Jaime Booth

  • Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor

Associate Professor Jaime Booth is the PI of the SPIN Project, a NIDA funded project that seeks to understand youths' experiences of supportive and stressful spaces in their neighborhood, with the goal of designing interventions that will increase youths' engagement in supportive spaces. 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 and strives to identify protective factors that can be enhanced to mitigate these outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Neighborhood effects on health disparities
  • Use of technology ( i.e. Twitter, mobile phones) to measure neighborhood dynamics
  • The role of immigration and acculturation on Latinx adolescent health outcomes
  • Research methods
  • Youth engagement in community processes
  • Impact of stress on health
  • Health disparities
  • Protective factors

Representative Publications

Booth, J. M., Lin, Y.  & Kai, W. (in press). Online Social Networks, Neighborhood Disadvantage and Residents’ Distress: Harnessing Twitter Data to Examine Neighborhood Effects.  Journal of Community Psychology.

Booth, J. M., Teixeira, S., Zuberi, A., & Wallace Jr, J. M. (2018). Barrios, ghettos, and residential racial composition: Examining the racial makeup of neighborhood profiles and their relationship to self-rated health. Social science research69, 19-33.

Booth, J. M., Chapman, D., Ohmer, M. L., & Wei, K. (2018). Examining the Relationship Between Level of Participation in Community Gardens and their Multiple Functions. Journal of Community Practice, 26(1), 5-22.

Booth, J., Wei, K., & Little, A. (2017). Examining the Impact of Food Environment Changes on County-level Obesity Prevalence in the Appalachian Region. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice10(4), 14-33.

Wei, K., & Booth, J. (2017). The Association between Neighborhood Factors and Mexican Americans' Mental Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review. J. Soc. & Soc. Welfare44, 133-159.

Urbaeva, Z., Booth, J. M., & Wei, K. (2017). The Relationship between Cultural Identification, Family Socialization and Adolescent Alcohol Use among Native American Families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(10), 2681-2693.

Ohmer, M., Teixeira, S., Booth, J., Zuberi, A., & Kolke, D. (2016). Preventing violence in disadvantaged communities: Strategies for building collective efficacy and improving community health. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 26, 608-621.

Booth, J. M., & Jonassaint, C. (2016). The Role of Disadvantaged Neighborhood Environments in the Association of John Henryism With Hypertension and Obesity. Psychosomatic Medicine.

Booth, J. M., & Anthony, E. (2015). Examining the interaction of daily hassles across ecological domains on substance use and delinquency among low-income youth of color. The Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. doi:10.1080/10911359.2015.1027026

Booth, J., M., & Anthony, E. (2015). The differential relationship between parental worry and adolescent outcomes by linguistic preference among low-Income Mexican American families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 1232-1242.

Marsiglia, F. F., & Booth, J. M. (2015). Cultural adaptation of interventions in real practice settings. Research on Social Work Practice, 25, 423-432.

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

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