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.
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. Recent studies include empirical analyses of the health effects of the 2008 global financial crisis and the role of global market deregulation in promoting consumption of highly processed foods and obesity worldwide. 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 2013, is a wake-up call on the converging crises of neoliberal globalization and global economic development.