Department of

Public Health Seminars:


Topic: The genetic and environmental etiology of cannabis use and misuse, and the relationship between cannabis, education and annual income |

Dr. Nathan Gillespie, Associate Professor, Psychiatry


Briana Mezuk, PhD


Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology 

One Capitol Square, 8th floor, suite 824
Phone: (804) 628-2511


Research Fellowships

Academic Training and Positions

Faculty Affiliate, 2009 - pr. Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine    Adjunct Faculty Affiliate, 2011 - pr. Research Center for Group Dynamics Institute for Social Research University of Michigan    Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program, 2007 - 2009 Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health University of Michigan School of Public Health Project Coordinator, Baltimore Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study, 2003 - 2007 Department of Mental Health Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Personal Statement

Areas of inquiry: psychiatric epidemiology, depressive and anxiety disorders, type 2 diabetes, frailty, gerontology, stress and health over the life course, social disparities in health, suicide

Research Expertise

My research interests are three-fold: (1) To understand the interface between behavior and biology in order to integrate social, psychological and biological approaches to understanding health and illness over the life course, (2) To explore the multiple pathways linking psychiatric and medical comorbidity, particularly chronic conditions such as diabetes, and (3) To inform interventions which reflect an integrative approach to health to effectively reduce the burden of mental disorders. 


Professional Affiliations

Selected Publications

Books, Book Chapters, Monographs