Our Publications



Flourishing and Human Well-Being

VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Is forgiveness a public health issue? American Journal of Public Health, 108:189-190.

Li, S., Hagan, K., Grodstein, F., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Social integration and healthy aging among U.S. women. Preventive Medicine Reports, 9:144-148.


Węziak-Białowolska, D., McNeely, E., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Flourish index and secure flourish index – development and validation. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3145336.


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.


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. Techical Report.

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Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). The role of first-year maternal employment and paternal involvement in behavioral and cognitive development of young children. Infant Mental Health Journal, in press.


Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). A meta-analysis of the association of job-crafting and work engagement. Preprint available at: https://osf.io/2xtk3/. Techical Report.


Węziak-Białowolska, D., McNeely, E., Benzaken Koosed, T., Carlued, L., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Turning around turnover in low skilled factory jobs. Techical Report.


Frederick, D.E. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Supported employment: review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Preprint available at: https://osf.io/725q6/. Techical Report.

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Marriage and Family

Im, Y. and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). 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. (2018). Parental warmth and flourishing in mid-life. Techical Report.


Chen, Y., Haines, J. Charlton, B., and VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Positive parenting practices and offspring health and well-being in later life: an outcome-wide analysis. Techical Report.


Li, S., Kubzansky, L., VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Divorce, remarriage, and religious service attendance among U.S. women. Techical Report. Preprint available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2891385

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Religious Community

VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Religious communities. In: Kivimaki, M., Batty, D.G., Kawachi, I., and Steptoe, A. (eds.). Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Epidemiology. Routledge.


VanderWeele, T.J., Balboni, M.J., Balboni, T.A. (2018). The Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality at Harvard: from research to education. In Oman, D. (ed.). Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health: Evidence, Implications, and Resources. Springer-Verlag.


VanderWeele, T.J. (2018). Religious communities, health, and well-being - Address to the US Air Force Chaplain Corps Summit. Military Medicine, in press.


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


VanderWeele, T.J., Balboni, T.A., and Koh, H.K. (2017). Spiritual care in medicine. JAMA, 318(24):2496.


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. (2017). Religion and health in Europe: cultures, countries, context. European Journal of Epidemiology, 32:857-861.


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. 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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