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James S. House's Select Publications

Books

Schoeni, Robert F., James S. House, George A. Kaplan, and Harold Pollack. 2008. Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Abstract.

House, James S., F. Thomas Juster, Robert Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. A Telescope on Society: Survey Research & Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Hicken, Margaret, Hedy Lee, Jeffrey Morenoff, James S. House, and David R. Williams. 2014. "Racial/ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence: Reconsidering the Role of Chronic Stress." American Journal of Public Health, 104(1): 117-123. PMCID: PMC3910029. DOI. Abstract.

Tapia Granados, Jose A., James S. House, Edward L. Ionides, Sarah Burgard, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2014. "Individual Joblessness, Contextual Unemployment, and Mortality Risk." American Journal of Epidemiology, 180(3): 280-287. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, Michael R. Elliott, Kara Zivin, and James S. House. 2013. "Working Conditions and Depressive Symptoms: A Prospective Study of US Adults." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(9): 1007-14. PMCID: PMC3951142. DOI. Abstract.

Viruell-Fuentes, Edna A., Jeffrey Morenoff, David R. Williams, and James S. House. 2013. "Contextualizing nativity status, Latino social ties, and ethnic enclaves: An examination of the immigrant social ties hypothesis." Ethnicity & Health, 18(6): 586-609. DOI. Abstract.

Clarke, Philippa J., Jennifer Ailshire, James S. House, Jeffrey Morenoff, Katherine E. King, Robert Melendez, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2012. "Cognitive function in the community setting: the neighbourhood as a source of ‘cognitive reserve’?" Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(8): 730-736. PMCID: PMC3387518. DOI. Abstract.

Hunte, H., G. Mentz, James S. House, A. Schulz, David R. Williams, Michael R. Elliott, Jeffrey Morenoff, and D. White-Perkins. 2012. "Variations in hypertension-related outcomes among Blacks, Whites and Hispanics in two large urban areas and in the United States." Ethnicity & Disease, 22(4): 391-7. PMCID: PMC3579519. Abstract.

Zelner, J., J. Trostle, J. Goldstick, W. Cevallos, James S. House, and J. Eisenberg. 2012. "Social connectedness and disease transmission: social organization, cohesion, village context, and infection risk in rural Ecuador." American Journal of Public Health, 102(12): 2233-9. PMCID: PMC3519324. DOI. Abstract.

Clarke, Philippa J., Victor W. Marshall, James S. House, and Paula M. Lantz. 2011. "The Social Structuring of Mental Health over the Adult Life Course: Advancing Theory in the Sociology of Aging." Social Forces, 89(4): 1287-1313. PMCID: PMC3210581. Abstract.

Viruell-Fuentes, Edna, Jeffrey Morenoff, James S. House, and David R. Williams. 2011. "Language of Interview, Self-Rated Health, and the Other Latino Health Puzzle." American Journal of Public Health, 101(7): 1306-1313. PMCID: PMC3110226. DOI. Abstract.

Dowd, J.B., N. Ranjit, D.P. Do, E.A. Young, James S. House, and George A. Kaplan. 2011. "Education and Levels of Salivary Cortisol Over the Day in US Adults." Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41(1): 13-20. PMCID: PMC3486742. DOI. Abstract.

Ailshire, Jennifer, and James S. House. 2011. "The Unequal Burden of Weight Gain: An Intersectional Approach to Understanding Social Disparities in BMI Growth Trajectories from 1986 to 2001/2002." Social Forces, 90(2): 397-423. PMCID: PMC3570259. DOI. Abstract.

King, Katherine E., Jeffrey Morenoff, and James S. House. 2011. "Neighborhood Context and Social Disparities in Cumulative Biological Risk Factors." Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(7): 572-579. PMCID: PMC3216672. DOI. Abstract.

Arno, P.S., James S. House, D. Viola, and C. Schechter. 2011. "Social security and mortality: The role of income support policies and population health in the United States." Journal of Public Health Policy, 32(2): 234-250. PMCID: PMC3148579. DOI. Abstract.

Bader, Michael, Jennifer Ailshire, Jeffrey Morenoff, and James S. House. 2010. "Measurement of the Local Food Environment: A Comparison of Existing Data Sources." American Journal of Epidemiology, 171(5): 609-617. PMCID: PMC2842213. DOI. Abstract.

Kannan, S., J.T. Dvonch, A.J. Schulz, B.A. Israel, G. Mentz, James S. House, P. Max, and A.G. Reyes. 2010. "Exposure to fine particulate matter and acute effects on blood pressure: effect modification by measures of obesity and location." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64(1): 68-74. DOI. Abstract.

Lantz, Paula M., Ezra Golberstein, James S. House, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2010. "Socioeconomic and behavioral risk factors for mortality in a national 19-year prospective study of US adults." Social Science & Medicine, 70(10): 1558-1566. PMCID: PMC3337768. DOI. Abstract.

Burgard, Sarah, Jennie Brand, and James S. House. 2009. "Perceived job insecurity and worker health in the United States." Social Science & Medicine, 69(5): 777-85. PMCID: PMC2757283. DOI. Abstract.

Mohai, Paul, Paula M. Lantz, Jeffrey Morenoff, James S. House, and Richard P. Mero. 2009. "Racial and socioeconomic disparities in residential proximity to polluting industrial facilities: evidence from the Americans' Changing Lives Study." American Journal of Public Health, 99(suppl 3): S649-56. PMCID: PMC2774179. DOI. Abstract.

Dvonch, J.T., S. Kannan, A.J. Schulz, G.J. Keeler, G. Mentz, James S. House, A. Benjamin, P. Max, R.L. Bard, and R.D. Brook. 2009. "Acute Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter on Blood Pressure Differential Effects Across Urban Communities." Hypertension, 53(5): 853-859. DOI. Abstract.

Herd, P., Robert F. Schoeni, and James S. House. 2008. "Upstream solutions: Does the supplemental security income program reduce disability in the elderly?" Milbank Quarterly, 86(1): 5-45. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, S.L., Roger L. Brown, James S. House, and D.M. Smith. 2008. "Coping with spousal loss: Potential buffering effects of self-reported helping behavior." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34(6): 849-861. DOI. Abstract.

Clarke, Philippa J., Jennifer Ailshire, Michael Bader, Jeffrey Morenoff, and James S. House. 2008. "Mobility disability and the urban built environment." American Journal of Epidemiology, 168(5): 506-513. PMCID: PMC2727170. DOI. Abstract.

Schulz, A.J., James S. House, B.A. Israel, G. Mentz, J.T. Dvonch, P.Y. Miranda, S. Kannan, and M. Koch. 2008. "Relational pathways between socioeconomic position and cardiovascular risk in a multiethnic urban sample: complexities and their implications for improving health in economically disadvantaged populations." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62(7): 638-646. PMCID: PMC2668209. DOI. Abstract.

House, James S. 2008. "Social psychology, social science, and economics: Twentieth century progress and problems, twenty-first century prospects." Social Psychology Quarterly, 71(3): 232-256. Abstract. Public Access.

Zenk, Shannon N., Amy J. Schulz, Graciela Mentz, James S. House, Clarence C. Gravlee, Patricia Miller, and Srimathi Kannan. 2007. "Inter-rater and test-retest reliability: Methods and results for the neighborhood observational checklist." Health and Place, 13(2): 452-465. DOI.

Burgard, Sarah, Jennie Brand, and James S. House. 2007. "Toward a Better Estimation of the Effect of Job Loss on Health." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 48(4): 369-384. DOI. Abstract.

Herd, Pamela, Brian Goesling, and James S. House. 2007. "Socioeconomic Position and Health: The Differential Effects of Education versus Income on the Onset versus Progression of Health Problems." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 48(3): 223-238. Abstract.

Morenoff, Jeffrey, James S. House, Ben Hansen, David R. Williams, George A. Kaplan, and Haslyn E. Hunte. 2007. "Understanding Social Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control: The Role of Neighborhood Context." Social Science and Medicine, 65(9): 1853-1866. PMCID: PMC2705439. DOI. Abstract.

Do, D. Phuong, Jennifer Beam Dowd, Nalini Ranjit, James S. House, and George A. Kaplan. 2007. "Hopelessness, Depression, and Early Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction in US Adults." Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(7): 613-619. PMCID: PMC3190596. DOI. Abstract.

Lantz, Paula M., James S. House, R.P. Mero, and David R. Williams. 2005. "Stress, life events, and socioeconomic disparities in health: results from the Americans' changing lives study." Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 46(3): 274-288. Abstract.

Schulz, A.J., S. Kannan, J.T. Dvonch, B.A. Israel, A. Allen, S.A. James, James S. House, and James M. Lepkowski. 2005. "Social and physical environments and disparities in risk for cardiovascular disease: The Healthy Environments Partnership conceptual model." Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(12): 1817-1825. PMCID: PMC1314928. DOI. Abstract.

House, James S., Paula M. Lantz, and P. Herd. 2005. "Continuity and change in the social stratification of aging and health over the life course: Evidence from a nationally representative longitudinal study from 1986 to 2001/2002 (Americans' Changing Lives Study)." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60: 15-26 Sp. Iss. 2. Abstract.

Brown, S.L., R.M. Nesse, James S. House, and Rebecca L. Utz. 2004. "Religion and Emotional Compensation: Results From a Prospective Study of Widowhood." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(9): 1165-1174. DOI. Abstract.

Musick, Marc A., James S. House, and David R. Williams. 2004. "Attendance at Religious Services and Mortality in a National Sample." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 45(2): 198-213. Abstract.

Everson-Rose, S.A., James S. House, and R.P. Mero. 2004. "Depressive symptoms and mortality risk in a national sample: Confounding effects of health status." Psychosomatic Medicine, 66(6): 823-830. Abstract.

Lurie, Nicole, Catherine McLaughlin, and James S. House. 2003. "Guest Editors' Introduction: In Pursuit of the Social Determinants of Health: The Evolution of Health Services Research." Health-Services-Research, 38(6p2): 1641-1644.

Zimmer, Zachary S., and James S. House. 2003. "Education, Income, and Functional Limitation Transitions Among American Adults: Contrasting Onset and Progression." International Journal of Epidemiology, 32(6): 1089-1097. Abstract.

House, James S. 2002. "Understanding Social Factors and Inequalities in Health: 20th Century Progess and 21st Century Prospects." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 43(2): 125-142. Abstract.

Carr, Deborah, James S. House, Camille Wortman, Randolph M. Nesse, and Ronald C. Kessler. 2001. "Psychological Adjustment to Sudden and Anticipated Spousal Death Among the Older Widowed Persons." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 56B(4): S237-48. Abstract.

House, James S. 2001. "Social Isolation Kills, But How and Why?" Psychosomatic Medicine , 63:273-274.

House, James S. 2001. "Relating Social Inequalities in Health and Income." Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, 26(3): 523-532. Abstract.

Lantz, Paula M., John W. Lynch, James S. House, James M. Lepkowski, R.P. Mero, M.A. Musick, and David R. Williams. 2001. "Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Change in a Longitudinal Study of US Adults: the Role of Health-Risk Behaviors." Social Science & Medicine, 53(1): 29-40. Abstract.

Lynch, John W., Davey Smith, George A. Kaplan, and James S. House. 2000. "Income Inequality and Mortality: Importance to Health of Individual Income, Psychosocial Environment or Material Conditions." BMJ, 320(7243): 1200-1204. Abstract.

House, James S., James M. Lepkowski, David R. Williams, R.P. Mero, Paula M. Lantz, S.A. Robert, and J. Chen. 2000. "Excess Mortality Among Urban Residents: How Much for Whom and Why?" American Journal of Public Health, 90(12): 1989-1904. Abstract.

McDonough, P., David R. Williams, James S. House, and G.J. Duncan. 1999. "Gender and the Socioeconomic Gradient in Mortality." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 40 (1), 17-31. Abstract.

Chapters

House, James S., Robert F. Schoeni, George A. Kaplan, and Harold Pollack. 2008. "The Health Effects of Social and Economic Policy: The Promise and Challenge for Research and Policy." In Making Americans healthier: social and economic policy as health policy edited by Robert Schoeni, James House, George Kaplan, and Harold Pollock. New York: Russell Sage.

House, James S. 2007. "Social Epidemiology." In Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology edited by George Ritzer. Blackwell Publishing.

Herd, Pamela, James S. House, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2007. "Income support policies and health among the elderly." In Making Americans healthier : social and economic policy as health policy. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Brown, Stephanie L., James S. House, and Dylan M. Smith. 2006. "Interpersonal and Spiritual Connections among Bereaved Older Adults." In Spousal bereavement in late life edited by Deborah Carr, Randolph M. Nesse, and Camille B. Wortman. New York: Springer.

Zenk, Shannon N., Amy J. Schulz, James S. House, Alison Benjamin, and Srimathi Kannan. 2005. "Application of CBPR in the design of an observational tool: the neighborhood observational checklist." In Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health edited by Barbara A. Israel, et al.. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Zenk, Shannon N., Amy J. Schulz, James S. House, Alison Benjamin, and Srimathi Kannan. 2005. "Healthy environments partnership: neighborhood observational checklist." In Methods in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health edited by Barbara A. Israel, et al.. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

House, James S., F. Thomas Juster, Robert L. Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. "The Development and Contribution of Survey Research as a Scientific Instrument & Social Institution." In Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by J.S. House, F.T. Juster, R.L. Kahn, H. Schuman, E. Singer. Pp. 1-20. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

House, James S., and George A. Kaplan. 2004. "The Psychosocial Nature of Physical Health." In A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by James S. House, F. Thomas Juster, Robert L. Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. Pp. 248-270. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.

House, James S., F. Thomas Juster, Robert L. Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. 2004. "Survey Research and Social Science: Retrospect and Prospect." In A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by James S. House, F. Thomas Juster, Robert L. Kahn, Howard Schuman, and Eleanor Singer. Pp. 439-454. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.

House, James S., Kark R. Landis, and Debra Umberson. 2004. "Social Relationships and Health." In The Social Psychology of Health: Essays and Readings edited by William D. Marelich and Jeff S. Erger. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Lynch, John W., George Davey Smith, George A. Kaplan, and James S. House. 2003. "Income inequality and mortality: importance to health of individual income, psychosocial environment, or material conditions." In Health and Social Justice: Politics, Ideology, and Inequity in the Distribution of Disease edited by Richard Hofrichter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

House, James S., and David R. Williams. 2001. "Understanding and Reducing Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health." In Promoting Health: Intervention Strategies from Social and Behavioral Research edited by B.D. Smedley and S.L. Syme. Pp. 81-124. Washington D.C.: National Academy Press.

McDonough, P., G.J. Duncan, David R. Williams, and James S. House. 2000. "The Impact of Income Dynamics on Mortality in the United States." In The Mortality Crisis In Transitional Economies edited by G. A. Cornia and R. Paniccia. Pp. 392-419. New York: Oxford University Press.

PSC Reports

Burgard, Sarah, Jennie Brand, and James S. House. 2008. "Perceived Job Insecurity and Worker Health in the United States." PSC Research Report No. 08-650. July 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Morenoff, Jeffrey, Ben Hansen, James S. House, David R. Williams, George A. Kaplan, and Haslyn E. Hunte. 2007. "Understanding Social Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control: The Role of Neighborhood Context." PSC Research Report No. 07-614. January 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Carr, Deborah, James S. House, Randolph Nesse, and Camille Wortman. 2000. "Forewarning of Spouse's Death and Psychological Adjustment to Widowhood among Older Adults." PSC Research Report No. 00-462. November 2000. Abstract. PDF.

Mason, William M., James S. House, and Steven S. Martin. "Dimensions of Political Alienation in America: Theoretical and Empirical." PSC Research Report No. 81-11. February 1981.