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 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.


  • University of Pennsylvania, PhD
  • University of Pennsylvania, MA
  • Bates College, BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH811


  • Published on 7/1/2018

    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. PMID: 29897392.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Banack HR, Stokes A, Fox MP, Hovey KM, Cespedes-Feliciano EM, LeBlanc E, Bird C, Caan BJ, Kroenke CH, Allison MA, Going SB, Snetslaar L, Cheng TD, Chlebowski RT, Stefanick ML, LaMonte MJ, Wactawski-Wende J. Stratified probabilistic bias analysis for BMI-related exposure misclassification in postmenopausal women. Epidemiology. 2018 Jun 01. PMID: 29864084.

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  • Published on 4/26/2018

    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). PMID: 29700041.

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  • Published on 4/6/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 3/24/2018

    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. PMID: 29574448.

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  • Published on 3/5/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 3/1/2018

    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.

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  • Published on 1/23/2018

    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.

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  • 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 01 30; 115(5):957-961. PMID: 29339511.

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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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