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Burt Singer

Professor of Demography and Public Affairs

My research has had three interrelated foci: (1) development of mathematical and statistical methods for analysis of longitudinal surveys in sociology, economics, and epidemiology; (2) identification of social, biological, and environmental risks associated with vector-borne diseases in the tropics and chronic diseases of the elderly; and (3) integration of psychosocial and biological evidence to characterize pathways to alternative states of health. Current investigations include: (i) empirical studies of the interrelationships between ecological transformation, economic development, and malaria on the Amazon frontier in Brazil and (ii) historical analyses of the bases for successful malaria control programs from 1900 to the present and implications for current health policy in the tropics.


Utzinger, Juerg, Tanner, Marcel, Kammen, Daniel, Killeen, Gerry, Singer, Burton. "Integrated Programme is Key to Malaria Control." Nature, 419: 431. 2002

Keiser, Jennifer, N’Goran, Eliezer, Traore, Mahamadou, Lohourignon, Kouassi L., Singer, Burton H., Lengeler, Christian, Tanner, Marcel, & Utzinger, Juereg. "Polyparasitism in Schistosoma mansoni, geohelminths & intestinal protozoa in rural Cote d’Ivoire." Journal of Parasitology, 88(3): 461-466. 2002

Utzinger, Juerg, Tozan, Yesim, Domani, Fadi, and Singer, Burton. "The Economic Payoffs of Malaria Control in the Zambian Copper Belt: 1930-1950." Tropical Medicine and International Health 7(8):657-677. 2002

Seeman, Teresa, Singer, Burton, Ryff, Carol D., Love, Gayle D. and Levy-Storms, L. "Social relationships, Gender, and Allostatic Load across Two Age Cohorts." Psychosomatic Medicine. 64: 395-406. 2002

Singer, Burton and Castro, Marcia Caldas de. "Agricultural Colonization and Malaria on the Amazon Frontier." Annals of New York Academy of Sciences. Vol. 954: 184-222. 2001

Utzinger, Juerg. Tozan, Yesim, and Singer, Burton. "Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Environmental Management for Malaria Control." Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6(9):677-687. 2001

Zhang, Heping, Yu, Chang-Yung, Singer, Burton, and Xiong, Momiao. "Recursive Partitioning for tumor classification with gene expression microarray data." Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. 98(12): 6730-6735. 2001

Seeman, Teresa, McEwen, Bruce, Rowe, John and Singer, Burton. "Allostatic Load as a marker of cumulative biological risk: MacArthur Studies of successful aging." Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 98(8): 4770-4775. 2001

Seeman, Teresa, Singer, Burton, Wilkinson, Charles and McEwen, Bruce. "Gender Differences in Age-Related Changes in HPA Axis Reactivity." Psychoneuroendocrinology 26: 225-240. 2001

Ryff, Carol D. and Singer, Burton. "Interpersonal Flourishing: A Positive Health Agenda for the New Millenium." Personality and Social Psychology Review. 4(1): 30-44. 2000

Singer, Burton and Ryff, Carol D. "Hierarchies of Life Histories and Associated Health Risks." Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 896: 96-115. 1999

Singer, Burton; Manton, Kenneth. The Effects of Health Changes on Projections of Health Service Needs for the Elderly Population of the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95:15618-15622. 1998

Pincus, Steve; Singer, Burton. "A Recipe for Randomness." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95: 10367-10372.1998

Singer, Burton; Pincus, Steve. "Irregular Arrays and Randomization." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95:1363-1368.1998

Ryff, Carol; Singer, Burton. "The Contours of Positive Human Health." Psychological Inquiry, 9(1):1-28.1998.

Seeman, Teresa; Singer, Burton; Rowe, John; Horwitz, Ralph; McEwen, Bruce. "The Price of Adaptation-Allostatic Load and its Health Consequences: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging." Archives of Internal Medicine.157 (October 27):2259-2268.1997
Seeman, Teresa; McEwen, Bruce; Singer, Burton; Albert, Marilyn; Rowe, John. "Increase in Urinary Cortisol Excretion and Memory Declines: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 82(8):2458-2465. 1997