International Centre For Lifecourse Studies In Society and Health


Afshin Zilanawala

Dr Afshin Zilanawala

Dr Afshin Zilanawala



  • Research Associate
    Epidemiology & Public Health
    Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Joined UCL


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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Award year Qualification Institution
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
Wellesley College, Boston, MA