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overview My research interests include race, socioeconomic status (SES), and health; racism and health; racial discrimination, stress, and health; social influences on mental health; and religious involvement and health. During an academic career spanning three decades at Yale, Michigan and Harvard, I have developed a strong record of theoretical analysis and empirical research focused on understanding the ways in which psychosocial factors can affect health and contribute to socioeconomic and racial disparities in health. My research has shown how location in social contexts and structures shape behavioral patterns and other psychosocial vulnerabilities and strengths, and unfold over the life course, to affect health and access to and utilization of care. I have also examined the role of residential segregation and other factors linked to geographic location that can affect racial and SES disparities in health. I have been increasingly interested in how interactions between biological susceptibilities and exposures in the psychosocial and physical environment can affect SES and racial/ethnic inequalities in health. I have been involved in the development of comprehensive but brief batteries of stressors for use in large epidemiological studies. The Everyday Discrimination Scale that I developed is one of the most widely used measures of discrimination in health studies. Much of my research has involved the analysis of large epidemiological studies, and I have extensive training in quantitative research strategies and substantial research experience analyzing large, complex data sets.
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Academic Article Associations of serious mental illness with earnings: results from the WHO World Mental Health surveys.
Academic Article The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: a scientific base for mental health policy.
Academic Article Childhood adversities and adult psychopathology in the WHO World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article Days out of role due to common physical and mental conditions: results from the WHO World Mental Health surveys.
Academic Article Cross-national analysis of the associations between traumatic events and suicidal behavior: findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article The South Africa Stress and Health Study: rationale and design.
Academic Article Twelve-month prevalence of and risk factors for suicide attempts in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article Twelve-month mental disorders in South Africa: prevalence, service use and demographic correlates in the population-based South African Stress and Health Study.
Academic Article The prevalence, distribution, and mental health correlates of perceived discrimination in the United States.
Academic Article Cross-national analysis of the associations among mental disorders and suicidal behavior: findings from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article Parent psychopathology and offspring mental disorders: results from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article Mental health in the context of health disparities.
Academic Article Subtyping social anxiety disorder in developed and developing countries.
Concept Mental Health
Concept Community Mental Health Services
Concept Mental Health Services
Academic Article The mental health of Black Caribbean immigrants: results from the National Survey of American Life.
Academic Article Perceived discrimination, race and health in South Africa.
Academic Article Prevalence and distribution of major depressive disorder in African Americans, Caribbean blacks, and non-Hispanic whites: results from the National Survey of American Life.
Academic Article Commentary: Race and mental health--more questions than answers.
Academic Article Associations between subjective social status and DSM-IV mental disorders: results from the World Mental Health surveys.
Academic Article Proportion of patients without mental disorders being treated in mental health services worldwide.
Grant Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health &Illness
Grant Mechanisms Underlying Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Disorders
Grant Trauma, Stress, and Mental Health in South Africa
Grant PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER AND HELPSEEKING AMONG BLACKS
Grant RACE, STRESS, AND MENTAL HEALTH
Academic Article Mental Health, Racial Discrimination, and Tobacco Use Differences Across Rural-Urban California.
Academic Article Socio-economic variations in the mental health treatment gap for people with anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders: results from the WHO World Mental Health (WMH) surveys.
Academic Article Complementary and alternative medicine contacts by persons with mental disorders in 25 countries: results from the World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study.
Academic Article Understanding how discrimination can affect health.
Academic Article The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders cross-nationally: Findings from the World Mental Health Surveys.
Academic Article Barriers to Mental Health Service Use and Predictors of Treatment Drop Out: Racial/Ethnic Variation in a Population-Based Study.
Academic Article Corrigendum to "The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders cross-nationally: Findings from the World Mental Health Surveys" [Addict. Behav. 102 (2020) 106128].
Academic Article Patterns of care and dropout rates from outpatient mental healthcare in low-, middle- and high-income countries from the World Health Organization's World Mental Health Survey Initiative.
Academic Article Stress and the Mental Health of Populations of Color: Advancing Our Understanding of Race-related Stressors.
Award or Honor Receipt Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociological Study of Mental Health
Academic Article Food insufficiency and the physical and mental health of low-income women.
Academic Article Racism and the physical and mental health status of African Americans: a thirteen year national panel study.
Academic Article Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Mental Health in Mexican-Origin Youths and Their Parents: Testing the "Linked Lives" Hypothesis.
Academic Article Does anger regulation mediate the discrimination-mental health link among Mexican-origin adolescents? A longitudinal mediation analysis using multilevel modeling.
Academic Article Racial Differences in Physical and Mental Health: Socio-economic Status, Stress and Discrimination.
Academic Article Food insufficiency and physical and mental health in a longitudinal survey of welfare recipients.
Academic Article The African American minister as a source of help for serious personal crises: bridge or barrier to mental health care?
Academic Article Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from community studies.
Academic Article Religion and psychological distress in a community sample.
Academic Article Structure and provision of services in Black churches in New Haven, Connecticut.
Academic Article Racism and mental health: the African American experience.
Academic Article The National Survey of American Life: a study of racial, ethnic and cultural influences on mental disorders and mental health.
Academic Article Schizophrenia: Impact on Family Dynamics.
Academic Article Perceived discrimination and mental health disorders: the South African Stress and Health study.
Academic Article Food insufficiency and women's mental health: findings from a 3-year panel of welfare recipients.
Academic Article Use of mental health services and subjective satisfaction with treatment among Black Caribbean immigrants: results from the National Survey of American Life.
Academic Article Household food insufficiency and mental health in South Africa.
Academic Article Recall of early non-fatal suicidality in a nationally representative sample of South Africans.
Academic Article Self-reported health, perceived racial discrimination, and skin color in African Americans in the CARDIA study.
Academic Article Mental illness and lost income among adult South Africans.
Academic Article Mental health service use from a religious or spiritual advisor among Asian Americans.
Academic Article Religious practices, beliefs, and mental health: variations across ethnicity.
Academic Article Social determinants of psychological distress in a nationally-representative sample of South African adults.
Academic Article Mental health service use among South Africans for mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.
Academic Article Race, ethnicity, and the use of services for mental disorders: results from the National Survey of American Life.
Academic Article The integral role of pastoral counseling by African-American clergy in community mental health.
Academic Article The differential effects of sleep quality and quantity on the relationship between SES and health.
Academic Article Immigration and mental health: diverse findings in Asian, black, and Latino populations.
Academic Article The mental health impact of AIDS-related mortality in South Africa: a national study.
Academic Article Discrimination, symptoms of depression, and self-rated health among african american women in detroit: results from a longitudinal analysis.
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