Maurício L. Barreto MD, MPH, PhD is an Emeritus University Professor at the Federal University of Bahia and a Senior Investigator of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), always based in its home State (Bahia-Brazil). His research in Epidemiology and Collective Health covers different topics, focusing on the social and environmental determinants of health, health inequalities, and the impact of social interventions on health.

He has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers and taught, supervised and mentored undergraduate, master, docs and postdocs throughout his life. He has been the founder and director of the Center of Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs) and deputy director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Inequalities.

His current major research program is around the 100 million Brazilian Cohort, investigating social determinants of health, particularly the impact of poverty reduction policies on health, using the linkage of large administrative Brazilian databases. He is an elected Fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, he founded Covida Network ( and is a member of the Scientific Committee advising the Governors of the Northeast Region of Brazil.