Journal Club

Journal Club

Within the Journal Club, PhDs meet every second month to critically evaluate selected articles in the scientific literature.

October 10, 2018
Galobardes, B., Lynch, J. W., & Davey Smith, G. (2004). Childhood socioeconomic circumstances and cause-specific mortality in adulthood: systematic review and interpretation. Epidemiologic reviews, 26(1), 7-21.

Galobardes, B., Lynch, J. W., & Smith, G. D. (2008). Is the association between childhood socioeconomic circumstances and cause-specific mortality established? Update of a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 62(5), 387-390.

September 9, 2018
Collingwood, R. G. (2014). On the So-Called Idea of Causation. International journal of epidemiology, 43(6), 1697-1707.

Kronfeldner, M. (2014). Commentary: How norms make causes. International journal of epidemiology, 43(6), 1707-1713.

May 15, 2018
Kenneth J Rothman; The rise and fall of epidemiology, 1950–2000 A.D., International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 36, Issue 4, 1 August 2007, Pages 708–710,

Neil Pearce; Commentary: The rise and rise of corporate epidemiology and the narrowing of epidemiology's vision, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 36, Issue 4, 1 August 2007, Pages 713–717,

Coleman, M. P. (2007). Commentary: Is epidemiology really dead, anyway? A look back at Kenneth Rothman's ‘The rise and fall of epidemiology, 1950–2000 AD’. International journal of epidemiology, 36(4), 719-723.

April 25, 2018
Preston, S. H. (2007). The changing relation between mortality and level of economic development. International journal of epidemiology, 36(3), 484-490.

Bloom, D. E., & Canning, D. (2007). Commentary: The Preston Curve 30 years on: still sparking fires. International Journal of Epidemiology, 36(3), 498-499.

Wilkinson, R. G. (2007). Commentary: The changing relation between mortality and income. International journal of epidemiology, 36(3), 492-494.

March 21, 2018
Lilienfeld, A. M., Pasamanick, B., & Rogers, M. (2016). Relationship between pregnancy experience and the development of certain neuropsychiatric disorders in childhood. Int J Epidemiol, 45(2), 311-316.

Golding, J. (2016). Commentary: Continuum of reproductive casualty—or causality? Int J Epidemiol, 45(2), 317-318.

Paneth, N. (2016). Commentary: The origins of fetal origins. Int J Epidemiol, 45(2), 319-320.

February 15, 2018
Mather, L. Bergström, G. Blom, V. Svedberg, P. (2014). The Covariation Between Burnout and Sick Leave Due to Mental Disorders Is Explained by a Shared Genetic Liability: A Prospective Swedish Twin Study With a Five-Year Follow-up. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 2014, Vol.17(6), pp.535-544

January 11, 2018
Francis Galton; The History of Twins, As A Criterion Of The Relative Powers of Nature And Nurture,, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 41, Issue 4, 1 August 2012, Pages 905–911,

John C Waller; Commentary: The birth of the twin study—a commentary on Francis Galton’s ‘The History of Twins’, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 41, Issue 4, 1 August 2012, Pages 913–917,

Nicholas G Martin; Commentary: Discussion of ‘The History of Twins, As A Criterion Of The Relative Powers of Nature And Nurture’ by Francis Galton (1875), International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 41, Issue 4, 1 August 2012, Pages 917–919,

November 30, 2017
Michael Marmot; Facts, opinions and affaires du couer, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 38, Issue 4, 1 August 2009, Pages 903–907,

Michael Marmot; Commentary: A continued affair with science and judgements, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 38, Issue 4, 1 August 2009, Pages 908–910,

William G Rothstein; Commentary: Making risk factors more cost-effective predictors of disease, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 38, Issue 4, 1 August 2009, Pages 911–913,

Simon Carter; Commentary: Facts, opinions and affaires du coeur, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 38, Issue 4, 1 August 2009, Pages 914–916,

October 19, 2017
Dubos, R., Savage, D., & Schaedler, R. (2005). Lasting effects of early environmental influences. International Journal of Epidemiology, 34(1), 5-12.

August 30, 2017
Krieger, N., & Davey Smith, G. (2016). The tale wagged by the DAG: broadening the scope of causal inference and explanation for epidemiology. International journal of epidemiology, 45(6), 1787-1808.

May 18th, 2017
Webb, E., Panico, L., Bécares, L., McMunn, A., Kelly, Y., & Sacker, A. (2017). The inter-relationship of adolescent unhappiness and parental mental distress. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(2), 196-203.

April 21, 2017
Kivimäki, M., Jokela, M., Nyberg, S. T., Singh-Manoux, A., Fransson, E. I., Alfredsson, L., ... & Clays, E. (2015). Long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of published and unpublished data for 603 838 individuals. The Lancet, 386(10005), 1739-1746.

March 27, 2017
Mackenbach, J. P., Martikainen, P., Menvielle, G., & de Gelder, R. (2016). The arithmetic of reducing relative and absolute inequalities in health: a theoretical analysis illustrated with European mortality data. Journal of epidemiology and community health, jech-2015.

February 9, 2017
Rechel, B., Mladovsky, P., Ingleby, D., Mackenbach, J. P., & McKee, M. (2013). Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe. The Lancet, 381(9873), 1235-1245.

December 12, 2016
Meloni, M. (2014). The social brain meets the reactive genome: neuroscience, epigenetics and the new social biology. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8, 309.

November 15, 2016
Harkko, J., Kouvonen, A., & Virtanen, M. (2016). Educational attainment, labour market position and mental ill health as pathways from adversities in adolescence to disability pension in early adulthood: A Finnish cohort study using register data. Scandinavian journal of public health

October 24, 2016
Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

May 3, 2016
Carolyn A Davies, C.A & Leyland, A.H. (2010). Trends and inequalities in short-term acute myocardial infarction case fatality in Scotland, 1988-2004. Population Health Metrics, 8(33).

March 1, 2016
Finnvold, J.E. (2006). Access to specialized health care for asthmatic children in Norway: The significance of parents’ educational background and social network. Social Science & Medicine, 63, 1316–1327.

January 26, 2016
Cockerham, W.C. (2005). Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency and structure. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 46, 51–67.

December 15, 2015
Viruell-Fuentes, E. A., Miranda, P. Y., & Abdulrahim, S. (2012). More than culture: structural racism, intersectionality theory, and immigrant health.Social science & medicine, 75(12), 2099-2106.

December 2, 2015
Bauer, G. R. (2014). Incorporating intersectionality theory into population health research methodology: Challenges and the potential to advance health equity. Social science & medicine, 110, 10-17.

October 27, 2015
Pescosolido, B. A., Perry, B. L., Long, J. S., Martin, J. K., Nurnberger Jr, J. I., & Hesselbrock, V. (2008). Under the influence of genetics: how transdisciplinarity leads us to rethink social pathways to illness. AJS; American journal of sociology, 114, S171.

April 14, 2015
Barker, D. J. (1991). The foetal and infant origins of inequalities in health in Britain. Journal of Public Health, 13(2), 64-68.

Ben-Shlomo, Y., & Smith, G. D. (1991). Deprivation in infancy or in adult life: which is more important for mortality risk?. The Lancet, 337(8740), 530-534.

Barker, D. J., Godfrey, K. M., Gluckman, P. D., Harding, J. E., Owens, J. A., & Robinson, J. S. (1993). Fetal nutrition and cardiovascular disease in adult life. The Lancet, 341(8850), 938-941.

Paneth, N., & Susser, M. (1995). Early origin of coronary heart disease (the “Barker hypothesis”). Bmj, 310(6977), 411-412.

Vågero, D., & Illsley, R. (2005). Explaining Health Inequalities: Beyond Black and Barker. Medical Sociology: Social structures and health, 2(3), 237.

February 23, 2015
Blane, D. (1985). An assessment of the Black Report's explanations of health inequalities. Sociology of Health & Illness, 7(3), 423-445.

Vågero, D., & Illsley, R. (2005). Explaining Health Inequalities: Beyond Black and Barker. Medical Sociology: Social structures and health, 2(3), 237.

January 13, 2015
McKeown, T., Record, R. G., & Turner, R. D. (1975). An interpretation of the decline of mortality in England and Wales during the twentieth century. Population studies, 29(3), 391-422.

November 11, 2014
Szreter, S. (1988). The Importance of Social Intervention in Britain's Mortality Decline c. 1850? 1914: a Re-interpretation of the Role of Public Health. Social history of medicine, 1(1), 1-38.

October 8, 2014
Rose, G. (2001). Sick individuals and sick populations. International journal of epidemiology, 30(3), 427-432.

May 14, 2014
Raphael, D. (2011). A discourse analysis of the social determinants of health. Critical Public Health, 21(2), 221-236.

March 20, 2014
Coleman, J. S. (1986). Social theory, social research, and a theory of action. American Journal of Sociology, 91(6), 1309-1335.

January 16, 2014
Goldthorpe, J. H. (2000). Sociology and the probabilistic revolution, 1830-1930: Explaining an absent synthesis. On Sociology: Numbers, narratives, and the integration of research and theory (pp. 259-294). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Popper, K. R. (1997). A world of propensities. Bristol, UK: Thoemmes Press.

October 25, 2013
Carpiano, R. M., & Daley, D. M. (2006). A guide and glossary on post-positivist theory building for population health. J Epidemiol Community Health, 60(7), 564-570.

September 19, 2013
Shim, J. K. (2002). Understanding the routinised inclusion of race, socioeconomic status and sex in epidemiology: The utility of concepts from technoscience studies. Sociology of Health and Illness, 24(2), 129-150.

March 19, 2013
Mood, C. (2010). Logistic regression: Why we cannot do what We think we can do, and what we can do about it. European Sociological Review, 26(1), 67-82.

November 20, 2012
Stern, J. (1983). Social mobility and the interpretation of social class mortality differentials. J Soc Policy, 12(1), 27-49.

October 23, 2012
Boyle, P. J., Norman, P., & Popham, F. (2009). Social mobility: evidence that it can widen health inequalities. Soc Sci Med, 68(10), 1835-1842.

September 13, 2012
Elstad, J. I. (2001). Health-related mobility, health inequalities and gradient constraint. Discussion and results from a Norwegian study. Eur J Public Health, 11(2), 135-140.

May 21, 2012
Bhui, K. S., Lenguerrand, E., Maynard, M. J., Stansfeld, S. A., & Harding, S. (2012). Does cultural integration explain a mental health advantage for adolescents? Int J Epidemiol, 41(3), 791-802.

February 16, 2012
Shkolnikov, V. M., Andreev, E. M., Jdanov, D. A., Jasilionis, D., Kravdal, O., Vagero, D., & Valkonen, T. (2012). Increasing absolute mortality disparities by education in Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1971-2000. J Epidemiol Community Health, 66(4), 372-378.

November 17, 2011
Stuckler, D., King, L., & McKee, M. (2009). Mass privatisation and the post-communist mortality crisis: a cross-national analysis. Lancet, 373(9661), 399-407.

October 13, 2011
Deaton, A. (2011). What does the empirical evidence tell us about the injustice of health inequalities? Retrieved from: or

December 7, 2010
McEwen, B. S. (2000). Allostasis and allostatic load: implications for neuropsychopharmacology. Neuropsychopharmacology, 22(2), 108-124.

September 28, 2010
Selye, H. (1998). A syndrome produced by diverse nocuous agents. 1936. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci, 10(2), 230-231.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2005). The influence of social hierarchy on primate health. Science, 308(5722), 648-652.

May 4, 2010
Hallqvist, J., Lynch, J., Bartley, M., Lang, T., & Blane, D. (2004). Can we disentangle life course processes of accumulation, critical period and social mobility? An analysis of disadvantaged socio-economic positions and myocardial infarction in the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program. Soc Sci Med, 58(8), 1555-1562.

March 9, 2010
Rose, G. (1985). Sick individuals and sick populations. Int J Epidemiol, 14(1), 32-38.

February 2, 2010
Lynch, J. W., Smith, G. D., Kaplan, G. A., & House, J. S. (2000). Income inequality and mortality: importance to health of individual income, psychosocial environment, or material conditions. BMJ, 320(7243), 1200-1204.

Marmot, M., & Wilkinson, R. G. (2001). Psychosocial and material pathways in the relation between income and health: a response to Lynch et al. BMJ, 322(7296), 1233-1236.

December 8, 2009
McGowan, P. O., Sasaki, A., D'Alessio, A. C., Dymov, S., Labonte, B., Szyf, M., Tureki, G., & Meaney, M. J. (2009). Epigenetic regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor in human brain associates with childhood abuse. Nat Neurosci, 12(3), 342-348.

November 10, 2009
Illsley, R. (1955). Social class selection and class differences in relation to stillbirths and infant deaths. Br Med J, 2(4955), 1520-1524.

October 13, 2009
Batty, G. D., Shipley, M. J., Dundas, R., MacIntyre, S., Der, G., Mortensen, L. H., & Deary, I. J. (2009). Does IQ explain socio-economic differentials in total and cardiovascular disease mortality? Comparison with the explanatory power of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in the Vietnam Experience Study. European Heart Journal, 30(15), 1903-1909.

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