Faculty and Staff


Roman Pabayo, PhD, MSc, BSc

Assistant Professor

Public Health, School of

About Me

I am a social epidemiologist focused on the social determinants of health, particularly among adolescents, youth, and infants. More specifically, I am interested in studying the relationship between social and economic contextual factors within counties, neighborhoods, and schools, such as income inequality and social fragmentation and behavioral outcomes including physical activity and dietary intake, and other health outcomes such as, cardiovascular disease, depression, and mortality. 


PhD, Université de Montréal, 2010
MSc, McGill University, 2003
BSc, McMaster University, 1997 


social epidemiology
social determinants of health
social and health inequalities
social-economic contextual factors


Current National Institutes of Health Research funded projects include:

1. State and county level income inequality and infant mortality. Risk: The moderating role of race and socioeconomic status.
2. Impacts of a novel law-enforcement delivered intervention on drug user health.