Flourishing and Human Well-Being

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). On the promotion of human flourishing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 31:8148-8156.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Discussion of: "New statistics for old? - measuring the wellbeing of the UK." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 180:38-39.

Węziak-Białowolska, D., McNeely, E., and VanderWeele, T.J. Flourish index and secure flourish index – development and validation. Technical Report.

Białowolska, P., Węziak-Białowolska, D., and VanderWeele, T.J. The impact of financial decisions in savings and credit domains on well-being and health – an outcome wide longitudinal approach. Technical Report.

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Religious Community

VanderWeele, T.J., Balboni, T.A., Koh, H.K. (2017). Health and spirituality. JAMA, 318(6):519-520.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Religious communities and human flourishing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26:476-481.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). 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, p 357-401.

VanderWeele, T.J., Li, S. and Kawachi, I. (2017). Re: Religious service attendance and suicide rates. JAMA Psychiatry, 74:197-198.

VanderWeele, T.J., Yu, J., Cozier, Y.C., Wise, L., Argentieri, M.A., Rosenberg, L., Palmer, J.R., and Shields, A.E. (2017). 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, 185:515-522.

VanderWeele, T.J., Palmer, J.R., and Shields, A.E. (2017). Re: Church attendance and mortality. American Journal of Epidemiology, 185:526-528.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Religious community in health, health behaviors, and well-being. In: Kivimaki, M., Batty, G.D., Kawachi, I., and Steptoe, A. (eds.). Handbook of Psychosocial Epidemiology. Routledge, in press.

VanderWeele, T.J., Balboni, M.J., Balboni, T.A. (2017). The Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard. In Oman, D. (ed.). Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health - Evidence, Implications, and Resources. Springer-Verlag.

VanderWeele, T.J. and Koenig, H.G. (2017). A course on religion and public health at Harvard. American Journal of Public Health, 107:47-49.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Physical activity and physical and mental well-being in church settings. American Journal of Public Health, 107:1023-1024.

Li, S., Okereke, O.I., Chang, S.-C., Kawachi, I., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2016). Religious service attendance and depression among women – a prospective cohort study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50:876-884.

VanderWeele, T.J., Jackson, J.W., and Li, S. (2016). Causal inference and longitudinal data: a case study of religion and mental health. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(11):1457-1466.

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.

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

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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:

Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Supported employment: review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Technical Report.

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Infant Mental Health Journal, in press.

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Marriage and Family

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Infant Mental Health Journal, in press.

Chen, Y. Kubzansky, L., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Parental warmth and flourishing in mid-life. Technical Report.

Chen, Y., Haines, J. Charlton, B., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Positive parenting practices and offspring health and well-being in later life: an outcome-wide analysis. Technical Report.

Li, S., Kubzansky, L., VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Divorce, remarriage, and religious service attendance among U.S. women. Preprint available at:

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