William Satariano PhD, MPH

Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences
  • PH 150EAC:  Introduction to Community Health and Human Development
  • PH 217C:  Aging and Public Health
Research Interests: 
  • Aging
  • Cancer rehabilitation and survival
  • Built environment and health behaviors
  • Mobile technology and promotion of physical activity among older adults
Research Description: 
  • Epidemiology of aging and disability
  • Functional assessment
  • Cancer rehabilitation and survival
  • Physical activity and health in older populations
  • Effects of the built environment on health and functioning
Current Projects: 
  • Investigation of functional disability in older women with breast cancer
  • Study of exercise capacity and physical performance in older populations
Selected Publications: 

Satariano WA, Ivey SL, Kurtovich E, Kealey M, Hubbard AE, Bayles CM, Bryant LL, Hunter RH, Prohaska TR. Lower-body function, neighborhoods, and walking in older populations. Am J Prev Med 2010;38(4):419-28.

Satariano WA, Guralnik JM, Jackson RJ, Marottoli RA, Phelan EA, Prohaska TR. Mobility and aging: New directions for public health action. Am J Pub Health 2012;102(8):1508-1515.

Satariano WA. Epidemiology of Aging: An Ecological Approach. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2006.

Ragland DR, Satariano WA, MacLeod KE. Driving cessation and increased depressive symptoms. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2005; 60(3): 399-403.

Satariano WA, MacLeod KE, Cohn TE, Ragland DR. Problems with vision associated with limitations or avoidance of driving in older populations. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 2004; 59(5): S281-286.

Satariano WA, Silliman RA. Comorbidity: Implications for research and practice in geriatric oncology. Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology, 2003; 48(2): 239-248.

Satariano WA, McAuley E. Promoting physical activity among older adults: From ecology to the individual. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2003; 25 (S Suppl 2): 184-192.

Vaeth PAC, Satariano WA, Ragland DR. Limiting comorbid conditions and breast cancer stage at diagnosis. J Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 55A:M593-600, 2000.
Satariano WA. Comorbidities and cancer. Cancer in the Elderly. In: Hunter CP, Johnson KA, Muss HB (Eds.). NY: Dekker, 48:505-512, 2000.
Satariano WA, Haight TJ, Tager IB. Reasons given by older people for limitation or avoidance of leisure time physical activity. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 48:505-512, 2000.
Catalano R, Satariano WA. Unemployment and the likelihood of detecting early-stage breast cancer. American Journal of Public Health, 88: 586-589, 1998.
Satariano WA, Ragland KE, Van Den Eeden SK. Cause of death in men diagnosed with prostate carcinoma. Cancer.198;83:1180-1188.

Other interests: 
  • Co-Director, UC Berkeley SPH MCP/MPH Concurrent Degree Program
  • Berkeley Endowed Chair in Geriatrics, 2010-15
  • Editorial Boards: Journal of Aging and Health; Journal of Comorbidity
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • American College of Epidemiology
Profile Updated: April 8, 2016