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Prof Crystal Patil

Organisation name

University of Illinois at Chicago

Job title


Website address


United States

Country of current residence

United States

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

academia and research

Disciplinary Expertise

Food Security, Nutrition, Refugees and Migration; US Food Aid

Area of interest

Diet quality, Health, Health systems, Maternal and child health


Members introduction

I focus on how the social world becomes embodied and expressed as health, illness, or suffering. I rely on ecological and social determinants frameworks to make sense of complex health problems. I then apply these models as I work with teams to develop and test strategies to reduce health disparities and strengthen health systems. Equally important, I try hard to mentor and foster productive careers of students and colleagues.


Member for
7 months 3 days