Carlos Mendes de Leon's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Dong, Liming, Vicki Freedman, Brisa N. Sanchez, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2019. "Racial and ethnic differences in disability transitions among older adults in the United States." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 74(3): 406-411. DOI. Abstract.

Pampati, Sanjana, Zaineb Alattar, Evette Cordoba, Madiha Tariq, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2018. "Mental health outcomes among Arab refugees, immigrants, and U.S. born Arab Americans in Southeast Michigan: a cross-sectional study." BMC Psychiatry, 18(1): 379. DOI. Abstract.

Ali, Talha, Charlotte Juul Nilsson, Jennifer Weuve, Kumar B. Rajan, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2018. "Effects of social network diversity on mortality, cognition and physical function in the elderly: a longitudinal analysis of the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP)." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(11): 990-996. DOI. Abstract.

Virani, Shama, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Elizabeth C. Wetzel, Suphawat Laohawiriyakamol, Pleumjit Boonyaphiphat, Alan Geater, Celina G. Kleer, Judy Pang, et al. 2018. "Ethnic disparity in breast cancer survival in southern Thai women." Cancer Epidemiology, 54: 82-89. DOI. Abstract.

Pool, Lindsay R., Sarah Burgard, Belinda L. Needham, Michael R. Elliott, Kenneth M. Langa, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2018. "Association of a negative wealth shock with all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older adults in the united states." JAMA, 319(13): 1341-1350. DOI. Abstract.

Pampati, Sanjana, Anne Buu, Yi-Han Hu, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and Hsien-Chang Lin. 2018. "Effects of alcohol and cigarette use on the initiation, reinitiation, and persistence of cannabis use from adolescence to emerging adulthood." Addictive Behaviors, 79: 144-150. DOI. Abstract.

Everson-Rose, Susan A., Carlos Mendes de Leon, Nicholas S. Roetker, Pamela L. Lutsey, and Alvaro Alonso. 2018. "Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease and Changes in Self-Reported Mobility: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73(2): 218-224. DOI. Abstract.

Zon, Sander K. R. van, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and Ute Bültmann. 2017. "The impact of low education and poor health on unemployment varies by work life stage." International Journal of Public Health, 62(9): 997-1006. DOI. Abstract.

Coley, Sheryl L., Carlos Mendes de Leon, Earlise C. Ward, Lisa L. Barnes, Kimberly A. Skarupski, and Elizabeth A. Jacobs. 2017. "Perceived discrimination and health-related quality-of-life: gender differences among older African Americans." Quality of Life Research, 26(12): 3449-3458. 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, et al. 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.

Ostergren, Jenny E., Steven Heeringa, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Cathleen Connell, and J. Scott Roberts. 2017. "The Influence of Psychosocial and Cognitive Factors on Perceived Threat of Alzheimer's Disease." American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 32(5): 289-299. 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.

Timonin, S., V. Shkolnikov, D. Jasilionis, P. Grigoriev, D. Jdanov, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2016. "Disparities in length of life across developed countries: measuring and decomposing changes over time within and between country groups." Population Health Metrics, 14(67). 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." The 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." The 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 and 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.

van Zon, S. K. R., U. Bultmann, S.A. Reijneveld, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2016. "Functional health decline before and after retirement: A longitudinal analysis of the Health and Retirement Study." Social Science and Medicine, 170: 26-34. DOI. Abstract.

Weuve, J., J.D. Kaufman, A.A. Szpiro, C. Curl, R.C. Puett, T. Beck, D.A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2016. "Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Relation to Progression in Physical Disability among Older Adults." Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(7): 1000-1008. DOI. Abstract.

Rajan, K.B., L.L. Barnes, K.A. Skarupski, Carlos Mendes de Leon, R.S. Wilson, and D.A. Evans. 2015. "Physical and Cognitive Activities as Deterrents of Cognitive Decline in a Biracial Population Sample." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(12): 1225-1233. DOI. Abstract.

van Zon, S. K. R., U. Bultmann, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and S.A. Reijneveld. 2015. "Absolute and Relative Socioeconomic Health Inequalities across Age Groups." Plos One, 10(12). DOI. Abstract.

Mendes de Leon, Carlos, and Vicki Freedman. 2015. "Measuring disability, physical functions and cognitive abilities of adults: Survey enhancements and options for a new panel study." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 40(1-4): 397-425. DOI. Abstract.

Rajan, Kumar B., Liesi E. Herbert, Paul A. Scherr, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and Denis A. Evans. 2015. "Rate of Cognitive Decline Before and After the Onset of Functional Limitations in Older Persons." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 70(10): 1221-1225. DOI. Abstract.

Clarke, Philippa J., Jennifer Weuve, Lisa Barnes, Denis A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2015. "Cognitive Decline and the Neighborhood Environment." Annals of Epidemiology, 25(11): 849-854. PMCID: PMC4609590. DOI. Abstract.

Guerrero, Natalie, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Denis A. Evans, and Elizabeth A. Jacobs. 2015. "Determinants of Trust in Health Care in an Older Population." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(3): 553-557. PMCID: PMC4373974. DOI. Abstract.

Duchin, Ofra, Constanza Marin, Mercedes Mora-Plazas, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Joyce M. Lee, and Eduardo Villamor. 2015. "A prospective study of body image dissatisfaction and BMI change in school-age children." Public Health Nutrition, 18(2): 322-328. DOI. Abstract.

Tomey, K., G. Greendale, H. Kravitz, J. Bromberger, J. Burns, S. Dugan, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2015. "Associations between aspects of pain and cognitive performance and the contribution of depressive symptoms in mid-life women: A cross-sectional analysis." Maturitas, 80(1): 106-112. PMCID: PMC4272662. DOI. Abstract.

Kalousova, Lucie, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2015. "Increase in frailty of older workers and retirees predicted by negative psychosocial working conditions on the job." Social Science and Medicine, 124: 275-283. DOI. Abstract.

Wilson, R., K. Rajan, L. Barnes, L. Hebert, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and D. Evans. 2014. "Cognitive Aging and Rate of Hospitalization in an Urban Population of Older People." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 69(4): 447-454. PMCID: PMC3968825. DOI. Abstract.

Rajan, K., R. Wilson, K. Skarupski, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and D. Evans. 2014. "Gene-Behavior Interaction of Depressive Symptoms and the Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 Allele on Cognitive Decline." Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(2): 101-108. DOI. Abstract.

Aggarwal, N., R. Wilson, T. Beck, K. Rajan, Carlos Mendes de Leon, D. Evans, and S. Everson-Rose. 2014. "Perceived Stress and Change in Cognitive Function Among Adults 65 Years and Older." Psychosomatic Medicine, 76(1): 80-85. PMCID: PMC4185366. DOI. Abstract.

Aggarwal, N., T. Beck, Carlos Mendes de Leon, C. DeCarli, D. Evans, S. Rose, and Cari J. Clark. 2014. "Perceived Stress Is Associated with Subclinical Cerebrovascular Disease in Older Adults." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(1): 53-62. PMCID: PMC3707931. DOI. Abstract.

Rajan, K., L. Barnes, R. Wilson, D. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2014. "Racial Differences on Association of Depressive Symptoms With Combined Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 69(2): 215-222. PMCID: PMC4048984. DOI. Abstract.

Grady, Kathleen L., Carlos Mendes de Leon, Andrea T. Kozak, John F. Cursio, DeJuran Richardson, Elizabeth Avery, James E. Calvin, and Lynda H. Powell. 2014. "Does self-management counseling in patients with heart failure improve quality of life? Findings from the Heart Failure Adherence and Retention Trial (HART)." Quality of Life Research, 23(1): 31-38. PMCID: PMC3825836. DOI. Abstract.

Weuve, Jennifer, Carlos Mendes de Leon, David A. Bennett, Xinqi Dong, and Denis A. Evans. 2014. "The red cell distribution width and anemia in association with prevalent dementia." Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 28(2): 99-105. PMCID: PMC3844541. DOI. Abstract.

Sharpski, Kimberly A., George Fitchett, Denis A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2013. "Race differences in the association of spiritual experiences and life satisfaction in older age." Aging and Mental Health, 17(7): 888-895. DOI. Abstract.

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 and Research, 65(6): 936-944. PMCID: PMC3620918. DOI. Abstract.

Rajan, Kumar B., Liesi E. Hebert, Paul A. Scherr, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and Denis A. Evans. 2013. "Disability in Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living is Associated with Faster Rate of Decline in Cognitive Function of Older Adults." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(5): 624-630. PMCID: PMC3693599. DOI. Abstract.

Fitchett, George, Maureen R. Benjamin, Kimberly A. Skaruspki, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2013. "Worship Attendance and the Disability Process in Community-Dwelling Older Adults." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68(2): 235-245. PMCID: PMC3578261. DOI. Abstract.

Clark, Carol A.M., Carlos Mendes de Leon, K. Henderson, T. Lewis, N. Aggarwal, T. Beck, H. Guo, S. Lunos, et al. 2013. "Psychosocial Distress and Stroke Risk in Older Adults." Stroke, 44(2): 367-372. PMCID: PMC3552144. DOI. Abstract.

Barnes, L., R. Wilson, S. Everson-Rose, M. Hayward, D. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2012. "Effects of early-life adversity on cognitive decline in older African Americans and whites." Neurology, 79(24): 2321-2327. PMCID: PMC3578376. DOI. Abstract.

Boardman, J., L. Barnes, R. Wilson, D. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2012. "Social disorder, APOE-E4 genotype, and change in cognitive function among older adults living in Chicago." Social Science and Medicine, 74(10): 1584-1590. PMCID: PMC3597347. DOI. Abstract.

Delgado, J., E. Jacobs, D. Lackland, D. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2012. "Differences in Blood Pressure Control in a Large Population-Based Sample of Older African Americans and Non-Hispanic Whites." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67(11): 1253-1258. PMCID: PMC3474465. DOI. Abstract.

Rajan, K., L. Hebert, P. Scherr, X. Dong, R. Wilson, D. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2012. "Cognitive and Physical Functions as Determinants of Delayed Age at Onset and Progression of Disability." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67(12): 1419-1426. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process. DOI. Abstract.

Clark, C.J., K. Hendersen, Carlos Mendes de Leon, H. Guo, S. Lunos, D.A. Evans, and S.A. Everson-Rose. 2012. "Latent constructs in psychosocial factors associated with cardiovascular disease: an examination by race and sex." Frontiers in Psychiatry, 3(5). PMCID: PMC3270306. DOI.

Weuve, J., E.J. Tchetgen, M.M. Glymour, T.L. Beck, N.T. Aggarwal, R.S. Wilson, D.A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2012. "Accounting for bias due to selective attrition in analyses of cognitive decline: the example of smoking and cognitive decline in older adults." Epidemiology, 23(1): 119-128. PMCID: PMC3237815. DOI.

Lewis, T.T., H. Guo, S. Lunos, Carlos Mendes de Leon, K. Skaruspki, D.A. Evans, and S.A. Everson-Rose. 2011. "Depressive symptoms and cardiovascular mortality in older African-­‐American and White Adults: Evidence for a differential association by race." Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 4(3): 293-299. PMCID: PMC3097274. DOI.

Lucas, B.P., Carlos Mendes de Leon, R.J. Prineas, J.L. Bienias, and D.A. Evans. 2011. "Cardiac ventricular repolarization and global cognitive performance in a community population: a cross-sectional study." American Journal of Cardiology, 106: 1169-1173. PMCID: PMC2955511.

Barnes, L.L., R.S. Wilson, L.E. Hebert, P.A. Scherr, D.A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2011. "Racial differences in the association of education with physical and cognitive function in older Blacks and Whites." The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66: 354-363. PMCID: PMC3078760.

Everson-Rose, S.A., K.A. Skaruspki, L.L. Barnes, T. Beck, D.A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2011. "Neighborhood socioeconomic conditions are associated with psychosocial functioning in older black and white adults." Health and Place, 17: 793-800. PMCID: PMC3092820.

Dong, X., T. Fulmer, Carlos Mendes de Leon, L.E. Hebert, T. Beck, P.A. Scherr, and D.A. Evans. 2011. "A prospective population based study of black and white differences in elder self-neglect and mortality." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66(6): 695-704. PMCID: PMC3110911. DOI.

Mendes de Leon, Carlos, K. Eschbach, and K.S. Markides. 2011. "Population trends and late life disability in Hispanics from the Midwest." Journal of Aging and Health, 23: 1166-1188. DOI.

Dong, X., M.A. Simon, T. Beck, C.J. Farran, J.J. McCann, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and D.A. Evans. 2011. "Elder abuse and mortality: The role of psychological and social well-being." Gerontology, 57: 549-558. DOI.

Mänty, M., Carlos Mendes de Leon, T. Rantanen, P. Era, A. Pedersen, A. Ekmann, M. Schroll, and K. Avlund. 2011. "Mobility related fatigue, walking speed and muscle strength in older people." The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67(5): 523-529. DOI.

Skaruspki, K.A., G. Fitchett, G.A. Evans, and Carlos Mendes de Leon. 2010. "Daily spiritual experiences in a biracial, community-based population of older adults." Aging and Mental Health, 14: 779-789. PMCID: PMC2928403. DOI.

Dong, X., R.S. Wilson, M.A. Simon, Carlos Mendes de Leon, K.B. Rajan, and D.A. Evans. 2010. "Cognitive function and risk of elder self-­‐neglect: finding from the Chicago Health and Aging Project." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12): 2292-2299. PMCID: PMC3059228. DOI.

Wilson, R.S., L.L. Barnes, N.T. Aggarwal, P.A. Boyle, L.E. Hebert, Carlos Mendes de Leon, and D.A. Evans. 2010. "Cognitive activity and the cognitive morbidity of Alzheimer's disease." Neurology, 75: 990-996. PMCID: PMC2942032.

Wolf, Douglas A., Carlos Mendes de Leon, and T. Glass. 2007. "Trends in Rates of Onset of and Recovery from Disability at Older Ages: 1982-1994." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 62(1): S3-S10. DOI. Abstract.

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