Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences, Washington State University
Washington State University
CSDE Research Areas:
- Health of People and Populations
- Migration and Settlement
- Wellbeing of Families and Households
In the News:
- Anna Zamora-Kapoor Published in Maternal and Child Health (11/14/2016)
- Anna Zamora-Kapoor Publishes Research on Breastfeeding and BMI (1/17/2017)
- Anna Zamora-Kapoor Reviews Obesity Risk Factors for American Indians and Alaska Natives (5/28/2019)
- CSDE Affiliate Anna Zamora-Kapoor Co-authors Study on Diabetes Self-management Education and Support (11/2/2020)
- CSDE Affiliate Anna Zamora-Kapoor Publishes Study On Risk Factors For Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension (12/7/2020)
- CSDE Affiliates Join in Penning Opinion on COVID-related Vulnerabilities Among Women of Color and Non-Binary Faculty (5/24/2021)
Anna Zamora-Kapoor earned her Ph.D. and Masters in Sociology from Columbia University, and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Barcelona. She conducted her graduate studies with three multi-year awards from the Caja Madrid Foundation, the Talentia Fellowship, and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellowship at Columbia. Anna was also a pre-doctoral Visiting Scholar at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, where she worked with Prof. Sara Curran. After a position as Postdoctoral Senior Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a member of the University of Washington’s Partnerships for Native Health, she became an Assistant Research Professor for the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) with Washington State University, and an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences at Washington State University. Her research seeks to reveal the social determinants of obesity, their variability across racial and ethnic groups, and the role of food distribution programs in the reproduction of health disparities.
Anna recently became the Principal Investigator of a pilot grant which leverages data from the Cerebrovascular Disease and its Consequences in American Indians (CDCAI) study to examine sex differences in the associations between obesity and cognitive performance among CDCAI participants, the potential role of body fat distribution, and the mediation effects of vascular brain injury (Native Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research – Research Education Center (NIA)).
For more information please see Anna’s CV.