Department of Public Health Sciences


Roberto De Vogli is an Associate Professor in Social Determinants of Global Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis (UCD). His education includes a PhD and a Master in Public Health at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA.)

Before returning to California, he worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Roberto has gained substantial international experience after having worked for UN agencies (the World Bank and the World Health Organization) and international organizations in Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania and Vietnam.

He is a former member of the Globalization and Health Knowledge Network of the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health. In 2012, he has been nominated member of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College. He has also recently joined the steering committee a global initiative called “Wellbeing and Happiness: A New Development Paradigm,” organized by the Alliance for Sustainable Prosperity (ASAP).

Roberto De Vogli is the author of more than 70 articles, scientific reports, letters and book chapters in the field of globalization and social determinants of global health. Some of his manuscripts appeared on mainstream media outlets, including the BBC, NBC, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and Associated Press. His first book, entitled “Progress or Collapse: The Crises of Market Greed,” published by Routledge in February 2013, is a wake-up call on the converging crises of neoliberal globalization and global economic development.

PhD, Public Health (Public Policy), UCLA, 2003
MPH, Public Health (Global Health), UCLA, 1999
DrPsy, Psychology, University of Padua, 1995

Courses Taught
SPH-222:  Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health

Fast Food, BMI and Market Deregulation (Bulletin of WHO)


Selected Publications