Luisa Borrell

Luisa Borrell

Luisa Borrell

Adjunct Assistant Professor


722 West 168th Street
New York NY 10032


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.



PhD, 2001, University of Michigan
DDS, 1994, Columbia University
MPH, 1994, Columbia University

Columbia Affiliations

Associate Director, Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars
Columbia Center for the Health of Urban Minorities

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Dentistry

Additional Affiliations

Member, International Association of Dental Research /American Association of Dental Research
Member, American Dental Association
Member, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks

Honors & Awards

Health Disparities Scholar, National center on Minority Health & Health disparities, NIH
Calderone Junior Faculty Development Award, Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

Demography, Dental and Oral Health, Research Design and Methods, Social Epidemiology

Select 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
Borrell, L.N., Castor, D., Conway, F.P., Terry, M.B. Influence of nativity status on breast cancer risk among US Black women. Journal of Urban Health 83 211-220 2006
Inagami, S., Borrell, L.N., Fang, J., Asch, S., Shapiro, M. Residential Segregation and Latino, Black and White Mortality in New York City. Journal of Urban Health 83 406-420 2006
Borrell, L.N., Crawford. N.D. Race, Ethnicity and Self-rated Health Status in the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 83 387-403 2006
Borrell, L.N., Kiefe C., Diez-Roux, A.V., Williams, D.R., Larsen-Gordon P. Self-rated health status and racial discrimination in the CARDIA Study: The role of socioeconomic status and skin color. Social Science & Medicine 63 1415-1427 2006
Borrell, L.N., Dallo, F.J., White, K. Education and Diabetes in a racially and ethnically diverse population American Journal of Public Health 96 1637-1642 2006
White K, Borrell LN Residential Segregation and Perception of General Health in New York City Ethnicity & Disease 16 900-908 2006

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