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Lisa Bates

Lisa M. Bates, a social epidemiologist, is assistant professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Population and Family Health. Before joining the faculty of the Mailman School in 2007 she was a RWJ H&SS scholar at Columbia. She received her doctorate in 2005 from the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how social stratification and processes of social change translate into health outcomes. Current studies focus on socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of immigrant adaptation and health in the US, with attention to life course issues, subgroup differences in the effects of immigration on health, critical perspectives on acculturation, and the role of multiple geographic and social contexts. With H&SS affiliate Julien Teitler, Bates recently submitted an NIH proposal (R03 mechanism) to test competing explanations for the apparent deterioration of health among immigrants over time in the US. Bates is also a founding member of