Andrew C. Stokes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Global Health
Andrew Stokes


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


  • 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. Population and Development Review. 2016; 1-20.

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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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  • Published on 10/7/2016

    Manne-Goehler J, Atun R, Stokes A, Goehler A, Houinato D, Houehanou C, Hambou MM, Mbenza BL, Sobngwi E, Balde N, Mwangi JK, Gathecha G, Ngugi PW, Wesseh CS, Damasceno A, Lunet N, Bovet P, Labadarios D, Zuma K, Mayige M, Kagaruki G, Ramaiya K, Agoudavi K, Guwatudde D, Bahendeka SK, Mutungi G, Geldsetzer P, Levitt NS, Salomon JA, Yudkin JS, Vollmer S, Bärnighausen T. Diabetes diagnosis and care in sub-Saharan Africa: pooled analysis of individual data from 12 countries. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Nov; 4(11):903-912. PMID: 27727123.

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  • Published on 2/25/2016

    Stokes A, Preston SH. How smoking affects the proportion of deaths attributable to obesity: assessing the role of relative risks and weight distributions. BMJ Open. 2016 Feb 25; 6(2):e009232. PMID: 26916688.

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  • Published on 2/1/2016

    Baker JF, Ibrahim S, Billig E, Michaud K, Caplan L, Cannon GW, Stokes A, Majithia V, Mikuls TR. Reply. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Feb; 68(2):553-4. PMID: 26555220.

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  • Published on 1/4/2016

    Stokes A, Preston SH. Revealing the burden of obesity using weight histories. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 19; 113(3):572-7. PMID: 26729881.

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  • Published on 9/30/2015

    Stokes A, Preston SH. Smoking and reverse causation create an obesity paradox in cardiovascular disease. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2015 Dec; 23(12):2485-90. PMID: 26421898.

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