Dr. Grinshteyn is an assistant 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.
- Chair, Health Professions Department
- 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
- Selected Publications
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).