Terje Andreas Eikemo (Vice Chair)
Title: Professor Sociology
Organization: Department of sociology and political science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The main focus of Eikemo´s research has been to explain socioeconomic differences in mental and physical health, chronic diseases and mortality within and between countries in several regions of the world. At the contextual level he has, in particular, examined the contribution of welfare regimes and health systems, while at the individual level he has had a broad focus, ranging from life styles (such as smoking, alcohol, physical activity and diet), childhood conditions, working conditions, unemployment, housing conditions and health care utilization.
Eikemo has led several European health projects and is currently coordinating the health module of the European Social Survey. He is a member of the expert group in the field of social inequalities in health established by the Norwegian Directorate of Health and he is the current vice president of the ESHMS.
Eikemo has authored and co-authored recent articles in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, BMC Public Health, and Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Home page: http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/terje.andreas.eikemo