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Stéphane Helleringer, PhD

  • Associate Professor

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E3545
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


Twitter (@helleringer143)

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


I'm a demographer with interests in a) the development of new methods to measure mortality rates in countries with limited data, and b) the impact of epidemics on population health and mortality. Over the past 15 years, I have worked extensively in several African and south Asian countries. I have launched the Likoma Network Study, a cohort that generates detailed "maps" of the sexual networks through which HIV spreads in a small island community of East Africa. I have also produced estimates of the impact of the 2014-16 Ebola Outbreak on life expectancy in West Africa. I am currently the principal investigator of a multi-country study on adolescent and adult mortality in Malawi, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau and Bangladesh, funded by the NIH. I recently initiated a panel study of behaviors and mortality during the COVID19 pandemic in Malawi.

  • Demography
  • Mortality and Causes of Death
  • Epidemics
  • Ebola

Selected publications

  • Improving Age Measurement in Low- and Middle-income Countries through Computer Vision: a test in Senegal Helleringer, Stéphane, Chong You, Laurence Fleury, Laetitia Douillot, Insa Diouf, Valerie Delaunay, and René Vidal. 2018. Demographic Research, 40:219-260.
  • Did Ebola relatively spare children? Helleringer S, Noymer A, Clark SJ, McCormick T. Lancet. 2015 Oct 10;386(10002):1442-3
  • Improving survey data on pregnancy-related deaths in low-and middle-income countries: a validation study in Senegal. Helleringer S, Pison G, Masquelier B, Kanté AM, Douillot L, Ndiaye CT, Duthé G, Sokhna C, Delaunay V. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Nov;20(11):1415-1423.
  • Magnitude of Ebola relative to other causes of death in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Helleringer S, Noymer A. Lancet Glob Health. 2015 May;3(5):e255-6
  • Improving the quality of adult mortality data collected in demographic surveys: validation study of a new siblings' survival questionnaire in Niakhar, Senegal. Helleringer S, Pison G, Masquelier B, Kanté AM, Douillot L, Duthé G, Sokhna C, Delaunay V. PLoS Med. 2014 May 27;11(5):e1001652