Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Murcia, Spain (Autumn 2023)

Antonio Moreno Llamas (

I hold a PhD from the University of Murcia (Spain) in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, awarded for my thesis entitled Social Determinants of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in the European Adult Population. During my PhD, I acquired knowledge in epidemiology and public health, with a focus on the social determinants of health and health inequalities in health-related lifestyles, particularly in physical activity. At the technical-practical level, I specialize in managing large databases of population surveys, including the Eurobarometer of the European Commission, national and European health surveys of Spain, and the World Health Organization observatory data. Moreover, I am proficient in a wide variety of statistical techniques, such as linear regression, binomial and multinomial logistic regression, mixed effects multilevel models, ROC curves, propensity-score matching and weighting methods, principal component analyses, latent class analysis, and structural equation models, among others, using Rstudio ( I have also collaborated in three projects: Functional Benefits of Moderate Consumption of Beer in the Spanish Adult Population, United Through Traditional Sports (, and Association between Covid-19 sources of information, beliefs, and vaccination rates: an EU-wide survey (EurJPubHealth_2023).  I am visiting UW on a postdoctoral Fulbright Ruth Lee Kennedy visiting grant to collaborate with Beth Devine  on my project titled, ¨Inequalities in Self-perceived General Health, Mental Health, and Health-related Quality of Life comparing Spanish and US Populations with Chronic Diseases¨.

Hosting faculty member: Beth Devine