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Dr Apostolos Davillas Research Fellow, University of Essex

Adavil
Email
adavil@essex.ac.uk
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01206 872134
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2N2.6.13B
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http://www.apostolosdavillas.com/

​I am a health economist at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

My research interests lie in applied health economics, with a particular focus on the determinants of health, disability, the economics of obesity, and socio-economic inequalities in health. My work on the economics of obesity has been used by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Washington, D.C to shape and inform policy to reduce obesity prevalence in the USA; the relevant report is available here and hereRecently, I have been appointed as one of the Program Chairs (Production of Health, Health Behaviours & Policy Interventions chair) for the iHEA Scientific Committee. 

I obtained my PhD from the University of Patras (Greece) in 2014. Prior to my PhD I completed an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York, a BA (Hons) in Economics and a BA (Hons) in Business Administration at the University of Patras.

For more information regarding current research, please visit my personal website.

 


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 22 in total

    1. Ex ante inequality of opportunity in health, decomposition and distributional analysis of biomarkers

      Apostolos Davillas and Andrew M. Jones

      1. Economics
      2. Health
      3. Biology
    2. Parametric models for biomarkers based on flexible size distributions

      Apostolos Davillas and Andrew M. Jones

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Health
      3. Surveys
      4. Biology
    3. Ex ante inequality of opportunity in health, decomposition and distributional analysis of biomarkers

      Apostolos Davillas and Andrew M. Jones

      1. Economics
      2. Health
      3. Biology
    4. Biomarkers as precursors of disability

      Apostolos Davillas and Stephen Pudney

      1. Disability
      2. Health
      3. Biology
    5. The income-health gradient: evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers in Understanding Society

      Apostolos Davillas, Andrew M. Jones, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Medicine
      2. Economics
      3. Health
      4. Biology
    6. Parametric models for biomarkers based on flexible size distributions

      Apostolos Davillas and Andrew M. Jones

      1. Statistical Mathematics
      2. Health
      3. Surveys
      4. Biology
    7. Concordance of health states in couples: analysis of self-reported, nurse administered and blood-based biomarker data in the UK Understanding Society panel

      Apostolos Davillas and Stephen Pudney

      1. Medicine
      2. Economics
      3. Health
      4. Biology
    8. The income-health gradient: evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers using longitudinal data on income

      Apostolos Davillas

      1. Economics
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Health
      4. Biology
    9. Socio-economic inequalities in C-reactive protein and fibrinogen across the adult age span: findings from Understanding Society

      Apostolos Davillas, Michaela Benzeval, and Meena Kumari

      1. Science And Technology
      2. Health
      3. Life Course Analysis
      4. Social Stratification
      5. Biology
    10. The income-health gradient: evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers using longitudinal data on income

      Apostolos Davillas, Andrew M. Jones, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Medicine
      2. Economics
      3. Health
      4. Biology
    11. The income-health gradient: evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers using longitudinal data on income

      Apostolos Davillas, Andrew M. Jones, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Medicine
      2. Economics
      3. Health
      4. Biology
    12. Concordance of health states in couples. Analysis of self-reported, nurse administered and blood-based biomarker data in Understanding Society

      Apostolos Davillas and Stephen Pudney

      1. Medicine
      2. Economics
      3. Health
      4. Biology
    13. Alternative measures to BMI: exploring income-related inequalities in adiposity in Great Britain

      Apostolos Davillas and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Health
      3. Finance
      4. Social Stratification
      5. Biology
    14. Association of adiposity and mental health functioning across the lifespan: findings from Understanding Society (The UK Household Longitudinal Study)

      Apostolos Davillas, Michaela Benzeval, and Meena Kumari

      1. Medicine
      2. Well Being
      3. Health
      4. Life Course Analysis
      5. Biology
    15. Age and income-related inequalities in C-reactive protein: evidence from Understanding Society (UKHLS)

      Apostolos Davillas, Michaela Benzeval, and Meena Kumari

      1. Medicine
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Health
      4. Life Course Analysis
      5. Biology

    Media

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    1. Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum

    2. How to fix health by looking upstream: 5 must-reads

    3. How your blood may predict your future health

    4. The burden of obesity. Studies of income-related inequalities in obesity have traditionally focused on BMI. But are there better measures?


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