Assistant ProfessorB.A., Rutgers University; M.P.H. (Epidemiology), UMDNJ School of Public Health; M.A. and Ph.D. (Sociology), Rutgers University .
- Room 546, Civic Square Building
- (848) 932-2969
- Mental Health
- Medical Sociology
- Family Demography
- Health Disparities
- Health Policy
- Race, Class, and Gender
Dawne Marie Mouzon is an Assistant Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Mouzon primarily investigates race differences in physical and mental health status. She currently has two strands of research. In one project, she uses data from the National Midlife Development in the U.S. to examine how race and gender jointly moderate the association between marital status and mental health. This project extends past research assuming that marriage is universally salubrious for mental health. Another project (an extension of her dissertation research) uses data from the National Survey of American Life to explore causal mechanisms to explain the race paradox in mental health. She specifically focuses on whether the quantity and quality of four different social relationships (families, friends, fictive kin, and church members) can explain the unexpected finding that African Americans have better mental health outcomes than Whites. She spent 10 summers teaching Project L/EARN, an undergraduate research training program in health and mental health services research for underrepresented students at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University.
- Health Disparities
- Mental Health and Society
- Methods of Planning Analysis I
- Mental Health Policy
- Advanced Topics in Health Disparities
Chapters in Books or Monographs
- 2014 Mouzon, Dawne M. Forthcoming, June 2014. “Blacks Don’t Value Marriage as Much as Other Groups': The Legacy of Inequality in Black Family Patterns.” In: McClure, Stephanie M. and Cherise A. Harris (Eds.): Hoodies, Model Minorities, and “Real” Americans: Second Thoughts on Race in the United States. Sage Publications.
- 2014 Smith, Dena T. and Dawne M. Mouzon. Forthcoming, March 2014. “Men’s Mental Health.” In: Cockerham, William C. (Ed.): Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK.
- 2013 Rosenfield, Sarah and Dawne M. Mouzon. 2013. “Gender and Mental Health,” in Carol S. Aneshensel and Jo C. Phelan. Pp. 277- 296 in Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. 2nd edition. New York: Springer. [Cited by 107]
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2014 Mouzon, Dawne M. 2014. “Relationships of Choice: Can Friendships or Fictive Kin Explain the Race Paradox in Mental Health?” Social Science Research, 44:32-43.
- 2013 Mouzon, Dawne M. 2013. “Can Family Relationships Explain the Race Paradox in Mental Health?” Journal of Marriage and Family 75, 470-485.
- 2011 Springer, Kristen W. and Dawne M. Mouzon. 2011. “‘Macho Men’ and Preventive Healthcare: Implications for Older Men in Different Social Classes.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52(2):212-227. [Cited by 21] *This paper has received extensive national and international media coverage including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, LA Times, MSNBC, Toronto Star, Times of India, USA Today,
Electronic Publications, Not Refereed
- 2014 Mouzon, Dawne. 2013. “Why Has Marriage Declined Among Black Americans?” Prepared for Scholars Strategy Network. Online at: http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/sites/default/files/ssn_key_findings_mouzon_on_black_marriage_decline1.pdf