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 2024

  • Chairpersons

  • Charli Eriksson

    Karolinska institutet, Sweden

  • Mikaela von Bonsdorff

    University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Members

  • Elin Ekblom Bak

    The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Alexandra Krettek

    University of Skövde, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Maria Emmelin

    Lund University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Emilie Friberg

    Karolinska institutet, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Stefan Fors

    Karolinska institutet, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Kristina Areskoug Josefsson

    Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway/University West, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Laust Hvas Mortensen

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Scientific reviewer

  • Kristian Heggebø

    Oslo Metropolian University, Norway

    Scientific reviewer

  • Marie Eriksson

    Umeå University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Sigrún Ólafsdóttir

    University of Iceland, Iceland

    Scientific reviewer

  • Birger Forsberg

    Karolinska institutet, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Torbjørn Stenstvedt Torsheim

    University of Bergen, Norway

    Scientific reviewer

  • Sigurd Lauridsen

    University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

    Scientific reviewer

  • Morten Sager

    Gothenburg University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Camilla Martha Ihlebæk

    Norweigan University of Life Sciences, Norway

    Scientific reviewer

  • Kerstin Nilssson

    Lund University and Kristianstad University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Anneli Ivarsson

    Umeå University, Sweden

    Scientific reviewer

  • Ársæll Már Arnarsson

    University of Iceland, Iceland

    Scientific reviewer

  • Nina Lindqvist

    The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

    Community representative

  • Jesper Ekberg

    Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Sweden

    Community representative

  • Monika Käll Guldbrand

    Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden

    Community representative

  • Karin Röding

    Swedish Council for Higher Education (retired), Sweden

    Community representative