Luisa N. Borrell

Distinguished Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
(646) 364-9530
Luisa N. Borrell, D.D.S., Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York (CUNY).
Dr. Borrell is a social epidemiologist with a research interest in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, and neighborhood effects as social determinants of health. She also investigates the impact of nationality, nativity status, and race on health outcomes among the Hispanic/Latino population. Dr. Borrell has expertise in the use of research methods and analyses of large datasets, including survey, census, and spatially linked data. In addition, she has an extensive track record of mentoring master's and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members. Finally, Dr. Borrell is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Medicine and Preventive Medicine Reports, and she serves on the editorial boards of several other high-impact journals, such as the American Journal of Public Health, Annals of Epidemiology, Health & Place, PLoS One, Social Science and Medicine, and Social Science and Medicine – Population Health.
PhD in Epidemiological Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
DDS in Dental Surgery from Columbia University, New York, NY
MPH in Public Health from Columbia University, New York, NY
Research Interests
Social determinants of health; Racism and racial/ethnic discrimination; Hispanic/Latino health; Research methods