The 5th Swedish-Brazilian Workshop took place at the Banco do Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 5-7 April 2017. The workshop had a broad theme of ‘Health and Society’, which encompassed several lines of research and included topics on social determinants of health; work and health; income inequality, segregation and health; education and health; environmental health; and pharmacoepidemiology.

Amy Heshmati presented a recently published paper using data from the Uppsala Birth Cohort titled ‘Early life characteristics, social mobility during childhood and risk of stroke in later life: findings from a Swedish cohort’.

Amy’s trip was supported by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).

Rio de Janeiro. Photo credit: Amy Heshmati
Rio de Janeiro. Photo credit: Amy Heshmati