Epidemiology
Investigation of the Predictors of Self-rated Health of Economically Disadvantaged African American Men and Women: Evidence for Sponge Hypothesis

Sharon Cobb; Shervin Assari

Volume 7, Issue 1 , February 2020, , Pages 25-34

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2020.05

Abstract
  AbstractBackground and aims: According to the sponge hypothesis, compared to men’s self-rated health (SRH),women’s SRH is more likely to reflect conditions other than chronic medical conditions (CMCs) suchas psychiatric disorders (PDs). As a result, poor SRH is a weaker predictive factor ...  Read More

Marital Status and Physical Health: Racial Differences

Shervin Assari

Volume 6, Issue 3 , August 2019, , Pages 108-113

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijer.2019.20

Abstract
  Background and aims: As suggested by the Minorities’ Diminished Return Theory, the associationbetween socioeconomic status and health is weaker for racial and ethnic minorities compared toWhites. The current study compared Blacks and Whites in terms of the association between maritalstatus and ...  Read More

Interaction Between Race and Gender on Implicit Racial Bias Against Blacks

Shervin Assari

Volume 5, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 43-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijer.2018.10

Abstract
  Background and aims: Exposure and vulnerability to racial discrimination is not solely a function ofrace but the intersection of race and gender, with Black men experiencing more discrimination thanBlack women. This phenomenon is explained by the subordinate male target hypothesis, suggestingthat majority ...  Read More

Epidemiology
Demographic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Physical and Mental Self-rated Health Across 10 Ethnic Groups in the United States

Shervin Assari; Maryam Moghani Lankarani

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2017, , Pages 185-193

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijer.2017.02

Abstract
  Background and aims: The aim of this study was to explore ethnic differences in demographic and socioeconomic determinants of poor physical and mental self-rated health (SRH) in the United States. Methods: We used data from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES) 2001- 2003, which included ...  Read More

Bidirectional associations between chronic medical conditions, disability, and depressive symptoms over 25 years: Black- White differences

Shervin Assari

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, , Pages 302-317

Abstract
  Background and aims: Blacks have a higher rate of chronic medical conditions (CMC), disability, and depressive symptoms compared to Whites. The present study compared Blacks and Whites for bidirectional associations between CMC, disability, and depressive symptoms over a 25-year period.Methods: Data ...  Read More