How to do research about the social determinants of health ?
Professor Ichiro Kawachi , Harvard University.
Ichiro Kawachi is a world leading social epidemiologist within the field of social determinants of population health and health disparities. His research covers macrosocial determinants of population health (e.g. income inequality, social cohesion), to meso-level influences (neighborhood and workplace contexts), down to the individual level (stress, and psychosocial risk factors). He has made seminal contributions to the literature about social capital and health. He is also the Co-Editor in Chief for the journal Social Science & Medicine as well as for the journal Population Health.
The aim of the Equity in Health seminar series is to elicit research projects connected to health, equity, equality, gender and/or intersectionality. Researchers within or outside the participating institutions take turns to present up-to-date topics related to health. The seminars provide knowledge exchange and stimulate debate, as well as increase creative thinking about equity and health. We welcome everyone, from students to staff.