Research

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The University's researchers are active in debate and social development and are among the most cited in the Nordic countries according to research organisation Nordforsk.

Research at the Department of Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences conducts research within a range of areas, primarily in the fields of health inequality as well as gambling, narcotic, and alcohol misuse.

In January 2018 the research centers SoRAD and CHESS jointly formed the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Research News

  • Photo: Mostphotos One of most downloaded research articles in 2020 published by researchers at PHS 2021-02-26 A research article based on the Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study, was one of the most downloaded articles published in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies in 2020. In the article, researchers examine how socio-economic position (SEP) corresponds to all-cause mortality across all stages of the life course.
  • Professor Jukka Törrönen, Department of Public Health Sciences. Photo: Niklas Björling/Stockholm University Forte finances research on substance use and mental health problems among young people 2020-10-05 Jukka Törrönen, Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences, has been awarded a research grant by Forte, financing the three-year research project "Youth, health and risk-taking: exploring how declining substance use and increasing mental health problems among young people are related to their everyday life concerns and practices".
  • Tove Sohlberg, Researcher at Stockholm University. Photo: J Storbjörk/Stockholm University Recovered, in treatment, or dead? 2020-10-02 Tove Sohlberg receives SEK 4.34 million from The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) for the project "Recovered, in treatment, or dead? A 20-year follow-up of women and men in Swedish substance use treatment".
  • Ylva Brännström Almquist. Photo: Marie Eriksson Drivers of inequalities among families involved with child welfare services 2020-10-02 Ylva B Almquist, Associate professor (Docent) at the Department of Public Health Sciences, has received SEK 4 7000 000 from The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) for the project "Drivers of inequalities among families involved with child welfare services". The three-year research project is a collaboration between the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University, together with Stanford University, USA, and University of Liverpool, Great Britain.
  • Effective schools in a segregated landscape 2020-04-29 Maria Granvik Saminathen defends her thesis "Effective schools in a segregated landscape. Studies of academic achievement and psychological well-being among adolescents in Sweden" on May 7th.

Contact

Head of Department
Mikael Rostila
+46 (0)8 16 44 16
mikael.rostila@su.se

Deputy Head of Department
Jenny Cisneros Örnberg
+46 (0)8 16 36 03
jenny.cisneros@su.se