Cesar Abadia-Barrero, DMSc

Associate Professor (PI)

Department of Anthropology

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Human Rights Institute

Research Overview

I am a medical anthropologist and dentist. My research integrates different critical perspectives in the study and transformation of health inequalities. I have conducted action-oriented ethnographic and mixed-method research on health care policies and programs and social movements in health in Brazil and Colombia. Since 2005, he has studied the use of legal mechanisms in the protection of the constitutional right to health care and how for-profit interests transform access, continuity and quality of care in Colombia. I have also conducted assessments in terms of care and inequalities of particular diseases such as AIDS, Chagas disease or Oral health. I plan on creating new collaborative research projects around community health and access to health care services in the United States.


DMSc, 2003. Medical Anthropology/Social Medicine

DMD 1992. Dentistry

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