Akiko Hosler

Akiko Hosler, PhD, MA, CGS

Diabetes and chronic disease epidemiology, effects of socio-environmental factor on health, survey research methods, and applied GIS.

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Akiko Hosler, PhD, MA, CGS
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

GEC 147



Ph.D. University at Albany (Sociology)
M.A. University at Albany (Geography)
C.G.S. Mount Holyoke College (Foreign Fellow)

Research Interests

Translational research of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, effects of the food/nutrition and tobacco environments on health, and health disparities of immigrant populations.

Additional Information

Frequently taught courses:

Concepts of Epidemiology
Principles and Methods of Epidemiology
Principles of Public Health
Diabetes Epidemiology


  • Savadatti SS, Bell EM, Gates MA, Hosler AS, Yucel, RM, Misra R. Metabolic syndrome among Asian Indians in the U.S, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2018. (E-pub ahead of print)
  • Hosler AS, Kammer JR. A comprehensive health profile of Guyanese immigrants aged 18-64 in Schenectady, New York. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2017 (E-pub ahead of print)
  • Tsushita K, Hosler AS, Miura K, ,Ito Y, Fukuda Y, Kitamura A, Tatara K. Rationale and descriptive analysis of Specific Health Guidance: the nationwide lifestyle intervention program targeting metabolic syndrome in Japan, Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis 2017 (E-pub ahead of print)
  • Hosler AS, Michaels IH. Association between indicators of food distress and smoking in adults, Schenectady, NY. Preventing Chronic Disease 2017;14:E71. doi: 10.5888/pcd14.160548
  • Hosler AS and the SESHCSHG on Health Care Expenditures Work Group (Fukuda T, Ito Y, Kitamura A, Miura K, Tatara K, Tsushita K). The Final Interim Report by the Work Group for Studying the Effects of the Specific Health Checkup and Specific Health Guidance on Health Care Expenditures. Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan. 2016. Available at http:www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/shingi2/0000123429.html
  • Kammer JR, Hosler AS, Leckman-Westin E, DiRienzo AG. The association between antidepressant use and A1C in older adults. Geriatric Nursing 2016; 38(2):141-145.
  • Hosler AS, Done DH, Michaels, IH, Guarasi, DC, Kammer JR. Longitudinal trends of tobacco availability, advertising, and ownership changes in food stores, Albany, NY, 2003-2015. Preventing Chronic Disease 2016;13:16002
  • Kammer JR, Hosler AS, Leckman-Westin E, DiRienzo AG. Use of antidepressant medications not associated with A1C among individuals with diabetes in NHANES sample Primary Care Diabetes 2016;10:360-368.
  • Hosler AS, Michaels IH, Buckenmeyer EM. Food shopping venues, neighborhood food environment, and body mass index among urban Guyanese, black, and white adults. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2016;48(6):361-368
  • Kammer JR, Hosler, AS, Leckman-Westin E, DiRienzo, G, Osborn, CY. The association between antidepressant use and glycemic control in the Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS), Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications 2015;30:242-247.
  • Hosler AS, Solanki MN, Savadatti S. Assessing needs and feasibility of diabetes self-management coaching at faith-based organizations for Indo-Guyanese immigrants. The Diabetes Educator 2015;41:320-327