Dr. Fabian Cataldo is a social anthropologist specializing in questions related to health systems and access to treatment and care in low-income settings. Over the past 15 years he has undertaken extensive fieldwork in Brazil, Belgium, Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
Fabian received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of London (Goldsmiths College), sponsored by The Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics. He also received his Masters of Research and MA in Anthropology from the University of London and studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Fabian served as a visiting researcher at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and he is an honorary research associate with the Research Department of Infection and Population Health at the University College of London, as well as a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. He joined Dignitas International as the organization’s Malawi Research Director in 2010 and currently serves as a Research Scientist. Dr. Cataldo has been awarded several international grant and academic prizes, including the best new writer prize in 2009 by Sociology of Health and Illness.
Fabian’s research interests are rooted in questions around current efforts at global health interventions in the field of HIV/AIDS, including health systems strengthening, community-based interventions, and programs that focus on structural interventions for socio-economically marginalized groups.