James Spilsbury, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Program Director
Department of Educational Programs in Clinical Research
School of Medicine
Co-Director of PhD in Clinical Translational Science
Center for Clinical Investigation
School of Medicine

Dr. Spilsbury received his PhD in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University in 2002 and his MPH in Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the previous four years, he has functioned as an Instructor in the Center for Clinical Investigation and Scholar of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program, an NIH “Roadmap” Initiative to train future leaders for the nation’s clinical research workforce that is conducted collaboratively by Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, MetroHealth Center of Cleveland, and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Spilsbury also teaches a course on investigating social determinants of health in the Clinical Research Scholars Program.

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Sleep in social and cultural context
  • Effects of violence on children's health and well-being
  • Effects of neighborhoods and child health and development


Selected Publications


Doctor of Philosophy
Clinical Translational Science

Additional Information