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Daniel Falkstedt

Daniel Falkstedt

Senior researcher

Department and organisational affiliation:

About me

I am an associate professor of public health science and conduct epidemiological research as related to educational differences, socio-economic factors, occupations and work environment et cetera. Cardiovascular diseases, mental illness including suicide, and disability retirement, have been the focus. I teach public health science and epidemiology in basic and advanced-level courses, and I am also responsible for organizing learning activities in the public health sciences at the postgraduate level.

Research description

Principal investigator:

Long-term follow-up studies of Swedish school children to explain the origins of educational gradients in health (funded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])

The occurrence of mental disorders across occupations and work environments in Swedish males and females: A longitudinal perspective (funded by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [Forte])

Collaborating researcher:

Social inequalities in health and labor market attachment among older workers – the importance of childhood circumstances and physical and psychosocial work environments over the entire working life (funded by the Swedish Research Council [Vetenskapsådet])

Body size, mental health and inequalities (BMI): A life course perspective, funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)

Education

PhD (Public Health Science/Occupational Medicine), Karolinska Institutet

MSc (with a Major in Psychology), Stockholm University

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