Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.

Catherine Cubbin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Catherine Cubbin is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and a Faculty Research Associate at the Population Research Center, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Cubbin received her PhD in Health and Social Policy from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1998. She was trained as a CDC fellow at the National Center for Health Statistics and completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in 2000.

Dr. Cubbin’s research focuses on using epidemiological methods to better understand socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequalities in health for the purpose of informing policy. Specific areas of her research include using contextual analysis to investigate how neighborhood environments may explain social inequalities in health, and the measurement of socioeconomic status/position in studies of racial/ethnic disparities in health. Using national and statewide representative data sets, she has studied social inequalities in injuries, cardiovascular disease, health behaviors, mortality, and maternal, infant, and adolescent health. She has published widely in public health and medical journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Epidemiology.

From 2001-2006, she was a Health Disparities Scholar through the National Institutes of Health, and since 1997, she has been a coordinating committee member of the Spirit of 1848, a caucus of the American Public Health Association which focuses in issues related to health and social justice.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Interests

Social epidemiology; social inequalities in health; neighborhood environments and health; conceptualization and measurement of socioeconomic status/position

Education

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Teaching History

Faculty Research

Contact

Hartland Plaza

Room:HPB 295, (Off. Hrs. SSW 3.130E)
Phone:(512) 232-0625
Fax:(512) 232-0638
Email:ccubbin@austin.utexas.edu

Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd R5100
Austin, TX 78712-0358