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Joao Luiz Bastos
Joao Luiz Bastos
- BLU 10522
Areas of interest
racism and health, racial health inequities, intersectional health inequities, health inequities, social determinants of health
- Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Master in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
- PhD in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Dr. Bastos joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in March 2023. He holds a Masters and a PhD in epidemiology from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil. He completed his doctoral studies in 2010, focused on measuring racial discrimination in large-scale epidemiologic surveys.
Dr. Bastos is an expert on the health effects of racism, including the health impacts from interlocking systems of oppression. In addition to these topics, Dr. Bastos has been involved in the development of the first-ever Brazilian scale on experiences with discrimination, as well as studies on intersectionality, discrimination, and health inequities across different countries, such as Australia, Brazil, and the United States.
health inequities, social determinants of health, basic and advanced epidemiologic methods, biostatistics, multivariate statistical models
This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.
Publications and activities
Bastos JL, Constante HM, Schuch HS, Haag DG, Jamieson JM. 2022. The mouth as a site of compound injustices: A structural intersectionality approach to the oral health of working-age U.S. adults. Am J Epidemiol. 191: in press.
Bastos JL, Constante HM, Schuch HS, Haag DG, Jamieson LM. 2022. How do state-level racism, sexism, and income inequality shape edentulism-related racial inequities in contemporary United States? A structural intersectionality approach to population oral health. J Public Health Dent. 82:16– 27.
Bastos JL, Harnois CE, Paradies YC. 2018. Health care barriers, racism, and intersectionality in Australia. Soc Sci Med. 199:209-218.
Bastos JL, Reichenheim ME, Celeste RK, Faerstein E, Barros AJD, Paradies YC. 2019. Perceived discrimination south of the equator: Reassessing the Brazilian Explicit Discrimination Scale. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 25(3):413-423.
Bastos JL, Reichenheim ME, Paradies YC. 2021. Scaling up research on discrimination and health: The abridged Explicit Discrimination Scale. J Health Psychol. 27(9):2041-2055.
Bastos JL, Faerstein E, Celeste RK, Barros AJ. 2012. Explicit discrimination and health: development and psychometric properties of an assessment instrument. Rev Saude Publica. 46(2):269-278.
Bastos JL, Celeste RK, Faerstein E, Barros AJ. 2010. Racial discrimination and health: a systematic review of scales with a focus on their psychometric properties. Soc Sci Med. 70(7):1091-1099.
Bastos JL, Harnois CE. 2020. Does the Everyday Discrimination Scale generate meaningful cross-group estimates? A psychometric evaluation. Soc Sci Med. 265:113321.
Harnois CE, Bastos JL, Campbell ME, Keith VM. 2019. Measuring perceived mistreatment across diverse social groups: An evaluation of the Everyday Discrimination Scale. Soc Sci Med. 232:298-306.
Harnois CE, Bastos JL. 2018. Discrimination, Harassment, and Gendered Health Inequalities: Do Perceptions of Workplace Mistreatment Contribute to the Gender Gap in Self-reported Health? J Health Soc Behav. 59(2):283-299.