S V Subramanian

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Event-level association between alcohol use and unprotected sex during last sex: evidence from population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa
    Susan M Kiene
    Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:583. 2013
  2. pmc School environment as predictor of teacher sick leave: data-linked prospective cohort study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:770. 2012
  3. pmc Assessing the association between all-cause mortality and multiple aspects of individual social capital among the older Japanese
    Jun Aida
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:499. 2011
  4. pmc Lifecourse socioeconomic circumstances and multimorbidity among older adults
    Reginald D Tucker-Seeley
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, 02215 USA
    BMC Public Health 11:313. 2011
  5. pmc Multi-level, cross-sectional study of workplace social capital and smoking among Japanese employees
    Etsuji Suzuki
    Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Kita ku, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    BMC Public Health 10:489. 2010
  6. pmc Are self-reports of health and morbidities in developing countries misleading? Evidence from India
    S V Subramanian
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:260-5. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparing individual- and area-based socioeconomic measures for the surveillance of health disparities: A multilevel analysis of Massachusetts births, 1989-1991
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:823-34. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns, distribution, and determinants of under- and overnutrition: a population-based study of women in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:633-40. 2006
  9. pmc Weight of nations: a socioeconomic analysis of women in low- to middle-income countries
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:413-21. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood effects on the self-rated health of elders: uncovering the relative importance of structural and service-related neighborhood environments
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S153-60. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Asthma Disparities: Advancing Multilevel Causal Models
    VENKATA SANKARANARAYANAN; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications114 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Event-level association between alcohol use and unprotected sex during last sex: evidence from population-based surveys in sub-Saharan Africa
    Susan M Kiene
    Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:583. 2013
    ..HIV and risky alcohol use are intertwined public health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Research supports the association between alcohol and unprotected sex, but there is limited data using event-level analysis to examine this relationship...
  2. pmc School environment as predictor of teacher sick leave: data-linked prospective cohort study
    Jenni Ervasti
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Work Organizations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250, Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Public Health 12:770. 2012
    ..We examined whether the level of or a change in pupil-reported school environment (IAQ, school satisfaction, and bullying) predicts recorded sick leaves among teachers...
  3. pmc Assessing the association between all-cause mortality and multiple aspects of individual social capital among the older Japanese
    Jun Aida
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:499. 2011
    ..The present prospective cohort study aimed to examine the relationships between various forms of individual social capital and all-cause mortality in Japan...
  4. pmc Lifecourse socioeconomic circumstances and multimorbidity among older adults
    Reginald D Tucker-Seeley
    Center for Community Based Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, 02215 USA
    BMC Public Health 11:313. 2011
    ..In this study we investigate the association among childhood financial hardship, lifetime earnings, and multimorbidity...
  5. pmc Multi-level, cross-sectional study of workplace social capital and smoking among Japanese employees
    Etsuji Suzuki
    Department of Epidemiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 5 1 Shikata cho, Kita ku, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    BMC Public Health 10:489. 2010
    ..We examined the association between workplace social capital and smoking status among Japanese private sector employees...
  6. pmc Are self-reports of health and morbidities in developing countries misleading? Evidence from India
    S V Subramanian
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:260-5. 2009
    ..A less dismissive and pessimistic view of health data obtained through self-reports seems warranted...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparing individual- and area-based socioeconomic measures for the surveillance of health disparities: A multilevel analysis of Massachusetts births, 1989-1991
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:823-34. 2006
    ..The risk, if any, in the absence of individual-level socioeconomic information is a conservative estimate of socioeconomic inequalities in health...
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns, distribution, and determinants of under- and overnutrition: a population-based study of women in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:633-40. 2006
    ..Little systematic evidence exists for the relation between socioeconomic position and nutritional status in countries experiencing the simultaneous presence of under- and overnutrition...
  9. pmc Weight of nations: a socioeconomic analysis of women in low- to middle-income countries
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:413-21. 2011
    ..The increasing trend in body mass index (BMI) and overweight in rapidly developing economies is well recognized...
  10. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood effects on the self-rated health of elders: uncovering the relative importance of structural and service-related neighborhood environments
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S153-60. 2006
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  11. pmc Is economic growth associated with reduction in child undernutrition in India?
    Malavika A Subramanyam
    Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1000424. 2011
    ..Economic growth is widely perceived as a major policy instrument in reducing childhood undernutrition in India. We assessed the association between changes in state per capita income and the risk of undernutrition among children in India...
  12. pmc Height of nations: a socioeconomic analysis of cohort differences and patterns among women in 54 low- to middle-income countries
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e18962. 2011
    ..Adult height is a useful biological measure of long term population health and well being. We examined the cohort differences and socioeconomic patterning in adult height in low- to middle-income countries...
  13. pmc The mortality divide in India: the differential contributions of gender, caste, and standard of living across the life course
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:818-25. 2006
    ..We investigated the contributions of gender, caste, and standard of living to inequalities in mortality across the life course in India...
  14. doi request reprint Parental BMI and childhood undernutrition in India: an assessment of intrauterine influence
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 126:e663-71. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the influence of parental BMI on childhood undernutrition in India...
  15. doi request reprint Political ideology and health in Japan: a disaggregated analysis
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge Building, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:838-40. 2010
    ..The presence of this association is examined in Japan...
  16. pmc Indigenous health and socioeconomic status in India
    S V Subramanian
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 2 University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e421. 2006
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  17. doi request reprint Social analysis of sex imbalance in India: before and after the implementation of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:245-52. 2009
    ..The act regulates the misuse of technologies for sex determination of fetuses and subsequent selective abortion...
  18. pmc Revisiting Robinson: the perils of individualistic and ecologic fallacy
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 38:342-60; author reply 370-3. 2009
    ..This study reanalyzes and historically situates Robinson's influential study that laid the foundation for the primacy of analyzing data at only the individual level...
  19. pmc Effects of individual and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence: a population-based study of women in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Kresge Building, 7th flr, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:507-14. 2008
    ..We examined the role of women's education and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence (IPV)...
  20. pmc Association of maternal height with child mortality, anthropometric failure, and anemia in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 301:1691-701. 2009
    ..Research on intergenerational factors that might also predispose a child to increased health adversity remains limited...
  21. pmc Widowhood and mortality among the elderly: the modifying role of neighborhood concentration of widowed individuals
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:873-84. 2008
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  22. pmc Association between political ideology and health in Europe
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Public Health 19:455-7. 2009
    ..95, 95% confidence interval 0.94-0.96). Although political ideology per se is unlikely to have a causal link to health, it could be a marker for health-promoting latent attitudes, values and beliefs...
  23. pmc Perception of neighborhood safety and reported childhood lifetime asthma in the United States (U.S.): a study based on a national survey
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e6091. 2009
    ..We investigated the association between parental perception of neighborhood safety and reported lifetime asthma among children...
  24. pmc Income inequality and the double burden of under- and overnutrition in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:802-9. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between contextual income inequality and the double burden of under- and overnutrition in India...
  25. pmc Do burdens of underweight and overweight coexist among lower socioeconomic groups in India?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:369-76. 2009
    ..However, less is known about the socioeconomic patterning of underweight and overweight as economies move through the epidemiologic transition...
  26. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence is associated with adult and childhood asthma prevalence in India
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:569-79. 2007
    ..Little is known on the influence of stressful psychosocial circumstances in predicting asthma. We examine the link between asthma prevalence and domestic violence (DV) in a nationally representative sample of adults and children in India...
  27. pmc Self-reported health assessments in the 2002 World Health Survey: how do they correlate with education?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 88:131-8. 2010
    ..To assess the value of self-rated health assessments by examining the association between education and self-rated poor health...
  28. ncbi request reprint Whose health is affected by income inequality? A multilevel interaction analysis of contemporaneous and lagged effects of state income inequality on individual self-rated health in the United States
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Health Place 12:141-56. 2006
    ..At the same time, the contemporaneous main effect of state income inequality remained statistically significant even when conditioned for past levels of income inequality and median income of states...
  29. pmc Income inequality and health: multilevel analysis of Chilean communities
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:844-8. 2003
    ..This study examines the cross sectional multilevel associations between income inequality and self rated poor health in Chile; a society more unequal than the US...
  30. pmc Social trust and self-rated health in US communities: a multilevel analysis
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 79:S21-34. 2002
    ..Future multilevel investigations of social capital and population health should routinely consider the cross-level nature of community or neighborhood effects...
  31. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood differences in social capital: a compositional artifact or a contextual construct?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Health Place 9:33-44. 2003
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Does the state you live in make a difference? Multilevel analysis of self-rated health in the US
    S V Subramania
    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Soc Sci Med 53:9-19. 2001
    ..Importantly, it is argued that without adopting an explicitly multilevel approach, the debate on linkages between individual health and income-inequality/social capital cannot be adequately addressed...
  33. pmc Role of socioeconomic markers and state prohibition policy in predicting alcohol consumption among men and women in India: a multilevel statistical analysis
    S V Subramanian
    Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Building, 7th Floor Rm 716, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:829-36. 2005
    ..To investigate the independent contribution of individual socioeconomic markers and state prohibition policy on alcohol consumption among men and women in India...
  34. ncbi request reprint The association between state income inequality and worse health is not confounded by race
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE BLDG 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:1022-8. 2003
    ....
  35. pmc Contribution of race/ethnicity and country of origin to variations in lifetime reported asthma: evidence for a nativity advantage
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:690-7. 2009
    ..We assessed the relative contribution of Hispanic ethnicity, country of origin, and nativity to lifetime prevalence of asthma among mothers and children enrolled in the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods...
  36. pmc Patterns and distribution of tobacco consumption in India: cross sectional multilevel evidence from the 1998-9 national family health survey
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    BMJ 328:801-6. 2004
    ..To investigate the demographic, socioeconomic, and geographical distribution of tobacco consumption in India...
  37. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and health: what have we learned so far?
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:78-91. 2004
  38. pmc Covariation in the socioeconomic determinants of self rated health and happiness: a multivariate multilevel analysis of individuals and communities in the USA
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:664-9. 2005
    ..To investigate individual level determinants of self rated health and happiness, as well as the extent of community level covariation in health and happiness...
  39. ncbi request reprint Racial residential segregation and geographic heterogeneity in black/white disparity in poor self-rated health in the US: a multilevel statistical analysis
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston MA 02115 6096, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:1667-79. 2005
    ..Additional multilevel statistical investigations across different health outcomes are required to draw firmer conclusions regarding the adverse effects of segregation on health...
  40. pmc Racial disparities in context: a multilevel analysis of neighborhood variations in poverty and excess mortality among black populations in Massachusetts
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston MA 02115 6096, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:260-5. 2005
    ..We analyzed neighborhood heterogeneity in associations among mortality, race/ethnicity, and area poverty...
  41. pmc Modeling joint exposures and health outcomes for cumulative risk assessment: the case of radon and smoking
    Teresa Chahine
    Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 8:3688-711. 2011
    ..Our findings demonstrate the viability of screening-level assessment to characterize patterns of lung cancer risk from radon, with an approach that can be generalized to multiple chemical and non-chemical stressors...
  42. pmc Race/ethnicity, gender, and monitoring socioeconomic gradients in health: a comparison of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1655-71. 2003
    ..g., percentage below poverty) were most sensitive to expected socioeconomic gradients in health, with the most consistent results and maximal geocoding linkage evident for tract-level analyses...
  43. pmc Monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and violence: geocoding and choice of area-based socioeconomic measures--the public health disparities geocoding project (US)
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:240-60. 2003
    ..To determine which area-based socioeconomic measures, at which level of geography, are suitable for monitoring socioeconomic inequalities in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis (TB), and violence in the United States...
  44. ncbi request reprint Individual, neighborhood, and state-level predictors of smoking among US Black women: a multilevel analysis
    Geetanjali Dabral Datta
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1034-44. 2006
    ..These results suggest that contextual factors (at both the neighborhood and state level) play a role in Black women's smoking behaviors over and above individual characteristics...
  45. pmc Painting a truer picture of US socioeconomic and racial/ethnic health inequalities: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:312-23. 2005
    ..We describe a method to facilitate routine monitoring of socioeconomic health disparities in the United States...
  46. doi request reprint Co-variation in dimensions of smoking behaviour: a multivariate analysis of individuals and communities in Canada
    Daniel J Corsi
    Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Health Place 22:29-37. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that novel policy efforts may be needed to encourage smoking prevention/cessation among certain population groups and in places with high levels of smoking prevalence and tobacco use intensity...
  47. pmc Urban-rural differences in BMI in low- and middle-income countries: the role of socioeconomic status
    Melissa Neuman
    Departments of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:428-36. 2013
    ..However, urban-rural differences may be driven by differences in socioeconomic status (SES)...
  48. pmc Future directions in residential segregation and health research: a multilevel approach
    Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:215-21. 2003
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Relative deprivation in income and self-rated health in the United States
    Malavika Subramanyam
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:327-34. 2009
    ..Relative deprivation may partly explain the association between income inequality and worse population health status...
  50. pmc Transition to retirement and risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective analysis of the US health and retirement study
    J Robin Moon
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:526-30. 2012
    ..35; 95% CI: 0.96, 1.91). Although confidence intervals were wide for some sub-groups, there were no significant interactions by sex or socioeconomic status. Results suggest that CVD risk is increased after retirement...
  51. pmc Stroke incidence in older US Hispanics: is foreign birth protective?
    J Robin Moon
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stroke 43:1224-9. 2012
    ..We compare stroke incidence and socioeconomic predictors in US- and foreign-born Hispanics with patterns among non-Hispanic whites...
  52. doi request reprint Husband's preference for a son and women's nutrition: examining the role of actual and desired family composition on women's anaemia and body mass index in India
    Shagun Sabarwal
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:77-88. 2012
    ..However, having daughters only is associated with maternal anaemia for reasons that remain to be established...
  53. pmc Monitoring socioeconomic disparities in death: comparing individual-level education and area-based socioeconomic measures
    David H Rehkopf
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:2135-8. 2006
    ..2 vs 0.8 for census tract measures and individual education, respectively)...
  54. pmc Choosing area based socioeconomic measures to monitor social inequalities in low birth weight and childhood lead poisoning: The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project (US)
    N Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:186-99. 2003
    ..To determine which area based socioeconomic measures can meaningfully be used, at which level of geography, to monitor socioeconomic inequalities in childhood health in the US...
  55. pmc Domestic violence and chronic malnutrition among women and children in India
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1188-96. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that reducing domestic violence is important not only from a moral and intrinsic perspective but also because of the instrumental health benefits likely to accrue...
  56. ncbi request reprint Geocoding and monitoring of US socioeconomic inequalities in mortality and cancer incidence: does the choice of area-based measure and geographic level matter?: the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:471-82. 2002
    ....
  57. doi request reprint School-day and overall physical activity among youth
    Michael W Long
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Prev Med 45:150-7. 2013
    ..However, strategies that focus on school-day physical activity may not increase total physical activity if youth compensate by reducing physical activity outside of school...
  58. doi request reprint Effects of proximate foreclosed properties on individuals' weight gain in Massachusetts, 1987-2008
    Mariana Arcaya
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:e50-6. 2013
    ..We assessed the extent to which living near foreclosed properties is associated with individuals' subsequent weight gain...
  59. pmc The relationship between diet and perceived and objective access to supermarkets among low-income housing residents
    Caitlin E Caspi
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntingon Avenue, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:1254-62. 2012
    ..0008). Perceived measures of the food environment may be more strongly related to dietary behaviors than objective ones, and may incorporate components of food access not captured in objective measures...
  60. pmc Neighborhood influences on perceived social support among parents: findings from the project on human development in Chicago neighborhoods
    Shalini A Tendulkar
    Institute for Community Health, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e34235. 2012
    ..To address this gap, we examine the relationship between neighborhood concentrated disadvantage and collective efficacy and the level and change in parental caregiver perceptions of non-familial social support...
  61. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic variation in breastfeeding across the US: a multilevel analysis from the National Survey of Children's Health, 2007
    Candice M Belanoff
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:S14-26. 2012
    ..Differences in the socioeconomic makeup of states do not fully explain variability. The association of state breastfeeding rates and disparities with relevant policy and practice factors should be further investigated...
  62. ncbi request reprint Vigorous physical activity among college students in the United States
    Toben F Nelson
    University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, 1300 S Second St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Phys Act Health 4:495-508. 2007
    ..Vigorous physical activity (VPA) declines from adolescence into adulthood, and social disparities in VPA exist. Physical activity is understudied in the college setting...
  63. ncbi request reprint Disparities in overweight and obesity among US college students
    Toben F Nelson
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:363-73. 2007
    ..To examine social disparities and behavioral correlates of overweight and obesity over time among college students...
  64. pmc Geography of underweight and overweight among women in India: a multilevel analysis of 3204 neighborhoods in 26 states
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:264-80. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that interventions to address the double burden of undernutrition and overnutrition in India must take into account state and neighborhood characteristics in order to be successful...
  65. doi request reprint Is access to neighborhood green space associated with BMI among Egyptians? A multilevel study of Cairo neighborhoods
    Mona Mowafi
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Health Place 18:385-90. 2012
    ..Other aspects of the urban environment should be evaluated to better understand neighborhood variations in obesity in Cairo...
  66. doi request reprint Is blood thicker than water? Social support, depression and the modifying role of ethnicity/nativity status
    J Almeida
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115 5000, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:51-6. 2011
    ..In addition, such studies rarely specify the source of support and how support from family versus friends may differentially impact mental health...
  67. pmc Determinants of termination of breastfeeding within the first 2 years of life in India: evidence from the National Family Health Survey-2
    Rahul Malhotra
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Matern Child Nutr 4:181-93. 2008
    ....
  68. pmc Are state patterns of smoking different for different racial/ethnic groups? an application of multilevel analysis
    Theresa L Osypuk
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:563-77. 2006
    ..We explored and mapped the variation in smoking prevalence for racial/ethnic groups by gender and state after adjusting for demographic factors...
  69. pmc Mapping and measuring social disparities in premature mortality: the impact of census tract poverty within and across Boston neighborhoods, 1999-2001
    Jarvis T Chen
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 83:1063-84. 2006
    ..We recommend that these methods be incorporated into routine analyses of public health surveillance data to highlight continuing social disparities in premature mortality...
  70. pmc Compared to whom? Subjective social status, self-rated health, and referent group sensitivity in a diverse US sample
    Lisa S Wolff
    Health Resources in Action, Research and Evaluation Department, Boston, MA, United States
    Soc Sci Med 70:2019-28. 2010
    ..Researchers may also want to consider using SSS as an additional status measure since it may capture more subtle differences in the status hierarchy than traditional economic measures...
  71. ncbi request reprint Individual-, neighborhood-, and state-level socioeconomic predictors of cervical carcinoma screening among U.S. black women: a multilevel analysis
    Geetanjali D Datta
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 106:664-9. 2006
    ..S. Although the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is an efficacious screening tool in the early detection of the disease, disparities are known to persist in the utilization of this procedure across socioeconomic groups...
  72. pmc Neighborhood safety, socioeconomic status, and physical activity in older adults
    Reginald D Tucker-Seeley
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:207-13. 2009
    ..Yet, the moderating influence of various measures of SES on the association between perceived neighborhood safety and leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among older adults remains unknown...
  73. pmc Financial hardship and mortality among older adults using the 1996-2004 Health and Retirement Study
    Reginald D Tucker-Seeley
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:850-7. 2009
    ..We investigated the effect of financial hardship on mortality risk in a community-dwelling sample of adults 50 years of age and olderin the United States...
  74. doi request reprint Association between child immunization and availability of health infrastructure in slums in India
    Kirti Ghei
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:243-9. 2010
    ..To examine the association between presence of an urban health center (UHC) in proximity to a slum and immunization status of slum children in a city in India...
  75. ncbi request reprint Emerging health disparities in Botswana: examining the situation of orphans during the AIDS epidemic
    Candace Marie Miller
    Boston University School of Public Health, Center for International Health and Development, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:2476-86. 2007
    ..Findings from this study have important implications for countries throughout SSA, and Southern Africa in particular, where the number of orphans has doubled to tripled over the past 15 years...
  76. pmc Association of maternal stature with offspring mortality, underweight, and stunting in low- to middle-income countries
    Emre Ozaltin
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 303:1507-16. 2010
    ..Although maternal stature has been associated with offspring mortality and health, the extent to which this association is universal across developing countries is unclear...
  77. ncbi request reprint Social environment and physical activity: a review of concepts and evidence
    Lorna Haughton McNeill
    Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1011-22. 2006
    ..Increasing the specificity of terminology and methods in social environmental research on health will enable more systematic inquiry and accelerate the rate of scientific discovery in this important area...
  78. pmc Health care and equity in India
    Y Balarajan
    Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 377:505-15. 2011
    ..The implementation of these principles with strengthened public health and primary-care services will help to ensure a more equitable health care for India's population...
  79. 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...
  80. pmc School level contextual factors are associated with the weight status of adolescent males and females
    Tracy K Richmond
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1324-30. 2008
    ..To determine whether school context influences the BMI of adolescent males and females...
  81. pmc Exposure to domestic violence associated with adult smoking in India: a population based study
    Leland K Ackerson
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Tob Control 16:378-83. 2007
    ..To investigate the relation between domestic violence and tobacco use among adults in India...
  82. pmc Economic recession and health inequalities in Japan: analysis with a national sample, 1986-2001
    N Kondo
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:869-75. 2008
    ..Japan experienced more than 10 years of economic recession beginning in the 1990s. The question of whether socioeconomic-based inequality in self-rated health widened after the economic crisis was examined...
  83. pmc Neighborhood predictors of dating violence victimization and perpetration in young adulthood: a multilevel study
    Sonia Jain
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1737-44. 2010
    ..We examined whether social processes of neighborhoods, such as collective efficacy, during individual's adolescent years affect the likelihood of being involved in physical dating violence during young adulthood...
  84. pmc Income inequality as a public health concern: where do we stand? Commentary on "Is exposure to income inequality a public health concern?"
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:153-67. 2003
  85. doi request reprint The effect of changes in health sector resources on infant mortality in the short-run and the long-run: a longitudinal econometric analysis
    Mansour Farahani
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:1918-25. 2009
    ....
  86. ncbi request reprint The relevance of multilevel statistical methods for identifying causal neighborhood effects
    S V Subramanian
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, KRESGE, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1961-7. 2004
  87. pmc Zip code caveat: bias due to spatiotemporal mismatches between zip codes and US census-defined geographic areas--the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project
    Nancy Krieger
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1100-2. 2002
  88. ncbi request reprint US state- and county-level social capital in relation to obesity and physical inactivity: a multilevel, multivariable analysis
    Daniel Kim
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1045-59. 2006
    ..Overall, this study provides some evidence for the promotion of social capital as a potential strategy for addressing the burgeoning obesity epidemic...
  89. pmc Can social factors explain sex differences in insomnia? Findings from a national survey in Taiwan
    Ying Yeh Chen
    Taipei City Psychiatric Centre, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:488-94. 2005
    ..To examine sociological explanations for the higher level of insomnia in women, including social roles and socioeconomic status (SES)...
  90. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Reconciling the three accounts of social capital
    Ichiro Kawachi
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:682-90; discussion 700-4. 2004
  91. pmc Bonding versus bridging social capital and their associations with self rated health: a multilevel analysis of 40 US communities
    D Kim
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:116-22. 2006
    ..This study distinguished between the health effects of summary measures tapping into the constructs of community bonding and community bridging social capital...
  92. doi request reprint Sociodemographic and geographic variability in smoking in the U.S.: a multilevel analysis of the 2006-2007 Current Population Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement
    T Chahine
    Harvard School of Public Health, Environmental Health, Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Soc Sci Med 73:752-8. 2011
    ..Patterns of residual variance emphasize the continued need to identify and evaluate appropriate contextual covariates, with more refined geographic resolution than that available from national surveys at present...
  93. ncbi request reprint Early expression of the different isoforms of the myocyte enhancer factor-2 (MEF2) protein in myogenic as well as non-myogenic cell lineages during mouse embryogenesis
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Mech Dev 57:103-12. 1996
    ..Their presence in non-muscle cells further suggests they could also play a role in the determination of other mesodermal derivatives, including cells of the vasculature...
  94. pmc Education and race-ethnicity differences in the lifetime risk of alcohol dependence
    S E Gilman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:224-30. 2008
    ..This study attempts to clarify the nature and extent of social inequalities in alcohol dependence by investigating the effects of SES and race-ethnicity on the development of alcohol dependence following first alcohol use...
  95. doi request reprint Ethnicity and nativity status as determinants of perceived social support: testing the concept of familism
    Joanna Almeida
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University, Stearns 503, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:1852-8. 2009
    ..Effect modification by SES suggests that Latinos of lower and higher SES may differ with regard to the traditionally-held value of familism...
  96. pmc Does workplace social capital buffer the effects of job stress? A cross-sectional, multilevel analysis of cigarette smoking among U.S. manufacturing workers
    Amy L Sapp
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6096, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:740-50. 2010
    ..To investigate whether workplace social capital buffers the association between job stress and smoking status...
  97. pmc Orphan care in Botswana's working households: growing responsibilities in the absence of adequate support
    Candace M Miller
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1429-35. 2006
    ..Botswana has one of the world's highest HIV-prevalence rates and the world's highest percentages of orphaned children among its population. We assessed the ability of income-earning households in Botswana to adequately care for orphans...
  98. pmc Socioeconomic disadvantage, parenting responsibility, and women's smoking in the United States
    Hee Jin Jun
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Mediccal School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:2170-6. 2004
    ..We carried out analyses of smoking in relation to poverty and child care responsibility among women aged 18-54 years residing in the United States...
  99. pmc Effects of state-level public spending on health on the mortality probability in India
    Mansour Farahani
    Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Econ 19:1361-76. 2010
    ..Other major factors affecting mortality are rural residence, household poverty, and access to toilet facilities...
  100. ncbi request reprint Measuring and modeling the social and geographic context of trauma: a multilevel modeling approach
    Ichiro Kawachi
    Harvard School of Public Health, MA 02115, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:195-203. 2006
    ..We use the example of the concept of social capital to illustrate the relevance of the contextual approach for trauma research and outline a multilevel modeling approach to examining contextual influences on trauma outcomes...
  101. pmc A multilevel analysis of social ties and social cohesion among Latinos and their neighborhoods: results from Chicago
    Joanna Almeida
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5000, USA
    J Urban Health 86:745-59. 2009
    ..Contrary to the assumption that Mexican immigrant enclaves beget social cohesion, we did not find this to be true in Chicago neighborhoods...

Research Grants2

  1. Asthma Disparities: Advancing Multilevel Causal Models
    VENKATA SANKARANARAYANAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
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