Ana V Diez-Roux

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Associations of adult physical activity with perceived safety and police-recorded crime: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:146. 2012
  2. pmc Particulate matter components and subclinical atherosclerosis: common approaches to estimating exposure in a Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cross-sectional study
    Min Sun
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, 100, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA
    Environ Health 12:39. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Associations of anger, anxiety, and depressive symptoms with carotid arterial wall thickness: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Tetsuya Ohira
    Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Psychosom Med 74:517-25. 2012
  4. pmc Conceptual approaches to the study of health disparities
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 33:41-58. 2012
  5. pmc Variability and seasonality of active transportation in USA: evidence from the 2001 NHTS
    Yong Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:96. 2011
  6. pmc Socioeconomic position and incident mobility impairment in the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Cheryl K Nordstrom
    Wayne State University, Center for Health Research, Detroit, MI, USA
    BMC Geriatr 7:11. 2007
  7. pmc Race/ethnicity and telomere length in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Aging Cell 8:251-7. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Using directed acyclic graphs to guide analyses of neighbourhood health effects: an introduction
    N L Fleischer
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, 3rd Floor SPH Tower, 109 Observatory St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:842-6. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Next steps in understanding the multilevel determinants of health
    A V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 South University 2nd floor, Ann Arbor MI 48103, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:957-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and coronary calcium in adults without clinical cardiovascular disease
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:822-31. 2006

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Publications91

  1. pmc Associations of adult physical activity with perceived safety and police-recorded crime: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:146. 2012
    ..Due to the inconsistent findings of prior studies, we explored the association of perceived safety and police-recorded crime measures with physical activity...
  2. pmc Particulate matter components and subclinical atherosclerosis: common approaches to estimating exposure in a Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cross-sectional study
    Min Sun
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, 100, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA
    Environ Health 12:39. 2013
    ..Concentrations of outdoor fine particulate matter (PM2.5) have been associated with cardiovascular disease. PM2.5 chemical composition may be responsible for effects of exposure to PM2.5...
  3. doi request reprint Associations of anger, anxiety, and depressive symptoms with carotid arterial wall thickness: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Tetsuya Ohira
    Department of Social and Environmental Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
    Psychosom Med 74:517-25. 2012
    ..Few studies have investigated the association of psychological factors with IMT across multiple ethnic groups and by sex...
  4. pmc Conceptual approaches to the study of health disparities
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 33:41-58. 2012
    ..Strengths and limitations of the approaches are highlighted. The article concludes by outlining key elements and implications of an integrative systems-based conceptual model...
  5. pmc Variability and seasonality of active transportation in USA: evidence from the 2001 NHTS
    Yong Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:96. 2011
    ..Descriptive data on the predictors of active transportation, including seasonal patterns in active transportation in the US as a whole, is needed to inform interventions and policies...
  6. pmc Socioeconomic position and incident mobility impairment in the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Cheryl K Nordstrom
    Wayne State University, Center for Health Research, Detroit, MI, USA
    BMC Geriatr 7:11. 2007
    ..We investigated if personal socioeconomic position (SEP) factors and neighborhood characteristics were associated with incident mobility impairment in the elderly...
  7. pmc Race/ethnicity and telomere length in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Aging Cell 8:251-7. 2009
    ..Race/ethnic differences in LTL may reflect the cumulative burden of differential exposure to oxidative stress (and its predictors) over the lifecourse...
  8. doi request reprint Using directed acyclic graphs to guide analyses of neighbourhood health effects: an introduction
    N L Fleischer
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, 3rd Floor SPH Tower, 109 Observatory St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:842-6. 2008
    ..The use of DAGs can be particularly informative in the study of the causal effects of social factors on health...
  9. doi request reprint Next steps in understanding the multilevel determinants of health
    A V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 South University 2nd floor, Ann Arbor MI 48103, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:957-9. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and coronary calcium in adults without clinical cardiovascular disease
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Ann Intern Med 144:822-31. 2006
    ..Evidence is mixed regarding associations of psychosocial factors with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis...
  11. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and socioeconomic position as predictors of coronary calcification in a multiethnic sample
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Circulation 112:1557-65. 2005
    ..Coronary calcium has recently emerged as a marker of subclinical coronary heart disease. Although there has been much interest in race differences in calcification, heterogeneity within race or ethnic groups has not been investigated...
  12. doi request reprint Long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter and prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:667-75. 2008
    ..Results are compatible with some effect of particulate matter exposures on development of carotid atherosclerosis...
  13. pmc Availability of recreational resources and physical activity in adults
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:493-9. 2007
    ..Using data from a large cohort of adults aged 45 to 84 years-old, we investigated whether availability of recreational resources is related to physical activity levels...
  14. ncbi request reprint Commentary: estimating and understanding area health effects
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:284-5. 2005
  15. doi request reprint Neighborhoods and health
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Epidemiology, Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48019 2029, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1186:125-45. 2010
    ..Key conceptual and methodological challenges in studying neighborhood health effects are reviewed. Existing gaps in knowledge and promising new directions in the field are highlighted...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multilevel analysis of infectious diseases
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:S25-33. 2005
    ..In this article, we review the fundamentals of multilevel modeling, the applications of multilevel models for the examination of STIs, and the key challenges associated with using multilevel modeling for infectious-disease research...
  17. pmc Neighbourhood environments and mortality in an elderly cohort: results from the cardiovascular health study
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:917-23. 2004
    ..It has been postulated that neighbourhood conditions are related to the health of the elderly population but longitudinal studies are rare and confounding by individual level variables remains a possibility...
  18. pmc Neighborhoods and health: where are we and were do we go from here?
    A V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 55:13-21. 2007
    ..Partnership across disciplines, as well as among health researchers, communities, urban planners, and policy experts will be key...
  19. pmc Complex systems thinking and current impasses in health disparities research
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1627-34. 2011
    ..The concepts and methods of complex systems may help researchers move beyond current impasse points in health disparities research...
  20. ncbi request reprint The study of group-level factors in epidemiology: rethinking variables, study designs, and analytical approaches
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48101 2548, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:104-11. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint Integrating social and biologic factors in health research: a systems view
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:569-74. 2007
    ..This paper reviews models for the incorporation of social factors into the study of health, discusses the potentialities of systems approaches, and highlights implications for population health and epidemiology...
  22. pmc Intraurban variations in adult mortality in a large Latin American city
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 South University 2nd floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    J Urban Health 84:319-33. 2007
    ..Our results highlight the pervasive role of space and social inequalities in shaping life and death within large cities...
  23. pmc Residential environments and cardiovascular risk
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Urban Health 80:569-89. 2003
    ..The need for interdisciplinary work is emphasized...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recent exposure to particulate matter and C-reactive protein concentration in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    A V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:437-48. 2006
    ..The authors' results are not compatible with strong effects of particulate matter exposures on population levels of C-reactive protein...
  25. pmc Association of optimism and pessimism with inflammation and hemostasis in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Brita Roy
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:134-40. 2010
    ..Optimism and pessimism are associated with cardiovascular disease mortality and progression; however, the biological mechanism remains unclear...
  26. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors and inflammation in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Nalini Ranjit
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:174-81. 2007
    ....
  27. pmc Racial/ethnic heterogeneity in the socioeconomic patterning of CVD risk factors: in the United States: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Shawn Boykin
    Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:111-27. 2011
    ..These findings have implications for understanding the causes of social patterning, for the analysis of SES adjusted race/ethnic differences, and for the targeting of interventions...
  28. ncbi request reprint Early-life and adult socioeconomic status and inflammatory risk markers in adulthood
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:55-66. 2007
    ....
  29. pmc Life course socioeconomic conditions and metabolic syndrome in adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Kristal L Chichlowska
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:875-83. 2009
    ..This study examined the effect of childhood, adulthood, and cumulative socioeconomic status (cumSES) on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in middle-aged adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1989)...
  30. pmc Long-term exposure to airborne particles and arterial stiffness: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Marie S O'Neill
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 119:844-51. 2011
    ..Increased arterial stiffness could represent an intermediate subclinical outcome in the mechanistic pathway underlying associations between average long-term pollution exposure and cardiovascular events...
  31. pmc Trajectories of neighborhood poverty and associations with subclinical atherosclerosis and associated risk factors: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Emily T Murray
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1099-108. 2010
    ..Results indicate that cumulative 20-year exposure to neighborhood poverty is associated with greater cardiovascular risk for women. In residentially mobile populations, single-point-in-time measures underestimate long-term effects...
  32. pmc The contribution of stress to the social patterning of clinical and subclinical CVD risk factors in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study
    Samson Y Gebreab
    University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:1697-707. 2012
    ..Further research with appropriate study designs and data is needed to understand the dynamic and interacting effects of stressors and behaviors on CVD outcomes as well as sex differences in these effects...
  33. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic position, race/ethnicity, and inflammation in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Nalini Ranjit
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
    Circulation 116:2383-90. 2007
    ..Reasons for these associations remain a topic of research. Inflammation could be an important mediating mechanism linking socioeconomic position to cardiovascular risk...
  34. pmc Is neighborhood racial/ethnic composition associated with depressive symptoms? The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Christina Mair
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 109 S Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, United States
    Soc Sci Med 71:541-50. 2010
    ..These results demonstrate heterogeneity in the associations of race/ethnic composition with mental health and the need for further exploration of which aspects of neighborhood environments may contribute to these associations...
  35. doi request reprint Associations of neighborhood problems and neighborhood social cohesion with mental health and health behaviors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Sandra Echeverria
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Health Place 14:853-65. 2008
    ..Results for neighborhood problems were robust to the use of aggregate measures but results for social cohesion generally were not. Future work should determine the health effect of modifying specific features of the neighborhood context...
  36. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood characteristics and mortality in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Luisa N Borrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:398-407. 2004
    ..This study investigates the relationship between neighbourhood characteristics and mortality (all-cause, cardiovascular disease [CVD], and cancer) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC)...
  37. pmc Subjective social status and psychosocial and metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study
    Malavika A Subramanyam
    University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights, Room 4646, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:1146-54. 2012
    ..Subjective social status was related to depressive symptoms but not consistently to stress or metabolic risk factors in African Americans...
  38. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic differences in progression of carotid intima-media thickness in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Nalini Ranjit
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 26:411-6. 2006
    ..Cross-sectional associations of IMT with socioeconomic status (SES) have been demonstrated in middle-aged cohorts. It is unclear whether these factors are associated with progression of IMT...
  39. doi request reprint US local action on heat and health: are we prepared for climate change?
    Marie S O'Neill
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, 6631 SPH Tower, 109 South Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Public Health 55:105-12. 2010
    ..Baseline information on local efforts to reduce heat vulnerability, including public advisories; minimizing greenhouse gas emissions; and mitigating urban heat islands, is lacking...
  40. pmc The influence of persistent pathogens on circulating levels of inflammatory markers: a cross-sectional analysis from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Aydin Nazmi
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Room 3659, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:706. 2010
    ..Antibody levels of pathogens have not been examined in relation to inflammation...
  41. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics and availability of healthy foods in Baltimore
    Manuel Franco
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2217, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:561-7. 2008
    ..The availability of healthy foods has rarely been directly measured in a systematic fashion. This study examines the associations among the availability of healthy foods and racial and income neighborhood composition...
  42. pmc Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of neighborhood cohesion and stressors with depressive symptoms in the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Christina Mair
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:49-57. 2009
    ..This study examined associations of neighborhood social cohesion, violence, and aesthetic quality with depressive symptoms among 2,619 healthy adults aged 45-84 years enrolled in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
  43. pmc Comparing Perception-Based and Geographic Information System (GIS)-based characterizations of the local food environment
    Latetia V Moore
    University of Michigan, Department of Epidemiology, 109 Observatory St, 4648 SPH I Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 2029, USA
    J Urban Health 85:206-16. 2008
    ..Perception- and GIS-based characterizations of the environment are associated but are not identical. Combinations of different types of measures may yield more valid measures of the environment...
  44. pmc Availability of recreational resources in minority and low socioeconomic status areas
    Latetia V Moore
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:16-22. 2008
    ..Variations in the location and density of recreational resources were examined by SES and racial composition of neighborhoods...
  45. pmc Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status characteristics and prevalence of metabolic syndrome: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Kristal L Chichlowska
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:986-92. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of individual socioeconomic status (iSES) and neighborhood SES (nSES) on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1999)...
  46. pmc Sex differences in subclinical atherosclerosis by race/ethnicity in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Catherine Kim
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:165-72. 2011
    ..Racial/ethnic variation in sex differences for carotid intimal media thickness was less pronounced. In conclusion, coronary artery calcification is differentially patterned by sex across racial/ethnic groups...
  47. pmc Neighborhood resources for physical activity and healthy foods and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic study of Atherosclerosis
    Amy H Auchincloss
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1698-704. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that neighborhood resources supporting physical activity and healthy diets are associated with a lower incidence of type 2 diabetes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of BMI with socioeconomic characteristics
    Mahasin S Mujahid
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Obes Res 13:1412-21. 2005
    ..To examine cross sectional and longitudinal associations of socioeconomic position and neighborhood environments with BMI in a middle-aged and bi-ethnic cohort...
  49. pmc Associations of the local food environment with diet quality--a comparison of assessments based on surveys and geographic information systems: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Latetia V Moore
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:917-24. 2008
    ..Efforts to improve diet may benefit from combining individual and environmental approaches...
  50. pmc Reducing violence by transforming neighborhoods: a natural experiment in Medellín, Colombia
    Magdalena Cerda
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 527, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:1045-53. 2012
    ..25, 95% confidence interval 0.11, 0.67). These results show that interventions in neighborhood physical infrastructure can reduce violence...
  51. pmc Mapping community determinants of heat vulnerability
    Colleen E Reid
    Environmental Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1730-6. 2009
    ..Adverse health impacts from heat waves can be avoided, and epidemiologic studies have identified specific population and community characteristics that mark vulnerability to heat waves...
  52. pmc Availability of healthy foods and dietary patterns: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
    Manuel Franco
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:897-904. 2009
    ..Inadequate availability of healthy foods may be a barrier to achieving recommended diets...
  53. pmc Reliability of self-reported neighborhood characteristics
    Sandra E Echeverria
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 622 West 168th Street, PH 9, Room 105, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Urban Health 81:682-701. 2004
    ..Test-retest reliability measures for these indices ranged from 0.73 to 0.91. The results from this study suggested that self-reported neighborhood characteristics can be reliably measured...
  54. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in long-term mortality rate after hospitalization for myocardial infarction: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Jingzhong Ding
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am Heart J 146:459-64. 2003
    ..This study examined the racial disparity in mortality rates after MI and possible explanatory factors...
  55. doi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics and hypertension
    Mahasin S Mujahid
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Epidemiology 19:590-8. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate cross-sectional associations between features of neighborhoods and hypertension and to examine the sensitivity of results to various methods of estimating neighborhood conditions...
  56. ncbi request reprint Influence of retirement on leisure-time physical activity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:692-9. 2002
    ..In this study, retirement was associated with gains in sport and exercise participation as well as television watching...
  57. doi request reprint Life-course socioeconomic positions and subclinical atherosclerosis in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Emily T Lemelin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 S University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:444-51. 2009
    ..Our results contribute to the growing body of work that shows that SEP at multiple points in the life-course, and at the individual and neighborhood level, contributes to the development of atherosclerosis...
  58. ncbi request reprint The association of personal and neighborhood socioeconomic indicators with subclinical cardiovascular disease in an elderly cohort. The cardiovascular health study
    Cheryl K Nordstrom
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1214 S 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:2139-47. 2004
    ..Personal and neighborhood socioeconomic indicators were associated with subclinical disease prevalence in this elderly cohort. These relationships were reduced after controlling for traditional CVD risk factors...
  59. pmc Geographic variation in hypertension prevalence among blacks and whites: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Kiarri N Kershaw
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health and Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:46-53. 2010
    ..Many studies have examined differences in hypertension across race/ethnic groups but few have evaluated differences within groups...
  60. pmc Socioeconomic gradients in chronic disease risk factors in middle-income countries: evidence of effect modification by urbanicity in Argentina
    Nancy L Fleischer
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:294-301. 2011
    ..We investigated associations of socioeconomic position (SEP) with chronic disease risk factors, and heterogeneity in this patterning by provincial-level urbanicity in Argentina...
  61. pmc Neighborhood stressors and social support as predictors of depressive symptoms in the Chicago Community Adult Health Study
    Christina Mair
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, 3rd Floor SPH Tower, 109 S Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Health Place 16:811-9. 2010
    ..Adjusting concurrently for stressors and social support did not change results. This suggests both neighborhood stressors and social support are associated with depressive symptoms...
  62. pmc Particulate air pollution, metabolic syndrome, and heart rate variability: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Sung Kyun Park
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1406-11. 2010
    ..5 µm in diameter (PM2.5) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). We examined the associations of PM2.5 with heart rate variability, a marker of autonomic function, and whether metabolic syndrome (MetS) modified these associations...
  63. pmc A spatial analysis of health-related resources in three diverse metropolitan areas
    Melissa J Smiley
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 109 Observatory Street, 3rd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Health Place 16:885-92. 2010
    ..Overall, our results from three diverse U.S. cities show that health-related resources are not randomly distributed across space and that disadvantage in multiple domains often clusters with residential racial patterning...
  64. pmc Life and death during the Great Depression
    JOSE A TAPIA GRANADOS
    Social Environment and Health SEH SRC Program, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17290-5. 2009
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood resources for physical activity and healthy foods and their association with insulin resistance
    Amy H Auchincloss
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    Epidemiology 19:146-57. 2008
    ..Little is known about the influence of the built environment, and in particular neighborhood resources, on health. We hypothesized that neighborhood resources for physical activity and healthy foods are associated with insulin resistance...
  66. ncbi request reprint Association of insulin resistance with distance to wealthy areas: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Amy H Auchincloss
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:389-97. 2007
    ..This study shows that proximity to resources in high-income areas is related to insulin resistance...
  67. ncbi request reprint Kidney disease in life-course socioeconomic context: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    David A Shoham
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and UNC Kidney Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7156, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 49:217-26. 2007
    ..Persons belonging to the working class or living in an adverse social environment at particular periods of their life course may have an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Estimating neighborhood health effects: the challenges of causal inference in a complex world
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, 1214 South University, 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1953-60. 2004
  69. doi request reprint Associations of psychosocial factors with heart rate and its short-term variability: multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Tetsuya Ohira
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:141-6. 2008
    ..To examine the association of psychosocial factors with heart rate (HR) and its variability across multiple ethnic groups and by gender. Increased HR and reduced HR variability are markers of increased cardiovascular risk...
  70. pmc Associations between recent exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and blood pressure in the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
    Amy H Auchincloss
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 109 Observatory St, SPH Tower Room 3655, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:486-91. 2008
    ..5 microm in aerodynamic diameter; PM(2.5)) and BP: systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP), mean arterial (MAP), and pulse pressure (PP)...
  71. doi request reprint A new tool for epidemiology: the usefulness of dynamic-agent models in understanding place effects on health
    Amy H Auchincloss
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1-8. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, use of these dynamic models may complement traditional epidemiologic analyses and yield additional insights into the processes involved and the interventions that may be most useful...
  72. ncbi request reprint Area socioeconomic status and mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the role of hospital volume
    Catherine Kim
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am Heart J 154:385-90. 2007
    ..Individuals of low socioeconomic status (SES) have reduced access to coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). It is unknown if low-SES CABG patients have reduced access to hospitals with better outcomes...
  73. pmc Filling the gaps: spatial interpolation of residential survey data in the estimation of neighborhood characteristics
    Amy H Auchincloss
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    Epidemiology 18:469-78. 2007
    ..The most appropriate method will vary depending on the construct of interest, availability of relevant supplementary data, and types of observed spatial patterns...
  74. pmc Social patterning of chronic disease risk factors in a Latin American city
    Nancy L Fleischer
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Urban Health 85:923-37. 2008
    ..This cross-sectional study of a major urban area provides some insight into the global transition with a trend toward concentrations of risk factors in poorer populations...
  75. pmc Associations of neighborhood characteristics with the location and type of food stores
    Latetia V Moore
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, 1214 S University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:325-31. 2006
    ..We investigated associations between local food environment and neighborhood racial/ethnic and socioeconomic composition...
  76. pmc Walking distance by trip purpose and population subgroups
    Yong Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:11-9. 2012
    ..25 miles is often used as an acceptable walking distance in U.S. research studies. Overall, research on the distance and duration of walking trips for different purposes and across different population groups remains limited...
  77. ncbi request reprint Cumulative socioeconomic status across the life course and subclinical atherosclerosis
    April P Carson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:296-303. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between individual-level and neighborhood-level socioeconomic status (SES) across the life course and subclinical atherosclerosis...
  78. ncbi request reprint Assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood scales: from psychometrics to ecometrics
    Mahasin S Mujahid
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:858-67. 2007
    ..These results illustrate a methodological approach for assessing the measurement properties of neighborhood-level constructs and show that these constructs can be measured reliably...
  79. pmc Modeling the salivary cortisol profile in population research: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Brisa N Sanchez
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Rm 4164, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:918-28. 2012
    ..The authors compare the inference and interpretations drawn from these methods and use data collected as part of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis to illustrate them...
  80. pmc Using an agent-based model to simulate children's active travel to school
    Yong Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:67. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to illustrate the utility of agent-based models in exploring how various policies may influence children's active travel to school...
  81. pmc Employment status, coronary heart disease, and stroke among women
    April P Carson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:630-6. 2009
    ..To investigate the association of employment status with coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke among middle-aged women...
  82. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: places, people, and health
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Division of General Medicine, 622 West 168th Street, PH9 East Room 105, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:516-9. 2002
  83. pmc Neighbourhood characteristics, individual level socioeconomic factors, and depressive symptoms in young adults: the CARDIA study
    Claire Henderson
    Public Psychiatry Fellowship, Room 317, 722 W 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:322-8. 2005
    ..To investigate the relation between neighbourhood socioeconomic and ethnic characteristics with depressive symptoms in a population based sample...
  84. ncbi request reprint Supermarkets, other food stores, and obesity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Kimberly Morland
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:333-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether characteristics of the local food environment are associated with the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors...
  85. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disadvantage and change in blood pressure associated with aging
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Circulation 106:703-10. 2002
    ..Few studies have examined how the longitudinal change in blood pressure associated with aging differs across social groups within industrialized countries...
  86. ncbi request reprint The effects of US state income inequality and alcohol policies on symptoms of depression and alcohol dependence
    Claire Henderson
    Health Services Research Department, David Goldberg Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, P O 29, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Soc Sci Med 58:565-75. 2004
    ..However, evidence was found for a protective effect of increased beer taxation against alcohol dependence symptoms, suggesting the need to further consider the impact of alcohol policies on alcohol use disorders...
  87. ncbi request reprint Multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis: objectives and design
    Diane E Bild
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:871-81. 2002
    ....
  88. pmc Associations of acculturation and socioeconomic status with subclinical cardiovascular disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    Pamela L Lutsey
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1963-70. 2008
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood characteristics and components of the insulin resistance syndrome in young adults: the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA) study
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Division of General Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Division of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1976-82. 2002
    ..To examine associations of neighborhood characteristics with six components of the insulin resistance syndrome (IRS) in young adults...
  90. ncbi request reprint Persistent social patterning of cardiovascular risk: rethinking the familiar
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Circulation 111:3020-1. 2005
  91. doi request reprint The effects of social capital on health. What twin studies can tell us
    Ana V Diez Roux
    Am J Prev Med 35:182-3. 2008

Research Grants16

  1. NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The investigators point ut that the proposed study builds on existing cohort studies of cardiovascular disease to explore hypotheses relevant to understanding the factors contributing to SES differences in CVD risk. ..
  2. Stress, Gene-Environment Interaction and Cardiovascular Disease
    Ana V Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This approach is necessary to better understand the importance of stress and to develop preventative interventions. ..
  3. Neighborhoods and Cardiovascular Risk in a Multiethnic Cohort
    Ana V Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Identifying the specific neighborhood features that are most important is key to the development and future testing of these interventions. ..
  4. Neighborhoods and Cardiovascular Risk in a Multiethnic Cohort
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Identifying the specific neighborhood features that are most important is key to the development and future testing of these interventions. ..
  5. Tools for Measuring and Analyzing Cortisol Levels in Population Studies of Health
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..By developing tools necessary to measure and analyze biologic markers of the stress response, our project will contribute to the study of the causes of health disparities in multiple outcomes. ..
  6. Socioeconimic Patterning of Inflammation and Hemostasis
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The study will provide a unique opportunity to elucidate the links between socioeconomic factors, stress, inflammation and hemostasis in a large and diverse population-based sample. ..
  7. Neighborhoods and CVD Risk in a Multiethnic Cohort
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Confirming that specific features of neighborhoods are causally related to disease would have important implications for prevention. ..
  8. Neighborhoods and cardiovascular risk (RMI)
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  9. Neighborhoods and Cardiovascular Risk in a Multiethnic Cohort
    Ana Diez Roux; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Identifying the specific neighborhood features that are most important is key to the development and future testing of these interventions. ..