Anna Zajacova is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Western Ontario. She is collaborating with the GACI to examine trends and disparities in chronic pain in Canadian and American adults. 

Anna completed her PhD in Sociology and Demography at Princeton University and postdoctoral training in social epidemiology at University of Michigan. She studies social determinants of health over the adult life course. In particular, she aims to understand how higher-education experiences and credentials influence later-life health. Her work has been funded by NIH National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute.


Recent Research:

Zachary Zimmer and Anna Zajacova, “Persistent, Consistent, and Extensive: The Trend of Increasing Pain Prevalence in Older Americans,” The Journals of Gerontology Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 75(2), March 2018:

Anna Zajacova and Elizabeth M. Lawrence, “The Relationship Between Education and Health: Reducing Disparities Through a Contextual Approach, Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 39:273-289 (Volume publication date April 2018). First published as a Review in Advance on January 12, 2018:

Anna Zajacova, Snehalata Huzurbazar and Megan Todd, “Gender and the Structure of Self-Rated Health across the Adult Life Span,” Social Science & Medicine, Volume 187, August 2017, Pages 58-66: