Over the past 30 years, Andrea has worked as a journalist, researcher, educator, and manager of health-related interventions on four continents, mainly in low-income countries. He has earned a Masters of Public Health with a global health emphasis in the UK, and a Ph.D. in the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with a cross appointment in the Human Biology Program, Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in global health and migration and health.
Andrea’s research interests include the impact of the global economic regime and the planetary ecological crisis on displacement; migration as an intermediate determinant of health, with particular attention given to mechanisms of inclusion/exclusion, precariousness, and detention/deportation as mediating factors; and, the social costs of migration in countries of origin. As an integral part of his academic work, Andrea is also interested in issues of precarity, quality of life, and scholarship in the context of the neoliberal university.