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Carlos Mendes de Leon

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Global Public Health, School of Public Health.

Professor, Epidemiology, School of Public Health.

Ph.D., University of Texas

Dr. Mendes de Leon's 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, and the complex interplay between life-course social conditions and biological processes. In other research, he investigates the cumulative and interactive effects of racial background and life-course socio-economic disadvantage in disease and disability.

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Journal Articles

Klijs, Bart, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Eva U. B. Kibele, and Nynke Smidt. 2017. "Do social relations buffer the effect of neighborhood deprivation on health-related quality of life? Results from the LifeLines Cohort Study." Health & Place, 44: 43-51. DOI. Abstract.

Botoseneanu, A., H.G. Allore, Carlos Mendes de Leon, E.A. Gahbauer, and T.M. Gill. 2016. "Sex Differences in Concomitant Trajectories of Self-Reported Disability and Measured Physical Capacity in Older Adults." Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(8): 1056-1062. DOI. Abstract.

Hansen, Åse M., Lars L. Andersen, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Helle Bruunsgaard, and Rikke Lund. 2016. "School education, physical performance in late midlife and allostatic load: a retrospective cohort study." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(8): 748-754. DOI. Abstract.

Kelley-Moore, J.A., K.A. Cagney, K.A. Skarupski, S.A. Everson-Rose, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2016. "Do Local Social Hierarchies Matter for Mental Health? A Study of Neighborhood Social Status and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71(2): 369-377. DOI. Abstract.

Klijs, B., E. U. B. Kibele, L. Ellwardt, M. Zuidersma, R.P. Stolk, R. P. M. Wittek, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and N. Smidt. 2016. "Neighborhood income and major depressive disorder in a large Dutch population: results from the LifeLines Cohort study." BMC Public Health, 16. DOI. Abstract.

Meier, H. C. S., Mary Haan, Carlos Mendes de Leon, A.M. Simanek, J.B. Dowd, and A.E. Aiello. 2016. "Early life socioeconomic position and immune response to persistent. infections among elderly Latinos." Social Science & Medicine, 166: 77-85. DOI. Abstract.

Pool, L.R., J. Weuve, R.S. Wilson, U. Bultmann, D.A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2016. "Occupational cognitive requirements and late-life cognitive aging." Neurology, 86(15): 1386-1392. DOI. Abstract.

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