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Neal Krause

Neal Krause, Ph.D.

Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health

Associate Chair, Health Behavior & Health Education

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology

3846 SPH I      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

(734) 763-5583; Fax: (734) 763-7379

E-mail: nkrause@umich.edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Dr. Neal Krause's work focuses on stress and the resources people use to cope with it. Stress is a ubiquitous facet of life. Everyone experiences a major event at some point, such as the death of a loved one or a serious financial problem. Many researchers believe these stressors may have an adverse effect on both physical and mental health. Yet it is also true that most people who are exposed to a stressor do not subsequently experience health problems. This suggests they must have some resources they rely on to cope effectively with stress. Among these resources are supportive social relationships and religion.


Ph.D., Sociology, Akron University-Kent State University, 1978
M.A., Sociology/Psychology, Sam Houston State University, 1974
B.B.A., Marketing/Management, University of Oklahoma, 1971

Research Interests & Projects

Stress and health among the elderly

Religion and health in late life

Selected Publications

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Krause, N. (2004). Stressors Arising in Highly Valued Roles, Meaning in Life, and the Physical Health Status of Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences, 59, S287-S297.

Krause, N. (2004). Common Facets of Religion, Unique Facets of Religion, an Life Satisfaction Among Older African Americans. Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences, 59, S109-S117.

Krause, N. (2003). Religious Meaning and Subjective Well-Being in Late Life. Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences, 58, S160-S170.

Krause, N. & Rook, K. S. (2003). Negative Interaction in Late Life: Issues in the Stability and Generalizability of Conflict Across Relationships. Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences, 58, P88-P99.

Krause, N. (2002). Church-Based Social Support and Health in Old Age: Exploring Variations by Race. Journal of Gerontology:Social Sciences, 57, S332-S347.

Professional Affiliations

Gerontological Society of America
American Sociological Association