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Frida Jonsson

My research is about health systems access and strengthening in rural areas and I have a special interest for social inequalities in and determinants of health and health care.



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Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
5B, Målpunkt P, Försörjningsvägen 7 B, Norrlands universitetssjukhus Epidemiologi och global hälsa, Umeå Universitet, 90185 Umeå

My background falls almost exclusively within the area of public health, spanning across sub-fields such as health-related project management and evaluation (BSc), epidemiology and global health (MSc) and social epidemiology (PhD). I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher within two projects concerning health systems access and strengthening in northern Sweden. The first one focusing on ‘landscapes of care’ for rural youth and the other one on e-health innovations as a strategy for improved access to person-centred care and strengthened community-based health systems.

My research interest centres largely on different forms of social inequalities in and determinants of health and health care. This builds on wish to understand and explain how various life circumstances and living conditions, such as e.g. socio-economy and rurality, can shape the health and health care access of various populations. I am also very intrigued by the complexity of public health and health systems’ innovations and interventions, hoping to get to work more on these issues in the future.

Methodologically I am interested in and use both qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. I do some teaching in courses at the master program, mostly on topics related to social theories in public health. I also supervise both MPH and medical students.

International Journal for Equity in Health, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 18
Degerlund Maldi, Kinza; San Sebastian, Miguel; Gustafsson, Per E; et al.
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 78
Jonsson, Frida; Goicolea, Isabel; San Sebastian, Miguel
International Journal for Equity in Health, Vol. 16
Jonsson, Frida; Sebastian, Miguel San; Hammarström, Anne; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Sage Publications 2014, Vol. 42, (7) : 581-588
Jonsson, Frida; Hammarström, Anne; Gustafsson, Per E.

Research projects

1 January 2017 until 31 December 2019