Background and activities

Eikemo’s research is concerned with one of the fundamental questions of life: why do some people live longer and healthier lives than others? The main focus has been to explain differences in mental and physical health, chronic diseases and mortality within and between countries in several regions of the world. In particular, he has examined the contribution of welfare policies, social, economic and material factors, life style factors (such as smoking, alcohol, physical activity and diet), childhood conditions, working conditions, unemployment, housing conditions and health care.

Eikemo has led several European health projects and is currently coordinating the health module of the European Social Survey. Eikemo was awarded the scientific prize for young excellent researchers in the Humanities for 2009 by The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters (Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab) and the SINTEF prize for outstanding research in 2010. More recently, he was enrolled into NTNUs Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme (NTNUs Stjerneprogram).

Eikemo is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications


  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Clausen, Tommy Høyvarde. (2012) Kvantitativ analyse med SPSS : en praktisk innføring i kvantitative analyseteknikker. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2012. ISBN 9788251927123.

Part of book/report

  • Bambra, Clare; Netuveli, Gopalakrishnan; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2014) Welfare state regime life-courses: The development of Western European welfare state regimes and age-related patterns of educational inequalities in self-reported health. The financial and economic crises and their impact on health and social well-being.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Ringdal, Kristen. (2012) Health and Happiness in a European Comparison. The Aftermath of War: Experiences and Social Attitudes in the Western Balkans.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Ringdal, Kristen. (2012) Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health in the Western Balkans. The Aftermath of War: Experiences and Social Attitudes in the Western Balkans.
  • Sund, Erik Reidar; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2011) Sosiale ulikheter i helse. Folkehelsearbeid.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Mastekaasa, Arne; Ringdal, Kristen. (2008) Health and happiness. Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspective.


  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Huijts, Tim; Bambra, C; McNamara, Courtney L.; Stornes, Per Gunnar; Balaj, Mirza. (2016) Social Inequalities in Health and their Determinants: Topline Results from Round 7 of the European Social Survey. 2016.