Dr. Rodlescia Sneed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.
Dr. Sneed is a social and health psychologist interested in the interactions between the social environment, stress, and physical health outcomes across the lifespan. She has a particular interest in vulnerable populations, including older adults, racial/ethnic minorities and the economically disadvantaged. She is a skilled quantitative researcher who utilizes both experimental and observational research methods to evaluate the effects of stress, social support and social relationships on psychological well-being and objective indicators of health.
Sneed R.S., Cohen S, Turner, R.B., Doyle W. (2012). Parenthood and Host Resistance to the Common Cold. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74, 567-73.
Sneed R.S., Cohen S. (2013). A Prospective Study of Volunteerism and Hypertension Risk In Older Adults. Psychology & Aging, 28, 578-586.
Sneed R.S., Cohen S. (2014). Negative Social Interactions and Incident Hypertension Among Older Adults. Health Psychology, 33, 554-565.
Johnson-Lawrence, VD, Zajacova A, & Sneed R.S. (2017). Education, race/ethnicity, and multimorbidity among adults aged 30-64 in the National Health Interview Survey. SSM-Population Health, 3, 366-372.
Sneed R.S., Schulz R. (2017). Grandparent Caregiving, Race, and Cognitive Function in a Population-Based Sample of Older Adults. Journal of Aging and Health.
Selected Media Coverage:
Rogers, Kaleigh (2017, December 5). Volunteering is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health. Motherboard.
Witkos, Matt (2017, November 30) Researchers looking to learn more about Flint’s Water Emergency. ABC12 News.