Developmental origins of health and health inequalities | EPICSS

In collaboration with colleagues from the Lund University, the Swedish Interdisciplinary Graduate School in register-based research and research groups participating in the Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social And Medical Sciences (SIMSAM). We use register data to investigate early life determinants of health and health inequalities.

Most recent research projects include studies of early life and social determinants of women’s health and the impact of social mobility on health in old age. Our international and interdisciplinary research group contributes to teaching and capacity building in the area of register based research and life course epidemiology.

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Zakir Hossin

Postdoctoral Researcher


Social class, social mobility and alcohol-related disorders in Swedish men and women: A study of four generations.
Sidorchuk A, Goodman A, Koupil I
PLoS ONE 2018 ;13(2):e0191855

Childhood family structure and women's adult overweight risk: A longitudinal study.
Chaparro MP, de Luna X, Häggström J, Ivarsson A, Lindgren U, Nilsson K, et al
Scand J Public Health 2017 Jul;45(5):511-519

Early life characteristics, social mobility during childhood and risk of stroke in later life: findings from a Swedish cohort.
Heshmati A, Chaparro MP, Goodman A, Koupil I
Scand J Public Health 2017 Jun;45(4):419-427

Birth characteristics and all-cause mortality: a sibling analysis using the Uppsala birth cohort multigenerational study.
Juárez S, Goodman A, De Stavola B, Koupil I
J Dev Orig Health Dis 2016 08;7(4):374-83

Maternal pelvic size, fetal growth and risk of stroke in adult offspring in a large Swedish cohort.
Heshmati A, Chaparro MP, Koupil I
J Dev Orig Health Dis 2016 Feb;7(1):108-13

From cradle to grave: tracking socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in a cohort of 11 868 men and women born in Uppsala, Sweden, 1915-1929.
Juárez SP, Goodman A, Koupil I
J Epidemiol Community Health 2016 06;70(6):569-75

Social inequality in pre-pregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain in the first and second pregnancy among women in Sweden.
Holowko N, Chaparro MP, Nilsson K, Ivarsson A, Mishra G, Koupil I, et al
J Epidemiol Community Health 2015 Dec;69(12):1154-61



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