MAX E. COLEMAN portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology Department


  • Hamilton, Lucas J., Max E. Coleman, and Anne C. Krendl. 2023. “Contact Reduces Substance Use Stigma through Bad Character Attributions, Especially for US Healthcare Professionals.” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 37(6):734–45. Published, 09/2023.
  • Perry, Brea L., Nicholas C. Smith, Max E. Coleman, and Bernice A. Pescosolido. Forthcoming. “Social Networks, the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Mental Health: Resiliency through Social Bonding and Cohesion.” American Journal of Public Health. Accepted, 08/2023.
  • Coleman, Max E. and Matthew A. Andersson. Forthcoming. Hurt on Both Sides: Political Differences in Health and Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. Accepted, 08/2023.
  • Coleman, Max E., Meghann E. H. Roessler, Siyun Peng, Adam R. Roth, Shannon L. Risacher, Andrew J. Saykin, Liana G. Apostolova, and Brea L. Perry. 2023. “Social Enrichment on the Job: How Complex Work with People Preserves Cognitive Function, Promotes Brain Reserve, and Reduces the Risk of Dementia.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 19(6):2655–65. Published, 06/2023.
  • Coleman, Max E., Mohit K. Manchella, Adam R. Roth, Siyun Peng, and Brea L. Perry. 2022. “What Kinds of Social Networks Protect Older Adults’ Health During a Pandemic? The Tradeoff Between Preventing Infection and Promoting Mental Health.” Social Networks 70(2022): 393–402. Published, 05/2022.
  • Coleman, Max E. 2022. “Mental Health in the College Classroom: Best Practices for Instructors.” Teaching Sociology 50(2):168–82. Published, 03/2022.
  • Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman, Liana G. Apostolova, and Brea L. Perry. 2022. “Do Subjective or Objective Cognitive Measures Better Predict Social Network Type Among Older Adults?” Biodemography and Social Biology, 67(1):84–97. Published, 03/2022.
  • McLeod, Jane D. and Max E. Coleman. 2021. “Mental Health Inequalities.” Pp. 113–23 in The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Inequalities and the Life Course, edited by Magda Nico and Gary Pollock. New York: Routledge. Published, 12/2021.
  • Perry, Brea L., Will R. McConnell, Max Coleman, Adam R. Roth, Siyun Peng, and Liana G. Apostolova. 2021. “Why the Cognitive ‘Fountain of Youth’ May Be Upstream: Pathways to Dementia Risk and Resilience Through Social Connectedness.” Alzheimer’s & Dementia 18(5):934–41. Published, 09/2021.
  • Perry, Brea L, William R McConnell, Siyun Peng, Adam R. Roth, Max E. Coleman, Mohit K. Manchella, Meghann E. H. Roessler, Heather Francis, Hope Sheean, and Liana G. Apostolova. 2021. “Social Networks and Cognitive Function: An Evaluation of Social Bridging and Bonding Mechanisms.” The Gerontologist, 62(6):865–75. Published, 08/2021.
  • Roth, Adam R., Siyun Peng, Max E. Coleman, Evan Finley, and Brea L. Perry. 2020. “Network Recall among Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments.” Social Networks 64(2021):99-108. Published, 01/2021.

Research Keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Health Inequalities/Disparities
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Stratification or Mobility
  • Culture
  • Sociological Theory
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of Modernity