• 1926 Citations
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1964 …2020

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Area of Expertise

Over the last decade I have devoted most of my research efforts to factors that account for international differences in illness and mortality patterns. With the focus on industrialized countries, I have developed the first models of the impact of the Great Recession on suicide in 33 countries, including the U.S. and Europe. I also directed the largest multi-country epidemiological study funded by the EU, on the effects of the Recession on company downsizing and subsequent mental and physical health. This study took place in four countries, the UK, France, Hungary and Sweden; the results were that not only those who became unemployed, but also the survivors, suffered considerable depression, alcohol problems and other health damage. I have developed analyses of the effects of national health expenditures on reducing heart disease, cancer and stroke mortality in the United States and Europe, taking account of the health-damaging effects of the Great Recession. I proposed and analyzed new findings on the impact of the international recession and austerity measures on mental health, especially suicide.
Currently, I am involved in studies of patient safety, based on my patented algorithm for U.S. mortality. The socioeconomic elements of the algorithm, indicating patient and outpatient provider economic sources, stem from a model of U.S. population and hospital mortality in the past decade.

Education/Academic qualification

BA in Economics, City University of New York

MA in Sociology, Yale University

PhD in Sociology, Yale University

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Research Output

Will There Be an Epidemic of Corollary Illnesses Linked to a COVID-19-Related Recession?

Brenner, M. H., 1 Jul 2020, In : American journal of public health. 110, 7, p. 974-975 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Assessing the contributions of the social sciences to health

Brenner, M. H., Mooney, A. & Nagy, T. J., 1 Jan 2019, Taylor and Francis. 216 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Demographic methods and their application in the social and health sciences

    Brenner, M. H., 1 Jan 2019, Assessing the Contributions of the Social Sciences to Health. Taylor and Francis, p. 65-115 51 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Risk of psychological ill health and methods of organisational downsizing: A cross-sectional survey in four European countries

    Andreeva, E., Brenner, M. H., Theorell, T. & Goldberg, M., 29 Sep 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, 4789.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • 1 Scopus citations