Lectures and seminars CANCELLED: Stockholm Insurance Medicine Lecture with Professor Mika Kivimäki and Professor Marianna Virtanen
Professor Kivimäki - Prevention for tackling the growing burden of non-communicable diseases
Professor Kivimäki is one of the most influential researchers within Public Health to date and has numerous studies on sickness absence. He is professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK and at the Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland. He has authored more than 1000 articles in international peerreviewed journals. He is also the Director of the British Whitehall II Study and the Principal Investigator of the IPD-Work consortium comprising 17 European cohort studies. Professor Kivimäki is an epidemiologist with special interests in risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and functional decline in old age.
Marianna Virtanen - The impact of non-communicable diseases on sickness absence and disability pension
Marianna Virtanen is professor at the University of Eastern Finland and affiliated to Karolinska Institutet. The main focus of her research is to study labour market participation among people with chronic diseases. The other line of her research is to focus on sickness absence and disability pension and associated psychosocial factors at work as well as to develop means to prevent sickness absence and disability pension by improving working conditions.
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