RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Social Demography, International Migration, Health Economics, Social Epidemoilogy, Econometric and Survey Methods, Labor and Urban Economics
Enrico A. Marcelli received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1997. He also has an M.B.A. in Urban Economic Development from Eastern College and has been an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2000. He teaches courses on labor and urban economics, community economic development, demography, and U.S. immigration. Marcelli’s primary areas of research are the economic impact and integration of undocumented Mexican immigrants residing in California, and whether relatively deprived urban communities can contribute to and benefit from regional economic development. Before becoming a RWJF Health & Society Scholar he had begun to investigate how neighborhood and metropolitan area contexts impact access to health insurance and medical care among Mexican and other Latino immigrants. He is currently investigating whether various neighborhood and metropolitan environmental factors (e.g., population density, residential segregation, social capital, income inequality) independently influence obesity, overall health and subjective well-being in the United States.