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Mon, Feb 5, 2018, noon: Wendy Manning

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

Zon, Sander K. R. van, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and Ute Bültmann. Forthcoming. "The impact of low education and poor health on unemployment varies by work life stage." International Journal of Public Health. DOI. Abstract.

Coley, Sheryl L., Carlos Mendes de Leon, Earlise C. Ward, Lisa L. Barnes, Kimberly A. Skarupski, and Elizabeth A. Jacobs. Forthcoming. "Perceived discrimination and health-related quality-of-life: gender differences among older African Americans." Quality of Life Research. DOI. Abstract.

Everson-Rose, Susan A., Carlos Mendes de Leon, Nicholas S. Roetker, Pamela L. Lutsey, and Alvaro Alonso. Forthcoming. "Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease and Changes in Self-Reported Mobility: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. DOI. Abstract.

Ostergren, Jenny E., Steven Heeringa, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Cathleen Connell, and J. Scott Roberts. Forthcoming. "The Influence of Psychosocial and Cognitive Factors on Perceived Threat of Alzheimer's Disease." American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias. DOI. Abstract.

Weuve, Jennifer, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Lisa L. Barnes, Kumar B. Rajan, Todd Beck, Neelum T. Aggarwal, Liesi E. Hebert, David A. Bennett, Robert S. Wilson, and Denis A. Evans. 2017. "Cognitive aging in black and white Americans: Cognition, cognitive decline, and incidence of Alzheimer disease dementia." Epidemiology, Publish Ahead of Print. DOI. Abstract.

Mendes de Leon, Carlos, Lindsay R. Pool, Belinda L. Needham, Sarah Burgard, and Michael R. Elliott. 2017. "Negative wealth shock and short-term changes in depressive symptoms and medication adherence among late middle-aged adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71(8): 758-763. DOI. Abstract.

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.

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