Sandra Albrecht, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 1998 University of Pennsylvania
  • MPH, 2004 Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
  • PhD, 2011 University of Michigan School of Public Health

Committees, Societies, Councils

Member, American Diabetes Association

Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research

Member, NY Regional Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR)

Member, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science


Research Interests

  • Chronic disease
  • Community Health
  • Food Policy and Obesity
  • Public Health Education
  • Urban Health

Selected Publications

Maldonado LE, Albrecht SS. Does the immigrant advantage in overweight/obesity persist over time in Mexican-American youth? NHANES 1988-1994 to 2005-2014. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2018 Jun;26(6):1057-1062
Ward JB, Albrecht SS, Robinson WR, Pence BW, Maselko J, Haan MN, Aiello AE. Neighborhood language isolation and depressive symptoms among elderly U.S. Latinos. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Aug 24
Albrecht SS, Mayer-Davis E, Popkin BM. Secular and race/ethnic trends in glycemic outcomes by BMI in US adults: the role of waist circumference. Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2017 Jul; 33(5).
Kershaw KN, Albrecht SS. Racial/ethnic residential segregation and cardiovascular disease risk. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep 2015 March; 9 (3): pii: 10.
Albrecht SS, Gordon-Larsen P, Stern D, Popkin B. Is waist circumference per body mass index rising differentially across the US, England, China, and Mexico? Eur J Clin Nutr 2015 Dec; 69(12):1306-12.
Albrecht SS, Osypuk TL, Kandula NR, Gallo LC, Le-Scherban F, Shrager S, Diez Roux AV. Change in waist circumference with longer time in the US among Hispanic and Chinese immigrants: the modifying role of the neighborhood built environment. Ann Epidemiol 2015 Oct;25(10):767-772.e2.
Albrecht SS, Gordon-Larsen P. Socioeconomic gradients in body mass index (BMI) in US immigrants during the transition to adulthood: examining the roles of parental education and intergenerational educational mobility. J Epidemiol Community Health 2014 Sep; 68(9):842-8.
Albrecht SS, Barquera S, Popkin BM. Exploring secular changes in the association between BMI and waist circumference in Mexican-origin and white women: a comparison of Mexico and the United States. Am J Hum Biol 2014 Sep-Oct; 26(5):627-34.
Albrecht SS, Gordon-Larsen P. Ethnic differences in body mass index trajectories from adolescence to adulthood: a focus on Hispanic and Asian subgroups in the United States. PloS One 2013 Sep 5; 8 (9):e72983.
Albrecht SS, Diez Roux AV, Kandula NR, Ni H, Osypuk TL, Shrager S. Immigrant assimilation and BMI and waist size: a longitudinal examination among Hispanic and Chinese participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.  Obesity (Silver Spring) 2013 Aug; 21(8):1695-703.

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