Dr David Stuckler

Lecturer in Sociology at Faculty of Politics Psychology Sociology and International Studies (PPSIS), University of Cambridge


Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Dr Stuckler’s research integrates the sciences of public health with political economy and development economics. He is currently focusing on three areas of population health and development.

His research in macro-social and -economic determinants of health, political economy of global health and development, and comparative social welfare, empirically evaluates the mortality crisis that occurred after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He is analysing the role of economic processes, and their interactions with culture, firms and the state, using quasi-experimental approaches

Another area of Dr Stuckler’s research focuses upon the political economy of global health: understanding the current and changing roles of global institutions, states, NGOs, the private sector, civil society and the interactions among them for control of chronic and infectious diseases. In addition, he is currently working to model and analyse the effects of market forces on patient decision-making, medical errors, and access to and quality of healthcare.

Dr Stuckler joined the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies in July 2011, from his previous position as Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is also a Research Fellow for the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford and an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, Centre of Global Health Security. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge in 2009.