James Spilsbury, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

jcs5@case.edu | 216.368.7559 | Wolstein Research Bldg. Rm 6127


Ph.D. 2002, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
MPH. 1985, Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S. 1981, Biology, Yale University

Research Interests

Effects of home and neighborhood settings on children’s health; child maltreatment.

Courses Taught

CRSP 412 Communication in Clinical Research I – Grant Writing
CRSP 413 Communication in Clinical Research II – Oral Presentations, Posters, and the Mass Media
CRSP 505 Investigating Social Determinants of Health

Recent Publications

  1. Spilsbury, JC, Patel, SR, Morris, N, Ehayaei, A, Intille, SS. Household chaos and sleep-disturbing behavior of family members: results of a pilot study of African American early adolescents. Sleep Health 2017; 3 (2): 84-89. PubMed PMID:28346162 PubMed Central PMC5373486.
  2. Puri, P, Ross, KR, Mehra, R, Spilsbury, JC, Li, H, Levers-Landis, CE, Rosen, CL. Pediatric Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Enhanced by Family Member Positive Airway Pressure Usage. J Clin Sleep Med 2016; 12 (7): 959-63. PubMed PMID:27092699 PubMed Central PMC4918996.
  3. Buxton, OM, Chang, AM, Spilsbury, JC, Bos, T, Emsellem, H, Knutson, KL. Sleep in the modern family: protective family routines for child and adolescent sleep. Sleep Health 2015; 1 (1): 15-27. PubMed PMID:26779564 PubMed Central PMC4712736.
  4. Spilsbury, JC, Frame, J, Magtanong, R, Rork, K. Sleep Environments of Children in an Urban U.S. Setting Exposed to Interpersonal Violence. Behav Sleep Med ; 14 (6): 585-601. PubMed PMID:26503241 .
  5. Nadan, Y, Spilsbury, JC, Korbin, JE. Culture and context in understanding child maltreatment: Contributions of intersectionality and neighborhood-based research. Child Abuse Negl 2015; 41 : 40-8. PubMed PMID:25466427 .
  6. Spilsbury, JC, Storfer-Isser, A, Rosen, CL, Redline, S. Remission and incidence of obstructive sleep apnea from middle childhood to late adolescence. Sleep 2015; 38 (1): 23-9. PubMed PMID:25325456 PubMed Central PMC4262952.
  7. Spilsbury, JC, Korbin, JE. Social networks and informal social support in protecting children from abuse and neglect: community ties and supports promote children's safety. Child Abuse Negl 2013; 37 Suppl : 8-16. PubMed PMID:24268713 .
  8. Hayes, AL, Spilsbury, JC, Patel, SR. The Epworth score in African American populations. J Clin Sleep Med 2009; 5 (4): 344-8. PubMed PMID:19968012 PubMed Central PMC2725253.
  9. Coulton, CJ, Crampton, DS, Irwin, M, Spilsbury, JC, Korbin, JE. How neighborhoods influence child maltreatment: a review of the literature and alternative pathways. Child Abuse Negl ; 31 (11-12): 1117-42. PubMed PMID:18023868 .
  10. Spilsbury, JC, Drotar, D, Burant, C, Flannery, D, Creeden, R, Friedman, S. Psychometric properties of the Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale in a diverse sample of children exposed to interpersonal violence. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 2005; 34 (4): 758-64. PubMed PMID:16232072 .
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