Dr Angelo Ercia


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Angelo is a healthcare and public health researcher with expertise in qualitative and mix-methods. His research projects have primarily aimed to improve healthcare systems delivery and public health in the UK and US. He is also passionate about addressing healthcare inequities and social justice. As an applied researcher, he is keen to work with different stakeholders using innovative and participatory methods.


Angelo is a Research Associate at the Health eResearch Centre for North England, University of Manchester. He specializes in healthcare intervention development and evaluation. He also has expertise in health policy implementation and evaluation, particularly in the U.S. healthcare system. His current project is the establishment of routiunely collecting electronic patient reported outcomes (ePROs) in renal units for three NHS Trust in England. 

He received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Human Development from The University of California, Davis. He obtained his Master in Public Health (MPH) specializing in Health Behavior and Health Promotion from Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in The University of Arizona. After receiving his MPH, Angelo worked in the public health sector in the San Francisco Bay Area, California for multiple non-profit healthcare organizations for several years in different roles. His roles enabled him to address inequities in healthcare and social justice experienced by person of colour, immigrant populations, and the LGBT community.

He pursued his PhD from the School of Social and Political Science from The University of Edinburgh. The title of his thesis is “Improving health care access for low-income patients in a mixed insurance market: Investigating the impact of the U.S.’s Affordable Care Act on Federally Qualified Health Centers”.

Angelo has engaged in multiple research studies in public health and healthcare services using qualitative and mixed-methods. While working in public health, he was part of a study that utilized Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to develop an intervention that aimed to helped the health of the Cambodian community livng in Oakland California. He also worked with youth on addressing tobacco policies using PhotoVoice. During his PhD study, he engaged in multiple studies in Scotland. One study was a mixed-method that focused on understanding men who have sex with men (MSMs) risk for Hepatitis C. Another research project he was a part of was understanding NHS's effort to engage with the community during service reconfiguration process in the four nations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).   

Angelo is interested with studies that aim to address the improvement of healthcare services, health policy (i.e., universal health coverage) and health inquities experienced by communities of color, immigrants, and the LGBT community. He is particularly keen to be part of qualitative and mix-method studies that utilize innovative participatory methods (Community Based Participatory Research) to engage with the community. 

Areas of expertise

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Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Doctor of Philosophy, Improving health care access for low-income patients in a mixed insurance market: Investigating the impact of the U.S.’s Affordable Care Act on Federally Qualified Health Centers, University of Edinburgh
  • 2007 - Master of Public Health University of Arizona
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Science, Human Development, University of California, Davis

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