Anne R. Pebley, Ph.D.

Mailing Address:
UCLA Pub Hlth-Cmnty Hlth Sci
BOX 951772, 36-081A CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Director, California Center for Population Research
Professor, Sociology
Fred H. Bixby Chair, Community Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Sociology, UCLA, Health Equity

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).


A selected list of publications:

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 : .