Determinants of Health and burden of disease – Team Agardh

People who grow up and live in disadvantaged conditions have poorer health and shorter life expectancy. The aim of our research is to identify socioeconomic, physical, environmental, and behavioral determinants that contributes to inequalities in health. The group is strongly connected to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), USA, and contributes to analyses on social determinants for disease burden.

Research projects

The Swedish Burden of Disease Dataset

About the research

The specific research projects utilize register data from a Swedish Burden of Disease dataset in collaboration with research partners in Sweden and abroad. We apply methods from social epidemiology, health economy, geography, and the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, to investigate and monitor socioeconomic, regional, and small-area inequalities in health.

The results of our research can generate opportunities for informed policy-making to improve population health. 

Our projects are currently funded by Forte, Försäkringskassan and Pfizer.


Staff and contact

Team leader

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