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Luisa N. Borrell

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Assistant Professor of Dentistry, School of Dental and Oral Surgery
Associate Director, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars
Dr. Borrell's research interest is on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic
position, and neighborhood effects as they act as social determinants of health. She has expertise in racial/ethnic disparities in health, research methods and the analysis of large databases, including survey, census and spatially linked data. In addition, Dr. Borrell has investigated the role of race among Hispanics in theoretical and empirical work. Dr. Borrell has an extensive record in mentoring master, doctoral and postdoctoral students.
Education & Training:

    PhD, 2001, University of Michigan

    DDS, 1994, Columbia University

    MPH, 1994, Columbia University


University Affiliations:

  • Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities  

Additional Affiliations:

Honors and Awards:
  • Health Disparities Scholar, National center on Minority Health & Health disparities, NIH
  • Calderone Junior Faculty Development Award, Columbia University
Selected Publications:
  • Borrell, L.N., Beck, J.D., Heiss, G. Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Periodontal Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. American Journal of Public Health 96 332-336 2006
  • Borrell, L.N. Self-reported Hypertension and Race among Hispanics in the National Health Interview Survey. Ethnicity & Disease 16 71-77 2006
  • Borrell, L.N., Burt, B.A., Warren, R.C., Neighbors, H.W. The role of individual and neighborhood social factors on periodontitis: The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Periodontology 77 444-453 2006