Anne Pebley

Printer-friendly version
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Sociology
Type of Faculty: 
Full Time
Contact Information
Areas of Interest: 

Demographic and population policy; maternal and child health; social determinants of health behavior

Dr. Pebley's research has focused on fertility and marriage patterns, children's health and welfare, and family organization in the United States and in other countries. She has collaborated with researchers and institutions in Central America, West, Central, and East Africa, and Bangladesh and India. Currently, most of her research is based on the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) which she co-directs with Narayan Sastry (University of Michigan).

Selected Courses: 
CHS 100: Introduction to Community Health Sciences
CHS 210: Foundations of Community Health Sciences
CHS 247: Population Change and Public Policy
CHS/SOCM 263: Social Demography of Los Angeles
CHS 286: Doctoral Roundtable
Selected Publications: 

Arenas, E., N. Goldman, A.R. Pebley, and G. Teruel. “Return Migration to Mexico: Does Health Matter?” Demography, 52(6):1853-1868, 2015.

Björkenstam, E., B. Burström, L. Brännström, B. Vinnerljung, C. Björkenstam, and A.R. Pebley. “Cumulative Exposure to Indicators of Childhood Household Dysfunction and Subsequent Psychological Distress. An Analysis of US Panel Data.” Social Science & Medicine. 42: 109-117. 2015.

Gipson, J.D., K. Gyaltsen, L. Gyal, T Kyi, A. Hicks, and A.R. Pebley. “Tibetan Women’s Perspectives and Satisfaction wth Delivery Care in a Rural Birth Center.” International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. International Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics, 129(3):244-247, June 2015.

Gyaltsen, K., J.D. Gipson, L. Gyal, T. Kyi, A.L. Hicks and A.R. Pebley. “Maternal Health Care Seeking by Rural Tibetan Women: Characteristics of Women Delivering at a Newly-Constructed Birth Center in Western China. BMC Pregnancy and Child Birth, 15:225, 2015.

Bzostek S, Sastry N, Goldman N, Pebley A.R., Duffy D. “Using Vignettes to Rethink Latino-White Disparities in Self-Rated Health.” Social Science & Medicine. 149:46-65. 2016

Jones, M. and A.R. Pebley. Redefining Neighborhoods Using Common Destinations: Social Characteristics of Activity Spaces and Home Census Tracts Compared. Demography, June 2014; 51(3):727-752.

Goldman, N., Pebley, A.R., Creighton, M.J., Teruel, G.M., Rubalcava, L.N., and Chung, C., “The Consequences of Migration to the United States for Short-Term Changes in Health of Mexican Immigrants.” Demography, May 2014.

Ullman, S.H., N. Goldman, and A.R. Pebley. “Contextual factors and weight change over time: A comparison between U.S. Hispanics and other population sub-groups.” Social Science and Medicine, August 2013; 90:40-48.

Buttenheim, AM, N Goldman, AR Pebley. “Underestimation of Adolescent Obesity.” Nursing Research, May/June 2013; 62(3):195-202.

Buttenheim, AM, AR Pebley, H Katie, CY Chung, and N Goldman. The Shape of Things to Come? Obesity Prevalence Among Foreign-Born Vs. US-Born Mexican Youth in California. Social Science & Medicine, February 2013; 78: 1-8.

Creighton, M, G. Noreen, A.R. Pebley, and Y.C. Chang Durational and Generational Differences in Mexican Immigrant Obesity: Is Acculturation the Explanation? . Social Science and Medicine. 2012; 75(2): 300-310.

Jones, F.M., A.R. Pebley and N. Sastry Measuring Urban Physical Disorder Through In-Person Observation. Social Science Research. 2011; 40(2): 523-537.

Ullman, S.H., N. Goldman, A. Buttenheim, A.R. Pebley and R. Wong Socioeconomic differences in obesity among Mexican adolescents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 2011; 6(2-2): e373-e380 .

Pebley, AR, M. Vaiana, and L. Chyu Who’s Caring for the L.A.’s Preschoolers? . UCLA, California Center for Population Research Working Paper Series. 2011; PWP-CCPR-2011-014: .

Buttenheim, A, N. Goldman, A. R. Pebley, R Wong, C Chung Do Mexican immigrants import social gradients in health behaviors to the US?. Social Science & Medicine. 2010; 71(7): 1268-1276.

Sastry, N. and A. R. Pebley Family and Neighborhood Sources of Socioeconomic Inequality in Children’s Achievement. Demography 2010; 47(3): 777-800.

Buttenheim, A, R. Wong, N. Goldman and A. R. Pebley Does Social Status Predict Adult Smoking and Obesity? Results from the 2000 Mexican National Health Survey. Global Public Health. 2009; 5(4): 413-426.

Jackson, M, A. R. Pebley, and N. Goldman Schooling Location and Economic, Occupational and Cognitive Success among Immigrants and Their Children: the Case of Los Angeles. Social Science Research. 2009; 39(3): 432-443.

Brown, A., Vargas R.B., Ang A., Pebley, A.R The Neighborhood Food Resource Environment and the Health of Residents with Chronic Conditions: The Food Resource environment and the Health of Residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(August 8): 1137-1144.

Goldman, N., R.T. Kimbro, C.M. Turra, and A.R. Pebley Socioeconomic Gradientes in health for White and Mexican-Origin Populations. American Journal of Public Health. 2007; 96(12): 2186-2193.

Brown, A., A. Ang, and A.R. Pebley The Relationship Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Self-Rated Health for Adults With Chronic Conditions. American Journal of Public Health. 2007; 97(5): 926-932.

Pebley, A.R. and N. Sastry Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Children’s Well-being. in David B. Grusky and Szonja Szelényi (eds.) The Inequality Reader: Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender 2006; Chapter IV: 165-178.

Sastry, N., B. Ghosh-Dastidar, J. Adams, A.R. Pebley The Design of a Multilevel Longitudinal Survey of Children, Families, and Communities: The Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey. Social Science Research 2006; 35: 1000-1024.

Prentice, J. C.; Pebley, A. R.; Sastry, N. Immigration Status and Health Insurance Coverage: Who Gains? Who Loses? . American Journal of Public Health. 2005; 95(1): 109-116.

Pebley, A.R., N. Goldman, and A. Robles Isolation, Integration, and Ethnic Boundaries in Rural Guatemala. Sociological Quarterly 2005; 46(2): .

Chyu, Laura, A.R. Pebley, and S. Lara-Cinisomo Patterns of Child Care Use for Preschoolers in Los Angeles County. Santa Monica: RAND Publications. 2005; TR-116 : .

Lara-Cinisomo, S., A.R. Pebley, M.E. Vaiana, and E. Maggio Are L.A.’s Children Ready for School?. RAND Publication . 2004; MG-145-FFLA: .

Pebley, A.R. and N. Sastry Neighborhoods, Poverty and Children’s Well-being. in Kathryn Neckerman (ed.) Social Dimensions of Inequality, Russell Sage Foundation 2004; Chapter 3: 119-146.

Goldman, N., A.R. Pebley, and M. Gragnolati Choices about Treatment for ARI and Diarrhea in Rural Guatemala. Social Science & Medicine 2002; 55(10): 1693-1712.

Pebley, A.R. and M. Vaiana In Our Backyard: How 3 L.A. Neighborhoods Affect Kids' Lives. RAND Publications. 2002; MR-1470

PhD, Sociology, Cornell University
MPS, International Development, Cornell University
BA, Comparative Communist Studies, Union College
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
DrPH Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.