BENJAMIN SHAW

Summary

Affiliation: University at Albany
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in health after age 50: Are health risk behaviors to blame?
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 101:52-60. 2014
  2. pmc Long-term health consequences of violence exposure in adolescence: a 26-year prospective study
    Niclas Olofsson
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine, Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:411. 2012
  3. pmc A prospective cohort study of health behavior profiles after age 50 and mortality risk
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:803. 2012
  4. pmc Are changes in financial strain associated with changes in alcohol use and smoking among older adults?
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, New York 12144 3456, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:917-25. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Tracking changes in social relations throughout late life
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S90-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Age versus time since baseline as the time scale in the analysis of change
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S203-4. 2007
  7. pmc Examining the association between education level and physical activity changes during early old age
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Aging Health 20:767-87. 2008
  8. pmc Age and race differences in the trajectories of self-esteem
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3445, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:84-94. 2010
  9. pmc Age differences and social stratification in the long-term trajectories of leisure-time physical activity
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, One University Place, Rensselaer, Albany, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:756-66. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessing sources of support for diabetes self-care in urban and rural underserved communities
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Community Health 31:393-412. 2006

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in health after age 50: Are health risk behaviors to blame?
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 101:52-60. 2014
    ..As such, promoting healthier lifestyles among the socioeconomically disadvantaged older adults should help to reduce later life health inequalities. ..
  2. pmc Long-term health consequences of violence exposure in adolescence: a 26-year prospective study
    Niclas Olofsson
    Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine, Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 12:411. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc A prospective cohort study of health behavior profiles after age 50 and mortality risk
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:803. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Are changes in financial strain associated with changes in alcohol use and smoking among older adults?
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, New York 12144 3456, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 72:917-25. 2011
    ..This study aimed to assess whether changes in levels of financial strain are associated with changes in alcohol use and smoking among older adults...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tracking changes in social relations throughout late life
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S90-9. 2007
    ..This research aimed to chart age-related changes in 11 dimensions of social relations during later life. We also examined interpersonal differences in intra-individual changes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Age versus time since baseline as the time scale in the analysis of change
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S203-4. 2007
  7. pmc Examining the association between education level and physical activity changes during early old age
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Aging Health 20:767-87. 2008
    ..This study examined the relationship between aging and regular physical activity. The moderating effects of education and the extent to which employment and health status influence physical activity were also examined...
  8. pmc Age and race differences in the trajectories of self-esteem
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3445, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:84-94. 2010
    ..These findings suggest the presence of age- and race-based stratification with respect to self-esteem. Future work in this area should examine the health and well-being effects of declining self-esteem during old age...
  9. pmc Age differences and social stratification in the long-term trajectories of leisure-time physical activity
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, One University Place, Rensselaer, Albany, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:756-66. 2010
    ..This study assessed how and why the social stratification of leisure-time physical activity changes as adults at different points in the life course, and from different birth cohorts, grow older...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessing sources of support for diabetes self-care in urban and rural underserved communities
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Community Health 31:393-412. 2006
    ..These results have implications for the design of interventions aimed at bolstering support for diabetes self-care, and point to the need for an enhanced focus on strengthening the social environmental resources of adults with diabetes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Lack of emotional support from parents early in life and alcohol abuse later in life
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3456, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 63:49-72. 2006
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Emotional support from parents early in life, aging, and health
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, University of New York, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:4-12. 2004
    ..These findings underscore the importance of adopting a life course perspective in studying the social determinants of health among adults...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of salient role stress on trajectories of health in late life among survivors of a seven-year panel study: analyses of individual growth curves
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Rensselaer 12144, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 55:97-116. 2002
    ..This finding has important implications for targeting interventions and should stimulate further study regarding how and why responses to stress change progressively with age...
  14. ncbi request reprint Exposure to physical violence during childhood, aging, and health
    Benjamin A Shaw
    University at Albany, State University of New York, Rennselaer, NY, USA
    J Aging Health 14:467-94. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study is to estimate the relationship between exposure to physical violence administered by one's parents and adult health. In the process, the authors also examine factors that mediate and moderate this association...
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations between anticipated support, physical functioning, and education level among a nationally representative sample of older adults
    Benjamin A Shaw
    Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144 3456, USA
    J Aging Health 16:539-61. 2004
    ..In addition, level of education is tested as a modifier of this relationship...
  16. ncbi request reprint Intertwining courses of functional status and subjective health among older Japanese
    Jersey Liang
    School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S340-8. 2007
    ..We sought to depict how trajectories of functional status are related to the average changes in self-rated health and its underlying trajectories...
  17. ncbi request reprint Social structural influences on emotional support from parents early in life and adult health status
    Benjamin A Shaw
    School of Public Health, University of Albany, USA
    Behav Med 29:68-79. 2003
    ..These findings emphasize the pervasive influence of gender in American society and add focus to researchers' understanding of the long-term health effects of early parental support...
  18. doi request reprint Comparison study: the impact of on-site comprehensive service access on self-reported health and functional status of older adults
    Yuchi Young
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior, State University of New York at Albany, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 10:167-73. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of on-site comprehensive service access by comparing functional outcomes and self-rated health between 2 older adult samples...
  19. doi request reprint Age differences in long-term patterns of change in alcohol consumption among aging adults
    Benjamin A Shaw
    State University of New York at Albany
    J Aging Health 23:207-27. 2011
    ..To estimate patterns of long-term, within-person, changes in alcohol consumption among adults of different ages and assess key predictors of alcohol-use patterns over time...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in functional status among older adults in Japan: successful and usual aging
    Jersey Liang
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, 420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:684-95. 2003
    ..and (c) late onset of functional impairment. These findings may serve as useful benchmarks for observations derived from other developed nations...
  21. ncbi request reprint Welfare participation and social support in late life
    Neal Krause
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    Psychol Aging 17:260-70. 2002
    ..The results suggest that those who administer welfare programs, as well as public policymakers, should consider developing interventions that address the wider psychosocial problems associated with receiving public assistance...
  22. ncbi request reprint How does self-assessed health change with age? A study of older adults in Japan
    Jersey Liang
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S224-32. 2005
    ..This research examines how the trajectories of self-rated health evolve among elderly Japanese individuals and how socioeconomic status (SES), social relations, and baseline health differentiate these trajectories...
  23. pmc Gender differences in functional status in middle and older age: are there any age variations?
    Jersey Liang
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S282-92. 2008
    ..The present study examines gender differences in changes in functional status after age 50 and how such differences vary across different age groups...
  24. ncbi request reprint A descriptive epidemiology of lifetime trauma and the physical health status of older adults
    Neal Krause
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health and Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Psychol Aging 19:637-48. 2004
    ..Moreover, the young-old appear to be at greatest risk. Finally, data suggest that trauma arising between the ages of 18 and 30 years, as well as ages 31 to 64 years, has the strongest relationship with current health...
  25. ncbi request reprint Religion, death of a loved one, and hypertension among older adults in Japan
    Neal Krause
    School of Public Health and Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 2029, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 57:S96-S107. 2002
    ..To see whether three dimensions of religion (private religious practices, religious coping, and belief in the afterlife) buffer the effect of the death of a significant other on change in self-reported hypertension over time...

Research Grants3

  1. Health Behaviors and Lifestyles in Old Age in the United States and Japan
    BENJAMIN SHAW; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Finally, additional insights into the health behaviors and lifestyles of US elderly can be gained through comparisons with elderly from other highly developed, yet culturally distinct, countries such as Japan. ..
  2. Health Behaviors and Lifestyles in Old Age in the United States and Japan
    Benjamin A Shaw; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finally, additional insights into the health behaviors and lifestyles of US elderly can be gained through comparisons with elderly from other highly developed, yet culturally distinct, countries such as Japan. ..