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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

Jul 1, 2023

Dr. Dylan J. Jester (VA Palo Alto Medical Center in Palo Alto, California) joins AJP Audio to discuss the differential impact of selected social determinants of health on the mental health outcomes of older Black, White, and Latinx adults in the United States. Afterwards, AJP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ned Kalin discusses how issues of substance use disorder draw together the rest of the July issue.


  • Jester interview [00:48]
  • Which social determinants of health did you focus on? [03:31]
  • Societal factors versus individual criteria [04:30]
  • Data [05:25]
  • Lessons for policymakers [06:30]
  • Limitations [07:37]
  • What’s next for your research? [08:36]
  • Kalin interview [10:11]
  • Jester et al. [10:21]
  • Dienel et al. [12:50]
  • Jacob et al. [16:15]
  • Joshi et al. [18:50]

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