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Richard G. Wight

Researcher, Department of Community Health Sciences

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Phone: 
310.794.5675
Fax: 
310.794.1805

Room 21-236C, CHS

Richard G. Wight, PhD, MPH is a Researcher in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. His research focuses on stress and health experiences of individuals vis-à-vis the people and places around them and the social and historical contexts within which they live.

Education: 
PhD, Public Health, UCLA School of Public Health
MPH, UCLA School of Public Health
BS, Sociology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Selected Publications: 

Aneshensel, Carol S., Frederick Harig, and Richard G. Wight. (2016) Aging, neighborhoods, and the built environment. In Linda K. George and Kenneth F. Ferraro (Eds.), Handbook of Aging and Social Sciences, Eighth Edition (pp. 315-335). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Wight, Richard G., Allen J. LeBlanc, Ilan H. Meyer, and Frederick Harig. (2015) Internalized gay ageism, mattering, and depressive symptoms among midlife and older gay-identified men. Social Science & Medicine, 147, 200-208.

Wight, Richard G., Frederick Harig, Carol S. Aneshensel, and Roger Detels. (2015) Depressive symptom trajectories, aging-related stress, and sexual minority stress among midlife and older gay men: Linking past and present. Research on Aging, 38, 427-452.

LeBlanc, Allen J., David Frost, and Richard G. Wight. (2015). Extending stress theory: Minority stress and stress proliferation among same-sex and other marginalized couples. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77, 40-59.

Wight, Richard G., Allen J. LeBlanc, and M.V. Lee Badgett. (2013) Same-sex legal marriage and psychological well-being: Findings from the California Health Interview Survey. American Journal of Public Health, 103, 339-346.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Christopher Barrett, Michelle Ko, Joshua Chodosh, and Arun S. Karlamangla. (2013) Urban neighborhood unemployment history and depressive symptoms over time among late middle age and older adults. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67, 153-158.

Wight, Richard G., Allen J. LeBlanc, Brian de Vries, and Roger Detels. (2012) Stress and mental health among midlife and older gay-identified men. American Journal of Public Health, 102, 503-510.

Aneshensel, Carol S., Michelle Ko, Joshua Chodosh, and Richard G. Wight. (2011) The urban neighborhood and cognitive functioning in late middle-age. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52, 163-179.

Wight, Richard G., Michelle Ko, and Carol S. Aneshensel. (2011) Urban neighborhoods and depressive symptoms in late middle age. Research on Aging, 33, 28-50.

Chodosh, Joshua, Dana Miller-Martinez, Carol S. Aneshensel, Richard G. Wight, and Arun S. Karlamangla. (2010) Depressive symptoms, chronic diseases, and physical disabilities as predictors of cognitive functioning trajectories in older Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58, 2350-2357.

Greendale, Gail A., Richard G. Wight, Mei-Hua Huang, Nancy Avis, Ellen B. Gold, Hadine Joffe, Teresa Seeman, Marike Vuga, and Arun S. Karlamangla. (2010) Menopause associated symptoms and measured cognitive performance during the menopause transition: Results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. American Journal of Epidemiology, 171, 1214-1224.

Wight, Richard G., Janet R. Cummings, Arun S. Karlamangla., and Carol S. Aneshensel. (2010) Urban neighborhood context and mortality in late life. Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 197-218.

Wight, Richard G., Janet R. Cummings, Arun S. Karlamangla, Carol S. Aneshensel (2009). Urban neighborhood context and change in depressive symptoms in late life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 64B(2), 247-251.

Greendale, Gail.A., Mei-Hua Huang, Richard G. Wight, Teresa E. Seeman, Crystal Luetters, Nancy E. Avis, Janet Johnston, and Arun S. Karlamangla (2009). Cognitive performance in midlife women: Effects of the menopause transition and hormone use. Neurology, 72, 1850-1857.

Karlamangla, Arun.S., Dana Miller-Martinez, Carol S. Aneshensel, Teresa E. Seeman, Richard G.Wight, and Joshua Chodosh (2009). Trajectories of cognition in late life in the United States: demographic and socioeconomic predictors. American Journal of Epidemiology, 170, 331-342.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Janet R. Cummings, Dana Miller-Martinez, Arun S. Karlamangla, and Teresa E. Seeman (2008). A multilevel analysis of urban neighborhood socio-economic disadvantage and health in late life. Social Science & Medicine, 66, 862-872.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Allen J. LeBlanc, and Kristin P. Beals (2008). Sharing an uncertain future: Improved survival and stress proliferation among persons living with HIV and their caregivers. In Heather Turner and Scott Schieman (Eds.) Advances in Life Course Research, Volume 13: Stress Processes across the Life Course (pp.369-397). San Diego, CA:Elsevier.

Aneshensel, Carol S., Richard G. Wight, Dana Miller-Martinez, Amanda L. Botticello, Arun S. Karlamangla, and Teresa E. Seeman (2007). Urban neighborhoods and depressive symptoms among older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 62B, S52-S59.

Wight, Richard G., Kristin P. Beals, Dana Miller-Martinez, Debra A. Murphy, and Carol S. Aneshensel (2007). HIV-related traumatic stress symptoms in AIDS caregiving family dyads. AIDS Care, 19, 901-909.

Beals, Kristin P., Richard G. Wight, Carol S. Aneshensel, Debra A. Murphy, and Dana Miller-Martinez (2006). The role of family caregivers in HIV medication adherence. AIDS Care, 18, 589-596.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Dana Miller-Martinez, Amanda L. Botticello, Janet R. Cummings, Arun S. Karlamangla, and Teresa E. Seeman (2006). Urban neighborhood context, educational attainment, and cognitive function among older adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 163, 1071-1078.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Dana Miller-Martinez, Amanda L. Botticello, Janet R. Cummings, Arun S. Karlamangla, and Teresa E. Seeman (2006). Wight et al. respond to Galea & Ahern re: “Considerations About Multilevel Thinking.” American Journal of Epidemiology, 163, 1083.

Wight, Richard G., Amanda Botticello, and Carol S. Aneshensel (2006). Socioeconomic context, social support, and adolescent mental health: A multilevel investigation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 115-126.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Debra A. Murphy, Dana Miller-Martinez, and Kristin P. Beals (2006). Perceived HIV stigma in AIDS caregiving dyads. Social Science & Medicine, 62, 444-456.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Amanda Botticello, and Joslan Sepulveda (2005). A multilevel analysis of ethnic variation in depressive symptoms among adolescents in the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 60, 2073-2084.

Wight, Richard G., Joslan Sepulveda, and Carol S. Aneshensel (2004). Depressive symptoms: How do adolescents compare with adults? Journal of Adolescent Health, 34, 314-323.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, Melvyn Seeman, and Teresa E. Seeman (2003). Late life cognition among men: A life course perspective on psychosocial experience. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 37, 173-193.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, and Allen J. Leblanc (2003). Stress-buffering effects of family support in AIDS caregiving. AIDS Care, 15(5), 595-613.

Wight, Richard G., Carol S. Aneshensel, and Teresa E. Seeman (2002). Educational attainment, continued learning experience, and cognitive function among older men. Journal of Aging and Health, 14(2), 211-236.

Wight, Richard G. (2002). AIDS caregiving stress among HIV infected men. In Betty J. Kramer and Edward H. Thompson (Eds.), Men as Caregivers: Theory, Research, and Service Implications (pp.190-212). New York, Springer.

Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane, Debra Murphy, Richard G. Wight, Martha Lee, M. Lightfoot, Dallas Swendeman, Jeffrey Birnbaum, and Whitney Wright (2001). Improving quality of life among young people living with HIV. Evaluation and Program Planning, 24, 227-237.

Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane, Martha Lee, Susan Zhou, Peggy O-Hara, Jeffrey Birnbaum, Dallas Swendeman, Whitney Wright, and Richard G. Wight (2001). Variation in health and risk behavior among youth living with HIV. AIDS Education and Prevention, 13, 42-54.

Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane, Traci Mann, Peter Newman, Oscar Grusky, Ralph Frerichs, Richard G. Wight, and Mark Kuklinski (2001). A street intercept survey to assess attitudes and behaviors concerning HIV testing. AIDS Education and Prevention, 13, 229-238.

LeBlanc, Allen J. and Richard G. Wight (2000). Perceived reciprocity and depression among AIDS caregivers. Sociological Perspectives, 43(4) 631-649.

Wight, Richard G. (2000). Precursive depression among HIV infected AIDS caregivers over time. Social Science & Medicine, 51, 759-770.

Wight, Richard G., Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Lee Klosinski, Brian Ramos, Marcus Calabro and Raymond Smith (2000). Screening for transmission behaviors among HIV-infected adults, AIDS Education and Prevention, 12 (5), 431-441.

Wight, Richard G., Allen J. LeBlanc and Carol S. Aneshensel. (1998) AIDS caregiving and health among midlife and older women. Health Psychology, 17, 32-39.

LeBlanc, Allen J., Carol S. Aneshensel and Richard G. Wight. (1995). Psychotherapy use and depression among AIDS caregivers. Journal of Community Psychology, 23, 127-142.

Wight, Richard G., Allen J. LeBlanc and Carol S. Aneshensel. (1995) Support service use by persons with AIDS and their caregivers. AIDS Care, 7, 509-520.