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Dr Afshin Zilanawala
  • Research Associate
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

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My research interests lie at the intersections of social demography, child development, and population health. I study how the social and economic context of families and peer groups, as well as the race and gender of individuals, lead to health inequalities across childhood and adolescence. My research portfolio extends to examining the influence of nonstandard work schedules on children’s and parent’s health in the UK, work that has been funded by ESRC’s New Investigator Grant (Awarded £297,479 ($394,838)). Overall, my research on the social determinants of health is strongly interdisciplinary, embedded in using quantitative techniques, and focuses on child health and development in national and international contexts.

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Academic Background
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Social Policy Columbia University
2009 M.Phil Master of Philosophy – Social Policy Columbia University
2007 MS Master of Science – Social Policy Columbia University
2004 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Wellesley College, Boston, MA
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