Religious Community

VanderWeele, T.J., Li, S., Tsai, A., and Kawachi, I. (2016). Association between religious service attendance and lower suicide rates among US women. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(8):845-851. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.1243.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). Religion and health: a synthesis. In: Peteet, J.R. and Balboni, M.J. (eds.). Spirituality and Religion within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

VanderWeele, T.J., Yu, J., Cozier, Y.C., Wise, L., Argentieri, M.A., Rosenberg, L., Palmer, J.R., and Shields, A.E. (2016). Religious service attendance, prayer, religious coping, and religious-spiritual identity as predictors of all-cause mortality in the Black Women’s Health Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, in press.

Li, S., Okereke, O.I., Chang, S.-C., Kawachi, I., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016) Religious service attendance and lower depression among women - a prospective cohort study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Published online July 8, 2016. doi: 10.1007/s12160-016-9813-9.

Li, S., Stamfer, M., Williams, D.R. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). Association between religious service attendance and mortality among women. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016;176(6):777-785.

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Marriage and Family

Li, S., Kubzansky, L., VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). Divorce, remarriage, and religious service attendance among U.S. women. Technical Report.

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Technical Report.

Cacioppo, J.T., Cacioppo, S., Gonzaga, G., Ogburn, E.L., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2013). Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110:10135-10140.



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Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017) A meta-analysis of the association of job-crafting and work engagement. Preprint available at:

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Technical Report.

VanderWeele, K.D. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2007). Micro-finance impact assessment: Evidence from a development program in Honduras. Savings and Development, 2:161-192.


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Flourishing and Subjective Well-Being

VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). On the promotion of human flourishing. Technical Report.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). Well-being, human flourishing, and national measurement. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, in press.

VanderWeele, T.J., Hawkley, L.C., and Cacioppo, J.T. (2012). On the reciprocal associations between loneliness and subjective well-being. American Journal of Epidemiology, 176:777-784.

Vallurupalli, M., Lauderdale, K., Balboni, M.J., Prigerson, H.G., Phelps, A.C., VanderWeele, T.J., and Balboni, T.A. (2012). The role of spirituality and religious coping in the quality of life of patients receiving palliative radiation therapy. Journal of Supportive Oncology, 10:81-87.

Wang, P. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2011). Empirical research on the factors related to the subjective well-being of Chinese urban residents. Social Indicators Research, 101:447-459.

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Social Influence

VanderWeele, T.J. and An, W. (2013). Social networks and causal inference. Handbook of Causal Analysis for Social Research, S.L. Morgan (ed.). Springer, Chapter 17, p. 353-374.

VanderWeele, T.J., Hong, G., Jones, S. and Brown, J. (2013). Mediation and spillover effects in group-randomized trials: a case study of the 4R's educational intervention. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 108:469-482.

Yuan, C., Lv, J., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2013). A randomized cluster-assignment design for interference: an assessment of health behavior peer effects in Peking University dormitories. PLoS One, 8:e75009.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2011). Sensitivity analysis for contagion effects in social networks. Sociological Methods and Research, 40:240-255.

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Vulnerable Populations

Betancourt, T., Gilman, S., Brennan, R., Zahn, I., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2015). Identifying priorities for mental health interventions in war-affected youth: a longitudinal study. Pediatrics, 136:e344-350.

VanderWeele, T.J., Hawkley, L.C., Thisted, R.A. and Cacioppo, J.T. (2011). A marginal structural model for loneliness: implications for intervention trials and clinical practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79:225-235.

Ozer, E.J., Fernald, L.C.H., Weber, A., Flynn, E., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2011). Does alleviating poverty affect mothers' depressive symptoms?: a quasi-experimental investigation of Mexico's Oportunidades Programme. International Journal of Epidemiology, 40:1565-1576.

Sadowski, L.S., Kee, R., VanderWeele, T.J. and Buchanan, D. (2009). Effect of a housing and case management program on emergency department visits and hospitalizations among chronically ill homeless adults: a randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 301:1771-1778.

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