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Stéphane Helleringer, PhD

  • Associate Professor

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3545
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2007
MA, Université Paris-Nanterre, 2000
BA, Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, 1998


I'm a social demographer with interests in 1) the measurement of mortality and causes of death in countries with limited data, and 2) the impact of social networks on population health. I have conducted the Likoma Network Study, a study that produced a detailed "map" of the sexual networks through which HIV has spread extensively in a small island community of East Africa. Current projects include trials of new approaches to collecting demographic data in Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Malawi, as well as investigation of causes of death among children during the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

  • Demography
  • Global health
  • Social Networks
  • Mortality and Causes of Death
  • Ebola

Selected publications

  • Helleringer S, Pison G, Masquelier B, Kante AM, Douillot L, Duthe G, et al. Improving the quality of adult mortality data collected in demographic surveys: validation study of a new siblings' survival questionnaire in Niakhar, Senegal. PLoS Med. 2014;11(5):e1001652
  • Helleringer S, Mkandawire J, Kalilani-Phiri L, Kohler HP. Cohort Profile: The Likoma Network Study (LNS). Int J Epidemiol. 2014;43(2):545-57
  • Helleringer S, Noymer A. Magnitude of Ebola relative to other causes of death in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Lancet Glob Health. 2015;3(5):e255-6.
  • Delva W, Leventhal GE, Helleringer S. Connecting the dots: network data and models in HIV epidemiology. AIDS. 2016;30(13):2009-20