He teaches courses in social behavioral health and policy. His publications, research expertise and interests include the intersectionality of politics and health, education, and social and political determinants of health. Dr. Costa specializes in program building with innovative learning modalities. From 2000-2009, he worked for Pearson Education overseeing the operations of a nationwide tutoring service. From 2010-2014, Dr. Costa was Director of Distance Learning at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Public Health in Omaha, Nebraska. He was an affiliate of the Center for Global Health and Development and is a former library trustee. Dr. Costa is originally from Massachusetts and speaks Portuguese.
MSEd in Education in Instructional Technology from University of Nebraska - Kearney, Kearney, NE
PhD in Political Science from Boston University, Chestnut Hill, MA
MA in Political Science from Boston College, Boston, MA
BA in Political Science from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts, MA
Digital innovation in pedagogy, educational technology, future of workforce and education, political and social science approaches to public health inquiry and related areas