Joanna Almeida

Associate Research Scientist/Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Institute on Urban Health Research

Office: 333 International Village
Phone: 617-373-5643

SD (Doctor of Science), Harvard School of Public Health
MPH (Master of Public Health) Boston University School of Public Health
MSW (Master of Social Work) Boston University School of Social Work
BA (Bachelor of Arts) University of Vermont

Specializations: Social epidemiology, Mental health, Immigrant health, Urban health, Multilevel methods

Research Interests:
Social determinants of health
The Latino health paradox
Health outcomes of the 'second generation' of immigrant children
Neighborhood effects on health
Racial/ethnic disparities in health
Social networks/social support

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:
Almeida J, Subramanian SV, Kawachi I, & Molnar BE. Is blood thicker than water? Social support, depression and the modifying role of ethnicity/nativity status. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (In press).
Almeida J, Johnson RM, Molnar BE & Azrael D. Emotional distress among sexual minority youth: The mediating role of maltreatment from peers. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 2009;38 (7):1001-14.
Almeida J, Molnar BE, Kawachi I, & Subramanian SV. A multilevel analysis of social ties and social cohesion among Latinos and their neighborhoods: Results from Chicago. Journal of Urban Health. 2009;86 (5):745-59.
Almeida J, Kawachi I, Molnar, BE, & Subramanian, SV. Ethnicity and nativity status as determinants of perceived social support: Testing the concept of familism. Social Science & Medicine. 2009;68 (10):1852-8.
Almeida J, Cohen AP, Subramanian SV & Molnar, BE. Increased worker caseloads in state child protective service agencies as a potential explanation for the decline in child sexual abuse: A multilevel analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect. 2008; 32(3): 367-75.