L F Berkman

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
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  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. pmc Lifelong socioeconomic trajectory and premature mortality (35-65 years) in France: findings from the GAZEL Cohort Study
    M Melchior
    INSERM U687 IFR69, St Maurice, France
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:937-44. 2006
    ..However, there are virtually no data from other countries and few investigations have examined non-cardiovascular mortality in men and women...