Neal Krause, Ph.D.

Neal Krause

Marshall H. Becker Collegiate Professor of Public Health

Associate Chair, Health Behavior & Health Education

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Gerontology

3846 SPH I      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

(734) 763-5583; Fax: (734) 763-7379


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Dr. Neal Krause's work focuses on stress and the resources people use to cope with it. Stress is a ubiquitous facet of life. Everyone experiences a major event at some point, such as the death of a loved one or a serious financial problem. Many researchers believe these stressors may have an adverse effect on both physical and mental health. Yet it is also true that most people who are exposed to a stressor do not subsequently experience health problems. This suggests they must have some resources they rely on to cope effectively with stress. Among these resources are supportive social relationships and religion.


Ph.D., Sociology, Akron University-Kent State University, 1978
M.A., Sociology/Psychology, Sam Houston State University, 1974
B.B.A., Marketing/Management, University of Oklahoma, 1971

Research Interests & Projects

Stress and health among the elderly

Religion and health in late life

Selected Publications

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Krause, N., & Hayward, R.D., (2014). Religious involvement, practical wisdom, and self-rated health. Journal of Aging and Health, 26, 539-557.

Krause, N., Hayward, R.D., Bruce, D, & Woolever, C. (2014). Gratitude to God, self-rated health, and depressive symptoms. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 53, 341-355.

Krause, N., & Hayward, R.D., (2014). Work at church and church-based social support among older whites, black, and Mexican Americans. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging, 26, 22-40.

Krause, N., & Hayward, R.D., (2014). Assessing Stability and Change in a Second-Order Confirmatory Factor Model of Meaning of Life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 237-253.

Krause, N. & Hayward, R.D. (2013). Measuring communities of faith: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 25, 258-276.

Professional Affiliations

Gerontological Society of America
American Sociological Association