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Department of Sociology Faculty

Anna Zamora-Kapoor

Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, Columbia University, New York, NY (2013)
    Honorable mention, American Political Science Association, best dissertation in Migration and Citizenship (2014).
  • 2006 BA in Sociology, Licenciatura en Sociología, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008 MA in Sociology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2009 MPhil in Sociology, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2013 PhD in Sociology, Columbia University, New York, NY — Dissertation: Structural Explanation for Anti-Immigrant Sentiment:
  • Evidence from Belgium and Spain. Advisor: Saskia Sassen. * 2014 Honorable mention, American Political Science Association, best dissertation in Migration and Citizenship.

Areas

Health disparities, race and ethnicity, inequality, Latino/Hispanic health, American Indian and Alaska Native health.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of health disparities, race and ethnicity, and inequality. My long-term goal is to use the tools I acquired while studying sociology to understand the inequitable distribution of health outcomes and inform future interventions.

Selected Publications

Zamora-Kapoor A, Sinclair K, Nelson L, Lee H, Buchwald D. Obesity risk factors in American Indians and Alaska Natives: a systematic review, Public Health, 2019, 174: 85-96. PMID: 31326761

Zamora-Kapoor A, Godart F, Zhao Y. Networks on the walls: Analyzing “traces” of institutional logics in museums’ permanent exhibitions, Poetics, 2020, 79: 1-16.

Sinclair K, Zamora-Kapoor A, Townsend Ing C, McElfish P, Kaholokula J. Implementation outcomes of a culturally adapted diabetes self-management education intervention for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, BMC Public Health, 2020, 20:1579, PMID: 33081736

Zamora-Kapoor A, Hebert L, Montanez M*, Buchwald D, Sinclair K. Risk factors in adolescence for the development of elevated blood pressure and hypertension in American Indian and Alaskan Native adults. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2020. PMID: 33247795

Kirkland D, Licha M, Zamora-Kapoor A, Barry M, Ewin P. Experiences of United States Graduates in the Latin American Medical School in Cuba: A Road Less Traveled. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (in press).

Media

Interviewed and quoted in the article by Bo John Brusco “What does equity mean to you?”, The Lynnwood Times, October 22, 2021: What does equity mean to you? – Lynnwood Times

Interviewed and quoted in an article by Ryan Blethlen, Manuel Villa and Daisy Zavala “As the delta variant grips Washington state, Latino population faces steep COVID risk”, The Seattle Times, August 8, 2021: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/as-the-delta-variant-grips-washington-state-latino-population-faces-steep-covid-risk/

Anna Zamora-Kapoor.

Email: anna.zamora-kapoor@wsu.edu

Phone: 206-708-8624

Curriculum Vitae