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Sharon L. Larson

Sociologist, Staff Service Fellow

Post-Doctoral Fellow Psychiatric Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Nebraska

Research Interests
Rural-Urban Health Care: access, differences in outcomes, measurement issues
Women's Health-differential experiences, access to health care
Mental Health and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Children's Health-adoptive family health

Current Research Projects
Antecedent Relationship between Self-Reported Back Pain and Depressive Disorder: Prospective Analysis from the 13-year Follow-up Epidemiologic Catchment Area (ECA) Baltimore Site
Borderline Personality Disorder and Health Services use in a Community-Based Sample
Phenomenology of Chronic Pain and Gender in Reports of Depressive Symptoms
Rural-Urban Differences in Reports of DIS-DSM Depression Symptoms: A Tale of Rural Definitions
Extension of Stigma Labels of Parents of Children with Mental Illness: A Qualitative Analysis of Parent Reports Of Professional/Community Interactions

Survey Experience
Rural-Urban Comparisons in Help-Seeking for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (Nebraska, N= 7000) ECA
National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)
Survey of Parents and Mental Health Provider Members of National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
Nebraska Annual Social Indicators Study (NASIS)

Referee Experience
Archives of General Psychiatry, Teaching Sociology

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