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We explored the relationship between social isolation and mortality in a nationally
representative US sample and compared the predictive power of social isolation with
that of traditional clinical risk factors.
At the time of the study, Matthew Pantell was with the University of California, Berkeley-University
of California, San Francisco Joint Medical Program, San Francisco. David Rehkopf is
with the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Douglas Jutte and S.
Leonard Syme are with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
John Balmes is with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley,
and the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Nancy Adler is
with the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.