Andrew Stokes, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Stokes, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His work is focused on investigating the causes and consequences of the growing global burden of non-communicable diseases and identifying effective approaches to reducing this burden through health systems strengthening and regulatory measures. As part of this work, he is involved in the development of a national health database for chronic disease research in South Africa. A second area of research focuses on tobacco regulatory science and the public health consequences of electronic cigarettes. As part of this focus, he has examined the potential catalyst effects of e-cigarette use on subsequent cigarette smoking and the contribution of characterizing flavors to e-cigarette initiation and patterns of use in adolescents. Additional work on e-cigarettes has focused on their potential role in cigarette cessation in established adult smokers and individuals with a smoking-related chronic condition and the impact of e-cigarettes on tobacco-related health disparities. A third area of research focuses on how changes in weight and the progression of weight-related diseases across the life course affect disability and mortality rates. Dr. Stokes received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania.

Examining obesity as a factor in prescription opioid use and how it varies by demographic, socioeconomic, geographic, and health care factors
05/01/2018 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Contribution of Diabetes to Trends in Life Expectancy in the United States
07/01/2017 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
University of Michigan NIH NIA

Identifying factors associated with progression to morbid obesity in a nationally representative sample of young adults in the United States
09/01/2016 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc

University of Washington Center for Demography and Economics of Aging-Overall
09/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA

Tobacco Product Transitions and Health across the Life Course in a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Study of Youth and Adults in the United States
07/15/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI

American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (A-TRAC) - Core A
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI

AHA Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center: Vascular Core Laboratory
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Naomi M. Hamburg, MD
American Heart Association NIH NHLBI

The Contribution of Diabetes to Mortality in the United States
05/01/2017 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NIA

Using lifetime maximum weight to measure prevalence, trends, and mortality risks of obesity in the NHANES
07/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
HHS/Center for Disease Control

Contribution of Obesity to International Differences in Longevity
06/01/2015 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NIA

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  1. Banack HR, Stokes A, Fox MP, Hovey KM, Cespedes Feliciano EM, LeBlanc ES, Bird C, Caan BJ, Kroenke CH, Allison MA, Going SB, Snetselaar L, Cheng TD, Chlebowski RT, Stefanick ML, LaMonte MJ, Wactawski-Wende J. Stratified Probabilistic Bias Analysis for Body Mass Index-related Exposure Misclassification in Postmenopausal Women. Epidemiology. 2018 Sep; 29(5):604-613.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29864084; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000863;.
  2. Harlow A, Stokes A, Brooks D. Socio-economic and racial/ethnic differences in e-cigarette uptake among cigarette smokers: Longitudinal analysis of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2018 Jul 07. PMID: 29986109.
  3. Pestine E, Stokes A, Trinquart L. Representation of obese participants in obesity-related cancer randomized trials. Ann Oncol. 2018 Jul 01; 29(7):1582-1587.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29897392.
  4. Stokes A, Collins JM, Berry KM, Reynolds LM, Fetterman JL, Rodriguez CJ, Siegel MB, Benjamin EJ. Electronic Cigarette Prevalence and Patterns of Use in Adults with a History of Cardiovascular Disease in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Apr 26; 7(9).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29700041.
  5. Stokes A, Collins JM, Grant BF, Hsiao CW, Johnston SS, Ammann EM, Berry KM, Tong C, Scamuffa RF. Prevalence and Determinants of Engagement with Obesity Care in the United States. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 May; 26(5):814-818. PMID: 29626388; DOI: 10.1002/oby.22173;.
  6. Berry KM, Reynolds LM, Collins JM, Siegel MB, Fetterman JL, Hamburg NM, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes A. E-cigarette initiation and associated changes in smoking cessation and reduction: the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study, 2013-2015. Tob Control. 2018 Mar 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29574448.
  7. Stokes A, Collins JM, Grant BF, Scamuffa RF, Hsiao CW, Johnston SS, Ammann EM, Manson JE, Preston SH. Obesity Progression Between Young Adulthood and Midlife and Incident Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study of U.S. Adults. Diabetes Care. 2018 05; 41(5):1025-1031. PMID: 29506982.
  8. Banack HR, Wactawski-Wende J, Hovey KM, Stokes A. Is BMI a valid measure of obesity in postmenopausal women? Menopause. 2018 Mar; 25(3):307-313. PMID: 29135897.
  9. Mchiza ZJ, Parker WA, Sewpaul R, Job N, Chola L, Mutyambizi C, Sithole M, Stokes A, Labadarios D. Understanding the determinants of hemoglobin and iron status: adolescent-adult women comparisons in SANHANES-1. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2018 Jan 23. PMID: 29359477; DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13528;.
  10. Preston SH, Vierboom YC, Stokes A. The role of obesity in exceptionally slow US mortality improvement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 01 30; 115(5):957-961. PMID: 29339511.
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