Stéphane Cullati


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Social determinants of health;

Biological embedding of social life;

Life course;

Early life factors;


Gut microbiome;

Health behaviours;


Health and Social Policies;

Quality and security of health care;

Lehr-und Forschungsrät_in
Master in Medizin

ARS 02 bu. 286
Rte des Arsenaux 41
1700 Fribourg
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Stéphane Cullati is health sociologist and Senior Lecturer in epidemiology and public health at the Population Health Laboratory of the University of Fribourg. He received under- and post-graduate training at the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva (Switzerland) and Grenoble (France) and completed his PhD in health sociology from the University of Geneva. His research topics are health inequalities and life course epidemiology. Empirical researches he made were about the impact of public policies on health inequalities, the evolution (historical time trend) of social inequalities in health and in cancer screening. He also conducted theoretical developments in life course and healthy aging researches, on the role of reserves in the development of vulnerability. Since 2019, he is President of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology.

Stéphane is also medical sociologist working as senior researcher at the University Hospitals of Geneva since 2007. His research topics are quality and security of health care, health of healthcare professional, interprofessional collaboration and sociology of medical professions. Empirical researches he made were about the role of emotion (related to providing patient care) on the mental health of healthcare professionals. He also studied the role of professional identity in teamwork collaboration, and patient satisfaction with care.


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