Published in BMJ

Anton Lager has, together with Denny Vågerö and Sven Bremberg, published an article in BMJ called: "The association of early IQ and education with mortality: 65 year longitudinal study in Malmö".

Published in Journal of Adolescence

CHESS researchers Bitte Modin, Viveca Östberg and Susanna Toivanen have, together with Knut Sundell at the National Board of Health and Welfare, published an article in Journal of Adolescence. The title is: "Psychosocial working conditions, school sense of coherence and subjective health complaints. A multilevel analysis of ninth grade pupils in the Stockholm area".

Johan Fritzell awarded project grant

Johan Fritzell (CHESS) has been awarded a grant from City of Stockholm, Preventionscentrum for the project: ”Ungdomar som far illa: Skolans sociala klimat, psykisk hälsa och brottslighet”, together with Jenny Eklund, Jenny Freidenfelt Liljeberg och Gabriella Olsson.

The 2nd IMS/CHESS Workshop: Health and Society

CHESS is in collaboration with Instituto de Medicina Social, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro arranging “The 2nd IMS/CHESS Workshop: Health and Society” in Rio de Janeiro December 7-9, 2009.

Social Councils' conference

On Tuesday December 1st the Social Councils' conference "Social policy and Public Health Across the Life Course" is held at Rosenbad Conference Centre. Swedish and international researchers will present results and discuss how the design and generosity of social policies may be of importance also for public health.

Published in Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk

An article by Anthony Garcy, researcher at CHESS, has now been published in Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (2009, 14:1-28). The title is: "The Longitudinal Link Between Student Health and Math Achievement Scores".

Mikael Rostila rewarded a grant from FAS

Mikael Rostila, researcher at CHESS, has been awarded a postdoc grant of 1,360,000 SEK from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, titled "Migrant's social environment and health".

Media interest in work by Mikael Rostila

The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has published a piece based on the work by CHESS researcher Mikael Rostila, as a part of an article series called "Who can you trust?". The specific topic was social trust and health.

Amal Khanolkar received travel grant

Amal Khanolkar has received a travel grant from the "Jubileumdonation, K & A Wallenbergs Stiftelse", for participation in the 6th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Santiago, Chile, on November 19-22, 2010. Amal will present a paper on gene-birth weight interaction in affecting the risk of myocardial infaction.

Ilona Koupil awarded grant from VR

Ilona Koupil (CHESS) has been awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for a project entitled: "Intergenerational, early life, cognitive and social determinants of eating disorders".

Monica Åberg Yngwe rewarded grant from RJ

Monica Åberg Yngwe, researcher at CHESS, has been rewarded a grant of 2,000,000 SEK from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the project "Gender differences in economic resources, health and mortality - the importance of social comparisons, preferences and relative deprivation", together with Magnus Nermo and Naoki Kondo.

Forthcoming in Journal of Education for Students Place at Risk

Anothony Garcy (CHESS) has a forthcoming article in Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, titled "The Longitudinal Link Between Student Health and Math Achievement Scores".

Forthcoming in Work and Stress

Susanna Toivanen (CHESS) is one of the authors to the article "Psychosocial work environment and absenteeism among Brazilian nurses: using two job stress models", forthcoming in Work and Stress.

Publication in Social Science & Medicine

An article by Roger K. Celeste, Paulo Nadanovsky, Antonio Ponce de Leon and Johan Fritzell (CHESS), titled "The individual and contextual pathways between oral health and income inequality in Brazilian adolescents and adults", has now been published in Social Science and Medicine (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.08.005).

Defence of doctoral thesis, Jennie Ahrén-Moonga

Jennie Ahrén-Moonga (CHESS/Department of women's and children's health, KI) will defend her doctoral thesis: "An eating disorder is more than just disordered eating. Bio-psycho-social perspectives", October 16th, at 13:00 o’clock. Opponent is Per Johnsson, Lund University.

Media shows interest in CHESS/SOFI research

A research article by Jenny Torssander (SOFI/CHESS) and Robert Erikson (SOFI) was published ahead of print on October 6 in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The study based on 1.5 million cohabiting Swedes suggests that partner’s social and economic positions are associated with own mortality. A central finding is that women’s education affects both her partner’s and her own personal longevity while men’s social class is associated with their partner’s chance of a long life.

Forthcoming in British Journal of Sociology of Education

Ylva Almquist, Bitte Modin and Viveca Östberg, all from CHESS, has a forthcoming article in British Journal of Sociology of Education. The title is "Childhood social status in society and school: implications for the transition to higher levels of education".

Media interest in study by Ylva Almquist

An article by PhD student Ylva Almquist (CHESS) has today been published ahead of print in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The study was based on the Stockholm Birth Cohort, a longitudinal database consisting of 15,000 individuals born in Stockholm in 1953.

Forthoming in Journal of Adolescence

PhD Jenny Eklund (CHESS) has, together with two co-authors, a forthcoming article, "Romantic Relationships and Delinquent Behaviour in Adolescence: The Moderating Role of Delinquency Propensity", in Journal of Adolescence.

Continued interest in the work of Jennie Ahrén-Moonga

The media continues to show interest in the study recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology by PhD student Jennie Ahrén-Moonga and colleagues.

Publication in BMC Public Health

An article by Anton Lager (CHESS) and Sven Bremberg, "Association between labour market trends and trends in young people's mental health in ten European countries 1983-2005", has now been published in BMC Public Health.

Media shows interests for work of Jennie Ahrén-Moonga

An article written by Jennie Ahrén-Monga (CHESS), together with Richard Silverwood (LSHTM), Britt af Klinteberg (CHESS) and Ilona Koupil (CHESS), has recently been published in American Journal of Epidemiology. The study, based on the Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study, shows that being hospitalized due to anorexia nervosa is more common among women with highly educated parents and grandparents.

Continued support for the collaboration between CHESS and IMS, Rio de Janeiro

The institutional collaboration, between CHESS and the Instituto de Medicina Social (IMS), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, has got continued funding for two more years from the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). The programme is led by Johan Fritzell and his Brazilian counterpart Antonio Ponce de Leon.

Forthcoming in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

An article by Ylva Almquist (CHESS), "Peer status in school and adult disease risk. A 30-year follow-up study of disease-specific morbidity in a Stockholm cohort", is now forthcoming in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Forthcoming in School Effectiveness and School Improvement

An article by Bitte Modin (CHESS) and Viveca Östberg (CHESS), "School climate and psychosomatic health: a multilevel analysis", is now forthcoming in School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

Forthcoming in Journal of Personality Disorders

An article by Paul Moran, Britt af Klinteberg (CHESS), David Batty and Denny Vågerö (CHESS), "Childhood intelligence predicts hospitalisation with personality disorders in adulthood: Evidence from a population-based study in Sweden", is now forthcoming in Journal of Personality Disorders.

Doctoral thesis, Jenny Freidenfelt Liljeberg

Jenny Freidenfelt Liljeberg defended her doctoral thesis "Risking Antisociality: Individual & social-interaction factors", May 15th 2009. Faculty opponent was Professor Theo Doreleijers, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Holland.


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