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Carlos Mendes de Leon

Professor of Epidemiology, Epidemiology, School of Public Health.

Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Public Health.

Co-Director, RWJ Health & Society Scholars Program, School of Public Health.

Ph.D., University of Texas

Dr. Mendes de Leon is a social epidemiologist with a primary interest in the major health problems and health disparities in late life. His work focuses on a broad array of social and psychological determinants that affect the development and progression of disability, cognitive decline and other common, age-associated health conditions. Specific areas of interest include the role of neighborhood-level social processes and environments in late-life health, and the complex interplay between life-course social conditions and biological processes and their functional consequences in older age. His current studies focus on the role of neighborhood contexts and inflammatory processes in social disparities in late-life disability and cognitive impairment. In other research, he is investigating the cumulative and interactive effects of racial background and life-course socio-economic disadvantage in subclinical disease and disability in older adults.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Karvonen-Gutierrez, Carrie A., Sioban D. Harlow, Peter Mancuso, Jon Jacobson, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and Bin Nan. 2013. "Association of Leptin Levels With Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Among a Cohort of Midlife Women." Arthritis Care & Research, 65(6): 936-944. PMCID: PMC3620918. DOI. Abstract.