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Equity and Health Policy (EHP)

Members with the Equity and Health Policy group.

The Equity and Health Policy research 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 innovative 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.

Research areas

Members of the research group currently work on Swedish and international projects regarding inequalities in health and health-related quality of life; social differences in social consequences of disease; policies to include persons with chronic illness in the labour market; equity in health care utilisation; health among disadvantaged groups and among populations in disadvantaged areas.

The complexity of projects and data in has increased over time and methodological and statistical challenges have increased with them. The members of the research group have a close collaboration with the Biostatistics Team at the department.

Research projects

  • Equity aspects of the choice reform in primary care in Stockholm County Council (Forte)
  • EURO-HEALTHY on policies to reduce inequalities in health in Europe (EU/Horizon 2020)
  • Social inequalities in aging on inequalities in health care utilization among elderly persons in the Nordic countries (NordForsk)
  • THRIVE on inequalities in extending working lives (EU Joint Programme Initiative/Forte)
  • Effects of extended home visiting to first-time parents in Rinkeby (Public Health Agency of Sweden). Assignments from Stockholm County Council on equity aspects of changes in reimbursement systems in primary care.
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (2018-2019) for the project ‘Dose-response relationships in health risk assessment of nutritional and toxicological factors in food: development and application of novel biostatistical methods’

Doctoral theses

Doctoral theses defended for the last 5 years.

Selected scientific publications

Examples of publications from the group.












Group members

Tazeen AliPostdoc

Madelene BarbozaDoktorand, Forskarstuderande

Cecilia BoldemannAnknuten

Bo BurströmProfessor/överläkare

08-524 801 60

Megan DohenyDoktorand, Forskarstuderande

072-548 61 12

Muslima EjazForskarstuderande

Sara FritzellAnknuten

Bo HaglundAnknuten

Lisa Harber-AschanPostdoc

Helen HedlundAnknuten

Asha JamaForskarstuderande

Asli KulaneUniversitetslektor

08-524 833 88

Ann LiljasPostdoc

Matteo MarrazzoPraktikant

Anneli MarttilaAnknuten

Lungile MbataForskarstuderande

Ashley McAllisterPostdoc

Lotta NylénAnknuten

070-736 12 31

Nicola OrsiniForskare

Xingwu ZhouAnknuten

Contact us

Research group leader


Bo Burström

Telefon: 08-524 801 60
Enhet: Socialmedicin