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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

  • Portnoy, Allison, Mark Jit, Stéphane Helleringer and Stéphane Verguet. 2017. “Impact of measles supplementary immunization activities on reaching children missed by routine programs.” Vaccine, 36(1): 170-178.
  • Beauclair, Roxanne, Stéphane Helleringer, Niel Hens and Wim Delva. 2017. “Age differences between sexual partners, behavioural and demographic correlatesm and HIV infection on Likoma Island, Malawi.” Scientific Reports, 6:36121.
  • Helleringer, Stéphane, Patrick O. Asuming, Jalaa Abdelwahab. 2016. “The effect of mass vaccination campaigns against Polio on the utilization of routine immunization services: a regression discontinuity design.” Vaccine, 34(33): 3817-3822.
  • Delva W, Leventhal GE, Helleringer S. Connecting the dots: network data and models in HIV epidemiology. AIDS. 2016;30(13):2009-20