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 his MA (Sociology and Health Studies) and PhD(Sociology) degrees from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Prior to coming to Depaul, Dr. De Maio taught for five years at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His research and teaching interest lie primarily within medical sociology— with an interest 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. Dr. De Maio has published two books, Health and Social Theory (2010) and Global Health Inequities (2014), and his work has appeared 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.
Dr. De Maio is also the co-director of the Center for Community Health Equity
, which was founded by DePaulUniversity and Rush University in 2015.
De Maio, FG., Konfino, J., Ondarsuhu, D., Goldberg, L., Linetzky, B., Ferrante, D. (2015). Sex-stratified
and age-adjusted social gradients in tobacco in Argentina and Uruguay: evidence from the Global Adult
Tobacco Survey (GATS). Tobacco Control, 24(6): 562-7.
De Maio, FG, Llovet, I., & Dinardi, G. (2014). Chagas disease in non-endemic countries: ‘sick immigrant’
phobia or a public health concern? Critical Public Health, 24(3): 372-380.