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Theme Equity in Health

Profile area A medical faculty thematic space for senior researchers and doctoral students active in the field of equity in health, and others interested in the topic.

This seminar series has been running since 2014 with 2-3 seminars each term, usually last Thursday of the month at 3-4pm. Researchers from the three U-CHEC departments take turns to elicit local, national and international research projects connected to health, equity, equality, gender and/or intersectionality. 

Upcoming seminars

Thursday 30 May, 14:30-16:00
Room: Butajira, Building 5B NUS, floor 3 (Department of Epidemiology and Global Health)

Investigating intricate inequities - different approaches to intersectional inequities in health and healthcare

Per Gustafsson and Cynthia Anticona, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University

Antonio Moreno Llamas, Post-doc, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Núria Pedrós Barnils, PhD student, Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, University of Bremen



With coffee/tea.

No need to sign up. Zoom-link available on request.

Past seminars

April 25, 2024
Economic evaluations of interventions in child mental health
Filipa Sampaio and Inna Feldman, Child Health and Parenting (CHAP), Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University

November 30, 2023
Ageism indicators, definitions and relation to health
Fredrik Snellman, Docent, Department for Social Work, Umeå University

October 26, 2023
Supported Education for young adults with mental health problems - Opportunities and challenges for developing career-oriented services in the Swedish welfare system
Fredrik Snellman, Docent, Department of Social Work, Umeå University

November 24, 2022
Perineal lacerations at childbirth – is that linked with equity and health?
Margareta Persson, associate professor, Department of Nursing.

September 29, 2022
The role of social capital in promoting socially sustainable and health promoting living environments – challenges and opportunities.
Malin Eriksson, professor, Department of Social Work.

November 25, 2021
Daring to ask about violence? Analysing healthcare and social services’ responses to gender-based violence
Isabel Goicolea, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

October 28, 2021
Invisible women - Analysing the health system response to intimate partner violence against ethnic minority women
Daniel La Parra, Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Alicante and Carmen Vives Cases, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Alicante and Honorary Doctor at UmU.

May 20, 2021
Complex inequalities in health
Per Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

April 22, 2021
Elder abuse: What is it and what can we do about it?
Britt-Inger Saveman, Senior Professor, Department of Nursing

Sept 26 2019
What does cost-effectiveness have to do with equity? Examples from health promotion and social inclusion interventions
Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström, PhD, Epidemiology and Global Health

Oct 31 2019
Living with prostate cancer- a journey on a straight or crooked road?Associate professor Per Fransson, Department of Nursing

Nov 28 2019
Public health infrastructure – a pilot project for coordination of public health work in Västerbotten
Lisa Harryson, public health strategist and Carl Lundberg, public health officer, Västerbotten County Administrative Board

May 23, 2019
How to do research about the social determinants of health? 
Ichiro Kawachi, Harvard University

April 25, 2019
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in healthcare – do we see equity?
Sara Lundell and Tobias Stenlund, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

March 28, 2019
Inequities in health and access to sexual and reproductive health services among migrants in Sweden
Faustine Nkulu Kalengayi, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

November 29, 2018
Too much, too soon? Exploring increasing interventions in labor care
Agneta Westergren, Department of Nursing, Sexual and Reproductive Health

October 25, 2018
Can we all be Hans Rosling? The experience of Norrlands’ Observatory for Equity in Health and Health Care
Miguel San Sebastian, Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health

September 27, 2018
Digital inclusion in later life – perspectives on Equity in Health
Madeleine Blusi, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation & Department of Computing Science

May 31, 2018
Making youth clinics accessible for mental health. A qualitative comparative analysis in northern Sweden
Isabel Goicolea, Unit of Epidemiology and Global Health

April 26, 2018
Sociocultural aspects of inequality in health
Parvin Pooremamali, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

March 22, 2018
Dignity, participation and health among very old people
Birgitta Olofsson, Department of Nursing 


Maria Strömbäck
Research fellow, associate professor, combined with clinical employment


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Latest update: 2024-05-06