Religious Community

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.

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: Explaining the relationship between attending worship services and mortality: a brief excursion into the contribution of social relationships in religious institutions. 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. 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., 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.

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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Marriage and Family

Li, S., Kubzansky, L., VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Divorce, remarriage, and religious service attendance among U.S. women. 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. 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. (2017). On the promotion of human flourishing. Technical Report.

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Discussion of: “Well-being, human flourishing, and national measurement.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 180:38-39.

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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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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