Susan Everson-Rose

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Program in Health Disparities Research
Affiliate Professor, School of Public Health


Administrator Info
Name: Jill Charles
Phone: 612-624-0468
Fax: 612-626-6782
Mail: 717 Delaware Street SE
Suite 166
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Associate Director for Research in the Divison of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research, and Director of the Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring (HELM) program 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's research has shown how stress, distress, emotions, personality, behavioral and socioeconomic factors contribute to morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases and related conditions, greater cognitive decline, cancer-related behavioral and lifestyle risk factors, and worse health outcomes overall. Her most recent work focuses on evidence-based stress-management, and mindfulness-based interventions that can be used to effectively manage chronic disease conditions and promote healthier lifestyles in diverse settings. Dr. Everson-Rose has over 25 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). Currently she is funded as a co-investigator on several NIH-funded behavioral clinical trials, two NCI-funded training programs, and as a Co-Principal Investigator on a study of MBSR with breast cancer survivors. She is an Associate Editor for Psychosomatic Medicine , and nationally and internationally regarded for her work on psychosocial risk factors for chronic diseases.


MPH, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Khan Z, Janssen I, Mazzarelli JK, Powell LH, Dumasius A, Everson-Rose SA, Barinas-Mitchell E, Matthews KA, El Khoudary SR, Weinstock PJ, Hollenberg SM. Serial studies in subclinical atherosclerosis during the menopausal transition (from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation). American Journal of Cardiology. 2018;122(7):1161-1168. DOI: PMCID: in progress.,
Everson-Rose SA, Clark CJ, Wang Q, Guo H, Mancuso P, Kravitz HK, Bromberger JT. Depressive symptoms and adipokines in women: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2018;97:20-27. DOI: PMCID: PMC6300165 [Available on 2019-11-01].,
El Khoudary S, Chen X, Nasr A, Shields K, Barinas-Mitchell E, Janssen I, Everson-Rose SA, Powell L, Matthews K. Greater peri-aortic fat volume at midlife is associated with slower gait speed later in life in women: The SWAN Cardiovascular Fat Ancillary Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Apr 12. pii: glz095. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glz095. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: in process.,
Stewart A, Kathawalla U-K, Wolfe AG, Everson-Rose SA. Women’s heart health at mid-life: What is the role of psychosocial stress? Women’s Midlife Health; 2018;4:11. doi: 10.1186/s40695-018-0041-2 PMCID: PMC6297972,
Pratt RJ, Pernat C, Kerandi L, Kmiecik A, Strobel-Ayres C, Joseph Anne M, Everson-Rose SA, Luo X, Cooney N, Thomas J, Okuyemi K. It's a hard thing to manage when you're homeless: the impact of the social environment on smoking cessation for smokers experiencing homelessness. BMC Public Health; 2019;19(1):635. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6987-7.,