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Flavia Cristina Drumond Andrade

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Contact Information

School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada
Urbana, IL 61801



Flavia Andrade is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work atthe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds appointments in the departments of Sociology andKinesiology and Community Health. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Societyof America.

Research Interests

Demography, Sociology, Public Health

Research Description

Dr. Andrade is exploring how transitions at the population level, such as demographic, socioeconomic, nutritional, and epidemiological are influencing health across the life course. Currently her work has been focusing on the health of adults and older adults in Latin America and the Caribbean and Latinos in the US. Her current research focuses on several outcomes: chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes and hypertension), quality of life, disability, cognition, mental health, oral health and life expectancy.

Currently, she is involved in several international projects aimed at understanding determinants of health disparities. The ultimate goal is to identify factors that are more malleable to changes through interventions and policies.


PhD Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS Population Health - University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA - Demography - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ba Economics - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, School of Social Work
Interim Director, BSW Program, School of Social Work
Professor, Sociology
Acting Director, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
Professor, Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
Professor, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Professor, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
Affiliate, Center for Social and Behavioral Science

Recent Publications

Benatti de Oliveira, G., Vilar Fernandes, L., Summer Chen, X., Drumond Andrade, F. C., Scarlazzari Costa, L., Junqueira Vasques, A. C., & Pires Corona, L. (2024). Intra- and inter-rater reliability of muscle and fat thickness measurements obtained using portable ultrasonography in older adults. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 60, 65-72.

Chakraborty, S., Sander, W., Allan, B. F., & Andrade, F. C. D. (2024). Sociodemographic factors associated with Kyasanur forest disease in India - a retrospective study. IJID Regions, 10, 219-227.

Aguirre, M. D. J. X., Drumond Andrade, F. C., Aguirre, M. A. C., Justino, J. R., & Maciel, B. L. L. (2023). Social Network, Food Patterns, Physical Activity and Associations with Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents from a School in Rural Brazil. Nutrients, 15(15), Article 3305.

Corona, L. P., Andrade, F. C. D., Borim, F. S. A., Aprahamian, I., Fattori, A., Cesari, M., Neri, A. L., & Yassuda, M. S. (2023). Weight loss severity and functional decline among the oldest old in a middle-income country: The FIBRA study longitudinal findings. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 53, 170-174.

Guimarães, R., Andrade, F. C. D., Costa, G. N. O., Rocha, A. D. S., Barreto, M. L., & Salles, C. (2023). Setting references for daily intake of micronutrients: A study on magnesium. Nutrition, 106, Article 111903.

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