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John Mazzeo

  • ​Associate Professor
  • ​​​​PhD​

  • Public Health
  • Faculty
  • 312-362-7307
  • 14 E. Jackson Blvd., MPH Suite 710, Room 710B


  • PhD/MA in Anthropology, University of Arizona
  • BA in Anthropology, The State University of New York, Geneseo

Courses Taught

  • MPH 101   The Science of Protecting the Public’s Health 
  • MPH 512   Research Methods for Community Public Health 
  • MPH 551   Global Health Inequities 
  • MPH 554   Introduction to Global Public Health 
  • MPH 602   Community Health Assessment 
  • MPH 603   Community Health Project Design
  • MPH 604   Capstone Seminar in Community Health Practice 
  • Food and Culture - Department of Anthropology
  • Ethnographic Research Methods - Department of Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Food Security
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Mixed Methods Research

Selected Publications

  • Mazzeo, J., Qusair, Z., Gadhoke, P., Freiberg, T., Brenton, B., Sedlacek, A., Torres, A. (2022). A Tale of Two Cities During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evaluating Food Insecurity in Chicago and New York City. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
  • Niles, M., et al. (2021). A Multi-Site Analysis of the Prevalence of Food Insecurity in the United States, before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Current Developments in Nutrition.
  • De Maio, F., Shah, R., Mazzeo, J., Ansell, D. (2019). Community Health Equity: Lessons from Chicago. University of Chicago Press.
  • Martin, M., Mazzeo, J., Lemon, B. (2016). Teaching Public Health Professionals Entrepreneurship: An Integrated Approach. Journal of Enterprising Culture.
  • Mazzeo, J., Chierici, R. (2013). Social Foundations for a Community-Based Public Health Cholera Campaign in Borgne, Haiti. Human Organization.
  • Mazzeo, J. (2013). Hypertension among Haitians Living in the Bahamas. International Journal of the Bahamas.
  • De Maio, F., Mazzeo, J., Ritchie, D. (2013). Social Determinants of Health: Theory and Measurement. Rhode Island Medical Journal.
  • Mazzeo, J. (2011). The Double Threat of HIV/AIDS and Drought on Rural Household Food Security in Southeastern Zimbabwe. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 
  • Mazzeo, J. (2011). Cattle, Livelihoods, and Coping with Food Insecurity in the Context of Drought and HIV/AIDS in Rural Zimbabwe. Human Organization.
  • Mazzeo, J. (2009) Lavichè: Haiti’s Vulnerability to the Global Food Crisis. Annals of Anthropological Practice. 
  • Mazzeo, J., Makonese, L. (2009). Experiences of Collaboration, Coordination and Efficiency in the Delivery of HIV/AIDS Home Based Care in Zimbabwe. African Journal of AIDS Research.