Equity and Health Policy
The group does interdisciplinary studies of social differentials and trends over time in health, health-related quality of life, morbidity, mortality, health care utilisation, social and economic consequences of disease and the impact of policy on health in specific groups in different contexts, using quantitative and qualitative methods. The aim is to facilitate equity-oriented health policy making.
The research group collaborates with the Health Outcomes and Economic Evaluation research group at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics.
Ongoing research projects
Doctoral theses defended for the last 5 years
- Johanna Falk (2015) - Social differentials in health-related non-employment and poverty: studies on consequences of limiting longstanding illness, musculoskeletal and mental disorders
- Charlotte Björkenstam (2013) - Epidemiological studies of suicide – classification bias, drug use and social circumstances
- Emma Björkenstam (2013) - Adverse life events, psychiatric morbidity and mortality. Epidemiological studies of socioeconomic inequalities from a life course perspective
- Anna-Clara Hollander (2013) - Social inequalities in mental health and mortality among refugees and other immigrants to Sweden
- Anneli Marttila (2012) - Managing adversity. Qualitative studies of long-term social assistance recipiency in Sweden in a resilience perspective
- Sara Fritzell (2011) - Social differentials in health among lone mothers in different policy contexts. Financial difficulties and employment status in relation to health
- Mona Backhans (2011) - Gender policy and gender equality in a public health perspective. Investigating morbidity and mortality in Sweden and 22 OECD countries
Family policy and inequalities in health in different welfare states.
Int J Health Serv 2014 ;44(2):233-53
Borrell C, Marí-Dell'olmo M, Palència L, Gotsens M, Burström B, Domínguez-Berjón F, Rodríguez-Sanz M, Dzúrová D, Gandarillas A, Hoffmann R, Kovacs K, Marinacci C, Martikainen P, Pikhart H, Corman D, Rosicova K, Saez M, Santana P, Tarkiainen L, Puigpinós R, Morrison J, Pasarín MI, Díez E. Socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in 16 European cities. Scand J Public Health. 2014 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]
Trends in poverty risks among people with and without limiting-longstanding illness by employment status in Sweden, Denmark, and the United Kingdom during the current economic recession--a comparative study.
BMC Public Health 2013 ;13():925
Swedish experience-based value sets for EQ-5D health states.
Qual Life Res 2014 Mar;23(2):431-42
Diabetes duration and health-related quality of life in individuals with onset of diabetes in the age group 15-34 years - a Swedish population-based study using EQ-5D.
BMC Public Health 2013 ;13():377
Hospitalisation for depressive disorder following unemployment--differentials by gender and immigrant status: a population-based cohort study in Sweden.
J Epidemiol Community Health 2013 Oct;67(10):875-81
Socioeconomic differences in healthcare utilization, with and without adjustment for need: an example from Stockholm, Sweden.
Scand J Public Health 2013 May;41(3):318-25
|Janne Agerholm||MPH and PhD student|
|Emma Björkenstam||PhD (BA statistics) and post-doc|
|Bo Burström||MD and Professor in Social Medicine|
|Kristina Burström||BA, MPH, PhD and Associate Professor of Health Economics|
|Diana Corman||PhD in Demography|
|Alessio Crippa||PhD student|
|Muslima Ejaz||PHD student|
|Bo Haglund||Professor emeritus, editor SMT|
|Sara Fritzell||MPH and PhD|
|Asli Kulane||Senior lecturer, Associate Professor|
|Knut Lönnroth||MD and Professor in Social Medicine|
|Edison Manrique Garcia||PhD, post doc|
|Lotta Nylén||MPH and PhD|
|Anneli Marttila||PhD (MA in social policy)|
|Ashley McAllister||PhD, post doc|
|Heidi Möller||Editorial secretary SMT|
|Nicola Orsini||PhD, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher|
|Antonio Ponce de Leon||PhD, senior statistician|
|Pär Schön||PhD, post doc|
|Douglas Sematimba||Research assistant|
|Wenjing Tao||MD and PhD student|
|Margaret Whitehead||Visiting Professor|
|Mimmi Åström||MPH, PhD student|