Corinne Riddell PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics

McGill University, PhD Epidemiology, 2016
University of British Columbia, MSc Statistics, 2011
University of Waterloo, BMath Statistics, 2009
Wilfrid Laurier University, BBA, 2009



Research Interests: 
  • Racial and ethnic health inequalities
  • Social epidemiology
  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Data visualization
  • Health variation across US states
Current Projects: 
  • Partitioning the life expectancy gap between non-Hispanic black and white Americans
    across US states and over time
  • Understanding RCT sample size requirements for downstream effects of maternal
    vaccination on childhood health
Selected Publications: 

CA Riddell, KT Morrison, JS Kaufman, S Harper. Trends in the contribution of major causes of death to the black-white life expectancy gap by US state. Health & Place. 2018. 52: 85-100.

CA Riddell, S Harper, M Cerdá, JS Kaufman. Comparison of Rates of Firearm and Nonfirearm Homicide and Suicide in Black and White Non-Hispanic Men, by US State. Ann Intern Med. 2018. 168(10):712-20.

CA Riddell, S Harper, JS Kaufman. Trends in differences in US mortality rates between black and white infants. JAMA Pediatr. 2017. 171(9): 911-13.

CA Riddell, JA Hutcheon, EC Strumpf, HA Abenhaim, JS Kaufman. Inter-institutional variation in use of Caesarean delivery for labour dystocia. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017. 39(11):988-95.

CA Riddell, RW Platt, LM Bodnar, JA Hutcheon. Classifying gestational weight gain trajectories using the SITAR growth model. PPE. 2017. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol.31(2):116-25.


Dr. Corinne Riddell, PhD MSc, is a social and perinatal epidemiologist, and an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. She examines racial inequalities in health between black and white Americans, to understand why some states have fared better at reducing inequalities than other states. In particular, she is interested in infant mortality and injuries (homicides, suicides, and overdoses) as contributors to very early deaths. Dr. Riddell uses data interactive visualization to explore these topics, as well as sophisticated surveillance and causal methodologies. In Fall 2018, she headed the evolution of PH142 (Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health), to incorporate R for data science, and introduce students to data manipulation and visualization as part of their public health education.

Profile Updated: November 15, 2018