Angel Zapata Moya

Angel Zapata Moya

Status:  Associate Professor, Universidad Pablo de Olavide of Seville (Spain).

Ángel conducted his doctoral research at the Pablo de Olavide University (Seville) in collaboration with the University of Ghent and under the co-direction of Prof. Dr. Piet Bracke.  His doctoral thesis focused on the reproduction of health inequalities and the role of the diffusion of preventive innovations. He has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Sociology at Ghent University and at the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. He currently teaches courses in Public Health and Epidemiology and is affiliated researcher at the Urban Governance Lab in the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville) and actively collaborates with Hedera group.

Research interests

He performs research in the domain of sociological epidemiology and contextual influences on health. His main interest focusses on the study of the persistence of health inequalities as preventive innovation/knowledge spreads. He currently is the PI of the "Healthy-Scenes" project that aims to study the influence of the symbolic-cultural dimension of places on healthy lifestyles in Spain, and of a project exploring contextual influences at the local level on healthy aging trajectories in Andalusia.