Jaime Booth Assistant Professor



2217H Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Assistant Professor Jaime Booth earned her Ph.D. in Social work from Arizona State University. Dr. Booth’s research focuses on the role of context and identity in the stress process, the impact of differential stress experiences on health disparities in minority populations and strives to identify protective factors that can be enhanced to mitigate these outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Neighborhood level processes and interventions that impact health disparities
  • The role of immigration, acculturation and identity on health outcomes
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Community-based participatory research methodologies

Selected Publications

Booth, J., (In Press) The Role of Disadvantaged Neighborhood Environments in the Association of John Henryism with Hypertension and Obesity. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Lindsay, M., Booth, J., Messing, J. & Thaller, J. (In Press) Experiences of online harassment among emerging adults: Emotional reactions and the mediating role of fear. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Booth, J. M., & Anthony, E. (In Press) Examining the Interaction of Daily Hassles across Ecological Domains on Substance Use and Delinquency among Low-Income Adolescents of Color. The Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment.   ​ 

Booth, J. M., Marsiglia, F. F., Nuno-Gutiérrez, B. L., & Perez, M. G. (2014). The association between engaging in romantic relationships and Mexican adolescent substance use offers: Exploring gender differences. Substance Use & Misuse. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2014.913627

 Booth, J., M. & Anthony, E. (2014). The differential relationship between parental worry and adolescent outcomes by linguistic preference among low-Income Mexican American families. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9931-6

Marsiglia, F. F., & Booth, J. (2014). Cultural adaptation of interventions in real practice settings. Research on Social Work Practice. doi: 10.1177/1049731514535989

Marsiglia, F. F., Nagoshi, J. L., Parsai, M., Booth,  J., & Castro, F. G. (2014). The parent-offspring acculturation gap, parental monitoring, and substance use in Mexican heritage adolescents in Mexican neighborhoods of the Southwest US. Journal of Community Psychology, 42, 530-543.

Marsiglia, F., Booth, J., Baldwin, A., & Ayers, S. L. (2013).  Acculturation and life satisfaction among immigrant Mexican adults. Advances in Social work, 14, 49-64.

Mendoza, N. S., Conrow, L., Baldwin, A., & Booth, J. (2013). Using GIS to describe risk and neighborhood-level factors associated with substance abuse treatment outcomes. Journal of Community Psychology. 41, 709-810.

Marsiglia, F. F. & Booth, J. (2013). Empirical status of culturally competent practices.  In Vaughn, M. G. & Perron, B. E. (Eds.) Social work practice in the addictions (pp. 165-181). New York: Springer.

Booth, J., Marsiglia, F., & Ayers, S. (2012).  Perceived neighborhood safety and psychological distress: Exploring protective factors. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare. 39, 137-156.