David Coburn B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Sociology)
- Email Address(es)
- Office Phone
- None Home: 250 595-3536
- Office Address
- Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Health Sciences Building
155 College Street Toronto, ON M5T 3M7
- Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
- Professor Emeritus
- SGS Status
- Member Emeritus
- Appointment Status
- Globalization, neo-liberalism, health and health inequalities
- Health occupations and professions
- Political economy of health
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
None – Retired Professor Emeritus
Current Research Projects
With, E. S. Coburn, research on the changing economic ideology of the IMF and the World Bank.
Papers on Neo-liberalism and Global Health Trends and Inequalities
Coburn, D. “Inequality and Health“. In The Socialist Register, , 2010, C. Leys and L.Panitch (Eds.) 2010. Appears in book form as C. Leys and L. Panitch (eds.) Morbid Symptoms: Health under Capitalism. Fernwood Publishers, 2010.
Coburn, D. “Global Health: a political economy of historical trends and contemporary inequalities“. In, G. Teeple and S. McBride (eds.), Relations of Global Power.: Neoliberal Order and Disorder. University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Coburn, D. “Beyond the income inequality hypothesis: globalization, neo-liberalism and health inequalities.” Social Science and Medicine v.58, (1): 2004: 41-56.
Coburn, D. "Income inequality, social cohesion and the health status of populations: the role of neo-liberalism". Social Science and Medicine, 51 (1), 2000: 35-46. See Social Science and Medicine: Symposium on David Coburn: the role of neo-liberalism V.51.
Major Papers on the Health Occupations and Professions
Coburn, D. “Medical dominance then and now: critical reflections. Health Sociology Review, 15(5), 2006:432- 443.
Coburn, D. and Willis, E. “The medical professsion: knowledge, power and autonomy”. In Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine. Eds. G.L Albrecht, R. Fitzpatrick and S. Scrimshaw (Eds.) International Handbook of |Social Studies in Health. SAGE Publications, London, Californie, 2000
Coburn, D. 'Phases of capitalism, welfare states, medical dominance and health care in Ontario.' International Journal of Health Services, 29 (4): 1999: 833-851.
Coburn, D. ‘The development of Canadian nursing: professionalization and proletarianization.’ International Journal of Health Services, 18, 3, 1988: 437-456
Coburn, D. and Biggs, C.L. ‘Limits to medical dominance: the case of chiropractic.’ Social Science and Medicine 22, 10, 1986: 1035-1046.
Papers on Population Health
Coburn, D., Denny, K., Mykhalovskiy, E., McDonough, P, Robertson, A. and Love, R. ‘Population health in Canada: a brief critique. American Journal of Public Health, March, 2003, V.93 (3):392-397
Poland, B., Coburn, D. Eakin, J. and Robertson, A ‘Health, equity and health care: a critique of a ‘Population Health’ perspective on the Derterminants of health.’ Social Science and Medicine, V.46, No.7, 1998: 785-798