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Andrea Dunlavy is a postdoctoral researcher at CHESS. She is currently working on the “Work life and health among people with a foreign background: The effects of segregation, status incongruence, and adverse work environment” research project, as well as the research program “Studies of migration and the social determinants of health” (SMASH), in which she has a particular focus on examining relationships between contextual factors and health among persons of foreign-origin.


2017       PhD, Stockholm University, Department of Sociology, Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm, Sweden

2010       MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

2001       BSc, University of Pittsburgh, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Co-instructor:  “Global Health: Development and Inequity” at CHESS, Stockholm University

Co-instructor: “Theory in Practice” at CHESS, Stockholm University


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Dunlavy, A.C., Garcy, A.M., Rostila, M. (2016). Educational mismatch and health status among foreign-born workers in Sweden. Social Science & Medicine, 154: 36-44.
  2. Dunlavy, A.C. & Rostila, M. (2013). Health inequalities among workers with a foreign background in Sweden: Do working conditions matter? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10: 2871-2887.
  3. Steel, J.L., Dunlavy, A., Friday, M., Kingsley, K., Brower, D., Unruh, M., Tan, H., Shapiro, R., Peltz, M., Hardoby, M., McCloskey, C., Sturdevant, M., Humar, A. (2013). The development of practice guidelines for independent living donor advocates. Clinical Transplantation, 27(2): 178-184.
  4. Wilson, M.L., Kamala, B.A., Dunlavy, A.C., & Kigwangalla, H.A. (2012). Demographic and contextual influences in injury risk among adolescents in a low-income country setting: Results from a school-based survey in Tanzania. African Safety Promotion Journal, 10(2): 41-50.
  5. Wilson, M. L., Dunlavy, A. C., Viswanathan, B., & Bovet, P. (2012). Suicidal expression among school-attending adolescents in a middle-income sub-Saharan country. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9(11), 4122-4134.
  6. Steel, J., Dunlavy, A., Friday, M., Kingsley, K., Unruh, M., Geller, D., Tan, H., Peltz, M., Hardoby, M., McCloskey, C., McCauley, J., Shapiro, R., Sturedevant, M., & Humar, A. (2012). A national survey of independent living donor advocates: The need for practice guidelines.  American Journal of Transplantation, 12(8): 2141-2149. 
  7. Steel, J.L., Geller, D.A., Tsung, A., Marsh, J.W., Dew, M.A., Spring, M., Grady, J., Likumahuwa, S., Dunlavy, A., Youseff, M., Antoni, M., Butterfield, L.H., Schulz, R., Day, R., Helgeson, V., Kim, K.H., & Gamblin, T.C. (2011). Randomized controlled trial of a collaborative care intervention to manage cancer-related symptoms: Lessons learned. Clinical Trials, 8(3): 298-310.
  8. Steel, J.L., Dunlavy, A.C., Stillman, J., & Pape, H.C. (2011). Measuring depression and PTSD after trauma: Common scales and checklists. Injury, 42(3): 288-300.
  9. Han, P.K., Moser, R.P., Klein, W.M., Beckjord, E.B., Dunlavy, A.C., & Hesse, B.W. (2009). Predictors of perceived ambiguity about cancer prevention recommendations: Sociodemographic factors and mass media. Health Communication, 24(8): 764-772.