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Kathryn Freeman Anderson

Kathryn Freeman Anderson
Assistant Professor

Email: Kander20[at] Central [dot] uh [dot] edu
Office: 478 Philip G. Hoffman Hall
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Education
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona
M.S., Sociology, Oklahoma State University
B.A., Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Biography

Kathryn Freeman Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Houston.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2016.

Professor Anderson specializes in the sociology of health and illness, urban sociology, race/ethnicity, and organizations.  Her work is generally focused on understanding the social sources of health disparities in the United States.  In particular, she examines the role of race/ethnicity and urban neighborhood dynamics to analyze how these factors may affect individual health.  She chiefly employs quantitative statistical methods and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in her work.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Urban Sociology
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Organizations
  • Social Stratification
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Selected Publications

Anderson, Kathryn Freeman. 2017. “Racial Residential Segregation and the Distribution of Health-Related Organizations in Urban Neighborhoods.” Social Problems 64 (2): 256-276.

Anderson, Kathryn Freeman. 2016. “Racial Residential Segregation and Health Outcomes: Moving Beyond Black and White.” Population Review 55(2):45-74.

Fullerton, Andrew S., Michael A. Long, and Kathryn Freeman Anderson. 2016. “Job Insecurity and Substance Use in the United States: Stress, Strain, and the Gendering of Precarious Employment.” Research in the Sociology of Work 29:241-271.

Anderson, Kathryn Freeman, and Jessie K. Finch (equal co-authorship). 2014. “Racially Charged Legislation and Latino Health Disparities: The Case of Arizona’s S.B. 1070.” Sociological Spectrum 34(6):526-548.

Anderson, Kathryn Freeman, and Andrew S. Fullerton.  2014. “Residential Segregation, Health, and Health Care: Answering the Latino Question.” Race and Social Problems 6(3):262-279.

Anderson, Kathryn Freeman. 2013. “Diagnosing Discrimination: Stress from Perceived Racism and the Mental and Physical Health Effects.”  Sociological Inquiry 83(1):55-81.

Fullerton, Andrew S., and Kathryn Freeman Anderson (equal co-authorship). 2013. “The Role of Job Insecurity in Explanations of Racial Health Inequality.”  Sociological Forum 28(2):308-325.

Anderson, Kathryn Freeman, and Andrew S. Fullerton.  2012. “Racial Residential Segregation and Access to Health Care Coverage: A Multilevel Analysis.” Research in the Sociology of Health Care 30:133-158.