Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Susan Everson-Rose

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Division of General Internal Medicine
717 Delaware Street SE, Suite 166
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Jill Charles

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Associate Director, Program in Health Disparities Research

Biological Psychology (PhD), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, MS

Psychology, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Public Health in Epidemiology (MPH), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Associate Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research, and Director of the NIMHD-funded Center for Health Equity at the University of Minnesota. She is trained in cardiovascular psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, stress mechanisms of disease, neuropsychology, and cardiovascular and social epidemiology. Dr. Everson-Rose studies the influence of psychosocial stressors on cardiovascular disease risk, including stroke and diabetes, and explores biobehavioral and physiological mechanisms that underlie these associations. Her research also explores the role of psychosocial risk factors in health disparities and vulnerable populations. Her most recent work investigates whether mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions can be used to effectively manage chronic disease conditions and promote healthier lifestyles in diverse settings. Dr. Everson-Rose has over 20 years’ experience as an NIH-funded investigator, including on several large epidemiologic cohort studies (e.g., the Alameda County Study, the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, the Chicago Health and Aging Project, and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Across these studies, her work has examined how chronic stress, psychosocial characteristics, such as depression, hopelessness, anger and hostility, social relationships, and socioeconomic factors contribute to disease risk in diverse samples of middle-aged and older men and women. She is an Associate Editor for Psychosomatic Medicine, and nationally and internationally regarded for her work on psychosocial risk factors for chronic diseases.



  • Janssen I, Powell LH, Matthews KA, Jasielec MS, Hollenberg SH, Bromberger JT, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Everson-Rose SA. Persistent depressive symptoms are associated with coronary artery calcification in midlife women. American Journal of Cardiology. 2016; in press.
  • Ogilvie R, Everson-Rose SA, Longstreth WT, Rodriguez C, Diez-Roux A, Lutsey PL. Psychosocial factors and risk of incident heart failure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Circulation: Heart Failure. 2016;9(1):e002243.
  • Clark CJ, Alonso A, Everson-Rose SA, Spencer RA, Brady SS, Resnick MD, Borowsky IW, Connett JE, Krueger RF, Nguyen-Feng VN, Feng SL, Suglia SF. Intimate partner violence in late adolescence and young adulthood and subsequent cardiovascular risk in adulthood. Preventive Medicine. 2016;87:132-137.
  • Rajan KB, Schneider JA, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA. Racial differences in cognitive function and risk of incident stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2015;24(12):2854-9.
  • Everson-Rose SA, Ryan JP. Diabetes, obesity and the brain: New developments in biobehavioral medicine. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2015;77:612-615.
  • Everson-Rose SA, Lutsey PL, Roetker NS, Lewis TT, Kershaw KN, Alonso A, Diez Roux AV. Perceived discrimination and incident cardiovascular events: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Epidemiology. 2015;182:225-234.
  • Avis NE, Crawford SL, Greendale G, Bromberger JT, Everson-Rose SA, Gold EB, Hess R, Joffe H, Kravitz HM, Tepper PG, Thurston RC. Duration of menopausal vasomotor symptoms over the menopause transition. JAMA-Internal Medicine. 2015;175(4):531-9.
  • Kershaw KN, Diez Roux AV, Bertoni A, Carnethon MR, Everson-Rose SA, Liu K. Associations of chronic individual- and neighbourhood-level stressors with incident coronary heart disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 2015;69(2):136-41.
  • Clark CJ, Alonso A, Spencer R, Pencina M, Williams K, Everson-Rose SA. Predicted long-term cardiovascular risk among young adults in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. American Journal of Public Health. 2014;104(12):e108-15.
  • Nagayoshi M, Everson-Rose SA, Iso H, Mosley TH, Jr., Rose K, Lutsey PL. Social network, social support, and the risk of incident stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Stroke 2014;45(10):2868-73.
  • Everson-Rose SA, Roetker NS, Lutsey PL, Kershaw K, Longstreth WT, Jr., Sacco R, Diez Roux A, Alonso A. Chronic stress, depressive symptoms, anger, hostility and risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Stroke. 2014;45(8):2318-23.
  • Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Beck T, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA, Everson-Rose SA. Perceived stress and change in cognitive function among adults age 65 and older. Psychosomatic Medicine 2014;76:80-5.