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


Key note presentations with video-links:

Invited lecture at Karolinska Institutet: Social Inequalities in health - what can be done to reduce them? (2019). This was part of a lecture series, which is presented by the Department of Global Public Health together with the Center of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Region Stockholm.

Debate between Terje Andreas Eikemo og Jonas Gahr Støre: How can we solve our future public health challenges? OsloMet, 2019. (Norwegian only).

Conference of the Norwegian Public Health Association (2018), Bergen: Do technological innovations increase social inequalities in health? (Norwegian only)

High-level meeting at the Norwegian Research Council (2018) about the need for more data on social inequalities in health: Social inequalities in health in Norway: why more research is needed

Key Note at the Nordic Welfare Centre and The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Sweden. Conference on health equity in Stockholm 22-23 November 2018. The conferece was organised under the auspices of the Swedish chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers.  Why social inequalities in health are unacceptable and what we can do to reduce them

High-level meeting between HKH Mette Marit and Tore Godal (from GAVI) on Vaccination and child health, NTNU, 2017.  

Presentation of main results from the CHAIN-developed health module of the European Social Survey in Paris, Institut d’études avancées de Paris. (2016). Title: Social Inequalities in health and their determinants.Top lines results from round 7 of the European Social Survey.





Scientific, academic and artistic work

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