Miriam Mutambudzi

Assistant Professor

Miriam Mutambudzi  in an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health in Falk College, and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS), the Aging Studies Institute, and the Maxwell School Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University. Mutambudzi’s research is focused on 3 main subpopulations in the U.S, UK and Europe; older adults, the workforce, and vulnerable groups (race/ethnic minorities, immigrants, refugees). She uses longitudinal data to assess how social and structural determinants of health impact onset and progression of chronic diseases, functional and cognitive health, work-related health outcomes, and mortality across the life course. Mutambudzi serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Aging and Health and the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. She and her co-authors were the 2020 recipients of the Kammer Emmett Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) which recognizes “the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental M (JOEM) during a recent past year” (available here ). She was also selected as a NIH National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 2021 Health Disparities Institute Scholar.


Ph.D. in Public Health, University of Connecticut


Aging and health, occupational epidemiology and psychosocial factors in the workplace, chronic disease and life course epidemiology, as well as health disparities and social determinants of health.

Recent Publications

  • Mutambudzi M, Flowers P, Demou E. Association of perceived job security and chronic health conditions with retirement in older UK and US workers. Eur J Public Health. 2022 32(1).52-58 doi:10.1093/EURPUB/CKAB170
  • Chen NW, Mutambudzi M, Markides KS. Trajectories of concurrent depressive symptoms and cognitive function on health outcomes and mortality among older Mexican Americans. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2022. Epub Ahead of Print.. doi:10.1016/J.ARCHGER.2022.104663
  • Mutambudzi M, Niedzwiedz C, Macdonald E, et al. Occupation and risk of severe COVID-19: prospective cohort study of 120,075 UK Biobank participants. Occup Env Med. 2021;78:307-314. doi:10.1101/2020.05.22.20109892
  • Mutambudzi M, Henkens K. Effects of Prevalent and Newly Diagnosed Arthritis on Changes in Perceived Physical Demands and Work Stress Among Older Workers: Results of a 3 Year Panel Study. J Aging Health. 2021. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/08982643211046427 •
  • Mutambudzi M, Van Solinge H. Impact of Retirement on Sleep Problems Among Older Workers and Their Partners. Gerontologist. 2021;61(8):1287-1295. doi:10.1093/GERONT/GNAB042