Research Center for Group Dynamics

 

Briana Mezuk

Adjunct Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR

Briana Mezuk

My research interests are three-fold: (1) To understand the interface between behavior and physiology in order to integrate social, psychological and biological approaches to understanding health and illness over the life course, (2) To explore the multiple pathways linking psychiatric and medical disorders, particularly chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and (3) To inform interventions which reflect an integrative approach to health to effectively reduce the burden of mental disorders. Some current projects include investigating the relationship between depression and frailty in later life, examining how stress and health behaviors relate to risk of depression in the context of type 2 diabetes, and identifying how factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status relate to psychiatric-medical comorbidity.