Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Stephen Augustus Matthews, PhD

Stephen Augustus Matthews, PhD

Professor, Sociology and Criminology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
sxm27@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Health
  • Food
  • Appalachian Region
  • Exercise
  • Weights and Measures
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Geography
  • Veterans
  • Population
  • Body Mass Index
  • Mortality
  • Geographic Information Systems

Recent Publications

2022

Kim, OS, Han, J, Kim, KW, Matthews, SA & Shim, C 2022, 'Depopulation, super aging, and extreme heat events in South Korea', Climate Risk Management, vol. 38, 100456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2022.100456
Benassi, F, Crisci, M, Matthews, SA & Rimoldi, SML 2022, 'Migrants' Population, Residential Segregation, and Metropolitan Spaces - Insights from the Italian Experience over the Last 20 Years', Migration Letters, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 287-301. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v19i3.1795
Yang, TC, Matthews, SA & Sun, F 2022, 'Multiscale Dimensions of Spatial Process: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Rates in U.S. Counties', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 63, no. 6, pp. 954-961. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2022.06.006
Hashtarkhani, S, Kiani, B, Mohammadi, A, MohammadEbrahimi, S, Eslami, S, Tara, M & Matthews, SA 2022, 'One-year spatiotemporal database of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls in Mashhad, Iran: data on 224,355 EMS calls', BMC Research Notes, vol. 15, no. 1, 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-022-05905-8

2021

PLACE Development Working Group 2021, 'Adolescent Development in Context: A Decade Review of Neighborhood and Activity Space Research', Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 944-965. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12623
Powers, SL, Matthews, SA & Mowen, AJ 2021, 'Does the relationship between racial, ethnic, and income diversity and social capital vary across the United States? A county-level analysis using geographically weighted regression', Applied Geography, vol. 130, 102446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2021.102446
Yang, TC, Kim, S & Matthews, SA 2021, 'Face Masking Violations, Policing, and COVID-19 Death Rates: A Spatial Analysis in New York City ZIP Codes', Professional Geographer, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 670-682. https://doi.org/10.1080/00330124.2021.1933552
Hashtarkhani, S, Kiani, B, Mohammadi, A, MohammadEbrahimi, S, Dehghan-Tezerjani, M, Samimi, T, Tara, M & Matthews, SA 2021, 'Spatio-temporal epidemiology of emergency medical requests in a large urban area. A scan-statistic approach', Geospatial Health, vol. 16, no. 2, 1043. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2021.1043
Rabiei-Dastjerdi, H & Matthews, SA 2021, 'Who gets what, where, and how much? Composite index of spatial inequality for small areas in Tehran', Regional Science Policy and Practice, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 191-205. https://doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12393

2020

Sun, F, Matthews, SA, Yang, TC & Hu, MH 2020, 'A spatial analysis of the COVID-19 period prevalence in U.S. counties through June 28, 2020: where geography matters?', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 52, pp. 54-59.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2020.07.014
Smith, RA, Kim, Y, Matthews, SA, Sternberg, ED, Doudou, DT & Thomas, MB 2020, 'Communal Innovations: Inspiring Neighborhoods of Hope and Advocacy', Journal of Health Communication, pp. 444-453. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2020.1785059
Chen, VYJ, Yang, TC & Matthews, SA 2020, 'Exploring Heterogeneities with Geographically Weighted Quantile Regression: An Enhancement Based on the Bootstrap Approach', Geographical Analysis, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 642-661. https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12229
Rabiei-Dastjerdi, H, McArdle, G, Matthews, SA & Keenan, P 2021, 'Gap analysis in decision support systems for real-estate in the era of the digital earth', International Journal of Digital Earth, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 121-138. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538947.2020.1808719
Burillo, P, Salvati, L, Matthews, SA & Benassi, F 2020, 'Local-Scale Fertility Variations in a Low-Fertility Country: Evidence from Spain (2002–2017)', Canadian Studies in Population, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 279-295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42650-020-00036-6
Tarlov, E, Silva, A, Wing, C, Slater, S, Matthews, SA, Jones, KK & Zenk, SN 2020, 'Neighborhood Walkability and BMI Change: A National Study of Veterans in Large Urban Areas', Obesity, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 46-54. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22611
Yang, TC, Park, K & Matthews, SA 2020, 'Racial/ethnic segregation and health disparities: Future directions and opportunities', Sociology Compass, vol. 14, no. 6, e12794. https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12794
Salvati, L, Benassi, F, Miccoli, S, Rabiei-Dastjerdi, H & Matthews, SA 2020, 'Spatial variability of total fertility rate and crude birth rate in a low-fertility country: Patterns and trends in regional and local scale heterogeneity across Italy, 2002–2018', Applied Geography, vol. 124, 102321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102321
Felmlee, DH, Blanford, JI, Matthews, SA & MacEachren, AM 2020, 'The geography of sentiment towards the women’s March of 2017', PloS one, vol. 15, no. 6, e0233994. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233994

2019

Verevkina, NI, Short, PF, Yang, TC, Matthews, SA, Camacho, F & Anderson, R 2019, 'Analyzing hospital choices of colon cancer patients in four states in appalachia', Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 587-608. https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2019.0044
Zenk, SN, Kraft, AN, Jones, KK & Matthews, SA 2019, 'Convergent validity of an activity-space survey for use in health research', Health and Place, vol. 56, pp. 19-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.01.009
Matthews, SA 2019, 'Methods and applications in spatial demography', Mathematical Population Studies, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 183-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/08898480.2019.1653058
Yang, TC, Matthews, SA, Sun, F & Armendariz, M 2019, 'Modeling the Importance of within- and between-county effects in an ecological study of the association between social capital and mental distress', Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 16, no. 6, 180491. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd16.180491
Jankowska, MM, Sears, DD, Natarajan, L, Martinez, E, Anderson, CAM, Sallis, JF, Matthews, SA, Crist, K, Dillon, L, Johnson, E, Barrera-Ng, A, Full, K, Godbole, S & Kerr, J 2019, 'Protocol for a cross sectional study of cancer risk, environmental exposures and lifestyle behaviors in a diverse community sample: The Community of Mine study', BMC Public Health, vol. 19, no. 1, 186. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6501-2
Kraft, AN, Jones, KK, Lin, TT, Matthews, SA & Zenk, SN 2019, 'Stability of activity space footprint, size, and environmental features over six months', Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, vol. 30, 100287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2019.100287
Slater, SJ, Tarlov, E, Jones, K, Matthews, SA, Wing, C & Zenk, SN 2019, 'Would increasing access to recreational places promote healthier weights and a healthier nation?', Health and Place, vol. 56, pp. 127-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.01.013

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