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Theme Equity in Health

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 3-4 seminars each term, usually last Thursday of every month at 2:30-4pm. 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. The seminars provide knowledge exchange and stimulate debate, as well as increase creative thinking about equity and health. The seminars are interactive and everyone is welcome, from students to senior staff, with no registration required.

Upcoming seminars

The following seminars planned for Spring Term 2020 have now been moved forward to Autumn 2020.

Autumn 2020
Elder abuse: What is it and what can we do about it?
Speaker: Britt-Inger Saveman, Senior Professor, Department of Nursing
Place: Caring Sciences Building, Room A310

Autumn 23 2020
Gender and pain, different perspectives
Speaker: Gunilla Stenberg, Senior Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation
Place: Biology building, Room BIO.D.244

Autumn 2020
Complex inequalities in health
Speaker: Per Gustafsson, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
Place: Biology building, Room BIO.D.244

Time: Thursdays 14:30-16:00

With fika – just turn up!

Past seminars

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 


Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström
Department of Epidemiology and Global Health

Monica Christianson
Department of Nursing- Sexual & Reproductive Health