Andrew C. Stokes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Global Health
Andrew Stokes
Crosstown Center
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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 Pennsylvania, PhD
  • University of Pennsylvania, MA
  • Bates College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH811
  • SPHGH811
  • SPHGH811


  • Published on 1/16/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 11/13/2017

    Banack HR, Wactawski-Wende J, Hovey KM, Stokes A. Is BMI a valid measure of obesity in postmenopausal women? Menopause. 2017 Nov 13. PMID: 29135897.

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  • Published on 10/2/2017

    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. PMID: 28968435.

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  • Published on 9/5/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 8/16/2017

    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. PMID: 29082013.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 4/4/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 1/25/2017

    Stokes A, Preston SH. Deaths Attributable to Diabetes in the United States: Comparison of Data Sources and Estimation Approaches. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0170219. PMID: 28121997.

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  • Published on 12/12/2016

    Stokes A, Preston SH. How Dangerous Is Obesity? Issues in Measurement and Interpretation. Popul Dev Rev. 2016 Dec; 42(4):595-614. PMID: 28701804.

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  • Published on 10/26/2016

    Stokes A, Ni Y. Validating a summary measure of weight history for modeling the health consequences of obesity. Ann Epidemiol. 2016 Dec; 26(12):821-826.e2. PMID: 27894565.

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