Sergio Costa

Lecturer, Director

Online learning professional. Worked at Pearson for 9 years. University of Nebraska Medical Center for 4.5 years. Social justice advocate. Interests include lifelong learning, LGBT issues, play classical piano, instructional design and cognitive science. PhD in political science and comparative politics. US and Portuguese citizen.

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Academic Interests

public policy, social justice, messaging, cognitive science, lifelong learning, political science, humanities in public health, documentary, the politics of health, libraries, educational technology


PhD in political science, Boston University
MA in political science, Boston College
BA in political science (minor in French), University of Massachusetts at Amherst
MSEd, instructional technology, University of Nebraska



Huang, TK, JH Cawley, M Ashe, JD, SA Costa, LM Frerichs, L Zwicker, D Levy, R Hammond, S Kumanyika. (2013) “Mobilising Policy Action for Obesity Prevention: A Framework of the Supply of and Demand for Change.” The Lancet (accepted)

Joshi, A, J Meza, SA Costa, DM Puricelli Perin, K Trout, A Rayamajhi. (2013) “The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Community Outreach, Academic and Research Collaboration, and Education and Support Services (IT-CARES)”. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 10 (Fall)

Puricelli Perin, DM, LM Frerichs, AG Ramirez, SA Costa, TK Huang. (2014) “Public Opinions on Childhood Obesity and Related Policies among Latinos and Whites” Journal of Obesity (2014)

Roberto, CA, B Swinburn, C Hawkes, TTK Huang, SA Costa, M Ashe, L Zwicker, JH Cawley, KD Brownell. (2014) “Patchy Progress On Obesity Prevention: Emerging Exemplars, Entrenched Barriers, and New Thinking.” The Lancet (accepted)

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