Social Epidemiology comprises studies on how diseases and health related conditions vary across different groups in society and how interventions affect health in different groups. A large part of the research is based on longitudinal studies analysing the association between determinants early in life and later incidence of disease and health related conditions.
The group is strongly involved in teaching at the candidate and masters levels in the Public Health curriculum, and provides commissioned courses for physician with education outside the EU. There is strong collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health and the National Board of Health and Welfare, as well as with several universities in Sweden and other countries. The group is responsible, with one editor and several managing editors, for the editorial office of the European Journal of Public Health.
Current research projects
Studies on Swedish conscripts
For a cohort of men who conscripted for military service in 1969-70 data is available on e.g. family and social background, results of psychometric and physical tests, responses to questionnaires on smoking, use of alcohol and drugs and other health related issues. The cohort has been followed in various registers and series of studies have been performed on risk factors in childhood and youth and later morbidity and mortality. The studies are mainly focusing on mental health and substance abuse, but also other research questions are being addressed.
The UGU project
Mental health in a global perspective
Burden of disease estimates and the influence of various risk factors
Implementation of public health interventions
Doctoral theses defended for the last 5 years
|Peter Allebeck||Research group leader, Professor|
|Emilie Agardh||Assistant professor|
|Sven Andréasson||Adjunct professor|
|Sven Bremberg||Associate Professor|
|Daniel Falkstedt||Research assistant|
|Asgeir Helgason||Senior lecturer|
|Zakir Hossin||Research assistant|
|Ilona Koupil||Visiting professor|
|Stephen Lawoko||Senior lecturer|
|Anders Romelsjö||Professor Emeritus|
|Rynaz Hawra S Rabiee||Research officer|
|Anna Sidorchuk||Research coordinator|
|Lovisa Sydén||PhD student|
|Alma Sörberg Wallin||Postdoc|