Peer-Review Journal Articles

Peng, Siyun and Adam R. Roth. Forthcoming. “Social Isolation and Loneliness Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Study of US Adults Over 50.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.


Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman, Evan Finley, and Brea L. Perry. 2021. “Network Recall Among Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments.” Social Networks. 64: 99-108. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2020.08.005

Schwartz, Ella, Adam R. Roth, and Eric D. Widmer. 2020. “Joint Contacts and Network Overlap between Spouses Facing Household Transitions in Later Adulthood in Switzerland.” Advances in Life Course Research. doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2020.100395

Roth, Adam R. 2020. “Personal Networks and Mortality in Later Life: Racial and Ethnic Differences.” Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1093/ pubmed/fdaa135

Roth, Adam R. 2020. Informal Caregiving and Network Turnover Among Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 75(7): 1538-1547. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby139 


Roth, Adam R. 2020. “Social Networks and Health in Later Life: A State of the Literature.” Sociology of Health & Illness 42(7): 1642-1656. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13155

Roth, Adam R. 2020. “Informal Caregiving and Social Capital: A Social Network Perspective.” Research on Aging. 42(9-10): 272-280. doi: 10.1177/0164027520912659

Roth, Adam R., Justin T. Denney, Solmaz Amiri, and Ofer Amram. 2020. “Characteristics of Place and the Rural Disadvantage in Deaths from Highly

Preventable Causes.” Social Science & Medicine. 245: 112689.

Caudell, Mark, Marsha Quinlan, Murugan Subbiah, Douglas Call, Casey Roulette, Jennifer Roulette, Adam RothLouis Matthews, and Robert Quinlan. 2017. “Antimicrobial Use and Veterinary Care Among Agro-pastoralists in Northern Tanzania.” PLoS One 12(1): e0170328

Book Chapters

Perry, Brea L. and Adam R. Roth. In Press. “Commentary on The Boundary Specification Problem in Network Analysis: An Update and Extension to Personal Social Networks.” Chapter in, Mario L. Small, Brea L. Perry, Bernice Pescosolido, and Edward Smith (Eds.) Personal Networks: Classic Readings and New Directions. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Manuscripts Under Review

Perry, Brea L., William R. McConnell, Max E. Coleman, Adam R. Roth, Siyun Peng, and Liana G. Apostolova. “A Social Network Theory of Mechanisms Linking Social Connectedness and Cognitive Aging.” Revise & Resubmit

Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, and Brea L. Perry. “Personal Network Bridging Potential Among Rural and Urban Older Populations.” Revise & Resubmit

Roth, Adam R. and Siyun Peng. “Non-spousal Support, Marital Status, and Mortality Risk Among Older Men and Women.” Revise & Resubmit

Peng, Siyun, Adam R. Roth, and Brea L. Perry. “Bridging Social Capital, Hippocampal Volume, and Cognitive Health: Structural Holes and a Latent Approach.” Under Review

Perry, Brea L., Adam R. Roth, Siyun Peng, Shannon L. Risacher, Andrew J. Saykin, and Liana G. Apostolova.“Social Networks, Cognitive Reserve, and Neurodegeneration in the Aging Brain.” Under Review

Peng, Siyun, Adam R. Roth, Liana G. Apostolova, Shannon L. Risacher, Andrew J. Saykin, and Brea L. Perry. “Cognitively Stimulating Environments and Cognitive Reserve: The Case of Personal Social Networks.” Under Review


Perry, Brea L., William R. McConnell, Siyun Peng, Adam R. Roth, Max E. Coleman, Mohit Manchella, Meghann Roessler, Heather Francis, Hope Sheean, Liana Apostolova. “Social Networks and Cognitive Function: An Evaluation of Social Bridging and Bonding Mechanisms.” Under Review


Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman, Liana G. Apostolova, and Brea L. Perry. “Do Subjective or Objective Cognitive Measures Better Predict Social Network Characteristics in Older Adults?” Under Review

Manuscripts in Progress

Roth, Adam. R., Siyun Peng, and Brea L. Perry. “Personal Networks and Cognitive Function Across Rural and Urban Contexts.”

Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Ashley F. Railey, and Pierce Greenberg. “Where Dementia Strikes: A Place-based Analysis of Alzheimer's Disease Mortality.”

Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, and Brea L. Perry. “Neighborhoods, Networks, and Cognitive Reserve.

Roth, Adam R. “Social Autonomy Among Married Men and Women.” 

Coleman, Max E., Adam R. RothSiyun Peng, and Brea L. Perry. “Educational Disparities in Cognitive Function and Cognitive Decline Are Mediated by Social Networks.” 

Roth, Adam R. and Thomas Rotolo. “The Intersection of Living Arrangements and Loneliness in Later Life.”

Roth, Adam R. “Wives as (Social) Brokers: Men’s Social Lives in Older Adulthood.”

Roth, Adam R, and Koji Chavez. “Social Capital and Job Acquisition: Insights from a Professional Labor Market.”

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