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

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Pennsylvania

Andrew C. Stokes, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research applies the analytic tools of demography to population health, with a focus on social determinants of health and health disparities across the life course. Dr. Stokes received his PhD in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Social Research

Novel Methods for Evaluating the Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Cardiovascular Health
08/01/2020 - 06/30/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Racial/Ethnic Inequities, Data Integrity, and the Hidden Deaths of the COVID-19 Pandemic
05/01/2022 - 04/30/2023 (PI)
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Assessing the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on UK Morbidity and Mortality
10/01/2020 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Developing innovative ways to quantify COVID-19's total mortality burden and assessing the uneven socioeconomic and racial/ethnic impacts
05/01/2020 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Real-World Outcomes Research in Obesity: Evidence from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
07/24/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc

Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Health
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
American Lung Association

Causes of Geographic Divergence in American Mortality Between 1990 and 2015: Health Behaviors, Health Care Access and Migration
08/25/2021 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania NIH NIA

Examining obesity as a factor in prescription opioid use and how it varies by demographic, socioeconomic, geographic, and health care factors
05/01/2018 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Identifying factors associated with progression to morbid obesity in a nationally representative sample of young adults in the United States
09/01/2016 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc

Examining the Real-World Effects of Surgical Smoke in the NHS I/II
11/11/2019 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc

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  1. Rezk-Hanna M, Warda US, Stokes AC, Fetterman J, Li J, Macey PM, Darawad M, Song Y, Ben Taleb Z, Brecht ML, Benowitz NL. Associations of Smokeless Tobacco Use With Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Insights From the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2022 Jun 15; 24(7):1063-1070.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34999825
  2. Carlesso LC, Jafarzadeh SR, Stokes A, Felson DT, Wang N, Frey-Law L, Lewis CE, Nevitt M, Neogi T. Depressive Symptoms and Multi-joint Pain Partially Mediate the Relationship Between Obesity and Opioid Use in People with Knee Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2022 Jun 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35700904; DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2022.06.002;
  3. Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among U.S. Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Jun 01; 205(11):1320-1329.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35089853
  4. Chen R, Aschmann HE, Chen YH, Glymour MM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Stokes AC, Kiang MV. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Estimated Excess Mortality From External Causes in the US, March to December 2020. JAMA Intern Med. 2022 May 09. PMID: 35532918; PMCID: PMC9086931; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1461;
  5. Berlowitz JB, Xie W, Harlow AF, Hamburg NM, Blaha MJ, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. E-Cigarette Use and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of the PATH Study (2013-2019). Circulation. 2022 May 17; 145(20):1557-1559.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35514292
  6. Paglino E, Lundberg DJ, Cho A, Wasserman JA, Raquib R, Hempstead K, Bor J, Elo IT, Preston SH, Stokes AC. Excess all-cause mortality across counties in the United States, March 2020 to December 2021. medRxiv. 2022 May 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35547848; PMCID: PMC9094106; DOI: 10.1101/2022.04.23.22274192;
  7. Elo IT, Luck A, Stokes AC, Hempstead K, Xie W, Preston SH. Evaluation of Age Patterns of COVID-19 Mortality by Race and Ethnicity From March 2020 to October 2021 in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 02; 5(5):e2212686. PMID: 35579900
  8. Berning P, Huang L, Razavi AC, Boakye E, Osuji N, Stokes AC, Martin SS, Ayers JW, Blaha MJ, Dzaye O. Association of Online Search Trends With Vaccination in the United States: June 2020 Through May 2021. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:884211. PMID: 35514956; PMCID: PMC9066639; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.884211;
  9. Boakye E, Obisesan OH, Uddin SMI, El-Shahawy O, Dzaye O, Osei AD, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Blaha MJ. Corrigendum to "Cannabis vaping among adults in the United States: Prevalence, trends, and association with high-risk behaviors and adverse respiratory conditions" [Preventive Medicine 153 (2021) 106800]. Prev Med. 2022 Jun; 159:107052.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35450724
  10. Harlow AF, Stokes AC, Brooks DR, Benjamin EJ, Barrington-Trimis JL, Ross CS. e-Cigarette Use and Combustible Cigarette Smoking Initiation Among Youth: Accounting for Time-Varying Exposure and Time-Dependent Confounding. Epidemiology. 2022 Jul 01; 33(4):523-532.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35394965; DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001491;
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Bar chart showing 119 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2019 and 2021


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Congress is working on legislation to address children's mental health crisis

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During the Omicron Wave, Death Rates Soared for Older People

The New York Times 5/31/2022

Death certificates reveal that US hit grim COVID milestone

Associated Press 5/16/2022

Official numbers may miss 20% of COVID deaths

Futurity 5/16/2022

COVID-19 Death Toll Could Be 20 Percent Higher than Official Tally

BU Today 5/13/2022


What One Million COVID Dead Mean for the U.S.’s Future

Scientific American 3/29/2022

Uncovering COVID-19’s Hidden Deaths in the US

BU Today 1/14/2022

Smoking Plus Vaping Just as Deadly as Smoking on Its Own: Study

MedicineNet 1/4/2022

Uncounted: Inaccurate death certificates across the country hide the true toll of COVID-19

USA Today 12/26/2021

Vaping Associated With Over 2x The Erectile Dysfunction Risk, Study Says

Forbes 12/11/2021

The US is undercounting COVID deaths, researchers say. Now they have a tool to figure out why.

USA Today 12/9/2021

Can Vaping Help You Quit Smoking?

BU Today 11/16/2021

COVID deaths severely undercounted among communities of color, new study finds

Salon 9/27/2021

Inaccurate reporting conceals COVID-19's impact on vulnerable populations

Medical News Today 9/17/2021

The Pandemic’s Hidden Toll Is Revealed in Excess Death Counts

Scientific American 9/1/2021

COVID, Quickly, Episode 8: The Pandemic’s True Death Toll and the Big Lab-Leak Debate

Scientific American 6/4/2021

Excess Deaths Reveal the Pandemic’s Hidden Toll in Some U.S. Counties

Scientific American 6/2/2021

Florida Governor to Ban ‘Vaccine Passports’

WebMD 3/30/2021

Republicans’ serious health problem — opposing the vaccines

Salon 3/21/2021

Covid-19 news: 1.4m doses of AstraZeneca vaccine unused in Germany

NewScientist 3/3/2021

Is Pro-Trump Bias Leading Some US Counties to Low Ball Covid-19 deaths?

BU Today 2/20/2021

CDC: COVID-19 causes historic tumble of life expectancy

Boston 25 News 2/18/2021

Undercounting of Covid-19 deaths is greatest in pro-Trump areas, analysis shows

STAT 1/25/2021

Smokers who occasionally vape are just as likely to suffer from heart and lung damage as those who only smoke cigarettes, study finds

Daily Mail 1/4/2021

Smoking Plus Vaping Just as Deadly as Smoking on Its Own: Study

U.S. News & World Report 1/4/2021

Vaping combined with smoking is likely as harmful as smoking cigarettes alone

Medical Xpress 1/4/2021

Vaping Increases Risk Of Lung Disease By More Than 40%

UNILAD 12/2/2020

Vaping May Up Your Risk of Lung Disease by Over 40%

Futurity 11/30/2020

More Evidence That Vaping Ups Lung Disease Risk

US News 11/14/2020

Coming Out As Bisexual Linked To Smoking Risk

Futurity 11/9/2020

Trump’s latest defense on Covid-19 is a false attack on health care workers

Vox 11/1/2020

Pandemic Death Toll Is Far Higher Than 200,000 In The US

Futurity 10/8/2020

Analysis Finds True US Pandemic Death Toll Is Much Higher Than 200,000

The Brink 10/8/2020

US coronavirus death toll may be undercounted by as much as 36%: Study of 'excess deaths' finds there may be another 75,000 unconfirmed COVID-19 fatalities

Daily Mail 10/5/2020

Shed the middle-age spread! Losing weight before you hit 40 can more than HALVE the risk of a premature death, study suggests

Daily Mail 8/17/2020

Over 25% Arthritis Cases In US Attributed To Excess Body Weight, Warns Study

International Business Times 8/5/2020

New Studies Link Opioid Prescriptions to Obesity

Pharmacy Times 4/10/2020

Opioid Prescriptions Linked to Obesity

Psyche Central 4/7/2020

JUUL use more than doubled among U.S. teens, young adults in one year

National Post 1/21/2020

Health Risks of NSAIDs Led to 'Significant Under-Treatment of Pain'

Pain News Network 12/12/2019

Vaping teens exposed to as much nicotine as tobacco smokers but don't know it

NBC News 4/22/2019

Teen E-Cigarette Use Linked To Eventual Smoking

Reuters 2/1/2019

Teens Who Vape Are More Likely To Smoke Cigarettes Later

The Verge 2/1/2019

Vaping May Pose Big Risk for Smoking in Otherwise 'Low-Risk' Kids

HealthDay News 2/1/2019
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