Diego F. Leal

Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of South Carolina

Department of Sociology
University of South Carolina
911 Pickens St., 
Sloan College, Rm. 216
Columbia, SC, 29208
leald [at] mailbox [dot] sc [dot] edu

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Ph.D., Sociology
University of Massachusetts

M.A., Political Science, cum laude
Universidad de Los Andes

B.A., Political Science
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, I'm an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina.

In my research I apply lenses of computational social science and network science to the study of international migration and minority health.

I'm currently working on projects related to the network dynamics of place-to-place migration flows around the globe, on modeling brokerage processes and their impact on the diffusion of innovations, and on developing health communication interventions to increase smoking cessation among Latino/a adults.

My work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Networks, Network Science, PLoS ONE, and several other outlets. My research has been funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute – NIH.