Fulbright Foreign Student Fellow
Doctoral Candidate

BA, Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

MA, Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

MA, Sociology, University of Chicago

My dissertation seeks to advance the intersection between social epidemiology and political sociology by understanding how exposure to institutional and policy contexts throughout the life course can moderate the way social stratification shapes health inequalities. In particular, I explore (1) how early exposure to the country of origin and later contact with the state of destination interact in shaping Latin American immigrants' health in the United States; (2) how state-level policies in the US moderate the effect that counties' historical trajectories in the social determinants of health have over health inequalities throughout time; and (3) the way exposure to policies affecting older adults moderates the detrimental effect of loneliness over health in old age. On the side, I am also interested in understanding people’s attitudes towards social policy in general, with a particular focus on health care systems, shedding light on the nuances of the deservingness heuristic in this specific policy area.


Selected Publications

Madero-Cabib, Ignacio; Azar, Ariel & Pedro Perez-Cruz. 2019. “Advantages and disadvantages across the life course and health status in old age among women in Chile.” International Journal of Public Health, 64(8), pp. 1203 – 1214.

Maldonado, Luis; Olivos, Francisco; Castillo, Juan Carlos; Atria, Jorge; Azar, Ariel. 2019. “Risk Exposure, Humanitarianism and Willingness to Pay for Universal Healthcare: A Cross-National Analysis of 28 Countries.” Social Justice Research, 32(3), pp. 349-83.

Azar, Ariel; Staudinger, Ursula M; Slachevsky, Andrea; Madero-Cabib, Ignacio & Esteban Calvo. 2018. "From Snapshots to Movies: The Association Between Retirement Sequences and Aging Trajectories in Limitations to Perform Activities of Daily Living." Journal of Aging and Health, 0898264318782096.

Azar, Ariel; Maldonado, Luis; Castillo, Juan Carlos & Jorge Atria. 2018. “Income, Egalitarianism, and Attitudes Towards Healthcare Policy: A Study on Public Attitudes in 29 Countries.” Public Health, 154, pp. 59-69.