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Publications and Activities
Mouzon, Dawne M. 2013. "Can Family Relationships Explain the Race Paradox in Mental Health?" Journal of Marriage and Family 75, 470-485.
Mouzon, Dawne M. Forthcoming, 2013. "'African Americans Don't Value Marriage as Much as Other Groups': Family Patterns and Persisting Inequality." In: Harris, Cherise and Nikki Khana (Eds.): What White People Think They Know (and People of Color Aren't Totally Clear on Either): Questioning Conventional Wisdom about Race. Sage Publications.
Springer, Kristen W. and Dawne M. Mouzon. 2011. "'Macho Men' and Preventive Healthcare: Implications for Older Men in Different Social Classes." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52(2):212-227.
Longo, Daniel R., Bin Ge, M. Elise Radina, Allen Greiner, Casey D. Williams, Gregory S. Longo, Dawne M. Mouzon, Ana Natale-Pereira, and Debbie Salas-Lopez. 2009. "Understanding breast cancer patients' perceptions regarding health information-seeking behavior and passive information receipt." Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 2(2):184-206.
Natale-Pereira, Ana, Jonnie Marks, Marielos Vega, Dawne M. Mouzon, Shawna V. Hudson, and Debbie Salas-Lopez. 2008. “Barriers and Facilitators for Colorectal Cancer Screening Practices in the Latino Community: Perspectives from Community Leaders.” Cancer Control, 15(2):157-165.
Salas-Lopez, Debbie, Dawne M. Mouzon, Jonnie Marks, Neil Kothari, and Ana Natale-Pereira. “Perspectives on Cancer Screening Among Latino Community Members and Internal Medicine Residents.” 2007. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 1(3):241-248.
Salas-Lopez, Debbie, Linda J. Holmes, Dawne M. Mouzon, and Maria L. Soto-Greene. 2007. “Cultural Competency in the State of New Jersey: Evolution from Planning to Law.” Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18(1):35-43.
Salas-Lopez, Debbie, Maria L. Soto-Greene, Dawne M. Mouzon, Amy Davidow, JoAnn Reteguiz, Carmen McLaughlin, and Ana Natale-Pereira. 2006. “Evaluation of a Cultural Competency Curriculum in Third-Year Medicine Clerkship.” Journal of the Association of Academic Minority Physicians, 17:54-60.
Harris (Mouzon), Dawne M. and Louise B. Russell. 2005. “Hospitalizations Attributable to Arthritis, Smoking, and Hypertension: A Comparison Based on NHANES and NHEFS.” Arthritis Care and Research 53(4):543-548.
Harris (Mouzon), Dawne M., Jane E. Miller, and Diane M. Davis. 2003. “Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Screening: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Compliance.” Journal of the National Medical Association 95(8):689-697.
Rosenfield, Sarah and Dawne M. Mouzon. 2013. "Gender and Mental Health,” in Carol S. Aneshensel and Jo C. Phelan. Pp. 277- 296 in Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. 2nd edition. New York: Springer.
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.