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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Human Capital Blog on Project L/EARN "Thoughts on Mentoring"
For the past 23 years Project L/EARN, an innovative program involving undergraduates in health research with Institute faculty, has prepared students for graduate study in health-related fields. [ More...]


"Health, Culture, and Society" by Debby Carr and Johanna Schoen is Selected as the First Integrating Themes Course
One of the initiatives announced by President Barchi as part of the implementation of the University Strategic Plan was the creation of University-wide general education courses in the areas of our integrating themes:
• Cultures, Diversity, and Inequality-Local and Global
• Improving the Health and Wellness of Individuals and Populations
• Creating a Sustainable World through Innovation, Engineering, and Technology
• Educating Involved Citizens and Effective Leaders for a Dynamic World
• Creative Expression and the Human Experience

While many interesting and worthwhile proposals were submitted, the course proposed on Health, Culture, and Society, within the area of Improving the Health and Wellness of Individuals and Populations was selected.
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Truth to "Happy Wife, Happy Life"
When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about their nuptials. [ More...]

Study Finds that Neighbors Improve Well-being in Middle and Later Life
Institute faculty member Emily Greenfield in collaboration with Laurent Reyes, a School of Social Work graduate, and intern with Project L/Earn,explored whether frequency of contact and perceived neighbor support for adults in middle and later life are important for psychological well-being. [ More...]

H. Shellae Versey Receives the American Journal of Public Health Paper of the Year Award
H. Shellae Versey, NIMH postdoctoral fellow, has received the American Journal of Public Health Paper of the Year Award for her paper "Centering Perspectives on Black Women, Hair Politics, and Physical Activity," which appeared in the May 2014 issue of the journal. [ More...]

Stephen Crystal Receives AHRQ Grants
Stephen Crystal, principal investigator of “Applying Evidence to Improve Care and Outcomes in Severe Mental Illness” has been awarded four years of funding to continue the work of the established 6-state consortium for implementation of evidence-based practices in Medicaid mental health care. [ More...]

Tobias Gerhard Receives NIMH Grant
Tobias Gerhard is principal investigator of “Safety of Second Generation Antipsychotics for Adult Depression” to assess the safety of second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) medication augmentation in the treatment of adult depression.Inadequate response to initial antidepressant treatment is common and more than half of depressed patients require multiple sequential treatment steps to achieve remission of depressive symptoms. [ More...]

Team Science Initiative Awards to the Institute for Health
A Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) Team Science Award to Dr. Stephen Crystal will establish the Rutgers Center of Excellence on Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment for Children and Youth. [ More...]

Allan Horwitz Receives Best Faculty Book Award
Congratulations to Allan Horwitz who has been awarded the Best Faculty Book award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Evolution, Biology & Society for his book "All We Have to Fear: Psychiatry's Transformation of Natural Anxieties into Mental Disorders" [with J.C. [ More...]

Deborah Carr Named Editor of The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the country’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging, has named Deborah Carr as the next editor of The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, effective January, 2015. [ More...]

Tobias Gerhard’s et al article, “Comparative Mortality Risks of Antipsychotic Medications in Community-Dwelling Older Adults” in British Journal of Psychiatry Receives Notable Editorial by Clive Ballard (and colleagues)
Tobias Gerhard et al clarify our understanding of mortality associated with antipsychotic use in people with dementia by demonstrating a clear dose relationship and highlighting key questions regarding the relative mortality risk of different atypical antipsychotics. [ More...]

Celebrating David Mechanic/Endowment
We honor David Mechanic, eminent sociologist, distinguished scholar, pioneering leader and extraordinary mentor and colleague to recognize the range of his achievements, his 34 years of service to Rutgers and the far-reaching impact he has had on the many people and organizations he has helped advance.

An endowment has been established to recognize David’s lifetime contributions to health research and policy to fund scholarships, fellowships and research studies by faculty.
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Publications: All Publications
Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health
Joanna Kempner
Pain. Vomiting. Hours and days spent lying in the dark. Migraine is an extraordinarily common, disabling, and painful disorder that affects over 36 million [ More...]

Happy Marriage, Happy Life? Marital Quality and Subjective Well-being ...
Deborah Carr, Vicki A. Freedman, Jennifer C. Cornman, and Norbert Schwarz
The authors examined associations between marital quality and both general life satisfaction and experienced (momentary) well-being among older husbands [ More...]

More People Than Ever Before Are Receiving Behavioral Health Care In The ...
David Mechanic
The high prevalence of mental illness and substance abuse disorders and their significant impact on disability, mortality, and other chronic diseases [ More...]

Continuity and Change in Relationships with Neighbors: Implications for ...
Emily Greenfield and Laurent Reyes
Objectives. There is growing enthusiasm for community initiatives that aim to strengthen neighbor relationships to promote well-being in later [ More...]

Improving the Quality of Geriatric Nursing Care: Enduring Outcomes from ...
Deanna Gray-Miceli, Laurie Dodge Wilson, Joan Stanley, Rachael Watman, Amy Shire, Shoshanna Sofaer, and Mathy Mezey
The nation’s aging demography, few nursing faculty with gerontological nursing expertise, and insufficient geriatric content in nursing programs have [ More...]

Facilitating Lewin’s Change Model with Collaborative Evaluation in Promoting ...
Julianne Manchester, Deanna L. Gray-Miceli, Judith A. Metcalf, Charlotte A. Paolini, Anne H. Napier, Constance L. Coogle, Myra G. Owens
Evidence based practices (EBPs) in clinical settings interact with and adapt to host organizational characteristics. The contextual factors themselves, [ More...]

Which Components of Medical Homes Reduce Time Burden for Families of Children ...
Jane E. Miller, Colleen Nugent, and Louise B. Russell
Objectives To examine which components of medical homes affect time families spend arranging/coordinating health care for their children with [ More...]

Strategies Used by Older Asthmatics for Adherence
Taylor L. Brooks, Howard Leventhal, Michael S. Wolf, Rachel O’Conor, Jose Morillo, Melissa Martynenko, Juan P. Wisnivesky, and Alex D. Federman.
Taylor Brooks, Project L/EARN intern from the cohort of 2013, published a lead-author paper in the Journal of General Internal Medicine about collaborative [ More...]

Outpatient Psychotropic Medication Use in the US: A Comparison Based on ...
Lynn A. Warner, Na Kyoung Song and Kathleen J. Pottick
Using data from the Client/Patient Sample Survey, a nationally representative study of outpatient mental health service utilization, the prevalence and [ More...]

Clinical Characteristics and Outpatient Mental Health Service Use of Transition-Age ...
Kathleen J. Pottick, Lynn A. Warner, Ann Vander Stoep, and Nelson M. Knight
This study examines diagnostic and service utilization patterns of transition-age youth in outpatient care derived from the 2007 nationally representative [ More...]

The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis, 2nd Edition
Jane E. Miller
Social scientists, physicians, educators, policymakers, and others depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. Researchers [ More...]

Anxiety: A Short History (Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease)
Allan V. Horwitz
More people today report feeling anxious than ever before—even while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies. Almost one in five people [ More...]

Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation ...
Catherine Lee
Today, roughly 70 percent of all visas for legal immigration are reserved for family members of permanent residents or American citizens. Family reunification [ More...]

Mental Health and Social Policy: Beyond Managed Care, 6th edition
David Mechanic, Donna D. McAlpine, David A. Rochefort
Rooted in research findings that support an evidence-based orientation to treatment and recovery, the sixth edition of Mental Health and Social Policy [ More...]

Can Family Relationships Explain the Race Paradox in Mental Health?
Dawne M. Mouzon
Biomedical research consistently finds that Blacks have worse physical health than Whites, an expected pattern given Blacks’ greater exposure to psychosocial [ More...]

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