Stéphane Cullati

Stéphane Cullati

Dr en sociologie, Senior lecturer, chercheur affilié

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Health and Medical sociologist

Stéphane Cullati is health sociologist and Senior Lecturer 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. He published over 80 articles, book chapters, and books in collaboration with scholars across Europe and worldwide. 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. He directed several projects of research (e.g., LIFETRAIL). 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.

Current position

  • Senior lecturer at the Population Health Laboratory, University of Fribourg
  • Senior researcher at the Geneva University Hospitals


  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Quality and Security of Care, University of Geneva, November 2015
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Geneva, December 2013
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies in Patient oriented clinical research (University of Geneva, December 2010)
  • Master, Sociology, University of Grenoble, March 2000
  • Master, Social sciences, University of Lausanne, February 1999
  • Bachelor, Social sciences, University of Lausanne, July 1998

Fields of research

  • Health inequalities
  • Life course epidemiology
  • Health service research
  • Quality and security of healthcare
  • Sociology of medicine



  • Methodology
  • Life course
  • Medical sociology
  • Health sociology
  • Health service research
  • Global health
  • Epidemiology and public health

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