Anna Zamora-Kapoor is a sociologist (PhD, Columbia University 2013) with a research interest in the social determinants of health, health disparities, international migration, and minority populations. Her long-term goal is to use the tools she acquired while studying sociology to understand the inequitable distribution of health outcomes worldwide, and to inform future interventions to remedy these inequities. She is currently engaged in several studies, including investigations of the most important risk and protective factors for hypertension and type 2 diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native youth; the role of birth facilities in breastfeeding initiation and breastfeeding disparities in Washington State; and the cost-effectiveness of outdoor preschools and their potential contribution to the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Anna also works as the Community Liaison for the Health Equity Research Collaborative, for which I establish research partnerships between community health organizations serving Hispanics and Latinos in Washington State and faculty at Washington State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and going to new restaurants with her husband.
Anna Zamora-Kapoor, PhD
Assistant Research Professor