Fernando De Maio, PhD, Co-Director, Center for Community Health EquityFernando De Maio, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Community Health Equity | fdemaio@depaul.edu

I am a sociologist specializing in the social determinants of health. Much of my work has revolved around the “income inequality hypothesis”, an idea that suggests that our health is dependent not just on our own income or our family’s income – but on how income is distributed in our communities. I have also conducted work on the effects of discrimination on the health of immigrants. At DePaul I teach courses on health equity, global health, and statistical analysis. Read more

Raj C. Shah, MD, Co-Director, Center for Community Health EquityRaj C. Shah, MD

Co-Director, Center for Community Health Equity | raj_c_shah@rush.edu

I am the Co-Director of the Center for Community Health Equity. As a geriatrician at Rush University Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center for over 15 years, my academic interest is the design and conduct of community-based clinical trials for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common age-related conditions in diverse older adults. Read more