For a complete list of publications, see the CV tab.

* denotes undergraduate coauthor

In Print

Smith, Nicholas C., and Max E. Coleman. 2024. “Beyond Empathy: Familial Incarceration, Stress Proliferation, and Depressive Symptoms Among African Americans.” Social Forces (2024): soad151.†

† Winner, Graduate Student Paper Award, ASA Social Psychology Section

Coleman, Max E., and Matthew A. Andersson. 2023. “Hurt on Both Sides: Political Differences in Health and Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 2023:1–16.

Perry, Brea L., Nicholas C. Smith, Max E. Coleman, and Bernice A. Pescosolido. 2023. “Social Networks, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Mental Health: Resiliency Through Social Bonding and Cohesion.” American Journal of Public Health 2023:e1-e10.

Hamilton, Lucas J., Max E. Coleman, and Anne C. Krendl. 2023. “Contact Reduces SubstanceUse Stigma through Bad Character Attributions, Especially for US Health Care Professionals.” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 37(6):734–45.

Coleman, Max E., *Meghann E. H. Roessler, Siyun Peng, Adam R. Roth, Shannon L. Risacher, Andrew J. Saykin, Liana G. Apostolova, and Brea L. Perry. 2023. “Social Enrichment on the Job: How Complex Work with People Preserves Cognitive Function, Promotes Brain Reserve, and Reduces the Risk of Dementia.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 2023:1–11.

Coleman, Max E. 2022. “Mental Health in the College Classroom: Best Practices for Instructors.” Teaching Sociology 50(2):168–82.† ‡

† In the top 5% of all publications scored by Altmetric, a measure of the “attention surrounding scholarly content.” Top-scoring of all publications in Teaching Sociology (#2 of 552 as of Feb. 2024).

‡ Invited to write a guest post in The Conversation (March 14, 2022): “5 Ways College Instructors Can Help Students Take Care of Their Mental Health.” Cross-posted at 35 news outlets.

Coleman, Max E., *Mohit K. Manchella, Siyun Peng, Adam R. Roth, and Brea L. Perry. “What Kinds of Social Networks Protect Older Adults’ Health During a Pandemic? The Tradeoff Between Preventing Infection and Promoting Mental Health.” Social Networks 70(2022): 393–402.

McLeod, Jane and Max E. Coleman. 2022. “Mental Health Inequalities.” Pp. 113–23 in The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Inequalities and the Life Course, edited by Magda Nico and Gary Pollock. New York: Routledge.

Perry, Brea L., William R. McConnell, Max Coleman, Adam Roth, Siyun Peng, and Liana Apostolova. 2021. “Why the Cognitive ‘Fountain of Youth’ May Be Upstream: Pathways to Dementia Risk and Resilience Through Social Connectedness.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia.

Perry, Brea L, William R McConnell, Siyun Peng, Adam Roth, Max Coleman, *Mohit Manchella, *Meghann Roessler, Heather Francis, Hope Sheean, and Liana Apostolova. 2021. “Social Networks and Cognitive Function: An Evaluation of Social Bridging and Bonding Mechanisms.” The Gerontologist, XX(XX):1–11.

Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman, Evan Finley, and Brea L. Perry. 2020. “Network Recall among Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments.” Social Networks 64(2021):99-108.

Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman, Liana G. Apostolova, and Brea L. Perry. 2022. “Do Subjective or Objective Cognitive Measures Better Predict Social Network Type Among Older Adults?” Biodemography and Social Biology, 67(1):84–97.