Disparities in mental health risk, especially gender and SES; social stress and psychosocial resources such as social support; impact of neighborhood structure, caregiving; adolescent and aged populations.
I specialize in the fields of the sociology of mental health and medical sociology. My research concerns the ways in which the organization of society influences the mental health of its members. It emphasizes how social inequality becomes mental health disparities, focusing on gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and age. My research spans the life course from adolescence through old age. I usually work with large survey samples and complex multivariate statistical analysis of longitudinal data. My most recent work deals with how the socioeconomic stratification and racial/ethnic segregation of neighborhoods affects the health of persons in late middle age and old age, especially depression, cognitive functioning, and mortality.
Aneshensel, C.S., Pearlin, L.I., Mullan, J.T., Zarit, S.H., and Whitlach, C.J. 1995. Profiles in Caregiving: The Unexpected Career. ( San Diego, CA: Academic Press). Finalist. 1997 American Sociological Association, Family Section: William J. Goode Book Award. Aneshensel, C.S., and Phelan, J.C. (Eds.) 1999. Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. ( New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers). Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research Series. Best Publication. 2001 American Sociological Association, Mental Health Section. Aneshensel, C.S. 2002. Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences. ( Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press). Honorable Mention, Best Publication. 2003. American Sociological Association, Mental Health Section. Avison, W.R., Aneshensel, C.S., Schieman, S., and Wheaton, B. (Eds.) 2010. Advances in the Conceptualization of the Stress Process: Essays in Honor of Leonard I. Pearlin. ( New York: Springer).
Aneshensel, C.S., Wight, R.G., Miller-Martinez, D., Botticello, A.L., Karlamangla, A.S., and Seeman, T.E. 2007. Urban neighborhoods and depressive symptoms among older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 62B:S52-S59. Wight, R.G., Beals, K.P., Miller-Martinez, D., Murphy, D.A., and Aneshensel, C.S. 2007. HIV-related traumatic stress symptoms in AIDS caregiving family dyads. AIDS Care. 19:901-909. PMID: 17712694. Wight, R.G., Cummings, J.R., Miller-Martinez, D., Karlamangla, A.S., Seeman, T.E., and Aneshensel, C.S. 2008. A multilevel analysis of urban neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and health in late life. Social Science & Medicine. 66:862-872. PMID: 18160194. Wight, R.G., Cummings, J.R., Karlamangla, A.S., and Aneshensel, C.S. 2009. Urban neighborhood context and change in depressive symptoms in late life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 64B:247-251. PMCID: PMC2655167. Aneshensel, C.S. 2009. Toward explaining mental health disparities. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 50:377-394. PMID: 20099446. Invited. Leo G. Reeder Award Address. Karlamangla, A.S., Miller-Martinez, D., Aneshensel, C.S., Seeman, T.E., Wight, R.G., and Chodosh, J. 2009. Trajectories of cognitive function in late life in the United States: Demographic and socioeconomic predictors. American Journal of Epidemiology. 170:331-342. PMCID: 2727175. Wight, R.G., Cummings, J.R., Karlamangla, A.S., and Aneshensel, C.S. 2010. Urban neighborhood context and mortality in late life. Journal of Aging and Health. 22:197-218. PMID: 20056813. Chodosh, J., Miller-Martinez, D., Aneshensel, C.S., Wight, R.G., and Karlamangla, A.S. 2010. Depressive symptoms, chronic diseases, and physical disabilities as predictors of cognitive functioning trajectories in older Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 58:2350-2357. PMID: 21087219. Wight, R.G., Ko, M.J., and Aneshensel, C.S. 2011. Urban neighborhoods and depressive symptoms in late middle age. Research on Aging. 33:28-50. Aneshensel, C.S., Ko, M.J., Chodosh, J., and Wight, R.G., 2011. The urban neighborhood and cognitive functioning in late middle age. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 52:163-179.
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