Terje Andreas Eikemo
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:
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.
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
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) 29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 47 (6).
- (2019) Social Inequalities in health: Challenges, knowledge gaps, key debates and the need for new data. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 47 (6).
- (2019) The effects of social protection policies on health inequalities: Evidence from systematic reviews. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.
- (2019) Subjective social status and inequalities in depressive symptoms: A gender-specific decomposition analysis for South Africa. International Journal for Equity in Health. vol. 18 (1).
- (2019) Physical Activity in Long-term Breast Cancer Survivors - a Mixed-Methods Approach. Breast. vol. 46.
- (2019) The Europain Epidemic: pain prevalence and socioeconomic inequalities in pain across 19 European countries. European Journal of Pain. vol. 23.
- (2018) Non-communicable diseases in Greece: inequality, gender and migration. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 28 (5).
- (2018) Depressive symptoms among migrants and non-migrants in Europe: documenting and explaining inequalities in times of socio-economic instability. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 28 (5).
- (2018) Social integration and self-reported health: differences between immigrants and natives in Greece. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 28.
- (2018) Health inequalities among migrant and native-born populations in Greece in times of crisis: the MIGHEAL study. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 28 (5).
- (2017) Non-communicable diseases and the social determinants of health in the Nordic countries: Findings from the European Social Survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 45 (2).
- (2017) The social determinants of inequalities in self-reported health in Europe: findings from the European social survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 27.
- (2017) The health of European populations: introduction to the special supplement on the 2014 European Social Survey (ESS) rotating module on the social determinants of health. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 27.
- (2017) Public evaluation of health services across 21 European countries: The role of culture. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. vol. 45 (2).
- (2017) Financial difficulties in childhood and adult depression in Europe. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 27.
- (2017) Health-related quality of life and psychological distress in Young adult survivors of childhood cancer and their Association with treatment, education, and demographic factors. Quality of Life Research. vol. 27 (2).
- (2017) Health-related quality of life and psychological distress in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer and their association to treatment, education and demographic factors. Abstracts from th 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).
- (2017) Exploring the differences in general practitioner and health care specialist utilization according to education, occupation, income and social networks across Europe: findings from the European social survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 27.
- (2017) Subjective perceptions of unmet need for health care in Europe among social groups: Findings from the European social survey (2014) special module on the social determinants of health. European Journal of Public Health. vol. 27.
- (2017) The turn of the gradient? Educational differences in breast cancer mortality in 18 European populations during the 2000s. International Journal of Cancer. vol. 141 (1).