Wassim Tarraf

Wassim Tarraf


Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Office Location

87 East Ferry Street, Knapp Bldg, Room 240


(313) 664-2632



Wassim Tarraf

Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Wayne State University, 2010
MBA, Wayne State University, 2002
BS, Lebanese American University, 1999

Professional Memberships

Academy Health

American Public Health Association

Gerontological Society of America

Primary Research Interest

Minority Health and Aging, Health Services Research, Health Policy, Public Health

Recent Publications

Camacho A, Tarraf, W., Jimenez DE, Gallo LC, Gonzalez P, Kaplan RC, Lamar M, Khambaty T, Thyagarajan B, Perreira KM, Hernandez R, Cai J, Daviglus ML,Wassertheil-Smoller S, Gonzalez HM (2017). Anxious Depression and Neurocognition among Middle-Aged and Older Hispanic/Latino Adults: Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Results. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Jul 3. pii: S1064-7481(17)30346-9.

Tarraf, W, Rodriguez CJ, Daviglus ML, Lamar M, Schneiderman N, Gallo L, Talavera GA, Kaplan RC, Fornage M, Conceicao A, Gonzalez HM (2017). Blood Pressure and Hispanic/Latino Cognitive Function: Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Results. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;59(1):31-42.

Ferdows NB, Jensen GA, Tarraf, W. (2017). Healthy Aging After Age 65: A Life-Span Health Production Function Approach. Res Aging. 2017 Jan 1 [epub ahead of print]

Tarraf, W., Jensen, G., Gonzlez, H. M. (2016). Patient Centered Medical Home Care Among Near-Old and Older Race/Ethnic Minorities in the US: Findings from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey. Journal of immigrant and minority health.

Ramos, A. R., Tarraf, W., Daviglus, M., Davis, S., Gallo, L. C., et al. (2016). Sleep Duration and Neurocognitive Function in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Sleep.

Gonzalez, H. M., Tarraf, W., Gouskova, N., Rodriguez, C. J., et al (2016). Life Simple 7s cardiovascular health metrics are associated with Hispanic/Latino neurocognitive function: HCHS/SOL results. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Mahmoudi, E., Tarraf, W. Maroukis, B., Levy, H. (2016). Does Medicare Managed Care Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Management and Healthcare Expenditure? The American Journal of Managed Care.

Gonzalez, H. M., Tarraf, W., Rodriguez, C. J., et al (2016). Cardiovascular health among diverse Hispanics/Latinos: Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) results. American Heart Journal.

Tarraf, W., Mahmoudi, E., Dillaway, H., Gonzlez, H. M. (2016) Health spending among working-age immigrants with disabilities compared to those born in the US. Disability and Health Journal.

Tarraf, W. Jensen, G. A., Gonzalez, H. M. (2015) Impact of Medicare Age Eligibility on Health Spending among US and Foreign-born Adults. Health Services Research.

Hu, J., Jensen, G. A., Nerenz, D., Tarraf, W. (2015). Medicare's Annual Wellness Visit in a Large Healthcare Organization: Who Is Using It? . Annals of Internal Medicine.

Jensen, G. A., Salloum, R., Hu, J., Ferdows, N., Tarraf, W. (2015). A Slow Start: Use of Preventive Services among Seniors Following the Affordable Care Act's Enhancement of Medicare Benefits. Preventive Medicine

Mahmoudi, E., G. A. Jensen, Tarraf, W. (2015). Effects of Medicare Part D on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hospital Utilization among Seniors. Journal of Aging and Health

Ramos, A. R., Tarraf, W., T. Rundek, S. Redline, W. K. Wohlgemuth, J. S. Loredo, R. L. Sacco, D. J. Lee, R. Arens, P. Lazalde, J. P. Choca, T. Mosley, Jr. and H. M. Gonzalez (2014). "Obstructive sleep apnea and neurocognitive function in a Hispanic/Latino population." Neurology.

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