Department of Health Sciences


Luisa N. Borrell

E-Mail Address:
Phone Number: 718-960-8549
Office Number: Gillet Hall, Room 336
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: D.D.S., Columbia Univ.; Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan

Selected publications:

Peer Reviewed Articles

White K, Borrell LN, Wong DW, Galea S, Ogedegbe G, Glymour M. Racial/ethnic residential segregation and high blood pressure among U.S. - and foreign-born blacks in New York City. Accepted for publication American Journal of Hypertension.

Dallo FJ, Zakar T, Borrell LN, Fakhouri M, Jamil H. Cancer knowledge increases after a brief intervention among Arab Americans in Michigan. J Cancer Educ 2011;26:139-46.

Borrell LN,  Baquero  MC.  Perception of General and Oral Health in a diverse racial/ethnically adult population in New York City:  The role of Individual and Neighborhood-level Socioeconomic Indicators. Accepted for publication Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.

White K, Borrell LN. Racial/ethnic residential segregation:  framing the context of health risk and health disparities. Health & Place 2011; 17:438-48.

Borrell LN, Talih M. A Symmetrized Theil index measure of health disparities: An example using dental caries in U.S. children and adolescents. Statistics in Medicine 2011;30:277-90.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND. Social Disparities in Periodontitis among United States Adults: The effect of allostatic load. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2011;65:144-49.

Borrell LN, Diez Roux AV, Jackson SA, Shea S, Shrager S, Blumenthal R. Self-reported perceived racial discrimination, smoking and alcohol consumption in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).  Preventive Medicine 2010; 51:307-312.

Borrell LN, Dallo FJ, Deanda N.  Racial/ethnic disparities in all-cause mortality in US adults: The effect of allostatic load.  Public Health Reports 2010;125:810-16.

Joseph SP, Borrell LN, Shapiro A. Asthma and nativity status in US children and adolescents: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. Journal of Care for the Poor and Underserved 2010; 21:125-39.

Janevic T, Borrell LN, Savitz D, Herring A, Rundle A. Neighborhood food environment and gestational diabetes in New York City. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2010;24:249-54.

Barrington D, Baquero MC, Borrell LN, Crawford NDRace/ethnicity  and obesity in US-born and foreign-born Adults: Sex and education differences. Obesity 2010;18:422-4.

Grebla RC, Rodriguez CJ, Borrell LN, Pickering TG. Prevalence and Determinants of Isolated Systolic Hypertension among Young Adults: Results from the 1999 – 2004 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  Journal of Hypertension 2010;28:15-23.

Peterson I, Borrell LN, El-Sadr W, Teklehaimanot  A. A Spatial-Temporal Analysis of Malaria Transmission in Adama, Ethiopia. Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2009;81:944-9.

Echeverria S, Borrell LN, Brown D, Rhoads G. A local area analysis of racial, ethnic and neighborhood disparities in breast cancer staging.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2009;18:3024-9.

Noble JM, Borrell LN, Papapanou P. Elkind MSV, Scarmeas N, Wright CB.  Periodontitis is associated with cognitive impairment among older adults: Analysis of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2009;80:1206-11.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Dallo FJ, Baquero MC. Self-reported Diabetes in Hispanic subgroups, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites: The National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2005. Public Health Reports 2009; 124:702-10.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND. Mortality among Hispanics in the U.S.: Exploring heterogeneity by nativity, country of origin and race in the National Health Interview Survey-linked Mortality Files.  Annals of Epidemiology 2009;19:336-43.

Peterson I, Borrell LN, El-Sadr W, Teklehaimanot  A. Individual and Household Level Factors Associated with Malaria Incidence in Highland Region of Ethiopia: A Multi-Level Analysis. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2009;80:103-11.

Borrell LN. Self-reported hypertension and race/ethnicity in the National Health Interview Survey: 1997-2005. Am J Public Health 2009;99:313-9.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Barrington DS, Maglo K. Black/white disparity in self-reported hypertension: The role of nativity status.  Journal of Care for the Poor and Underserved 2008;19:1148-62.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND. Disparities in Self-reported hypertension in Hispanic subgroups, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites: The National Health Interview Survey. Annals of Epidemiology 2008;18:803-12.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Huynh M, Dumanovsky T. Self-reported hypertension and race among Hispanic and non-Hispanic adults: The New York City Community Health Survey. Ethnicity & Disease. 2008; 18:299-305.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND. Social disparities in periodontitis among United States adults 1999-2004. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2008;36:383-391.

Ahmed FS, Borrell LN, Spencer BA. Health risk behaviors and Prostate-Specific Antigen awareness among California men.  Journal of Urology 2008; 180:658-62.

Borrell LN, Dallo FJ. Self-rated health and race among Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2008;10:229-38.

Dallo FJ, Borrell LN, Williams SL. Nativity Status and Patient Perceptions of the Patient-Physician Encounter: Results from the Commonwealth Fund 2001 Survey on Disparities in Quality of Health Care. Medical Care 2008;46:185-191.

Mitchell DA, Borrell LN, Lassiter SL, Formicola AJ.  The Oral Health Status of Adolescents in Northern Manhattan.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2007;18:814-32.

Borrell LN, Jacobs DR, Williams DR, Pletcher MJ, Houston T, Kiefe CI. Self-reported racial discrimination and substance use in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Adults (CARDIA) study.  American Journal of Epidemiology. 2007;166:1068-79.

Borrell LN, Kunzel C, Lamster IB, Lalla E. Diabetes in the Dental Office: Using NHANES III to estimate the probability of undiagnosed disease. Journal of Periodontal Research. 2007;42:559-65.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Dallo FJ. Race/ethnicity and self-reported diabetes among adults in the National Health Interview Survey: 2000-2003. Public Health Reports. 2007;122:616-25.

Chen KT, Campbell H, Borrell LN, Huard RC, Saiman L, Della-Latta P. Predictors and Outcomes for Pregnant Women with Vaginal-Rectal Carriage of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. American Journal Perinatology. 2007;4:235-40.

Choudhry S, Seibold MA, Borrell LN, Serebrisky D, Chapela R, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Avila PC, Ziv E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, González Burchard E. Dissecting Complex Diseases in Complex Populations: Asthma in Latino Americans.  Proceeding of the American Thoracic Society 2007;4:226-33

Borrell LN, Crespo C, Garcia Palmieri MR.  Skin color and mortality risk among Puerto Rican men: The Puerto Rico Heart Health Program. Annals of Epidemiology. 2007;17:335-41.

Borrell LN, Northridge ME, Miller DB, Golembeski CA, Spielman SE, Sclar ED, Lamster IB. Oral Health and Health Care for Older Adults: A Spatial Approach for Addressing Disparities and Planning Services. Special care in Dentistry 2006; 26:252-6.

White K, Borrell LN. Residential Segregation and Perception of General Health in New York City. Ethnicity & Disease 2006; 16:900-908.

Choudhry S, Gonzalez Burchard E, Borrell LN, Tang H, Gomez I, Naqvi M, Nazario S, Torres A, Casal J, Martinez-Cruzado JC, Ziv E, Avila PC, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Risch NJ. Ancestry-environment Interactions and Asthma Risk among Puerto Ricans. American Journal Respiratory Critical Care Medicine. 2006; 174:1088-93.

Borrell LN, Dallo FJ, White K.  Education and Diabetes in a racially and ethnically diverse population.  American Journal of Public Health. 2006;96: 1637-1642.

Borrell LN, Kiefe C, Diez-Roux AV, Williams DR. Larsen-Gordon P. Self-rated health status and racial discrimination in the CARDIA Study: The role of socioeconomic status and skin color.  Social Science & Medicine 2006;63:1415-1427.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND.  Race, Ethnicity and Self-rated Health Status in the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 2006;83:387-403.

Dallo FJ, Borrell LN.  The health of Arab Americans in the US. Ethnicity and Disease 2006; 16:699-705.

Inagami S, Borrell LN, Fang J, Asch S, Shapiro M. Residential Segregation and Latino, Black and White Mortality in New York City.  Journal of Urban Health 2006:83:406-420.

Borrell LN, Castor D, Conway FP, Terry MB.  Influence of nativity status on breast cancer risk among US Black women. Journal of Urban Health 2006; 83:211-220. 

Araújo B, Borrell LN.  Understanding the link between discrimination, life chances and mental health outcomes among Latinos. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 2006; 28: 245-266.

Borrell LN, Burt BA, Warren, RC, Neighbors, HW.  The role of individual and neighborhood social factors on periodontitis: The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  Journal of Periodontology 2006; 77: 444-453.

Borrell LN.  Self-reported Hypertension and Race among Hispanics in the National Health Interview Survey. Ethnicity & Disease 2006; 16:71-77.

Borrell LN, Beck JD, Heiss G. Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Periodontal Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.  American Journal of Public Health 2006; 96:332-339.

González Burchard E, Borrell, LN, Choudhry S, Naqvi M, Tsai HJ, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Chapela R, Rogers SD, Mei R, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Arena JF, Kittles R, Perez-Stable EJ, Ziv E and Risch N.  Latino Populations: A unique contribution to study Race, Genetics and Social Environment in Epidemiologic Research.  American Journal of Public Health 2005;95: 2161-2168.

Mahasin M, Diez-Roux AV, Borrell LN, Nieto J, Sorlie PCrosss-sectional and longitudinal associations of  body mass index with family income and neighborhood characteristics. Obesity Research. 2005;13:1412-21.

Borrell LN, Burt BA, Taylor GW. Prevalence and trends in Periodontitis in the US: From NHANES III to NHANES, 1988-2000.  Journal of Dental Research. 2005;84:924-30.

Fuller CM, Borrell LN, Latkin CA, Galea S, Ompad DC, Strathdee SA, Vlahov D. The Effect of Race, Neighborhood, and Social Network on Age of Initiation of Injection Drug Use.  American J of Public Health. 2005:95;689-95

Van Lenthe FJ, Borrell LN, Costa G, Diez-Roux AV, Kauppinen TM, Marinacci C, Martikainnen, Regidor E, Stafford M, Valkonen T.  Neighborhood unemployment and all cause mortality: A comparison of six countries.  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2005;59:231-237.

Book Chapters & Invited Publications

Borrell LN. Commissioned Article: Tilly’s Durable Inequality and health inequality in the US:  When the categories do not match and the mechanisms do not work.  Accepted for publication Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Borrell LN, Joseph SP. Periodontal treatment may control glycemic status among diabetic patients. Invited commentary on Teeuw W.J., Gerdes V.E., Loos B.G. Effect of periodontal treatment on glycemic control of diabetic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Care 2010;33(2):421-7. Accepted for  Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice.

Borrell LN, Crawford ND. The effect of socioeconomic position indicators on periodontitis:  Examining the evidence. Accepted for publication Periodontology 2000.

Borrell LN, Rodriguez CE.  The Implications and Impact of Race on the Health of Latinos. In: Health Issues in Latino Men: A Social and Structural Approach. Aguirre-Molina M, Borrell LN, Vega W , Eds. New Jersey Rutgers University Press, 2010.

Aguirre-Molina M, Borrell LN, Vega W (Editors). Health Issues in Latino Men: A Social and Structural Approach.  New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2010. 

Borrell, LN. Alcohol Consumption may be Associated with Dental Health. Commentary on Association between alcohol consumption and dental health. Jansson L. J Clin Periodontol 2008;35(5):379-84. Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2009;9:40-1.

Borrell LN. Invited commentary on Did National Folic Acid Fortification Reduce Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Folate Status in the U.S.? Authors: J Beam Dowd, A Aiello. International Journal of Epidemiology 2008;37:1067-8.

Borrell LN. Book Review: Bhopal Raj S. Ethnicity, race and health in multicultural societies: Foundations for better epidemiology, public health, and health care. New York: Oxford University Press Inc. Preventive Medicine 2008;47:229-231.

Borrell, LN.  Invited entry on Health Disparities. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Society.  Editor:  Richard t. Schaefer. Sage Publications. 2008.

Borrell LN.  Social disparities in oral health and health care among the older. In: Meeting the Oral Health Care Needs of Older Adults. Mary Northridge, Ira B. Lamster, Eds. New York, NY: Springer, 2008;41-53.

Borrell, LN. Low socioeconomic position is associated with periodontitis in Chilean adolescents.  Commentary on Lopez R, Fernandez O, Baelum V. Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2006 Jun;34(3):184-96.  Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2007; 7:33-4.

Borrell, LN, Papapanou PN.  Analytical Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases.  Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.  2005; 32 (suppl 6):132-158.

Borrell, LN.  The role of social class on health behaviors and psychosocial factors: The United States experience. Commentary.  Social and Preventive Medicine.  2005:50;193-4.

Borrell, LN.  Racial identity among Hispanics: Implications for health and well-being. Invited editorial.  American Journal of Public Health. 2005:95; 379-381.

Borrel,l LN, Hatch SL.  Racial/Ethnic Minority and Health: The role of the Urban Environment. In: Handbook of Urban Health: Populations, Methods and Practice. S. Galea and D. Vlahov, Eds. New York, NY: Springer, 2005;63-77.


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