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Health (in)equity seminars

We collaborate with the organization of a seminar each month that deals with different aspects of socioeconomic (in)equity in health from a multidisciplinary perspective.

This is a collaboration between three departments of Umeå´s Faculty of Medicine; Epidemiology and Global Health, Nursing and Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

The seminars take place the last Thursday of the month 14:30-16:00 in Caring Sciences Building. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided by organizers and everybody is welcome!! This time all are digital!!


April 22: Elder abuse: What is it and what can we do about it? Britt-Inger Saveman, Senior Professor, Department of Nursing


May 20: Complex inequalities in health Per Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health



March 26 at 14:30: 

Elder abuse: What is it and what can we do about it?  

Britt-Inng Saveman, Senior Professor

Department of Nursing Caring Sciences Building, Room A310 

April 23 at 14:30: 

Gender and pain, different perspectives 

Gunilla Stenberg, Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation 

Biology building, Room BIO.D.244 

May 28 at 14:30: 

Complex inequalities in health 

Per Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health 

Biology building, Room BIO.D.244 



Thursday 26 September at 14:30-16:00

What does cost-effectiveness have to do with equity? Examples from health promotion and social inclusion interventions.  

Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström, Epidemiology and Global Health.

Room: A311 Caring Sciences

Thursday 31 October at 14:30-16:00

Living with prostate cancer- a journey on a straight or crooked road?

Per Fransson, Department of Nursing.

Room: A311 Caring Sciences

Thursday 28 November at 14:30-16:00

Public health infrastructure – a pilot project for coordination of public health work in Västerbotten

Lisa Harryson and Carl Lundberg, Västerbotten County Administrative Board.

Room: A311 Caring Sciences


Thursday 28 March at 14:30-16:00

Inequities in health and access to sexual and reproductive health services among migrants in Sweden

Faustine Nkulu Kalengayi, post doc, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Room: A309 Caring Sciences

Thursday 25 April at 14:30-16:00

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in healthcare – do we see equity?

Karin Wadell, professor, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

Room: A311 Caring Sciences

Thursday 23 May at 13:00-15:00

Torsdag 23 maj kl: 13:00-15:00

“How to do research about the social determinants of health ?”

This seminar is given by Professor Ichiro Kawachi from 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.

Room: Alicante, Dep Epidemiology and Global Health, 3rd floor, building 5B, University hospital