Sharon F Cobb, PhD
Title Assistant Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
School School of Nursing
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
Project TitleProject NumberFY
1. Cobb S, Javanbakht A, Khalifeh Soltani E, Bazargan M, Assari S. Racial Difference in the Relationship Between Health and Happiness in the United States. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2020; 13:481-490.
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2. Maharlouei N, Cobb S, Bazargan M, Assari S. Subjective Health and Happiness in the United States: Gender Differences in the Effects of Socioeconomic Status Indicators. J Ment Health Clin Psychol. 2020; 4(2):8-17.
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3. Bazargan M, Cobb S, Wisseh C, Assari S. Psychotropic and Opioid-Based Medication Use among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Older Adults. Pharmacy (Basel). 2020 Apr 27; 8(2).
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4. Assari S, Cobb S, Saqib M, Bazargan M. Diminished Returns of Educational Attainment on Heart Disease among Black Americans. Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2020; 14:5-12.
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5. Bazargan M, Cobb S, Castro Sandoval J, Assari S. Smoking Status and Well-Being of Underserved African American Older Adults. Behav Sci (Basel). 2020 Apr 15; 10(4).
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6. Bazargan M, Ekwegh T, Cobb S, Adinkrah E, Assari S. Eye Examination Recency among African American Older Adults with Chronic Medical Conditions. Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Apr 12; 8(2).
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7. Cobb S, Bazargan M, Sandoval JC, Wisseh C, Evans MC, Assari S. Depression Treatment Status of Economically Disadvantaged African American Older Adults. Brain Sci. 2020 Mar 07; 10(3).
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8. Evans MC, Bazargan M, Cobb S, Assari S. Mental and Physical Health Correlates of Financial Difficulties Among African-American Older Adults in Low-Income Areas of Los Angeles. Front Public Health. 2020; 8:21.
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9. Cobb S, Assari S. Investigation of the Predictors of Self-rated Health of Economically Disadvantaged African American Men and Women: Evidence for Sponge Hypothesis. Int J Epidemiol Res. 2020; 7(1):25-34.
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10. Bazargan M, Mian N, Cobb S, Vargas R, Assari S. Insomnia Symptoms among African-American Older Adults in Economically Disadvantaged Areas of South Los Angeles. Brain Sci. 2019 Nov 02; 9(11).
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11. C Evans M, Bazargan M, Cobb S, Assari S. Pain Intensity among Community-Dwelling African American Older Adults in an Economically Disadvantaged Area of Los Angeles: Social, Behavioral, and Health Determinants. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 10 14; 16(20).
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12. Evans MC, Cobb S, Smith J, Bazargan M, Assari S. Depressive Symptoms among Economically Disadvantaged African American Older Adults in South Los Angeles. Brain Sci. 2019 Sep 22; 9(10).
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13. Assari S, Cobb S, Bazargan M. Race by Gender Differences in the Protective Effects of Education and Income Against Subsequent Changes in Self-rated Health, Physical Activity, and Body Mass Index Among Older Americans. J Health Econ Dev. 2019; 1(2):9-21.
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14. Cobb S, Bazargan M, Smith J, Del Pino HE, Dorrah K, Assari S. Marijuana Use among African American Older Adults in Economically Challenged Areas of South Los Angeles. Brain Sci. 2019 Jul 16; 9(7).
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15. Cobb S, Assari S. Psychiatric Disorders and Alcohol Consumption Among Low-Income African Americans:Gender Differences. Brain Sci. 2019 Apr 18; 9(4).
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16. Bazargan M, Smith JL, Cobb S, Barkley L, Wisseh C, Ngula E, Thomas RJ, Assari S. Emergency Department Utilization among Underserved African American Older Adults in South Los Angeles. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 04 02; 16(7).
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Funding Opportunities

Click terms below for current NIH/NSF funding opportunities.
  • African Americans

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Pain

  • Health Status Disparities

  • Medically Underserved Area

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