Publications on mobility, aging, and psychiatry


Kelly KM and Mezuk B. (2017). Predictors of remission from Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Mezuk B, Concha JB, Perrin P, Green T. (2017). Reconsidering the role of context in diabetes prevention. Ethnicity & Disease.

Mezuk B, Ratliff S, Concha JB, Abdou CM, Rafferty J, Lee H, & Jackson JS. (2017). Stress, self-regulation, and context: Evidence from the health and retirement survey. SSM - Population Health.

Montgomery, J., Lu, J., Ratliff, S., & Mezuk, B. (2017). Food Insecurity and Depression Among Adults With Diabetes: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The Diabetes Educator.

Moore AA, Silberg JL, Roberson-Nay R, Mezuk B. (2017). Life course persistent and adolescence limited conduct disorder in a nationally representative US sample: prevalence, predictors, and outcomes. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol.



Bareis, N. and Mezuk, B. (2016). The relationship between childhood poverty, military service, and later life depression among men: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Berenz E, Roberson-Nay R, Latendresse S, Mezuk B, Gardner C, Amstadter A, York T. (2016). Post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence: Epidemiology and order of onset. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

Brown MJ, Masho SW, Perera R, Mezuk B, Pugsley R, Cohen SA. (2016). Sex disparities in adverse childhood experiences and HIV/STIs: Mediation of psychopathology & sexual behaviors. AIDS & Behavior (in press)

Cha S, Masho SW, Mezuk B. (2016). Age of Sexual Debut and Cannabis Use in the United States. Subst Use Misuse.

Concha, JB, Mayer, SD, Mezuk, B., & Avula, D. (2016). Diabetes Causation Beliefs Among Spanish-Speaking Patients. The Diabetes Educator.

Jaggi L, Mezuk B, Watkins DC, Jackson JS. (2016). The relationship between trauma, arrest, and incarceration history among Black Americans: Findings from the National Survey of American Life. Society & Mental Health (in press).

Kendler KS, Ohlsson H, Mezuk B, Sundquist J, Sundquist K. (2016). Observed cognitive performance and deviation from familial cognitive potential at ages 16 and 18-20 and risk for schizophrenia and bipolar illness in a Swedish national sample. JAMA Psychiatry.

Mezuk B, Li X, Cederin K, Rice K, Sundquist J, and Sundquist K. (2016). Beyond Access: Characteristics of the Food Environment and Risk of Diabetes. American Journal of Epidemiology.

Sealy-Jefferson S, Giurgescu C, Slaughter-Acey J, Caldwell C, and Misra D (2016). Neighborhood Context and Preterm Delivery among African American Women: the Mediating Role of Psychosocial Factors. J Urban Health.

Sealy-Jefferson S, Slaughter-Acey J, Caldwell CH, Kwarteng J, and Misra DP. (2016). Neighborhood disadvantage and preterm delivery in Urban African Americans: The moderating role of religious coping. SSM - Population Health.

Slaughter-Acey JC, Sealy-Jefferson S, Helmkamp L, Caldwell CH, Osypuk TL, Platt RW, Straughen JK, Dailey-Okezie RK, Abeysekara P, and Misra DP. (2016). Racism in the form of micro aggressions and the risk of preterm birth among black women. Annals of Epidemiology.

Sriram U, LaCroix AZ, Barrington WE, Corbie-Smith G, Garcia L, Going SB, LaMonte MJ, Manson JE, Sealy-Jefferson S, Stefanick ML, Waring ME, and Seguin RA. (2016). Neighborhood Walkability and Adiposity in the Women's Health Initiative Cohort. Am J Prev Med.


Brown MJ, Cohen SA, Mezuk B. (2015). Duration of US residence and suicidality among racial/ethnic minority immigrants. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Brown, MJ, Masho, SW, Perera, RA, Mezuk, B., & Cohen, SA (2015). Sex and sexual orientation disparities in adverse childhood experiences and early age at sexual debut in the United States: Results from a nationally representative sample. Child Abuse & Neglect.

Brown, MJ, Perera, RA, Masho, SW, Mezuk, B., & Cohen, SA (2015). Adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner aggression in the US: Sex differences and similarities in psychosocial mediation. Social Science & Medicine.

Brown MJ, Pugsley R, Cohen SA. (2015). Meeting sex partners through the Internet, risky sexual behavior, and HIV testing among STD clinic patients. Arch Sex Behav.

Choi M, O'Connor ML, Mingo CA, Mezuk B. (2015). Gender and Racial Disparities in Life-Space Constriction Among Older Adults. Gerontologist.

Concha, JB and Mezuk, B. (2015). Neighborhoods and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus: Person and Place or Person in Place? JAMA Intern Med.

Concha, JB, Mezuk, B., & Duran, B. (2015). Culture-centered approaches: The relevance of assessing emotional health for Latinos with type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Foutz J, Mezuk B. (2015). Advanced paternal age and risk of psychotic-like symptoms in adult offspring. Schizophr Res.

Kendler KS, Ohlsson H, Mezuk B, Sundquist K, Sundquist J. (2015).A Swedish National Prospective and Co-relative Study of School Achievement at Age 16, and Risk for Schizophrenia, Other Nonaffective Psychosis, and Bipolar Illness. Schizophr Bull.

Kendler, KS, Ohlsson, H., Mezuk, B., Sundquist, K., & Sundquist, J. (2014). Exposure to peer deviance during childhood and risk for drug abuse: A Swedish national co-relative control study. Psychological Medicine Psychol. Med.

Lohman, M., & Mezuk, B. (2015). Depression and Frailty in Late Life: Evidence for a Common Vulnerability. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Lohman, M., Mezuk, B., & Dumenci, L. (2015). Depression and frailty: Concurrent risks for adverse health outcomes. Aging & Mental Health, 1-10.

Mezuk B, Heh V, Prom-Wormley E, Kendler KS, Pedersen NL. (2015). Association between major depression and type 2 diabetes in midlife: findings from the Screening Across the Lifespan Twin Study. Psychosom Med.

Mezuk, B., Li, X., Cederin, K., Concha, J., Kendler, KS, Sundquist, J., & Sundquist, K. (2015). Ethnic enclaves and risk of psychiatric disorders among first- and second-generation immigrants in Sweden. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Mezuk B, Lohman M, Leslie M, Powell V. (2015). Suicide Risk in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities: 2003-2011. Am J Public Health.

Needham BL, Mezuk B, Bareis N, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. (2015). Depression, anxiety and telomere leng in young adults: evidence from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Mol Psychiatry.

Ratliff S, Mezuk B. (2015). Depressive symptoms, psychiatric medication use, and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from the Health and Retirement Study. Gen Hosp Psychiatry

Sundquist, K., Eriksson, U., Mezuk, B., & Ohlsson, H.(2015). Neighborhood walkability, deprivation and incidence of type 2 diabetes: A population-based study on 512,061 Swedish adults. Health & Place.


Brown MJCohen SA. (2014). Association between abusive and nonabusive adverse childhood experiences and diagnosis of cancer in Wisconsin, USA. J Community Med Health Educ.

Choi MLohman MCMezuk B. (2014). Trajectories of cognitive decline by driving mobility: evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry.

Do EKCohen SABrown MJ. (2014). Socioeconomic and demographic factors modify the association between informal caregiving and health in the Sandwich Generation. BMC Public Health.

Lohman M, Mezuk B, Dumenci L. (2014). Sex Differences in the Construct Overlap of Frailty and Depression: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. J Am Geriatr Soc.

Moscati AMezuk B. (2014). Losing faith and finding religion: Religiosity over the life cource and substance use and abuse. Drug Alcohol Depend.

Orr C, Cohen S, Mezuk B. Workplace discrimination among older American workers. In Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Michalos AC, ed. Springer: Dordrecht (2014).

Robinson, WR, Kershaw, KN, Mezuk, B., Rafferty, J., Lee, H., Johnson-Lawrence, V., Seamans, MJ, Jackson, JS (2014). Coming unmoored: Disproportionate increases in obesity prevalence among young, disadvantaged white women. Obesity.


Brown MJCohen SA, Thacker LR. (2013). Association between adverse childhood experiences and diagnosis of cancer. PLoS ONE.

Choi M, Mezuk B. (2013). Aging without driving: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study, 1993 to 2008. J Appl Gerontol.

Cohen SA, Brown MJ, Chui KKH. (2013). Informal caregiving and health outcomes in the United States. The International Journal of Aging in Society.

Do EKMezuk B. (2013). Comorbidity between hypomania and substance use disorders. J Affect Disord.

Engeda JMezuk B, Ratliff S, Ning Y. (2013). Association between duration and quality of sleep and the risk of pre-diabetes: evidence from NHANES. Diabet Med.

Hicken MT, Lee H, Mezuk B, Kershaw KN, Rafferty J, Jackson JS. (2013). Racial and ethnic differences in the association between obesity and depression in women. J Womens Health

Lohman MC, Mezuk B. (2013). Frailty and depression: comorbidity in the context of imperfect measurement. J Am Geriatr Soc.

Lohman MC, Rebok GW, Spira AP, Parisi JM, Gross AL, Kueider AM. (2013). Depressive Symptoms and Memory Performance Among Older Adults: Results From the ACTIVE Memory Training Intervention. J Aging Health.

Mezuk B, Abdou CM, Hudson D, Kershaw KN, Rafferty JA, Jackson JS. (2013). "White Box" Epidemiology and the Social Neuroscience of Health Behaviors. Soc Ment Health.

Mezuk B, Chaikiat A, Li X, Sundquist J, Kendler KS, Sundquist K. (2013). Depression, neighborhood deprivation and risk of type 2 diabetes. Health Place.

Mezuk B, Chen Y, Yu C, Guo Y, Bian Z, Collins R, Chen J, Pang Z, Wang H, Peto R, Que X, Zhang H, Tan Z, Kendler KS, Li L, Chen Z. (2013). Depression, anxiety, and prevalent diabetes in the Chinese population: findings from the China Kadoorie BioBank of 0.5 million people. J Psychosom Res.

Mezuk B, Gallo JJ. Depression and medical illness in late life: Race, resources, and stress. In Depression in Late Life. Levretsky H, Sajatovic M, Reynolds CF, eds. Oxford University Press: New York, 2013, pp. 270-294.

Mezuk B, Johnson-Lawrence V, Lee H, Rafferty JA, Abdou CM, Uzogara EE, Jackson JS. (2013). Is ignorance bliss? Depression, antidepressants, and the diagnosis of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Health Psychol.

Mezuk B, Li X, Cederin K, Concha J, Kendler KS, Sundquist J, Sundquist K. (2013). Ethnic enclaves and risk of psychiatric disorders among first- and second-generation immigrants in Sweden. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol.

Mezuk BLohman M, Dumenci L, Lapane KL. (2013). Are Depression and Frailty Overlapping Syndromes in Mid- and Late-life? A Latent Variable Analysis. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry.

Mezuk B, Myers JM, Kendler KS. (2013). Integrating Social Science and Behavioral Genetics: Testing the Origin of Socioeconomic Disparities in Depression Using a Genetically Informed Design. Am J Public Health.


Brown MJMezuk B. (2012). Brains, bones, and aging: psychotropic medications and bone health among older adults. Curr Osteoporos Rep.

Choi M, Adams KB, Mezuk B. (2012). Examining the aging process through the stress-coping framework: application to driving cessation in later life. Aging Ment Health.

Choi M, Mezuk B, Lohman MC, Edwards JD, Rebok GW. (2012). Gender and racial disparities in driving cessation among older adults. J Aging Health.

Choi M, Mezuk B, Rebok GW. (2012). Voluntary and involuntary driving cessation in later life. J Gerontol Soc Work.

Edwards LE, Mezuk B. (2012). Anxiety and risk of type 2 diabetes: evidence from the Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study. J Psychosom Res.

Mezuk B, Edwards L, Lohman MChoi M, Lapane K. (2012). Depression and frailty in later life: a synthetic review. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry.

Mezuk B, Kendler KS. (2012). Examining variation in depressive symptoms over the life course: a latent class analysis. Psychol Med.


Mezuk B. (2011). Comments on "development of a frailty index for patients with coronary artery disease". J Am Geriatr Soc.

Mezuk B. (2011). Depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a call to explore the common cause hypothesis. Arch Intern Med.


Choi MMezuk BImplications of visual impairment for functioning and mobility or older persons: A global health perspective. Issues of ageing and disability: International Perspectives. United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing. 2010;1:49-55.