Background and activities

Eikemo is the leader of CHAIN : Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research. CHAIN aims to monitor, explain and reduce social inequalities in health within and between countries world-wide by the identificatioon of effective interventions in collaboration with our partners in academia, policy, practice. CHAIN is also coordinating a global socioeconomic network under the umbrella of the Global Burden of Disease Study, which will estimate the global burden of disease, which can be attributable to low education and other social and economic factors. CHAIN is further involved in the global school mapping in collaboration with UNICEF New York, we are evaluating the effectiveness of health systems in terms of cancer mortality in collaboration with IARC and we are identifying effective interventions that can reduce child mortality in collaboration with UNICEF Innocenti.

Moreover, Eikemo`s 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, who has has led several international public health projects, 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 has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health since 2016.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database




  • Agardh, Emilie, E.; Allebeck, Peter; Flodin, Pär; Wennberg, Peter; Ramstedt, Mats; Knudsen, Ann Kristin; Øverland, Simon Nygaard; Kinge, Jonas Minet; Tollånes, Mette Christophersen; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Skogen, Jens Christoffer; Mäkelä, Pia; Gissler, Mika; Juel, Knud; Iburg, Kim Moesgaard; McGrath, John J.; Naghavi, Mohsen; Vollset, Stein Emil; Gakidou, Emmanuela; Danielsson, Anna-Karin. (2020) Alcohol‐attributed disease burden in four Nordic countries between 2000 and 2017: Are the gender gaps narrowing? A comparison using the Global Burden of Disease, Injury and Risk Factor 2017 study. Drug and Alcohol Review. vol. 40 (3).
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) - Jeg frykter at korona-utbruddet kan føre til at barn vil dø i de greske flyktningeleirene. Adresseavisen [Avis]. 2020-03-22.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) - Jeg frykter at mange barn vil dø i flyktning¬leirene. [Internett]. 2020-03-17.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) - Å la flyktningene bo i leirene nå er en potensiell dødsdom. TV2 [Internett]. 2020-04-24.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) 800 millioner barn utsatt for nervegiften bly. Gemini [Tidsskrift]. 2020-09-15.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Comments to the Red Cross report: Living in the last mile of health. Living in the last mile of health (Norwegian Red Cross) . Red Cross; Oslo. 2020-06-25 - 2020-06-25.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Coronavirus from an inequality perspective. EA Global Health Day 2020 . Effective Altruism Norway; Webinar. 2020-10-20 - 2020-10-20.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Diving into the world of data: Developments in global health inequalities research. World Leadership Dialogue at the 16th World Congress on Public Health . 16th World Congress on Public Health; Rome. 2020-10-15 - 2020-10-15.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Education as a “social vaccine” against COVID-19. Global Health & Education webinar series 2020. UNESCO Chair and WHO collaboration Centre Global Health & Education. Webinar . UNESCO; Webinar. 2020-12-10 - 2020-12-10.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Hva gjør det med den fysiske og psykiske helsen å være på flukt?. Global helse webinar serie, NTNU . Norsk medisinstudentforening; Webinar. 2020-10-21 - 2020-10-21.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Innlegg: Livet i de greske flyktningleirene tærer på barns helse. Dagens Næringsliv. Dagens Næringsliv [Avis]. 2020-03-13.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Key outcomes of the CHAIN project 2019 – 2020. Presentation held for the portifolio board for Health, Norwegian Research Council . Norwegian Research Council; Webinar. 2020-12-09 - 2020-12-09.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Kronikk: Jo lengre barna er i leirene, jo sykere blir de. Dagsavisen.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Life in refugee camps wreaks havoc on children's health. EurekAlert [Tidsskrift]. 2020-04-08.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) NTNU-professor frykter det første barne-offeret for korona-pandemien blir et flyktningebarn i Hellas. Adressa [Avis]. 2020-03-22.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) NTNU-professor skal lede arbeid med ESS-modul. Norsk Senter for Forskningsdata (NSD) [Fagblad]. 2020-11-24.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Overview of the CHAIN-EuroHealthNet collaboration. Social Science and Humanitites (SSH) perspectives in European research: from H2020 to Horizon Europe . NTNU; Webinar. 2020-10-20 - 2020-10-20.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Professor about the coronavirus: "I fear many children will die in refugee camps. [Internett]. 2020-03-18.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Reducing social inequalities in health: CHAIN's strategy. Seminar focusing on mediators of socioeconomic differences in dietary behaviors, physical activity and body weight among youth. . Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo; Webinar. 2020-12-03 - 2020-12-03.
  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Round 11 Repeated Rotating Module: Social Inequalities in Health and their Determinants. Presentation held at the National Coordinators meeting, organised by the European Social Survey . European Social Survey; Webinar. 2020-10-10 - 2020-10-10.
  • Fjær, Erlend Løvø; Landet, Erling Ravnanger; McNamara, Courtney L.; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Europe. BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies. vol. 20.
  • McNamara, Courtney L.; Toch-Marquardt, Marlen; Albani, Viviana; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Bambra, Clare. (2020) The contribution of employment and working conditions to occupational inequalities in non-communicable diseases in Europe. European Journal of Public Health.
  • Rydland, Håvard Thorsen; Fjær, Erlend Løvø; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Huijts, T.; Bambra, C; Wendt, C; Kulhánová, Ivana; Martikainen, Pekka; Dibben, Chris; Kalediene, R; Borrell, Carme; Leinsalu, Mall; Bopp, Matthias; Mackenbach, Johan P.. (2020) Educational Inequalities in Mortality Amenable to Healthcare. A Comparison of European Healthcare Systems. PLOS ONE. vol. 15 (7).
  • Rydland, Håvard Thorsen; Solheim, Erling; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Educational inequalities in high- vs. low-preventable health conditions: Exploring the fundamental cause theory. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 267.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Nordheim, Oda; Bere, Elling Tufte; Stornes, Per Gunnar; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Fruit and vegetable consumption in Europe according to gender, educational attainment and regional affiliation — A cross-sectional study in 21 European countries. PLOS ONE. vol. 15 (5).
  • van der Wel, Kjetil A.; Djuve, Anne Britt; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Fossland, Trine; Geirdal, Amy Østertun; Skalicka, Vera. (2020) Koronautbruddet førte til økt stress for studentene og lite studentaktiv læring.
  • Vonen, H.D.; Olsen, M.L.; Eriksen, S.S.; Jervelund, S.S.; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Refugee camps and COVID-19: Can we prevent a humanitarian crisis?. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
  • Weiss, Daniel; Eikemo, Terje Andreas. (2020) Technological Innovations and Social Inequalities in Global Health. Handbook of Global Health.
  • Witvliet, Margot I.; Toch-Marquardt, Marlen; Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Mackenbach, Johan P.. (2020) Improving job strain might reduce inequalities in cardiovascular disease mortality in european men. Social Science and Medicine. vol. 267.














  • Eikemo, Terje Andreas; Clausen, Tommy Høyvarde. (2007) Kvantitativ analyse med SPSS. En praktisk innføring i kvantitative analyseteknikker. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2007. ISBN 9788251921787.