Briana M. Ratliff
Faculty Associate, RCGD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology Department
Dr. Mezuk is an epidemiologist with a primary interest in psychiatric disorders and related behaviors. Her research focuses on the intersection of mental and physical health, particularly in later life. She applies an interdisciplinary lens to these inquiries with the aim of integrating social, psychological, and biological approaches to understanding health and health disparities over the life course. The ultimate goal of this work is to inform interventions which reflect a comprehensive approach to health to effectively reduce the burden of mental disorders in the population.
- Racial/Ethnic Disparities in ADRD Risk: The Impact of Social Relations. (Toni C. Antonucci, Kristine J. Ajrouch, Henry Paulson, Noah J. Webster, Mary Janevic, Jennifer A. Smith, Briana M. Ratliff, James W. McNally, James S. Jackson, Laura Beth Zahodne, Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Bruno J. Giordani) 2020-2025. NIA.
- Daily Experiences among Black and White Dementia Caregivers: Implications for Well-being and Cardiovascular Health. (Kira S. Birditt, Courtney Allyn Polenick, Richard D. Gonzalez, Toni C. Antonucci, Briana M. Ratliff) 2019-2023. NIH.
- Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research. (James S. Jackson, Toni C. Antonucci, Robert J. Taylor, Jacqui Smith, Jamie Mitchell, Briana M. Ratliff, Amy M. Pienta, Daphne C. Watkins, James W. McNally, Felichism W. Kabo, Kristine J. Ajrouch, Lenwood W. Hayman, Bruno J. Giordani, Helen G. Levy, Elham Mahmoudi, Lenette Michelle Jones) 2018-2023. NIA.