Philadelphia. J Aging Health. 2013 Aug; 25(5):737-57. PMID: 23775208; PMCID: PMC3761213.
    30. Yao N, Matthews SA, Hillemeier MM, Anderson RT. Radiation therapy resources and guideline-concordant radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer patients in an underserved region. Health Serv Res. 2013 Aug; 48(4):1433-49. PMID: 23445478; PMCID: PMC3703497.
    31. Yang TC, Shoff C, Matthews SA. Examining the spatially non-stationary associations between the second demographic transition and infant mortality: A Poisson GWR approach. Spat Demogr. 2013; 1(1):17-40. PMID: 25383259.
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    32. Zhang C, Mosa AJ, Hayward AS, Matthews SA. Promoting clean hands among children in Uganda: a school-based intervention using 'tippy-taps'. Public Health. 2013 Jun; 127(6):586-9. PMID: 23267769; PMCID: PMC4065016.
    33. Fuller D, Cummins S, Matthews SA. Does transportation mode modify associations between distance to food store, fruit and vegetable consumption, and BMI in low-income neighborhoods? Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan; 97(1):167-72. PMID: 23193006; PMCID: PMC3712124.
    34. Shoff C, Yang TC, Matthews SA. What has geography got to do with it? Using GWR to explore place-specific associations with prenatal care utilization. GeoJournal. 2012 Jun 01; 77(3):331-341. PMID: 23408146.
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    35. Matthews SA. Thinking about place, spatial behavior, and spatial processes in childhood obesity. Am J Prev Med. 2012 May; 42(5):516-20. PMID: 22516493; PMCID: PMC3755945.
    36. Chen VY, Deng WS, Yang TC, Matthews SA. Geographically Weighted Quantile Regression (GWQR): An Application to U.S. Mortality Data. Geogr Anal. 2012 Apr 01; 44(2):134-150. PMID: 25342860.
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    37. Yang TC, Chen VY, Shoff C, Matthews SA. Using quantile regression to examine the effects of inequality across the mortality distribution in the U.S. counties. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jun; 74(12):1900-10. PMID: 22497847; PMCID: PMC3568764.
    38. Matthews SA, Yang TC. Mapping the results of local statistics: Using geographically weighted regression. Demogr Res. 2012 Mar 02; 26:151-166. PMID: 25578024.
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    39. Yang TC, Matthews SA. Understanding the non-stationary associations between distrust of the health care system, health conditions, and self-rated health in the elderly: a geographically weighted regression approach. Health Place. 2012 May; 18(3):576-85. PMID: 22321903; PMCID: PMC3319514.
    40. Yang TC, Matthews SA, Shoff C. Individual health care system distrust and neighborhood social environment: how are they jointly associated with self-rated health? J Urban Health. 2011 Oct; 88(5):945-58. PMID: 21455831; PMCID: PMC3191206.
    41. Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Odoms-Young AM, Wilbur J, Matthews S, Gamboa C, Wegrzyn LR, Hobson S, Stokes C. Feasibility of using global positioning systems (GPS) with diverse urban adults: before and after data on perceived acceptability, barriers, and ease of use. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Sep; 9(7):924-34. PMID: 21952361; PMCID: PMC3397153.
    42. Yao N, Matthews SA, Hillemeier MM. White infant mortality in Appalachian states, 1976-1980 and 1996-2000: changing patterns and persistent disparities. J Rural Health. 2012; 28(2):174-82. PMID: 22458318; PMCID: PMC3733175.
    43. Zenk SN, Schulz AJ, Matthews SA, Odoms-Young A, Wilbur J, Wegrzyn L, Gibbs K, Braunschweig C, Stokes C. Activity space environment and dietary and physical activity behaviors: a pilot study. Health Place. 2011 Sep; 17(5):1150-61. PMID: 21696995; PMCID: PMC3224849.
    44. Yang TC, Matthews SA, Hillemeier MM. Effect of health care system distrust on breast and cervical cancer screening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Am J Public Health. 2011 Jul; 101(7):1297-305. PMID: 21566035; PMCID: PMC3110214.
    45. Matthews SA, McCarthy JD, Rafail PS. Using ZIP code business patterns data to measure alcohol outlet density. Addict Behav. 2011 Jul; 36(7):777-80. PMID: 21411233; PMCID: PMC3977340.
    46. Matthews SA, Yang TC, Hayslett-McCall KL, Ruback RB. Built environment and Property Crime in Seattle, 1998-2000: A Bayesian Analysis. Environ Plan A. 2010 Jun 01; 42(6):1403-1420. PMID: 24737924.
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    47. Matthews SA, Yang TC. Exploring the role of the built and social neighborhood environment in moderating stress and health. Ann Behav Med. 2010 May; 39(2):170-83. PMID: 20300905; PMCID: PMC4017772.
    48. Yang TC, Matthews SA. The role of social and built environments in predicting self-rated stress: A multilevel analysis in Philadelphia. Health Place. 2010 Sep; 16(5):803-10. PMID: 20434389; PMCID: PMC3200568.
    49. Matthews SA, Moudon AV, Daniel M. Work group II: Using Geographic Information Systems for enhancing research relevant to policy on diet, physical activity, and weight. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Apr; 36(4 Suppl):S171-6. PMID: 19285210.
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    50. Reardon SF, Farrell CR, Matthews SA, O'Sullivan D, Bischoff K, Firebaugh G. Race and space in the 1990s: changes in the geographic scale of racial residential segregation, 1990-2000. Soc Sci Res. 2009 Mar; 38(1):55-70. PMID: 19569292; PMCID: PMC4057018.
    51. Lee BA, Reardon SF, Firebaugh G, Farrell CR, Matthews SA, O'Sullivan D. Beyond the Census Tract: Patterns and Determinants of Racial Segregation at Multiple Geographic Scales. Am Sociol Rev. 2008 Oct; 73(5):766-791. PMID: 25324575.
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    52. Reardon SF, Matthews SA, O'Sullivan D, Lee BA, Firebaugh G, Farrell CR, Bischoff K. The geographic scale of metropolitan racial segregation. Demography. 2008 Aug; 45(3):489-514. PMID: 18939658; PMCID: PMC2831394.
    53. Matthews SA. The salience of neighborhood: some lessons from sociology. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Mar; 34(3):257-9. PMID: 18312814.
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