Carlos Mendes de Leon

Carlos Mendes de Leon

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Public Health, School of Public Health
Ph.D., Preventive Medicine and Community Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch

cmendes@umich.edu

Dr. Mendes de Leon’s research focuses social and psychological determinants of late-life health and health disparities, with a particular emphasis on black-white differences. Specific areas of interest include the role of neighborhood social processes and environments in late-life health, the complex interplay between life-course social conditions and biological processes and their impact on late-life functional decline, and the cumulative and interactive effects of racial background and life-course socioeconomic disadvantage on health and well-being in later life.