James Spilsbury, PhD, MPH

Associate 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. Gharib, SA, Hurley, AL, Rosen, MJ, Spilsbury, JC, Schell, AE, Mehra, R, Patel, SR. Obstructive sleep apnea and cpap therapy alter distinct transcriptional programs in subcutaneous fat tissue. Sleep 2019; : . PubMed PMID:31872261 .
  2. Gross-Manos, D, Haas, BM, Richter, F, Korbin, JE, Coulton, CJ, Crampton, D, Spilsbury, JC. Why Does Child Maltreatment Occur? Caregiver Perspectives and Analyses of Neighborhood Structural Factors Across Twenty Years. Child Youth Serv Rev 2019; 99 : 138-145. PubMed PMID:31371843 PubMed Central PMC6674984.
  3. Spilsbury, JC, Nadan, Y, Kaye-Tzadok, A, Korbin, JE, Jespersen, BV, Allen, BJ. Caregivers' Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Child Maltreatment: A Pilot Case Study in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Cleveland, USA. Int J Child Maltreat 2018; 1 (1): 19-40. PubMed PMID:31286112 PubMed Central PMC6613203.
  4. Haas, BM, Berg, KA, Schmidt-Sane, MM, Korbin, JE, Spilsbury, JC. How might neighborhood built environment influence child maltreatment? Caregiver perceptions. Soc Sci Med 2018; 214 : 171-178. PubMed PMID:30177363 PubMed Central PMC6207936.
  5. Coulton, CJ, Richter, FG, Korbin, J, Crampton, D, Spilsbury, JC. Understanding trends in neighborhood child maltreatment rates: A three-wave panel study 1990-2010. Child Abuse Negl 2018; 84 : 170-181. PubMed PMID:30103090 PubMed Central PMC6667187.
  6. Gross-Manos, D, Haas, BM, Richter, F, Crampton, D, Korbin, JE, Coulton, CJ, Spilsbury, JC. Two sides of the same neighborhood? Multilevel analysis of residents' and child-welfare workers' perspectives on neighborhood social disorder and collective efficacy. Am J Orthopsychiatry 2019; 89 (6): 682-692. PubMed PMID:30035561 PubMed Central PMC6344332.
  7. Spilsbury, JC, Gross-Manos, D, Haas, BM, Bowdrie, K, Richter, F, Korbin, JE, Crampton, DS, Coulton, CJ. Change and consistency in descriptions of child maltreatment: A comparison of caregivers' perspectives 20 years apart. Child Abuse Negl 2018; 82 : 72-82. PubMed PMID:29870865 PubMed Central PMC6589824.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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