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Félice Lê-Scherban, PhD, MPH

Félice Lê-Scherban

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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BA, Mathematics and French, Brown University; MPH, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, UC-Berkeley; PhD, Epidemiology, U-Mich, School of Public Health


Dr. Lê-Scherban received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Michigan and an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research centers on health disparities with a focus on chronic disease disparities, life course determinants, and immigrant health. She has a focus on epidemiological methods, particularly as they relate to causal inference in social epidemiology. Her work has examined causal links between education and health; intergenerational socioeconomic influences on mental and physical health; neighborhood social contexts; and cardiovascular risk among immigrants.

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Health and Place or Built Environment
  • Health Disparities
  • Immigrant health
  • Life Course
  • Mental health and Behavioral health
  • Urban Health


-Scherban F, Albrecht SS, Osypuk TL, Sánchez BN, Diez Roux AV. Neighborhood immigrant composition and body mass index among Hispanic and Chinese immigrants: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Public Health; in press.

-Scherban F, Diez Roux AV, Li Y, Morgenstern H. Influence of grandparent schooling on adult health status, smoking, and body mass index. American Journal of Epidemiology; in press.

-Scherban F, Diez Roux AV, Li Y, Morgenstern H. Does academic achievement during childhood and adolescence benefit later health? Annals of Epidemiology 2014;24(5):344-355.

F, Diez Roux AV, Morgenstern H. Effects of child and adolescent health on educational progress. Social Science & Medicine 2013;76:57-66.

F, Tracy M, Norris F, Galea S. Displacement, county social cohesion and depression after a large-scale traumatic event. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2013;48(11):1729-1741.

F, Ahern J, Galea S. Neighborhood education inequality and drinking behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2010;112(1-2):18-26.


Fall 2015-2016: PBHL 826 - Causal Inference in Epidemiology