The area of Public Health includes studies of health, morbidity and mortality in the population as a whole, how health and ill health vary between different groups and how the state of health changes during people’s life cycles. Factors that affect public health include social and societal structures, people’s conditions, opportunities and actions and how these interact.

Both studies aimed at a more general understanding of these processes and phenomena as well as studies aimed at designing, following up and evaluating measures aimed at preventing disease and promoting health are welcome. Furthermore, studies aimed at identifying and estimating the significance of risk factors and protective factors for disease and ill health are welcome.

Neither clinical treatment studies, basic biomedical research nor basic biomedical mechanistic research are within Forte’s areas of responsibility.

Members of the review panel

  • Chairperson

  • Jonas Björk

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Elisabeth Bengtsson

    Area of Public Health, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden

  • Mikaela von Bonsdorff

    Gerontology Research Center and Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Terje Andreas Eikemo

    Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Linda Ernstsen

    Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Nina Lindqvist

    The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

  • Nawi Ng

    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Bernadette Nirmal Kumar

    Migration Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

  • Simon Nygaard Øverland

    Mental and Physical Health, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

  • Sigrún Ólafsdóttir

    Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics, University of Iceland, Iceland

  • Dag S Thelle

    Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Lau Caspar Thygesen

    Department of Population Health and Morbidity, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark