Steven Barger, PhD
BA 1987 Southern Methodist University
MA 1988 Southern Methodist University
PhD 1995 University of Utah
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, 1996-1998 University of Pittsburgh
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I study social and economic determinants of health in the population. I use nationally representative data sets to estimate the association of social relationships, income, education, etc. with health, broadly defined to include psychological well-being, affect, cardiovascular risk factors, and mortality. Some examples of my recent work include 1) are social networks associated with lower mortality risk? 2) which types of social relationships are most strongly associated with depression/depressive symptoms? and 3) do health risk factors (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking) explain the health advantage of those with more frequent and/or better quality social interactions? I also study racial and ethnic variation in these associations.
Barger, S.D. (2013). Social
integration, social support and mortality in the US National Health Interview
Survey. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 510-517.
Larson, N.C., Barger, S.D., & Sydeman,
S.J. (2013). Type D personality is not associated with coronary heart
disease risk in a North American sample of retirement-aged adults. International
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20, 277-285.
Lutes, L.D., Daiss, S.R., Barger, S.D.,
Read, M., Steinbaugh, E., & Winett, R.A. (2012). Small changes
approach promotes initial and continued weight loss with a phone-based
follow-up: Nine-month outcomes from ASPIRES II. American Journal of Health
Promotion, 26, 235-8.
Barger, S.D. (2012). Perceived emotional
support and frequent social contacts are associated with greater knowledge of
stroke warning signs: Evidence from two U.S. population surveys. Journal
of Health Psychology, 17, 169-178.
Wayment, H.A., Barger, S.D., Tolle, L.W.,
& O’Mara, E.M. (2010). Who gets blamed for a collective tragedy? The role
of distress, identification with victims, and time. Journal of Loss and
Trauma, 15, 481-497.
Barger, S.D., Donoho, C.J., & Wayment, H.A.
(2009). The relative contributions of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status,
health, and social relationships to life satisfaction in the United
States. Quality of Life Research, 18, 179-189.
Barger, S.D., & Gallo, L.C. (2008).
Ability of ethic self-identification to partition modifiable health risk among
US residents of Mexican ancestry. American Journal of Public Health, 98,