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Carlos F. Mendes de Leon

Professor, Epidemiology; Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health; Director of the Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities

Office Information:

1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
phone: 734-615-2134

Center for Southeast Asian Studies; CSEAS Faculty; International Institute; CMENAS Faculty; Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies


PhD, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, 1988
MA, Clinical Psychology, Radboud University, The Netherlands, 1983
BA, Psychology, Radboud University, The Netherlands, 1979

Selected Publication

  • Lucas, B.P., Mendes de Leon, C.F., Prineas, R.J., Bienias, J.L., Evans, D.A. (2011). Cardiac ventricular repolarization and global cognitive performance in a community population: a cross-sectional study. American Journal of Cardiology1169-1173. PMID: 20920659. PMCID: PMC2955511.
  • Skaruspki KA, Fitchett G, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF. (2010). Daily spiritual experiences in a biracial, community based population of older adults. Aging & Mental Health 779-789. PMID: 20635237. PMCID: PMC2928403.
  • Barnes, L.L., Mendes de Leon, C.F., Bienias, J.L., Wilson, R.S., Everson-Rose, S.A., Evans, D.A. (2009). Hostility and cognition in a biracial older population. Psychosomatic Medicine 652-658. PMID: 19483119. PMCID: PMC2740719.
  • Dong, X., Simon, M., Mendes de Leon, C.F., Fulmer, T., Beck, T., Hebert, L., Dyer, C., Paveza, G., Evans, D.A. (2009). Prospective population based study of elder self neglect and elder abuse report and mortality in a community dwelling population. JAMA 517-526. PMID: 19654386. PMCID: PMC2965589.
  • Mendes de Leon, C.F., Cagney, K.A., Bienias, J.L., Barnes, L.L., Skarupski, K.A., Scherr, P.A., Evans, D.A. (2009). Neighborhood conditions and walking in community-dwelling older adults: A multi-level analysis. Journal of Aging and Health 155-171. PMC2650086 PMID: 19144973.