Elizabeth Vásquez

Elizabeth Vásquez, DrPH, MPH

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

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Elizabeth Vásquez, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

GEC 121
Personal Pages: http://www.albany.edu/sph/20956.php



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, and social determinants of health.

Additional Information

Frequently taught courses:

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


  • 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.