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Corey Sparks

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
DepartmentDepartment of Demography
Address501 Cesar E Chavez Blvd
MNT 2.270
San Antonio TX 78207
Phone(210) 458-3166
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-4289-0075 Additional info
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    TitleAdjunct Associate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    DepartmentEpidemiology and Biostatistics

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionThe University of Texas at San Antonio

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    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PAPhD12/2007Anthropology and Demography

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    I am an associate professor in the Department of Demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

    My research focuses on spatial demography and statistical demography, Substantively, I am interested in human health and reproduction and the application of modern statistical methods to problems in demography and health.

    My teaching is primarily focused on the use and application of advanced statistical techniques including hazards analysis, multivariate methods and spatial statistics in human population analysis.

    I am interested in the geographic patterns of health disparities, including cancer and childhood health conditions

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    1. Denneson LM, Bollinger MJ, Meunier CC, Chen JI, Hudson TJ, Sparks CS, Carlson KF. Veteran suicide and associated community characteristics in Oregon. Prev Med. 2023 Mar 15; 107487. PMID: 36931474.
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    2. Bitew FH, Sparks CS, Nyarko SH, Apgar L. Spatiotemporal Variations and Determinants of Under-Five Stunting in Ethiopia. Food Nutr Bull. 2023 Feb 23; 3795721231158503. PMID: 36824032.
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    3. Muehlenbein MP, Gassen J, Shattuck EC, Sparks CS. Lower testosterone levels are associated with higher risk of death in men. Evol Med Public Health. 2023; 11(1):30-40. PMID: 36820240.
    4. Sileo KM, Sparks CS, Luttinen R. Spatial Analysis of the Alcohol, Intimate Partner Violence, and HIV Syndemic Among Women in South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2023 Apr; 27(4):1339-1349. PMID: 36197574.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Cano M, Sparks CS. Drug overdose mortality by race/ethnicity across US-born and immigrant populations. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 03 01; 232:109309. PMID: 35077954.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Howard JT, Sparks CS, Santos-Lozada AR, Olowolaju SA, Janak JC, Howard KJ. Trends in Mortality Among Pregnant and Recently Pregnant Women in the US, 2015-2019. JAMA. 2021 Oct 26; 326(16):1631-1633. PMID: 34698794.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Bitew FH, Sparks CS, Nyarko SH. Machine learning algorithms for predicting undernutrition among under-five children in Ethiopia. Public Health Nutr. 2022 02; 25(2):269-280. PMID: 34620263.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Shattuck EC, Sparks CS. Sleep duration is related to increased mortality risk through white blood cell counts in a large national sample. Am J Hum Biol. 2022 01; 34(1):e23574. PMID: 33527525.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Grenier AE, Dickson DS, Sparks CS, Wicha NYY. Meaning to multiply: Electrophysiological evidence that children and adults treat multiplication facts differently. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2020 12; 46:100873. PMID: 33129033.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Light LEO, Savini T, Sparks CS, Bartlett TQ. White-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) alter ranging patterns in response to habitat type. Primates. 2021 Jan; 62(1):77-90. PMID: 32880766.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    11. Nyarko SH, Sparks C. Levels and determinants of HIV testing uptake among Ghanaian men. Afr J AIDS Res. 2020 Mar; 19(1):40-47. PMID: 32079486.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Atherwood S, Sparks CS. Early-career trajectories of young workers in the U.S. in the context of the 2008-09 recession: The effect of labor market entry timing. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0214234. PMID: 30913257.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Jennings JA, Sparks CS, Murtha T. Interdisciplinary Approach to Spatiotemporal Population Dynamics: The North Orkney Population History Project. Hist Life Course Stud. 2019; 8:27-51. PMID: 32346595.
    14. Sparks C. An examination of disparities in cancer incidence in Texas using Bayesian random coefficient models. PeerJ. 2015; 3:e1283. PMID: 26421245.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    15. Noah AJ, Landale NS, Sparks CS. How Does the Context of Reception Matter? The Role of Residential Enclaves in Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Among Mexican-Origin Mothers. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1825-33. PMID: 25652060.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Yang TC, Shoff C, Noah AJ, Black N, Sparks CS. Racial segregation and maternal smoking during pregnancy: a multilevel analysis using the racial segregation interaction index. Soc Sci Med. 2014 Apr; 107:26-36. PMID: 24602968.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Sparks CS, Wood JW, Johnson PL. Infant mortality and intra-household competition in the Northern Islands of Orkney, Scotland, 1855-2001. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013 Jun; 151(2):191-201. PMID: 23580417.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Van Malderen C, Ogali I, Khasakhala A, Muchiri SN, Sparks C, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N. Decomposing Kenyan socio-economic inequalities in skilled birth attendance and measles immunization. Int J Equity Health. 2013 Jan 07; 12:3. PMID: 23294938.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Sparks CS. Violent crime in San Antonio, Texas: an application of spatial epidemiological methods. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2011 Dec; 2(4):301-9. PMID: 22748228.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Sparks CS. Parental investment and socioeconomic status influences on children's height in Honduras: An analysis of national data. Am J Hum Biol. 2011 Jan-Feb; 23(1):80-8. PMID: 21080444.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Beckerman S, Erickson PI, Yost J, Regalado J, Jaramillo L, Sparks C, Iromenga M, Long K. Life histories, blood revenge, and reproductive success among the Waorani of Ecuador. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 May 19; 106(20):8134-9. PMID: 19433797.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Sparks CS, Jantz RL. A reassessment of human cranial plasticity: Boas revisited. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Nov 12; 99(23):14636-9. PMID: 12374854.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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