Lectures and seminars How can we make use of recent development in mediation and interaction analysis to tackle health inequalities?
All PhD students and researchers at KI are most welcome to a seminar held by Professor Johan Hallqvist.
Recent improvements in the methodology to estimate mediation and interaction have made it possible to calculate measures of relevance for setting targets and priorities in policy for health equity which include both mechanisms, i.e. equalize exposure and equalize effects.
In this seminar, Professor Hallqvist will discuss these new possibilities and, also, the importance of differential susceptibility and vulnerability for the choice of preventive strategies, including approaches that target high-risk individuals, whole populations and vulnerable groups.
About the lecturer
Professor Johan Hallqvist is Senior Professor at Uppsala University and was previously Head of the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at the university.
Before that, he was Professor in Social Medicine at Karolinska Institutet. Hallqvist has a long career in social epidemiology and its development internationally.
He has acted as principal investigator in several large epidemiological studies: the Swedish Onset study, TUFS, and the Stockholm Public Health Surveys in 2002 and 2006, and as principal co-investigator in the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program, SHEEP.
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