CHESS, 2011

Research topics

CHESS was given strategic research money from FAS (2007-2016) for the research programme "Human society as a life-long determinant of Human Health". The program is a multidisciplinary effort to explain why health inequalities re-emerge in every new generation, in spite of modern welfare developments.

Data materials

Several data materials, rich in information and of different types, are available at CHESS. For example "Health, Sickness, Income and Work (HSIA)" with register data containing patient care, "The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC)" with both survey and register information for 50 years on a cohort born in 1953, as well as "The Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study (UBCoS)" including data on five generations.


Research projects are fundamental for the work at CHESS, and often they are a key for interdiscplinary collaborations.


Centre of Health Equity Studies offers open seminars at CHESS library (Sveaplan, 5th floor), usually every other Wednesday at 13.30. You are most welcome to attend - no advance notification is required.


Mikael Rostila
+46 (0)8 16 44 16

Deputy director
Jenny Eklund
+46 (0)8 674 79 70

Adminstrative staff
Joachim Bjurfors (head of administration)
+46(0)8 674 73 99

Reidar Österman (data manager)
+46 (0)8 674 79 68

Cathrin Wiksell (staff administrator)
+46 (0)8 674 75 73


Contact person for travel

Cathrin Wiksell (staff administrator)
+46 (0)8 674 75 73