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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

Kirkland D, Meschke L, Zamora-Kapoor A, Licha M, 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, 2022; 33(2): 790-805. PMID: 35574877.

Nikolaus CJ, Hebert L, Zamora-Kapoor A, Sinclair K. Risk of food insecurity in young adulthood and longitudinal changes in cardiometabolic health: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Journal of Nutrition, 2022; 152(8): 1944-1952. PMID: 35285891

Nikolaus CJ, Zamora-Kapoor A, Hebert L, Sinclair K. Association of food security with cardiometabolic health during young adulthood: Cross-sectional comparison of American Indian adults with other racial/ethnic groups. BMJ Open, 2022. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054162. PMID: 35680257.

Hebert L, Nikolaus CJ, Zamora-Kapoor A, Sinclair K. Gestational Diabetes and breastfeeding among women of different races/ethnicities: Evidence from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Surveys. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (in press), 2022 PMID: 35819722.

Zamora-Kapoor A, Hebert L, Nelson L, Shibata D, Longstreth W, Howard B, Buchwald D, Suchy-Dicey A. Body mass index, white matter hyperintensities and cognitive performance in American Indians: Evidence from the Strong Heart Study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (in press), 2022.

Media

Interviewed and quoted in the 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.

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

Interviewed by Pedro Bartes, La Patrona 1680 AM, leading radio station for Spanish-speakers in Washington state, to answer questions about COVID-19. March 16th 2022.  Interview (in Spanish) available here.

Interviewed and quoted in the article by Timothy Huzar “Only 43% of clinical trials report race and ethnicity — What can be done?”, Medical News Today, April 21, 2022.

Anna Zamora-Kapoor.

Email: anna.zamora-kapoor@wsu.edu

Phone: 206-708-8624

Curriculum Vitae