“The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)”

This talk will focus on the experience of organizing and leading a large multicenter epidemiologic study with repeated data collection, and continuous contact with study participants: the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil), a cohort study of 15,105 Brazilian civil servants from predefined universities and research institutes.

The aim of the ELSA-Brasil study is to increase the knowledge of the development and progression of clinical and subclinical chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Brazil. The ongoing demographic, nutritional and epidemiological changes occurring in a context of high social inequalities and socio-economic progress create a window of opportunity to understand how macro- and micro-level factors influence chronic disease causation and prevention.

At the seminar, Dr Härter Griep will exemplify how the ELSA-Brasil study increases the knowledge on social determinants of health in adult life in Brazil, and will also introduce the ongoing collaborative research project with CHESS. For more information on Elsa-Brasil, please see http://www.elsa.org.br/

Rosane Härter Griep, PhD is a Research Associate at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute - Fiocruz in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the principal investigator of the ELSA-Brasil Rio de Janeiro Centre. Her on-going research is about social inequalities in health in women and men with a focus on the role of time use, work-life imbalance, and work environment factors.

The seminar will take place in room No 549 (CHESS Library) at CHESS, 5th floor, Sveavägen 160 (Sveaplan), on Wednesday 21 January at 1.30 pm.