Lisa M. Bates, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Lisa M. Bates, PhD
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 an 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 how social stratification and processes of social change translate into health outcomes. Current studies examine 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, and critical perspectives on acculturation. Bates combines training in social epidemiology with a background in qualitative research and international health and is concurrently engaged in research on the changing sociocultural and economic determinants of women's reproductive health in Bangladesh, with a particular focus on women's empowerment. Presently she is also the Epidemiology Advisor to the Millennium Villages Project at Columbia's Earth Institute. With H&SS affiliate Julien Teitler, Bates co-directs the H&SS Working Group on Health Disparities.

Departments and Divisions

  • Department of Epidemiology

NIH Grants

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTITUDES AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE PREVENTION IN PAKISTAN (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2016 - Jun 30 2019

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

    IMPACT OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION TREATMENT ON CHILD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2016 - Apr 30 2019

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

    MULTI-PLATFORM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Jun 30 2018

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTITUDES AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE PREVENTION IN PAKISTAN (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2016 - Jun 30 2018

    IMPACT OF PERINATAL DEPRESSION TREATMENT ON CHILD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2014 - Apr 30 2016

    WOMEN S EMPOWERMENT AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN BANGLADESH: A MULTILEVEL STUDY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - Nov 30 2013

    EVALUATING NEW YORK STATE EARLY CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMS (Private)

    Aug 15 2008 - Aug 14 2013

    MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF THE U.S. ECONOMIC DOWNTURN: WH AT DO WE KNOW AND WHAT CAN BE DONE? (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2009 - Sep 29 2011

    WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN BANGLAD ESH: A MULTILEVEL STUDY (Federal Gov)

    Jan 26 2011 - May 31 2011