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Masoud Vaezghasemi

PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health. My research concerns social and contextual determinants of health and health inequalities, and I teach in Epidemiology and Global Health.

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

My qualifications are BSc Food Science & Industry, MSc Public Health, MSc Food & Nutrition, and PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health. As part of my doctoral studies (2012-17), I studied the Nutrition Transition and the Double Burden of Malnutrition in Indonesia.

Currently, my research focusses on 3-year-olds’ social and emotional problems as well as obesity in northern Sweden in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Sweden. I have also received funding from the South Africa - Sweden University Forum (SASUF) for collaboration and research on the effects of climate change on the double burden of malnutrition in South Africa.

I have several years of work experience in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural research projects in Sweden (Salut Child-Health Intervention Program, 2009-now; ETICS-Diet: Exploring the Iceberg of Celiacs, 2010-12; Poor Health and School Achievement 2017-18) and South-East Asia (EPI4 Project 2011-12: Evidence to Policy Implementation). Since 2015, I have collaborated with the Department of Social and Behavioral Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; SAPHIR NETWORK, the Scientific Association for Public Health in Iran; and the Global Burden of Disease at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, and recently joined the Norrland's Observatory for Equity in Health and Health Care (NOEHHC) at Umeå University.

Most importantly, my passion for academia has taught me much more than just building a career. I extremely enjoy teaching and interacting with students, collaborating and developing relations with researchers, and constantly challenging and improving my knowledge.

Frontiers in Pediatrics , Frontiers Media S.A. 2022, Vol. 10
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Eurenius, Eva; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
Frontiers In Public Health, Frontiers Media S.A. 2021, Vol. 9
Eurenius, Eva; Mohamed, Amal Farah; Lindkvist, Marie; et al.
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 19, (1)
Lindvall, Kristina; Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Feldman, Inna; et al.
Nature, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 577, (7789) : 231-234
Kinyoki, Damaris K.; Osgood-Zimmerman, Aaron E.; Pickering, Brandon V.; et al.
Nature Medicine, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 26, (5) : 750-759
LBD Double Burden of Malnutrition Collaborators, ; Vaezghasemi, Masoud
BMC Pediatrics, Springer Nature 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Eurenius, Eva; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
SSM - Population Health, Vol. 11
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Mosquera, Paola; Gustafsson, Per E.; et al.
Global Health Action, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 13, (1)
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Öhman, Ann; Ng, Nawi; et al.
The Lancet, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 393, (10184) : 1958-1972
Afshin, Ashkan; Sur, Patrick John; Fay, Kairsten A.; et al.
Acta Paediatrica, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 108, (6) : 1087-1095
Eurenius, Eva; Richter Sundberg, Linda; Vaezghasemi, Masoud; et al.
European Journal of Public Health, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 29, (Suppl 4) : 367-368
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Eurenius, Eva; Richter Sundberg, Linda; et al.
BMC Women's Health, BioMed Central 2018, Vol. 18
Benebo, Faith Owunari; Schumann, Barbara; Vaezghasemi, Masoud
New England Journal of Medicine, MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOC 2017, Vol. 377, (1) : 13-27
Afshin, Ashkan; Forouzanfar, Mohammad H.; Reitsma, Marissa B.; et al.
European Journal of Public Health, OXFORD UNIV PRESS 2017, Vol. 27, (Suppl_3) : 173-174
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Sundberg, Linda; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 70, (9) : 855-861
Santosa, Ailiana; Schröders, Julia; Vaezghasemi, Masoud; et al.
SSM - Population Health, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 2 : 876-888
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Razak, Fahad; Ng, Nawi; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 9, (8) : e103849-
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Öhman, Ann; Eriksson, Malin; et al.
Evidence for Policy and Implementation, EPI-4
Ng, Nawi; Kusnato, Hari; Wall, Stig; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, London: Sage Publications 2012, Vol. 40, (3) : 221-228
Vaezghasemi, Masoud; Lindkvist, Marie; Ivarsson, Anneli; et al.
Published: 14 Jun, 2021