The area Epidemiology and population based studies includes studies of prevalence, trends and analysis of morbidity and mortality.

Furthermore, identification of risk factors and their relative importance for illness and health, as well as disease emergence and prognosis, and development of epidemiological methodology is included in this area.

Key concepts

  • Prevalence, trends and analysis of diseases and mortality
  • Determinants of health (risk and protective factors)
  • Development of epidemiological methodology

Members of the scientific panel

  • Chairperson

  • Jonas Björk

    Occupational and environmental medicine, Lund University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Lars Alfredsson

    The Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Linda Ernstsen

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

  • Mika Gissler

    National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland

  • Karin Guldbrandsson

    Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

  • Marjukka Mäkelä

    The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, Finland

  • Taina Rantanen

    Department of Health Sciences and Gerontology Research Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Naja Hulvej Rod

    National Institute of Public Health, the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Björn Heine Strand

    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norge