Dawne Mouzon

Dawne Mouzon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
B.A., Rutgers University M.P.H. (Epidemiology), UMDNJ School of Public Health M.A. and Ph.D. (Sociology), Rutgers University .


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 546

Phone (848) 932-2969

Fax (732) 932-6564

E-mail: dawne.mouzon@rutgers.edu


Research Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Medical Sociology
  • Family Demography
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Race, Class, and Gender


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Dawne Marie Mouzon is an Assistant Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Mouzon primarily investigates race differences in physical and mental health status. She currently has two strands of research. In one project, she uses data from the National Midlife Development in the U.S. to examine how race and gender jointly moderate the association between marital status and mental health. This project extends past research assuming that marriage is universally salubrious for mental health. Another project (an extension of her dissertation research) uses data from the National Survey of American Life to explore causal mechanisms to explain the race paradox in mental health. She specifically focuses on whether the quantity and quality of four different social relationships (families, friends, fictive kin, and church members) can explain the unexpected finding that African Americans have better mental health outcomes than Whites. She spent 10 summers teaching Project L/EARN, an undergraduate research training program in health and mental health services research for underrepresented students at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)