Associate Professor; Associate Dean Health Professions
Dr. Erin Grinshteyn is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, where she teaches a variety of courses in the MPH program. Her primary research interest relates to fear of crime and fear of violent victimization, and the association of fear with a variety of health outcomes. She is particularly interested in population-based health disparities associated with fear of violence and specifically examines these topics among older adults. Erin also does work examining neighborhood characteristics associated with fear of victimization.
- Fear of crime
- Fear of violent victimization
- Aging and older adults
- Neighborhood effects
- Firearm violence
- Associate Dean for Health Professions
- Co-Director, Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence (CRASE), 2021-2022
- Chair, Health Professions Department, 2020-2022
- Vice-Chair, Health Professions Department, 2019-2020
- PhD in Health Services, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
- MS in Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
- BA in Sociology, Brandeis University
- Assistant Professor, USF, 2016–present
- Assistant Professor, UNR, 2013–16
- Teaching Fellow, UCLA, 2007–12
- Pabayo, R., Grinshteyn, E., Steele, B., Cook, D., Meunnig, P., Liu, S.Y. (2022). The relationship between voting restrictions and COVID-19 transmission and mortality rates within US counties. PLOS ONE. 17(6), e0267738.
- Grinshteyn, E., Whaley, R., & Couture, M. C. (2022). High fear of discriminatory violence among racial, gender, and sexual minority college students and its association with anxiety and depression. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(4), 2117.
- Grinshteyn, E., Chyu, L., & Pabayo, R. (2022). Voter Suppression Undermines Public Health for All. Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship, 7(1), 3.
- Chyu, L., & Grinshteyn, E. (2022). Racism and Stress: How a Zero Sum Approach Harms The Sum of Us. Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship, 7(1), 6.
- Couture, M. C., Kang, J. E., Hemenway, D., & Grinshteyn, E. (2021). Associations between having been threatened or injured with a weapon and substance use and mental health among high school students in the United States. International journal of injury control and safety promotion, 1-10.
- Pabayo, R. Benny, C., Liu, S.Y., Grinshteyn, E., Meunnig, P. (2021). Financial barriers to mental healthcare services and depressive symptoms among residents of Washington Heights, New York City. Hispanic Healthcare International.
- Grinshteyn, E.G., & Sugar, J.A. (2021). Active aging through volunteerism: A longitudinal assessment of perceived neighborhood safety as a predictor among older adults, 2008-2018. Biomed Research International, 2021.
- Grinshteyn, E.G., Whaley, R. & Couture, M.C. (2021) Fear of bullying and its effects on mental health among college students: An emerging public health issue. Journal of School Violence.
- Pabayo, R. Liu, S.Y., Grinshteyn, E., Cook, D. Meunnig, P. (2021) Barriers to voting and access to health insurance among US adults: A cross-sectional study. The Lancet Regional Health – Americas.
- Grinshteyn, E.G. (2021) The relationship between perceived neighborhood safety and health services utilization among older adults. The Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 26(3), 151-162.
- Grinshteyn, E., Whaley, R., & Couture, M. C. (2020, October). Higher prevalence of fear of discrimination among racial, gender, and sexual minority university students. In La santé mentale sur les campus universitaires face aux défis contemporains: de la discrimination à la COVID-19. Regards croisés: Communication, Droit et Psychologie.
- Grinshteyn, E.G. & Sugar, J.A. (2020) Perceived neighborhood safety and volunteerism among older adults. Ageing & Society. 1-19.
- *Grinshteyn, E.G., Whaley, R., Couture, M.C. (2020) Minority report: Prevalence of fear of violent and property crimes among a diverse college sample. Social Indicators Research. 150(2), 695-710.
- *Couture, M.C., Garcia, D., Whaley, R. & Grinshteyn E. (2020) Effect of fear of victimization on hazardous alcohol drinking, tobacco, and marijuana use among university students: A tale of two sexes. Addictive Behaviors.106.
- *Pabayo, R., Grinshteyn, E., Avila, O., Azrael, D., Molnar, B.E. (2020) Relation between neighborhood socio-economic characteristics and social cohesion, social control, and collective efficacy: Findings from the Boston Neighborhood Study. SSM – Population Health. 10.
- Grinshteyn, E., Pabayo, R., Muennig, P. (2019) The relationship between neighborhood fear and mortality in the United States. BMJ Open. 9(11).
- Grinshteyn, E., & Hemenway, D. (2019) Violent death rates in the US compared to those of the other high-income countries, 2015. Preventive Medicine.123:20-26.
- Grinshteyn, E., Xu, H., Manteuffel, B., Ettner, S.L. (2018). The associations of area-level crime rates and self-reported crime exposure with adolescent behavioral health. Community Mental Health Journal, 54(3),252-258.
- Grinshteyn, E.G., Cunningham, W.E., Eisenman, D.P., Andersen, R., & Ettner, S.L. (2017). Fear of violent crime and anxiety/depression among adolescents. Mental Health & Prevention, 8, 39-45.
- Grinshteyn, E., & Yang, Y.T. (2017). The association between electronic bullying and school absenteeism among high school students in the United States. Journal of School Health, 87(2), 142-149.