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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 The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: a scientific base for mental health policy.
Academic Article Job strain, job insecurity, and incident cardiovascular disease in the Women's Health Study: results from a 10-year prospective study.
Academic Article Invited commentary: Discrimination--an emerging target for reducing risk of cardiovascular disease?
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 Psychosocial stressors and cigarette smoking among African American adults in midlife.
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 Sex, stressful life events, and adult onset depression and alcohol dependence: are men and women equally vulnerable?
Academic Article Past horrors, present struggles: the role of stigma in the association between war experiences and psychosocial adjustment among former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.
Academic Article Social determinants: taking the social context of asthma seriously.
Concept Stress, Psychological
Concept Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Academic Article The mental health of Black Caribbean immigrants: results from the National Survey of American Life.
Academic Article Discrimination and racial disparities in health: evidence and needed research.
Academic Article Perceived discrimination, race and health in South Africa.
Academic Article Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in South Africa: analysis from the South African Stress and Health Study.
Academic Article Research on discrimination and health: an exploratory study of unresolved conceptual and measurement issues.
Academic Article Psychosocial stress and cigarette smoking persistence, cessation, and relapse over 9-10 years: a prospective study of middle-aged adults in the United States.
Academic Article Human rights violations and smoking status among South African adults enrolled in the South Africa Stress and Health (SASH) study.
Academic Article Associations of allostatic load with sleep apnea, insomnia, short sleep duration, and other sleep disturbances: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005 to 2008.
Academic Article Neighborhood stressors and race/ethnic differences in hypertension prevalence (the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis).
Academic Article Association between witnessing traumatic events and psychopathology in the South African Stress and Health Study.
Academic Article Associations between lifetime potentially traumatic events and chronic physical conditions in the South African Stress and Health Survey: a cross-sectional study.
Academic Article Subjective social status and psychosocial and metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study.
Academic Article Social environmental stressors, psychological factors, and kidney disease.
Grant Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course
Grant Psychosocial Factors in Mental Health &Illness
Grant Trauma, Stress, and Mental Health in South Africa
Grant RACE, STRESS, AND MENTAL HEALTH
Academic Article Association between parental psychopathology and suicidal behavior among adult offspring: results from the cross-sectional South African Stress and Health survey.
Academic Article Cumulative psychological stress and cardiovascular disease risk in middle aged and older women: Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics.
Academic Article Relationship Between Psychosocial Stressors and Atrial Fibrillation in Women >45 Years of Age.
Academic Article Racial/ethnic variation in trauma-related psychopathology in the United States: a population-based study.
Academic Article Cumulative Psychosocial Stress and Ideal Cardiovascular Health in Older Women.
Academic Article The Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Allostatic Load in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.
Academic Article Association of race consciousness with the patient-physician relationship, medication adherence, and blood pressure in urban primary care patients.
Academic Article Financial strain and ideal cardiovascular health in middle-aged and older women: Data from the Women's health study.
Academic Article Response by Burroughs Peña et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Cumulative Psychosocial Stress and Ideal Cardiovascular Health in Older Women".
Academic Article Pervasive Discrimination and Allostatic Load in African American and White Adults.
Academic Article Stress and the Mental Health of Populations of Color: Advancing Our Understanding of Race-related Stressors.
Grant Disparities in Exposure and Health Effects of Multiple Environmental Stressors Across the Life Course
Grant Stress (Early Childhood and Politically-Related) and Health
Grant Reducing Stress and Overweight- and Obesity-related Chronic Diseases through Big Data and Digital Phenotyping
Grant Cumulative Stress and CVD Risk in Middle-Aged and Older Women
Academic Article Discrimination, other psychosocial stressors, and self-reported sleep duration and difficulties.
Academic Article Race, socioeconomic status, and health. The added effects of racism and discrimination.
Academic Article Assessing the Role of Health Behaviors, Socioeconomic Status, and Cumulative Stress for Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity.
Academic Article Disparities in insulin resistance between black and white adults in the United States: The role of lifespan stress exposure.
Academic Article Psychosocial Stress and Overweight and Obesity: Findings From the Chicago Community Adult Health Study.
Academic Article The health of men: structured inequalities and opportunities.
Academic Article Racism and the Life Course: Taking Time Seriously.
Academic Article Racism and the physical and mental health status of African Americans: a thirteen year national panel study.
Academic Article Racial Differences in Physical and Mental Health: Socio-economic Status, Stress and Discrimination.
Academic Article Stress, life events, and socioeconomic disparities in health: results from the Americans' Changing Lives Study.
Academic Article Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from community studies.
Academic Article Racial/ethnic variations in women's health: the social embeddedness of health.
Academic Article Racism, discrimination and hypertension: evidence and needed research.
Academic Article Transitions between lifetime alcohol use, regular use and remission: Results from the 2004 South African Stress and Health Survey.
Academic Article Black-White differences in blood pressure: the role of social factors.
Academic Article Religion and psychological distress in a community sample.
Academic Article Racism and mental health: the African American experience.
Academic Article Racial discrimination & health: pathways & evidence.
Academic Article Racism as a stressor for African Americans. A biopsychosocial model.
Academic Article Perceived discrimination and mental health disorders: the South African Stress and Health study.
Academic Article The association between substance use and common mental disorders in young adults: results from the South African Stress and Health (SASH) Survey.
Academic Article Food insufficiency and women's mental health: findings from a 3-year panel of welfare recipients.
Academic Article The association between perceived discrimination and obesity in a population-based multiracial and multiethnic adult sample.
Academic Article Association between childhood adversities and long-term suicidality among South Africans from the results of the South African Stress and Health study: a cross-sectional study.
Academic Article Non-fatal suicidal behavior among South Africans : results from the South Africa Stress and Health Study.
Academic Article Racial/ethnic disparities in hypertension prevalence: reconsidering the role of chronic stress.
Academic Article Prevalence and correlates of atypical patterns of drug use progression: findings from the South African Stress and Health Study.
Academic Article Life stress and mental disorders in the South African stress and health study.
Academic Article Recall of early non-fatal suicidality in a nationally representative sample of South Africans.
Academic Article Chronic discrimination predicts higher circulating levels of E-selectin in a national sample: the MIDUS study.
Academic Article Race and psychological distress: the South african stress and health study.
Academic Article Risk for post-traumatic stress disorder associated with different forms of interpersonal violence in South Africa.
Academic Article Social determinants of psychological distress in a nationally-representative sample of South African adults.
Academic Article Adversities in childhood and adult psychopathology in the South Africa Stress and Health Study: associations with first-onset DSM-IV disorders.
Academic Article Lifetime mental disorders and suicidal behaviour in South Africa.
Academic Article Blood pressure reactivity to psychological stress predicts hypertension in the CARDIA study.
Academic Article The psychometric properties of the K10 and K6 scales in screening for mood and anxiety disorders in the South African Stress and Health study.
Academic Article Days out of role due to mental and physical illness in the South African stress and health study.
Academic Article The South African Stress and Health (SASH) study: 12-month and lifetime prevalence of common mental disorders.
Academic Article Emotional distress about weight gain and attitude to goal achievement failure as predictors of self-regulatory efficacy: does ethnicity make a difference?
Academic Article An examination of the relationship between multiple dimensions of religiosity, blood pressure, and hypertension.
Academic Article The epidemiology of major depression in South Africa: results from the South African stress and health study.
Academic Article RACIAL DISPARITIES IN HEALTH: How Much Does Stress Really Matter?
Academic Article The prevalence and correlates of hallucinations in a general population sample: findings from the South African Stress and Health Study.
Academic Article Patterns of substance use in South Africa: results from the South African Stress and Health study.
Academic Article Intermittent explosive disorder in South Africa: prevalence, correlates and the role of traumatic exposures.
Academic Article Race differences in age-trends of autonomic nervous system functioning.
Academic Article Racism and health: a research agenda.
Academic Article Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Impacts of Racism on the Foundations of Health.
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