After many years of leading major community based epidemiological studies, I am currently engaged primarily in collaborative secondary data analysis. My focus is:
- The Epidemiology of late life depression
- The Epidemiology of late life substance use disorders
- Psychosocial predictors of adverse health outcomes
- Trajectories of health outcomes
Blazer DG, Wu LT. Patterns of tobacco use and tobacco-related psychiatric morbidity and substance use among middle-aged and older adults in the United States. Aging Ment Health. 2012 Apr;16(3):296-304.
Blazer DG, Wu LT. The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and subthreshold dependence in a middle-aged and elderly community sample. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Aug;19(8):685-94.
Wu LT, Blazer DG. Illicit and nonmedical drug use among older adults: a review. J Aging Health. 2011 Apr;23(3):481-504.
Blazer DG, Wu LT. The epidemiology of at-risk and binge drinking among middle-aged and elderly community adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Oct;166(10):1162-9.
Blazer DG, Wu LT. Nonprescription use of pain relievers by middle-aged and elderly community-living adults: National Survey on Drug Use and Health. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul;57(7):1252-7.
Blazer DG, Wu LT. The epidemiology of substance use and disorders among middle aged and elderly community adults: national survey on drug use and health. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Mar;17(3):237-45.
Kuchibhatla MN, Fillenbaum GG, Hybels CF, Blazer DG: Trajectory Classes of Depressive Symptoms in a Community Sample of Older Adults" Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica*, 2012;125(6), 492-501.
Hybels CF, Landerman LR, Blazer DG: Age differences in symptom expression in patients with major depression. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 27:601-611, 2012*
Hybels C; Blazer D; George L; Koenig H: The Complex Association between Religious Activities and Functional Limitations in Older Adults.* The Gerontologist*, EPub ahead of print
Blazer DG, Hybels CF: Shortness of Breath as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms in a Community Sample of Older Adults International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10:1080-1084, 2010*