Professor of Social Medicine at the Department of Public Health Sciences since 2005.
Social epidemiology covers important social problems in the population. How do social conditions affect human health? What are the causes of social differences in illness and mortality?
The leading edge of international research is focused on the health effects of structural conditions such as income distribution, social capital and socioeconomics, how social conditions in early life can contribute to increased risk of disease in adult life, and how the social environment affects the body through stress and other biological mechanisms.