Social medicine | Department of Public Health Sciences

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Social medicine is characterised by knowledge of the importance of the determinants of health, social structure, environment, health system, working life and living conditions and health behaviours to health in different groups, the distribution of health in the population and social consequences of disease. 

With skills in epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention social medicine contributes with knowledge in public health work, global health, planning and evaluation of health care and in other sectors of society.

Research groups social medicine

Equity and Health Policy
Research group leader: Bo Burström

Social Epidemiology
Research group leader: Peter Allebeck

Contact group leaders social medicine

Professor/senior physician

Peter Allebeck

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 801 72
Organizational unit: Social Medicin
E-mail: Peter.Allebeck@ki.se

Professor/senior physician

Bo Burström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 801 60
Organizational unit: Social Medicin
E-mail: Bo.Burstrom@ki.se

Adjunct professor

Cecilia Magnusson

Organizational unit: Social Medicin
E-mail: Cecilia.Magnusson@ki.se

Adjunct senior lecturer

Liselotte Schäfer Elinder

Phone: +46-(0)72-526 69 91
Organizational unit: Social Medicin
E-mail: Liselotte.Schafer-Elinder@ki.se

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