L F Berkman

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Introduction: seeing the forest and the trees--from observation to experiments in social epidemiology
    Lisa F Berkman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:2-6. 2004
  2. pmc Cardiovascular inflammation in healthy women: multilevel associations with state-level prosperity, productivity and income inequality
    CHERYL R CLARK
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospitalist Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:211. 2012
  3. pmc The non-linear risk of mortality by income level in a healthy population: US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey mortality follow-up cohort, 1988-2001
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Lobby 5, Suite 5700, Campus Box 0560, San Francisco CA 94118, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:383. 2008
  4. pmc Perceived neighborhood safety and incident mobility disability among elders: the hazards of poverty
    CHERYL R CLARK
    Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospitalist Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:162. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Social epidemiology: social determinants of health in the United States: are we losing ground?
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:27-41. 2009
  6. pmc Managers' practices related to work-family balance predict employee cardiovascular risk and sleep duration in extended care settings
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 15:316-29. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Social integration and mortality: a prospective study of French employees of Electricity of France-Gas of France: the GAZEL Cohort
    Lisa F Berkman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:167-74. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Commentary: psychological distress: a matter of hearts and minds
    Lisa F Berkman
    Center for Society and Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, SPH3 710, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:256. 2002
  9. pmc Occupational solvent exposure and cognition: does the association vary by level of education?
    E L Sabbath
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 78:1754-60. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Is educational attainment associated with shared determinants of health in the elderly? Findings from the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6096, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:578-85. 1998

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Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Introduction: seeing the forest and the trees--from observation to experiments in social epidemiology
    Lisa F Berkman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:2-6. 2004
  2. pmc Cardiovascular inflammation in healthy women: multilevel associations with state-level prosperity, productivity and income inequality
    CHERYL R CLARK
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospitalist Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:211. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc The non-linear risk of mortality by income level in a healthy population: US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey mortality follow-up cohort, 1988-2001
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, Lobby 5, Suite 5700, Campus Box 0560, San Francisco CA 94118, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:383. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the non-linear risks of all-cause and cause-specific mortality across the income distribution...
  4. pmc Perceived neighborhood safety and incident mobility disability among elders: the hazards of poverty
    CHERYL R CLARK
    Center for Community Health and Health Equity, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Faulkner Hospitalist Program, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:162. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that low-income elders and elders at retirement age (65 - 74) would be at greatest risk of mobility disability onset in the face of perceived or measured crime-related safety hazards...
  5. doi request reprint Social epidemiology: social determinants of health in the United States: are we losing ground?
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 30:27-41. 2009
    ....
  6. pmc Managers' practices related to work-family balance predict employee cardiovascular risk and sleep duration in extended care settings
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 15:316-29. 2010
    ..Employees who provide direct patient care exhibited particularly elevated CVD risk associated with low manager work-family score. Managers' attitudes and practices may affect employee health, including sleep duration and CVD risk...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social integration and mortality: a prospective study of French employees of Electricity of France-Gas of France: the GAZEL Cohort
    Lisa F Berkman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:167-74. 2004
    ..These results suggest that in this employed cohort of middle-aged men and women, social integration is an important predictor of mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Commentary: psychological distress: a matter of hearts and minds
    Lisa F Berkman
    Center for Society and Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, SPH3 710, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:256. 2002
  9. pmc Occupational solvent exposure and cognition: does the association vary by level of education?
    E L Sabbath
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Neurology 78:1754-60. 2012
    ..Cognitive reserve may protect solvent-exposed workers from cognitive impairment. We tested whether the association between chronic solvent exposure and cognition varied by educational attainment, a proxy for cognitive reserve...
  10. ncbi request reprint Is educational attainment associated with shared determinants of health in the elderly? Findings from the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6096, USA
    Psychosom Med 60:578-85. 1998
    ..To investigate the association of educational attainment with an array of risk factors for poor health among high-functioning older men and women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Social networks and inflammatory markers in the Framingham Heart Study
    Eric B Loucks
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 38:835-42. 2006
    ..The possibility that inflammatory markers may be potential mediators between social integration and coronary heart disease merits further investigation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Test of item-response bias in the CES-D scale. experience from the New Haven EPESE study
    S R Cole
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:285-9. 2000
    ..60, 2.82) times that of men matched on overall depressive symptoms. Our data indicate the CES-D would have greater validity among this diverse group of older men and women after removal of the crying item and two interpersonal items...
  13. ncbi request reprint Social disengagement and incident cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly persons
    S S Bassuk
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Ann Intern Med 131:165-73. 1999
    ..However, few longitudinal studies of this relation have been done...
  14. ncbi request reprint Social conditions and distress in elderly persons: findings from the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging
    L D Kubzansky
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 6096, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:P238-46. 2000
    ..These results differ from those of previous studies and indicate that age and functional status should be considered in examinations of relationships among race/ethnicity, SES, and distress...
  15. pmc Social ties and mental health
    I Kawachi
    The Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard Center for Society and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 78:458-67. 2001
    ....
  16. pmc Effects of social integration on preserving memory function in a nationally representative US elderly population
    Karen A Ertel
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1215-20. 2008
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Cumulative violence exposure and self-rated health: longitudinal study of adolescents in the United States
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 122:961-70. 2008
    ..The goal was to determine whether cumulative exposure to violence in childhood and adolescence contributes to disparities in self-rated health among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents...
  18. pmc Racial disparities in job strain among American and immigrant long-term care workers
    D A Hurtado
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int Nurs Rev 59:237-44. 2012
    ..Nursing homes are occupational settings, with an increasing minority and immigrant workforce where several psychosocial stressors intersect...
  19. ncbi request reprint Do depression and anxiety mediate the link between educational attainment and CHD?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:25-32. 2006
    ..This study evaluates depression and anxiety as mediators of the association between educational attainment and incident CHD...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of job insecurity and coronary heart disease in US women
    Sunmin Lee
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:24-30. 2004
    ..To examine prospectively the relationship between job insecurity and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) among women...
  21. pmc Population based study of social and productive activities as predictors of survival among elderly Americans
    T A Glass
    Harvard University School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    BMJ 319:478-83. 1999
    ..To examine any association between social, productive, and physical activity and 13 year survival in older people...
  22. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements, social integration, and change in functional health status
    Y L Michael
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:123-31. 2001
    ..In fact, these women actually fare better on measures of psychologic function than do women living with a spouse...
  23. ncbi request reprint Maternal social and pyschological conditions and physical growth in low-income children in Piauí, Northeast Brazil
    Pamela J Surkan
    Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:375-88. 2007
    ..2 lower average HAZ. Maternal depression was not associated with child growth. It is concluded that inadequate growth in children may be sensitive to maternal social support...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relation of social integration to inflammatory marker concentrations in men and women 70 to 79 years
    Eric B Loucks
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1010-6. 2006
    ..Differences may exist between women and men in the biologic pathways associated with social integration...
  25. pmc Incorporating home demands into models of job strain: findings from the work, family, and health network
    Karen A Ertel
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:1244-52. 2008
    ..The purpose of this article was to integrate home demands with the demand-control-support model to test if home demands interact with job strain to increase depressive symptoms...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association of educational level with inflammatory markers in the Framingham Offspring Study
    Eric B Loucks
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:622-8. 2006
    ..The association provides evidence suggestive of a biologic pathway by which socioeconomic position may predispose to coronary heart disease...
  27. pmc The influence of social context on changes in fruit and vegetable consumption: results of the healthy directions studies
    Glorian Sorensen
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1216-27. 2007
    ..We also observed differences between our intervention sites. Social context can play an important role in promoting changes in fruit and vegetable consumption...
  28. ncbi request reprint Educational attainment and response to HAART during initial therapy for HIV-1 infection
    Linda G Marc
    Cornell HIV Clinical Trials Unit, New York, NY, USA
    J Psychosom Res 63:207-16. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Low birthweight among US Hispanic/Latino subgroups: the effect of maternal foreign-born status and education
    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:2503-16. 2007
    ..Future research may test hypotheses regarding the mechanisms underlying these variations in LBW among Latino subgroups, i.e., different gradients in sending countries, health selection of immigrants, cultural factors, and social support...
  30. ncbi request reprint Is the 'stroke belt' worn from childhood?: risk of first stroke and state of residence in childhood and adulthood
    M Maria Glymour
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Stroke 38:2415-21. 2007
    ..Most Stroke Belt studies define exposure based on residence at stroke onset. We assessed whether residence in the Stroke Belt during childhood confers extra stroke risk in adulthood, even among people who left the region...
  31. pmc Maternal depressive symptoms, parenting self-efficacy, and child growth
    Pamela J Surkan
    Harvard School of Public Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr, 4th Floor West, Room 415, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:125-32. 2008
    ..We assessed whether maternal depressive symptoms and parenting self-efficacy were associated with child growth delay...
  32. doi request reprint Employment status and depressive symptoms in Koreans: results from a baseline survey of the Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging
    Soong Nang Jang
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:677-83. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between employment status and depressive symptoms among Korean individuals according to age and gender...
  33. pmc Social ties and cognitive recovery after stroke: does social integration promote cognitive resilience?
    M Maria Glymour
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 31:10-20. 2008
    ..Understanding this association may help us identify strategies to improve stroke recovery and help elucidate the etiology of dementia...
  34. pmc Lifecourse social conditions and racial disparities in incidence of first stroke
    M Maria Glymour
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:904-12. 2008
    ..Previous research was hampered by incomplete SES assessments, without measures of childhood conditions or adult wealth. We assess the role of lifecourse SES in explaining stroke risk and stroke disparities...
  35. ncbi request reprint When is baseline adjustment useful in analyses of change? An example with education and cognitive change
    M Maria Glymour
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:267-78. 2005
    ..In some cases, change-score analyses without baseline adjustment provide unbiased causal effect estimates when baseline-adjusted estimates are biased...
  36. ncbi request reprint Education, other socioeconomic indicators, and cognitive function
    Sunmin Lee
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:712-20. 2003
    ..Thus, among well-educated women, educational attainment predicted cognitive function and decline, although other measures of socioeconomic status had little relation...
  37. ncbi request reprint The differential effect of foreign-born status on low birth weight by race/ethnicity and education
    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
    MPA URP, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Kresge 722, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Pediatrics 115:e20-30. 2005
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood contextual influences on depressive symptoms in the elderly
    Laura D Kubzansky
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:253-60. 2005
    ..e., mediated) neighborhood variations in depressive symptoms...
  39. ncbi request reprint Social relations and self-reported health: a prospective analysis of the French Gazel cohort
    Maria Melchior
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 56:1817-30. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that both clinicians in their practice and researchers may do well to focus increased attention on the health impact of social support...
  40. ncbi request reprint Social integration is associated with fibrinogen concentration in elderly men
    Eric B Loucks
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:353-8. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether social integration is associated with plasma concentrations of fibrinogen in an elderly population...
  41. ncbi request reprint Caregiving and risk of coronary heart disease in U.S. women: a prospective study
    Sunmin Lee
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:113-9. 2003
    ..However, no studies have examined the association between caregiving and cardiovascular disease incidence...
  42. ncbi request reprint Is the association between socioeconomic position and coronary heart disease stronger in women than in men?
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:57-65. 2005
    ..12) in age-adjusted models. Low education was associated with greater social and psychological risks for women than men; however, metabolic risks largely explained gender differences in the educational gradient in coronary heart disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and mortality among the elderly: findings from four US communities
    Shari S Bassuk
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:520-33. 2002
    ..These findings also suggest that it is important to consider not only individual characteristics but also community attributes that mediate or modify the pathways through which socioeconomic conditions may influence health...
  44. ncbi request reprint Effects of treating depression and low perceived social support on clinical events after myocardial infarction: the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Patients (ENRICHD) Randomized Trial
    Lisa F Berkman
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    JAMA 289:3106-16. 2003
    ..Depression and low perceived social support (LPSS) after myocardial infarction (MI) are associated with higher morbidity and mortality, but little is known about whether this excess risk can be reduced through treatment...
  45. ncbi request reprint From social integration to health: Durkheim in the new millennium
    L F Berkman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 51:843-57. 2000
    ..We argue that networks operate at the behavioral level through four primary pathways: (1) provision of social support; (2) social influence; (3) on social engagement and attachment; and (4) access to resources and material goods...
  46. pmc Does childhood schooling affect old age memory or mental status? Using state schooling laws as natural experiments
    M M Glymour
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:532-7. 2008
    ..Changes in CSL predict changes in average years of schooling completed by children who are affected by the new laws. These educational differences are presumably independent of innate individual characteristics such as IQ...
  47. doi request reprint Biologic risk markers for coronary heart disease: nonlinear associations with income
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epidemiology 21:38-46. 2010
    ..Stronger associations at certain levels of income would have implications for underlying mechanisms...
  48. pmc Do psychosocial work factors and social relations exert independent effects on sickness absence? A six year prospective study of the GAZEL cohort
    M Melchior
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Boston, MA, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:285-93. 2003
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Frailty modifies effectiveness of psychosocial intervention in recovery from stroke
    K A Ertel
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Rehabil 21:511-22. 2007
    ..To evaluate the impact of a psychosocial intervention on instrumental activities of daily living, physical performance, cognition and mortality after stroke...
  50. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology, childhood sexual abuse and other childhood adversities: relative links to subsequent suicidal behaviour in the US
    B E Molnar
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychol Med 31:965-77. 2001
    ..From a clinical standpoint, abuse survivors represent a high-risk population for suicidal behaviour. Further research into this preventable antecedent of suicide attempts is necessary...
  51. ncbi request reprint Depression as a risk factor for mortality after acute myocardial infarction
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:1277-81. 2003
    ..In conclusion, depression was an independent risk factor for death after AMI, but it did not have a significant effect on mortality until nearly 12 months after the acute event, nor did it predict nonfatal recurrent infarction...
  52. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and disability in a community population of older adults: the New Haven EPESE
    Carlos F Mendes de Leon
    Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:633-42. 2003
    ..Results suggest a strong, but not necessarily causal association of social engagement with disability. Promotion of social engagement may still be important for the prevention of disability...
  53. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic characteristics of the neighborhood and depressive symptoms in older adults: using multilevel modeling in geriatric psychiatry
    Celia F Hybels
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:498-506. 2006
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between neighborhood context and level of depressive symptomatology in older adults in a diverse geographic region of central North Carolina...
  54. ncbi request reprint Employment status, social ties, and caregivers' mental health
    Carolyn C Cannuscio
    Merck Research Laboratories, Department of Epidemiology, Blue Bell, PA 19422, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1247-56. 2004
    ..In this cross-sectional study, employment status did not seem to confer additional mental health risk or benefit to informal caregivers, while access to extensive social ties was associated with more favorable caregiver health outcomes...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cumulative biological risk and socio-economic differences in mortality: MacArthur studies of successful aging
    Teresa E Seeman
    Division of Geriatrics, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, 10945 Le Conte Ave Suite 2339, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1687, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1985-97. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Occupational class, occupational mobility and cancer incidence among middle-aged men and women: a prospective study of the French GAZEL cohort*
    Maria Melchior
    INSERM U88 IFR69, 14 rue du Val d Osne, 94415, Saint Maurice, France
    Cancer Causes Control 16:515-24. 2005
    ..To examine the association between occupational class, occupational mobility and cancer incidence in the 1990s...
  57. pmc Work factors and occupational class disparities in sickness absence: findings from the GAZEL cohort study
    Maria Melchior
    National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Saint Maurice, France
    Am J Public Health 95:1206-12. 2005
    ..To estimate the contribution of stress-related and physical work factors to occupational class disparities in sickness absence from work...
  58. ncbi request reprint Social engagement and depressive symptoms in late life: longitudinal findings
    Thomas A Glass
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Aging Health 18:604-28. 2006
    ..The purpose is to investigate whether social engagement protects against depressive symptoms in older adults...
  59. ncbi request reprint Tracking social and biological experiences: the social etiology of cardiovascular disease
    Lisa F Berkman
    Circulation 111:3022-4. 2005
  60. pmc The mental health effects of multiple work and family demands. A prospective study of psychiatric sickness absence in the French GAZEL study
    Maria Melchior
    MRC Centre for Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:573-82. 2007
    ..Individuals who experience work stress or heavy family demands are at elevated risk of poor mental health. Yet, the cumulative effects of multiple work and family demands are not well known, particularly in men...
  61. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial treatment within sex by ethnicity subgroups in the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease clinical trial
    Neil Schneiderman
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:475-83. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present investigation was to conduct post hoc analyses on sex and ethnic minority subgroups to assess whether any treatment subgroup is at reduced or increased risk of greater morbidity/mortality...
  62. ncbi request reprint Social integration and concentrations of C-reactive protein among US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:78-84. 2006
    ..This study tests whether social integration is associated with C-reactive protein (CRP) level, a biologic risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
  63. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and stroke incidence in the US elderly: the role of risk factors in the EPESE study
    Mauricio Avendano
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Stroke 37:1368-73. 2006
    ..This study assesses the effect of socioeconomic status on stroke incidence in the elderly, and the contribution of risk factors to stroke disparities...
  64. ncbi request reprint Social networks and health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a prospective study
    Yvonne L Michael
    School of Community Health, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, PO Box 751, OR 97207, USA
    J Psychosom Res 52:285-93. 2002
    ..To examine prospectively the influence of social networks on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among breast cancer survivors...
  65. ncbi request reprint Low heart rate variability and the effect of depression on post-myocardial infarction mortality
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1486-91. 2005
    ..Depression is associated with an increased risk for mortality after acute myocardial infarction (MI). The purpose of this study was to determine whether low heart rate variability (HRV) mediates the effect of depression on mortality...
  66. ncbi request reprint The Families In Recovery From Stroke Trial (FIRST): primary study results
    Thomas A Glass
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:889-97. 2004
    ..This study examined whether a family-systems intervention designed to influence social support and self-efficacy affects functional outcome in older stroke patients...
  67. ncbi request reprint Heart rate turbulence, depression, and survival after acute myocardial infarction
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:4-9. 2007
    ..e., abnormal turbulence) to premature ventricular contractions (VPCs), and b) whether abnormal HR turbulence accounts for the effect of depression on increased mortality after AMI...
  68. ncbi request reprint Social support and prognosis in patients at increased psychosocial risk recovering from myocardial infarction
    Heather S Lett
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Health Psychol 26:418-27. 2007
    ..To compare the impact of network support and different types of perceived functional support on all-cause mortality or nonfatal reinfarction for patients with a recent acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  69. ncbi request reprint A short social support measure for patients recovering from myocardial infarction: the ENRICHD Social Support Inventory
    Pamela H Mitchell
    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 7266, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 23:398-403. 2003
  70. ncbi request reprint Seeing the forest and the trees: new visions in social epidemiology
    Lisa F Berkman
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1-2. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic position and the metabolic syndrome in early, middle, and late life: evidence from NHANES 1999-2002
    Eric B Loucks
    Douglas Hospital Research Centre, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 17:782-90. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether there is an association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and the metabolic syndrome at various ages, including adolescent, middle-aged and older participants in gender-specific analyses...

Research Grants11

  1. Family Responsive Workplaces & Low-Wage Employee Health
    Lisa Berkman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Outcomes include job disruption and biological indicators of stress related to neuroendocrine function, sleep disturbance, blood pressure regulation, (collaborative center) ..
  2. Causal Effects of Education on Elder Cognitive Decline
    Lisa Berkman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Finally, we use gestimation to examine the importance of social ties, health behaviors, and cardiovascular risk in mediating the effect of education on cognitive outcomes. ..
  3. Neighborhood Effects on Health and Functioning of Elders
    Lisa Berkman; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..We hypothesize that frail and economically disadvantaged older men and women may be at particularly high risk. ..