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 and affiliate of the Center for Global Health & Development at the Boston University School of Public Health. His work is focused on investigating the causes and consequences of global non-communicable disease and developing novel approaches to combating chronic diseases at the population level through interventions that target aspects of the social and physical environment. His ongoing projects include work in South Africa, where he is involved in the development of a national health database for chronic disease research and methodological research to improve estimation of the disease burden associated with obesity. Dr. Stokes received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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

The Contribution of Diabetes to Trends in Life Expectancy in the United States
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
University of Michigan NIH NIA

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

Identifying factors associated with progression to morbid obesity in a nationally representative sample of young adults in the United States
09/01/2016 - 02/18/2018 (PI)
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc

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

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 May; 41(5):1025-1031. PMID: 29506982.
  4. 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.
  5. Preston SH, Vierboom YC, Stokes A. The role of obesity in exceptionally slow US mortality improvement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jan 30; 115(5):957-961. PMID: 29339511.
  6. Stokes A, Berry KM, Mchiza Z, Parker WA, Labadarios D, Chola L, Hongoro C, Zuma K, Brennan AT, Rockers PC, Rosen S. Prevalence and unmet need for diabetes care across the care continuum in a national sample of South African adults: Evidence from the SANHANES-1, 2011-2012. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0184264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28968435.
  7. Stokes A, Ni Y, Preston SH. Prevalence and Trends in Lifetime Obesity in the U.S., 1988-2014. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Nov; 53(5):567-575. PMID: 28886964.
  8. Berry KM, Parker WA, Mchiza ZJ, Sewpaul R, Labadarios D, Rosen S, Stokes A. Quantifying unmet need for hypertension care in South Africa through a care cascade: evidence from the SANHANES, 2011-2012. BMJ Glob Health. 2017; 2(3):e000348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29082013; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000348;.
  9. Stokes A, Preston SH. The contribution of rising adiposity to the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the United States. Prev Med. 2017 Aug; 101:91-95. PMID: 28579501; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.05.031;.
  10. Yu E, Ley SH, Manson JE, Willett W, Satija A, Hu FB, Stokes A. Weight History and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in Three Prospective Cohort Studies. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 02; 166(9):613-620. PMID: 28384755; DOI: 10.7326/M16-1390;.
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