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 2022

  • Chairpersons

  • Charli Eriksson

    Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Mikaela von Bonsdorff

    University of Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Members

  • Kaisa Snidare

    Kaisa Snidare, Secretary of the Committee for the Promotion of Increased Physical Activity, the Government Offices, Sweden

  • Nina Lindqvist

    The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Sweden

  • Elisabeth Bengtsson

    Region Västra Götaland, Sweden

  • Jesper Ekberg

    The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), Sweden

  • Alexandra Krettek

    University of Skövde, Sweden

  • Bjørn Heine Strand

    Norwegian Intitute of Public Health, Norway

  • Cecilia Magnusson

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Elin Ekblom Bak

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

  • Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Jette Möller

    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Kerstin Nilssson

    Kristianstad University, Sweden

  • Kristian Heggebø

    Metropolian University, Norway

  • Lau Caspar Thygesen

    Syddansk Universitet, Denmark

  • Marie Eriksson

    Umeå University, Sweden

  • Mats Målqvist

    Uppsala University, Sweden

  • Sigrún Ólafsdóttir

    University of Iceland, Iceland

  • Stefan Fors

    ARC, Sweden