Stockholm university

Viviane Schultz StraatmannResearcher

About me

I am a social epidemiologist and Associate Professor of Public Health. My overall research focus is understanding the role of social determinants of health in different outcomes in childhood and adolescence and their consequences throughout life. I have a particular interest in disentangling the association between family socioeconomic conditions and events in childhood such as out-of-home care placements, and their consequences for life. 

I defended my PhD thesis in 2016 which aimed to investigate the role of psychosocial factors in adolescents' health behaviours within an International Research Collaboration Programme between Brazil and Sweden (CAPES/STINT).


At the Department, I am manager of the master's course "Psychological perspectives on health". I also supervise students at the master's level.


I work as a Researcher at the Department of Public Health Sciences within the 'Reproduction of inequality through linked lives-RELINK' research programme, and the 'Drivers of inequalities in families involves in the child welfare system' project. 

Research projects