Danielle Crookes


Assistant Professor

Public Health and Health Sciences

Research interests

Social epidemiology, immigrant health, racial and ethnic health inequities, cardiometabolic health


Dr. Danielle Crookes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. She is presently a Health Equity Faculty Scholar in the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern University.

Dr. Crookes is social epidemiologist whose research examines structural, political, and social factors that shape the health of communities of color in the US. Specifically, her research focuses on understanding how immigrant-related policies, racism and xenophobia affect the health of immigrant and subsequent US-born generations. She has also studied the ways in which psychological and social stressors affect cardiometabolic health in children and adults.

Dr. Crookes earned her Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University and her Master of Public Health from Temple University. Prior to joining the faculty of Northeastern University, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Multidisciplinary Research Training to Reduce Inequalities in Cardiovascular Health (METRIC) T32 program (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University.

Selected publications

Crookes, D.M., Stanhope, K.K., Kim, Y., Lummus, E., Suglia, S.F. (2020) Federal, state and local immigrant-related policies and child health outcomes: A systematic review.  Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-00978-w.

Suglia, S.F., Crookes, D.M., Kaplan, R., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Llabre, M.M., Van Horn, L., Carnethon, M.R., Isasi, C.R. (2020) Intergenerational transmission of childhood adversity and BMI in the Hispanic Community Children’s Health Study/Study of Latino Youth (HCHS/SOL Youth). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 131: 109956; doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.109956

Forde, A.T., Crookes, D.M., Suglia, S.F., Demmer, R.T. (2019) The weathering hypothesis as an explanation for racial disparities in health: A systematic review. Annals of Epidemiology, 33: 1-18.e3; doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.02.011.

Crookes, D.M., Demmer, R.T., Keyes, K.M., Koenen, K.C., Suglia, S.F. (2018) Depressive symptoms, antidepressant use and hypertension in young adulthood. Epidemiology, 29(4): 547-555; doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000840. PMID: 29629939