Stephen A. Matthews
My teaching and research scholarship focus on population health and health inequality in community contexts, and are often based on the use of geospatial data and spatial analytic methods. I am interested in the distribution of resources, risks, and opportunities and how accessibility and utilization of these resources, risks, and opportunities impact health and wellbeing. An important part of my work is an interest in conceptual and methodological issues associated with the connections between people and places via spatial and multilevel models and the utilization of GPS to study activity spaces and place-specific contextual exposures.
I am an advocate for interdisciplinary training and mentoring. In 2013 I will become the Director of the Demography training program at Penn State; a program established around a dual-degree format with over 40 faculty and 70 graduate students drawn from across seven departments and four colleges.
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Pennsylvania State University
Population Research Institute
601 Oswald Tower