George Kaplan

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Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:148. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Economic crises: some thoughts on why, when and where they (might) matter for health--a tale of three countries
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:643-6. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Understanding changing risk factor associations with increasing age in adults
    G A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 20:89-108. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint The shape of health to come: prospective study of the determinants of 30-year health trajectories in the Alameda County Study
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:542-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint What's wrong with social epidemiology, and how can we make it better?
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:124-35. 2004
  6. pmc The health of poor women under welfare reform
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, 1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1252-8. 2005
  7. pmc Socioeconomic determinants of psychological well-being: the role of income, income change, and income sources during the course of 29 years
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:531-7. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint How big is big enough for epidemiology?
    George A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Epidemiology 18:18-20. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic position and cognitive function in adulthood
    G A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 30:256-63. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic considerations in the primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease
    G A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Prev Med 29:S30-5. 1999

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Publications53

  1. pmc Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials
    Claudia M Witt
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 12:148. 2012
    ..The aim of this EGD is to provide specific recommendations for the design of prospective acupuncture studies to support optimal use of resources for generating evidence that will inform stakeholder decision-making...
  2. doi request reprint Economic crises: some thoughts on why, when and where they (might) matter for health--a tale of three countries
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Soc Sci Med 74:643-6. 2012
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  3. ncbi request reprint Understanding changing risk factor associations with increasing age in adults
    G A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 20:89-108. 1999
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  4. ncbi request reprint The shape of health to come: prospective study of the determinants of 30-year health trajectories in the Alameda County Study
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:542-8. 2007
    ..The emerging life course perspective suggests that these factors might be associated with not just the incidence of disease and death, but also trajectories of health over decades...
  5. ncbi request reprint What's wrong with social epidemiology, and how can we make it better?
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 26:124-35. 2004
  6. pmc The health of poor women under welfare reform
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, 1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1252-8. 2005
    ..We compared the health of single mothers affected by welfare reform with the health of a nationally representative sample of women to document the prevalence of poor health as single mothers experience the effects of welfare reform...
  7. pmc Socioeconomic determinants of psychological well-being: the role of income, income change, and income sources during the course of 29 years
    George A Kaplan
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:531-7. 2008
    ..The present study, covering almost three decades of the life course, examined the cumulative impact of different income measures on psychological well-being among adults...
  8. ncbi request reprint How big is big enough for epidemiology?
    George A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Epidemiology 18:18-20. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Childhood socioeconomic position and cognitive function in adulthood
    G A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 30:256-63. 2001
    ..This study determines whether the socioeconomic environment experienced during childhood has an impact on cognitive functioning in middle age...
  10. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic considerations in the primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease
    G A Kaplan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Prev Med 29:S30-5. 1999
    ..We need to start thinking about primordial prevention of CVD risk factors such as low physical activity, high-fat diet, and psychosocial stress in the same way...
  11. pmc Socioeconomic mobility in adulthood and cardiovascular disease mortality
    Vicki Johnson-Lawrence
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 23:167-71. 2013
    ..We examined adult socioeconomic mobility measured by household income in relation to CVD mortality risk among older adults...
  12. pmc Understanding social disparities in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control: the role of neighborhood context
    Jeffrey D Morenoff
    University of Michigan, 33361 ISR, PO Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1853-66. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Modeling cortisol rhythms in a population-based study
    Nalini Ranjit
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:615-24. 2005
    ..Sharp inflection points for the diurnal profile of cortisol were noted at 30 and 75 min past awakening. Obese women showed a slight tendency to have a less sharply rising and declining response to awakening than non-obese women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Material hardship alters the diurnal rhythm of salivary cortisol
    Nalini Ranjit
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1138-43. 2005
    ..As there is some evidence that both acute and chronic stress raise cortisol levels, and material hardship is a stressor, we examined the relationship of chronic material hardship with salivary cortisol levels over the day...
  15. pmc Associations between income inequality and mortality among US states: the importance of time period and source of income data
    John Lynch
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 1214 South University, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1424-30. 2005
    ..We used census data to examine associations between income inequality and mortality among US states for each decade from 1949 to 1999 and tax return income data to estimate associations for 1989...
  16. pmc Is income inequality a determinant of population health? Part 1. A systematic review
    John Lynch
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48104 2548, USA
    Milbank Q 82:5-99. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint Life course socioeconomic conditions and adult psychosocial functioning
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 31:395-403. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effect of socioeconomic conditions over the life course on measures of psychosocial functioning in adulthood...
  18. ncbi request reprint Childhood and adult socioeconomic conditions and 31-year mortality risk in women
    Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:481-90. 2004
    ..03, 1.63) deaths. Both early and later life indicators of socioeconomic position contribute to increased mortality risk among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, but these effects appear stronger for cardiovascular mortality...
  19. pmc Self-esteem and mortality: prospective evidence from a population-based study
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:58-65. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess whether low self-esteem was prospectively associated with increased risk of death in a population-based sample of Finnish men...
  20. pmc Social epidemiology and complex system dynamic modelling as applied to health behaviour and drug use research
    Sandro Galea
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 20:209-16. 2009
    ..We conclude with suggestions about future directions in the field and how such models may serve as virtual laboratories for policy experiments aimed at improving health behaviour...
  21. pmc Socioeconomic position and inflammatory and immune biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: applications to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
    Allison E Aiello
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 55:178-205. 2009
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  22. pmc Causal thinking and complex system approaches in epidemiology
    Sandro Galea
    Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:97-106. 2010
    ..We also discuss some of the key difficulties that the discipline faces in incorporating these methods into non-infectious disease epidemiology. We conclude with a discussion of a potential way forward...
  23. ncbi request reprint Salivary cortisol and posttraumatic stress disorder in a low-income community sample of women
    Elizabeth A Young
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 55:621-6. 2004
    ..Studies with women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have focused on childhood sexual abuse and holocaust survivors, both of whom experienced trauma during development, which could be different than adult trauma exposure...
  24. pmc Short sleep duration across income, education, and race/ethnic groups: population prevalence and growing disparities during 34 years of follow-up
    Katherine A Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:948-55. 2007
    ..Little is known about population determinants of short sleep duration. The authors examined associations between short sleep duration and income, education and race/ethnicity, and assessed changes over time in relative disparities...
  25. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic evidence for the relation between socioeconomic status and depression, obesity, and diabetes
    Susan A Everson
    Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Psychosom Res 53:891-5. 2002
    ..Data from these studies demonstrate that the effects of economic disadvantage are cumulative, with the greatest risk of poor mental and physical health seen among those who experienced sustained hardship over time...
  26. pmc Relative or absolute standards for child poverty: a state-level analysis of infant and child mortality
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:652-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the associations of state-referenced and federal poverty measures with states' infant and child mortality rates...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mediation and modification of the association between hopelessness, hostility, and progression of carotid atherosclerosis
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    J Behav Med 28:53-64. 2005
    ..SBP significantly modified the relation between hostility and PCA in participants of moderate hostility. The above biological pathways are implicated in the mechanisms connecting hopelessness, hostility, and PCA...
  28. pmc Socioeconomic disadvantage in childhood and across the life course and all-cause mortality and physical function in adulthood: evidence from the Alameda County Study
    Gavin Turrell
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:723-30. 2007
    ..4% of those alive in 1994). Relationships were examined before and after adjustment for changed socioeconomic circumstances after 1965...
  29. ncbi request reprint Occupational physical activity, energy expenditure and 11-year progression of carotid atherosclerosis
    Niklas Krause
    Department of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station, Richmond CA 94804, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 33:405-24. 2007
    ..This study prospectively assessed the effects of occupational physical activity on atherosclerosis progression...
  30. pmc Childhood socioeconomic position, gender, adult body mass index, and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus over 34 years in the Alameda County Study
    Siobhan C Maty
    School of Community Health, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1486-94. 2008
    ..We examined the association between childhood socioeconomic position and incidence of type 2 diabetes and the effects of gender and adult body mass index (BMI)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Income inequality and mortality: a multilevel prospective study of 521 248 individuals in 50 US states
    Eric Backlund
    Data Integration Division, U S Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:590-6. 2007
    ..In this study, we attempt to clarify these mixed results by analysing the relationship within age-sex groups and by applying a previously unused analytical method to a database that contains more deaths than any multilevel study to date...
  32. pmc Socioeconomic position in childhood and adulthood and weight gain over 34 years: the Alameda County Study
    Peter Thomas Baltrus
    National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:608-14. 2007
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  33. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic and psychosocial exposures across the life course and binge drinking in adulthood: population-based study
    Seungmi Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 165:184-93. 2007
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  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of economic crisis on cause-specific mortality in South Korea
    Young Ho Khang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Songpa Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1291-301. 2005
    ..In the late 1990s, South Korea experienced a steep economic decline. This study examines whether the massive economic changes affected trends in all-cause and cause-specific mortality in South Korea...
  35. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse and cognitive function in late middle age
    Gavin Turrell
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S43-51. 2002
    ..To examine the influence of childhood and adult socioeconomic position, socioeconomic mobility, and cumulative disadvantage across the lifecourse on cognitive function in late middle age...
  36. ncbi request reprint Association of weight change with ethnicity and life course socioeconomic position among Brazilian civil servants
    Dora Chor
    Department of Epidemiology, National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, R Leopoldo Bulhoes 1480, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Int J Epidemiol 33:100-6. 2004
    ..We evaluated ethnic differences in adult weight change and the role of life course SEP in those differences...
  37. ncbi request reprint Health inequalities in Korea: age- and sex-specific educational differences in the 10 leading causes of death
    Young Ho Khang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Int J Epidemiol 33:299-308. 2004
    ..Thus studies on inequalities in mortality remain undeveloped. This study is to examine age- and cause-specific socioeconomic mortality differentials for both men and women representative of the Korean population...
  38. ncbi request reprint Exaggerated blood pressure responses during mental stress are prospectively related to enhanced carotid atherosclerosis in middle-aged Finnish men
    J Richard Jennings
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, E1329 WPIC, 3811 O Hara St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Circulation 110:2198-203. 2004
    ..These are the first prospective results on this relationship...
  39. ncbi request reprint Physical activity reduces the risk of subsequent depression for older adults
    William J Strawbridge
    Human Population Laboratory, Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA 94704 1011, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:328-34. 2002
    ..79, 95% CI: 0.67, 0.92). Findings support the protective effects of physical activity on depression for older adults and argue against excluding disabled subjects from similar studies...
  40. ncbi request reprint Association between depressive symptoms and serum concentrations of homocysteine in men: a population study
    Tommi Tolmunen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1574-8. 2004
    ..Results of studies of the association between blood concentrations of homocysteine and depression in general populations and among psychiatric patients are inconsistent...
  41. ncbi request reprint Are the fat more jolly?
    Robert E Roberts
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, 77225, USA
    Ann Behav Med 24:169-80. 2002
    ..There has been sufficient disparity of results thus far to justify further research on this question...
  42. pmc Race/ethnicity, life-course socioeconomic position, and body weight trajectories over 34 years: the Alameda County Study
    Peter T Baltrus
    Social Epidemiology Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW, NCPC 315, Atlanta, GA 30310 1495, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1595-601. 2005
    ..We used a life-course approach to SEP with 4 measures of SEP (childhood SEP, education, occupation, income) and a cumulative measure of SEP...
  43. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood environment and loss of physical function in older adults: evidence from the Alameda County Study
    Jennifer L Balfour
    Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:507-15. 2002
    ..Older people who reported problematic neighborhood environments had a greater risk of functional deterioration over 1 year compared with those in better neighborhoods...
  44. ncbi request reprint Serum homocysteine, folate and risk of stroke: Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) Study
    Jyrki K Virtanen
    Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:369-75. 2005
    ..Homocysteine and folate have been suggested to have opposite effects on the risk of stroke, although the results are controversial...
  45. pmc Education, income, occupation, and the 34-year incidence (1965-99) of Type 2 diabetes in the Alameda County Study
    Siobhan C Maty
    School of Community Health, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 0751, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1274-81. 2005
    ..Lower socioeconomic position (SEP) is related to higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, yet little is known about the relationship of SEP with incident diabetes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate and depressive symptoms are associated in middle-aged Finnish men
    Tommi Tolmunen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Kuopio, Finland
    J Nutr 133:3233-6. 2003
    ..46, 95% CI = 1.01-2.12, P = 0.044). There were no associations between the intake of cobalamin, pyridoxine or riboflavin, and depression. These results indicate that nutrition may have a role in the prevention of depression...
  47. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and development of diabetes mellitus: application and validation of recently suggested definitions of the metabolic syndrome in a prospective cohort study
    David E Laaksonen
    Department of Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1070-7. 2002
    ..The NCEP definition including waist > 102 cm also identifies persons at high risk for diabetes, but it is relatively insensitive in predicting diabetes...
  48. ncbi request reprint Serum lycopene concentrations and carotid atherosclerosis: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study
    Tiina H Rissanen
    Research Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:133-8. 2003
    ..Lycopene is one of the major carotenoids in the Western diet and is probably one of the protective factors in a vegetable-rich diet...
  49. ncbi request reprint Impact of self-assessed hearing loss on a spouse: a longitudinal analysis of couples
    Margaret I Wallhagen
    Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0610, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S190-6. 2004
    ..Its impact on spouses, however, is poorly researched. This study analyzed the relationship between a spouse's self-assessed hearing loss and his or her partner's physical, psychological, and social well-being 5 years later...
  50. ncbi request reprint Serum folate and homocysteine and the incidence of acute coronary events: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study
    Sari Voutilainen
    Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, PO Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:317-23. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate and the risk of depression in Finnish middle-aged men. A prospective follow-up study
    Tommi Tolmunen
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Psychother Psychosom 73:334-9. 2004
    ..Several cross-sectional studies have focused on the low blood folate levels of depressive patients. Nevertheless, no prospective studies have been published on the association between dietary folate and depression...
  52. ncbi request reprint Reduced low-frequency heart rate variability relates to greater intimal-medial thickness of the carotid wall in two samples
    Clara Gautier
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 18:97-104. 2007
    ..We investigated the relationship between heart rate variability and preclinical carotid intima-media thickening, a putative index of atherosclerosis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Going back to understand the future: socioeconomic position and survival after myocardial infarction
    George A Kaplan
    Ann Intern Med 144:137-9. 2006

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