Ph.D., Florida State University, 2008
Stress, Health, and the Lifecourse
1080A General Classroom Building
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Gayman joined the Sociology Department in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. at Florida State University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. His teaching and research interests include: lifecourse social epidemiology, stress and mental health, medical sociology, race-ethnicity and health, family and youth development, and social psychology.
His recent work evaluates the reciprocity between mental and physical health and the role of social stress in this process (Gayman et al., 2008; Gayman et al., 2010). Other recent work includes assessing stress process factors during adolescence and young adulthood (Gayman et al., Forthcoming; Gayman et al., Forthcoming) and the mental health and psychosocial adjustment of Cuban immigrants in south Florida (Cislo, Spence, Gayman, 2010).
Gayman, M. D., Brown, R. L., & Cui, M. (2010). Depressive symptoms and bodily pain: the role of physical disability and social stress. Stress and Health.
Gayman, M. , Turner, R. , & Cui, M. (2008). Physical limitations and depressive symptoms: Exploring the nature of the association. The Journals of Gerontology, 63B(4), S219.
Cislo, A. , Spence, N. , & Gayman, M. (2010). The mental health and psychosocial adjustment of cuban immigrants in south florida. Social Science & Medicine, 71(6), 1173.