Dan G. Blazer II, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

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Phone: 919-684-4128

3521 Hospital South
Box 3003
Duke University Med. Center
Durham, NC 27710

Email: blaze001 AT mc DOT duke DOT edu

J.P. Gibbons Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Community and Family Medicine, School of Medicine

DIBS Faculty

Research Description

I am involved in studies of the epidemiology of late life psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. I am also interested in genetic-environment interactions as they relate to psychiatric outcomes in older adults.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Epidemiology, 1980

M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Epidemiology, 1979

M.D., University of Tennessee College of Medicine, 1969

B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1965

Recent Publications

Corsentino, Elizabeth A., Sawyer, Kathryn, Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie, Blazer, Dan G (2009). Depressive Symptoms Moderate the Influence of the ApolipoproteinE [epsilon]4 Allele on Cognitive Decline in a Sample of Community Dwelling Older Adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 17:155-165.

Zarit SH, Blazer D, Orrell M, Woods B (2008). Throwing down the gauntlet: Can we do better than the MMSE? Aging and Mental Health 12:411-412.

Naylor JC, Hulette CM, Steffens DC, Shampine LJ, Ervin JF, Payne VM, Massing MW, Kilts JD, Strauss JL, Calhoun PS, Calnaido RP, Blazer DG, Lieberman JA, Madison RD, Marx CE. (2008). Cerebrospinal fluid dehydroepiandrosterone levels are correlated with brain dehydroepiandrosterone levels, elevated in Alzheimer's disease, and related to neuropathological disease stage. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 93(8):3173-3178.

Research Areas

Research Topics

  • Depression
  • Epidemiology
  • Late Life