Friday, July 13 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Soto Street Building (SSB), 301
2001 N. Soto Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033
Andrew Stokes, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research focuses on examining the public health consequences of electronic cigarette use, including the role of e-cigarettes as a potential catalyst of subsequent cigarette smoking and the contribution of characterizing flavors to e-cigarette initiation and patterns of use. Additional work on e-cigarettes focuses on their implications for health disparities, including among sexual and gender minority populations, and research examining the role of e-cigarettes in cigarette cessation in established adult smokers and those with a smoking-related chronic condition. In addition to research on tobacco, other work focuses on developing new approaches to obesity surveillance and estimating the contribution of obesity and diabetes to health across the life course. A final area of research is focused on the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries and evaluating the performance of health systems in providing effective services across the continuum of chronic disease care. Dr. Stokes received his PhD in Demography and Medical Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.