Elizabeth Vásquez, Dr.P.H.

SUNY Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

One University Place,
GEC 121 Dr. Vasquez photo
Rensselaer, NY 12144  

Phone: 518-408-2362
Fax:  518-402-0380  
E-mail:    evasquez2@albany.edu                                                    

Dr.PH (Epidemiology), New York Medical College, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
                                     School of Health Science and Practice     
MPH (Epidemiology), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 
B.S. (Gerontology), York College, CUNY            

Research Interests:

Aging population, physical activity, bone health, chronic pain, social determinants of health.            

EPI 503 Princples of Public Health
EPI 500 Principle and Methods of Epidemiology I
EPI 606  Topics in Epidemiology 

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Grubert, E., Nieves, JW.  Micronutrients and Bone.  In Anderson J.J.B., Klemmer P.C., and Garner S.C., (eds.), "Diet, Nutrition, and Bone Health”, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton and London, 2010.  

Nieves, JW., Vásquez, E., Gu, Y., Luchsinger, J., Stern, Y., Scarmeas, N.  A dietary pattern that predicts physical performance in an elderly population.  In Burckhardt, P. et al (eds.), "Nutritional Influences on Bone Health”, Springer-Verlag London Limited, 2010.  

Nieves, JW., Ralston, SH., Vásquez, E., Ambrose, B., Cosman, F., Lindsay, R.  Vitamin D receptor Fok1 polymorphism influences response to vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal African American women. In: Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis. Academic Press 2007.  

Nieves, J., Ambrose, B., Vásquez, E., Zion, M., Cosman, F., Lindsay, R. Vitamin D supplementation in postmenopausal black women improves calcium homeostasis and bone turnover in three months. In P. Burckhard, Dawson-Hughes,B., Heany, RP (Ed.), Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, Second Edition.  San Diego, CA: Elsevier.    

Abraído-Lanza, A. F., Vásquez, E., Echeverría, S.E. En las manos de Dios [in God's hands]: Religious and other forms of coping among Latinos with arthritis.  J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Feb;72(1):91-102.   Abraído-Lanza AF, White K, Vásquez E. Immigrant populations and health.  In Anderson N.  (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.