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About Fernando De Maio

Fernando De Maio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He received a BA (Honors) degree in Sociology and Economics from the University of Toronto, and MA (Sociology & Health Studies) and PhD (Sociology) degrees from the University of Essex in the UK.  Prior to coming to DePaul, he taught for five years at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
His research and teaching interests lie primarily within medical sociology. He is interested in how macro-level social factors influence patterns of health. In other words, how ill health (one of the most personal of all personal troubles) is influenced by larger public issues. Much of his work has focused on the income inequality hypothesis, and more recently, the health effects of racism/discrimination.  He has published two books, Health & Social Theory (2010) and Global Health Inequities (2014), and his work appears in a wide range of scholarly journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, Critical Public Health, Global Public Health, the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Health Sociology Review, the International Journal of Epidemiology, and Teaching Statistics. He serves as an associate editor of Health Sociology Review and is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

He is the co-director of the Center for Community Health Equity, which was founded by DePaul University and Rush University in 2015.  


Present Associate Professor, DePaul University


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990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 1110
Chicago, IL

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