Susan Everson-Rose, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Moorehead State University
Ph.D. in Biological Psychology
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Master's of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research
Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Associate Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research, and Director of the Research Core of the Center for Health Equity at the University of Minnesota. Her background and training are in cardiovascular psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, stress, mechanisms of disease, neuropsychology, and cardiovascular and social epidemiology. Her particular expertise is in studying the influence of psychosocial stressors on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, including stroke and diabetes, and exploring biobehavioral and physiological mechanisms that underlie these associations. Within this context, her research explores whether knowledge of psychosocial risk factors helps us to better understand health disparities and adds to the knowledge base to work toward eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases and related health conditions. She has nearly 20 years’ experience as an NIH-funded investigator, including on several large epidemiologic studies, e.g., the Alameda County Study, the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, and the Chicago Health and Aging Project. Currently, her work is funded by the NIH, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institutes on Aging. In 2010, she was recipient of the University of Minnesota’s Thorne and Sweeney Stroke Award, an award given annually to a faculty member for excellence in stroke research.
Selected Recent Publications
- Khan U, Wang D, Sowers MFR, Mancuso P, Everson-Rose SA, Scherer PE, Wildman RP. Race-ethnic differences in adipokine levels: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Metabolism: Clinical & Experimental 2012;61:1261-9.
- Clark CJ, Henderson KM, Mendes de Leon CF, Guo H, Lunos S, Evans DA, Everson-Rose SA. Psychosocial factors associated with CVD: an examination of clustering by race and sex. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2012;3:5 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00005
- Mair C, Kaplan GA, Everson-Rose SA. Are there hopeless neighborhoods? An exploration of environmental associations between individual-level feelings of hopelessness and neighborhood characteristics. Health & Place 2012;18:434-439.
- Lewis TT, Guo H, Lunos S, Mendes de Leon CF, Skarupski K, Evans DA, Everson-Rose SA. Depressive symptoms and cardiovascular mortality in older African-American and white adults: Evidence for a differential association by race. Circulation: Cardiovascular and Quality Outcomes 2011;4:293-9. PMCID: PMC3097274
- Everson-Rose SA, Skarupski KA, Barnes LL, Beck T, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. Neighborhood socioeconomic conditions are associated with psychosocial functioning in older African American and Caucasian adults. Health & Place 2011;17:793-800. PMCID: PMC3092820
- Janssen I, Powell LH, Matthews KA, Cursio J, Hollenberg S, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Everson-Rose SA. Depressive symptoms are related to progression of coronary calcium in midlife women: the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Heart Study. American Heart Journal 2011;161:1186-1191.e1. PMCID: PMC3140211
- Everson-Rose SA, Paudel M, Taylor B, Dam T, Cawthon PM, LeBlanc E, Strotmeyer ES, Cauley J, Stefanick M, Barrett-Connor E, Ensrud KE. Metabolic syndrome and physical performance In elderly men: The Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2011;59:1376-1384.
- Clark CJ, Guo H, Lunos S, Aggarwal NT, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF, Everson-Rose SA. Neighborhood cohesion is associated with reduced risk of stroke mortality. Stroke 2011;42:1212-7. PMCID: PMC3102433.
- Dugan SA, Everson-Rose SA, Karavolos K, Avery E, Wesley D, Powell LH. Physical activity and reduced intra-abdominal fat in midlife African-American and white women. Obesity 2010;18:1260-5. PMCID: PMC3139333
- Everson-Rose SA, Lewis TT, Karavolos K, Dugan SA, Wesley D, Powell LH. Depressive symptoms and increased visceral fat in Caucasian and African-American women at mid-life. Psychosomatic Medicine 2009;71:410-416. PMCID: PMC2739059
- Whipple MO, Lewis TT, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Matthews KA, Barinas-Mitchell E, Powell LH, Everson-Rose SA. Hopelessness, depressive symptoms and carotid atherosclerosis in women: the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Heart Study. Stroke 2009;40:3166-72. PMCID: PMC2762349
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