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Andrew C. Patterson

Assistant Professor of Sociology, MacEwan University

I am a tenured professor (currently Assistant level) of Sociology. I received my PhD from the University of British Columbia. Thus far I have published 13 peer-review articles in well-regarded journals, such as Social Science & Medicine, Health & Place, and the International Journal of Comparative Sociology. My research focuses on the political determinants of health, most recently on cancer risk especially. However, it has become clear that the economy is an essential consideration when connecting politics to health.Population health is an essential measure of how well societies are doing, but a bigger picture is needed for a more complete understanding of how societies can create the best health. My research portfolio is among the minority that explore all three fundamental areas - politics, economy, AND population health.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, MacEwan University


  • 2014 
    MacEwan University, PhD / Sociology