Publications and Presentations

Select Publications

Gilster, M. E., Meier C. L., & Booth, J., Assessing the role of ethnic enclaves and neighborhood conditions in volunteering among Latinos in Chicago.  Accepted at Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Gilster, M. E., Booth, J., Torres-Cacho, H. R., & Meier C. L., Assessing the role of ethnic enclaves in the relationship between neighborhood conditions and participation in neighborhood activism among Latinos in Chicago. Accepted at Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Gilster, M. E. Neighborhood tenure, donated social support, and participation in low-income communities. Accepted at Journal of Sociology and Social Work.  

Gilster, M. E., Kleinschmit, J. L., Cummings, S. P., & Ronnenberg, M. M. (2019). Pick your platform: Social media skill building for social work advocacy. Journal of Social Work Education, DOI: 10.1080/10437797.2019.1593903.

Meier, C. & Gilster, M. E. (2019). Exploring two measures of spatial accessibility to organizational resources in a small city. Community Development, 50, 281-296.

Gilster, M. E. (2017). The importance of neighborhood organizational resources for resident participation in neighborhood activism. Social Service Review, 91(2), 264-292.

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. L. (2017) Formal and informal social organization: Do geography, structural inequality, and other forms of social organization matter? Journal of Community Practice, 25, 172-189.

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. L. (2016). Formal and informal neighborhood social organization: Which supports resident self-rated health in Chicago? Health & Social Work, 41, 182-190. DOI: 10.1093/hsw/hlw024

Gilster, M. E. (2016). Racial and ethnic differences in the neighborhood context of mastery. Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 38-50. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21741

Gilster, M. E. (2014) Neighborhood Stressors, Mastery, and Depressive Symptoms: Racial and Ethnic Differences in an Ecological Model of the Stress Process in Chicago. Journal of Urban Health, 91, 690-706. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-014-9877-4

Gilster, M. E. (2014) Putting Activism in Its Place: The Neighborhood Context of Participation in Neighborhood-Focused Activism. Journal of Urban Affairs, 36, 33-50. DOI: 10.1111/juaf.12013.

Gilster, M. E. (2012). Comparing Neighborhood-Focused Activism and Volunteerism: Psychological Well-Being and Social Connectedness. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 769-784. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20528.

Woolley, M. E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Gilster, M. E., Karb, R. A., Gant, L. M., Reischl, T., & Alaimo, K. (2008). Neighborhood Social Capital, Poor Physical Conditions, and School Achievement. Children & Schools, 30, 133-145. DOI: 10.1093/cs/30.3.133

Mowbray, C. T., Woolley, M. E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Gant, L. M., Gilster, M. E., & Shanks, T. R. W. (2007). Neighborhood Research from a Spatially Oriented Strengths Perspective. Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 667-680. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20170

Grogan-Kaylor, A., Woolley, M. E., Mowbray, C., Reischl, T., Gilster, M., Karb, R. A., et al. (2006). Predictors of Neighborhood Satisfaction. Journal of Community Practice, 14, 27-49.

Select Presentations

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. (2020). Food Insecurity Among Social Work Students at One Public University: Prevalence, Disparities, and Next Steps. Accepted paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington, D. C.  

Gilster, M. E. & Daley, M. (2019). Opportunities and Limitations of the Cost-Savings Frame for the Expansion of Permanent Supportive Housing. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Los Angeles, California. 

Kleinschmit, J. L., Gilster, M. E., Cummings, S. P., & Ronnenberg, M. M. (2018). Pick Your Platform: Social Media Advocacy Skill Building. Paper presented at the annual Policy Conference 2.0, St. Louis, Missouri 

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. (2018). Inequality in Organizational Resources in a Small City: Exploring Space and Program Delivery Location. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Urban Affairs Association, Toronto, Canada. 

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. (2018). Integrating social network data into community assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Work Research, Washington DC. 

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. (2017). Networks and perceptions in asset mapping for a community collaborative, Urban Affairs Association, Annual Meeting. Paper Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. Meier, C. L., & Sabbagh, N. (2017). The Effect of Everyday Discrimination and Mastery on Chronic Health Conditions Among Residents of Chicago. Society for Social Work Research. Annual Conference, ePoster Presentation.

Gilster, M. E., Torres-Cacho, H. R.,  Meier C. L., & Booth, J.  (2017). Neighborhood Needs, Neighborhood Resources, and Latino/a Participation in Neighborhood Activism and Volunteerism in Chicago. Society for Social Work Research. Annual Conference, ePoster Presentation.

Meier, Sabbagh, Gilster. Mastery, Discrimination, and Chronic Conditions. discrimination-and-chronic

Gilster, M. E. (2016). Length of neighborhood tenure and the neighborhood context: exploring resident participation in Making Connections neighborhoods. Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, Oral Paper Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. & Meier, C. (2016). Predictors of and spatial relationships among neighborhood social organization in Chicago. Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, Symposium Oral Paper Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. (2015). Residential mobility and donated social support: Barriers to resident participation in Making Connections neighborhoods. Urban Affairs Association, Annual Meeting. Paper Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. (2015). Formal and informal neighborhood social organization: Which supports resident health? Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, ePoster Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. & Robert, S. A. (2013). Neighborhood Safety and Race Disparities in Birthweight. Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, Paper Presentation.

Brisson, D., Coulton, C., Gilster, M. E., Johnson, M. A., Smith, R. J. (2011). Neighborhood Effects Research and Social Work. Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, Roundtable Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. (2009). The Effects of Participation in Neighborhood Activism on Individual Well-being. Council on Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Paper Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. & Gershoff, E. T. (2009). Impacts of Exposure to Violence in Both Home and School Neighborhoods on Youth Depression and Conduct Disorder. Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, Paper Presentation.

Gilster, M. E. (2008). Externalities of Nonprofit Organizations: Social Organization and Capital and Neighborhood Decline. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Paper Presentation.

Karb, R. A., Gilster, M. E., Grogan-Kaylor, A., Woolley, M. E. (2008). Experiences of Racial Discrimination and Mental Health Outcomes: Moderating Effects of Neighborhood Sociostructural Characteristics. Society for Social Work Research, Annual Conference, Poster Presentation.

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