Gloria Macassa

Licensed Medical Doctor; Professor of Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology

Associate Professor in Public Health Sciences (MIUN); Associate Professor in Social Medicine (KI)   

E-mail: glamaa@hig.se
Telephone: +46 (0)26 64 82 28

Current Research

Labour Market and Occupational Health Inequalities (GHOLDH; EXUN, ESPHE)

Ongoing studies address the impact of employment conditions, precarious employment and unemployment on inequalities/inequities in Gävleborg County and Gävle Municipality in Sweden and Municipality of Porto in Portugal. (Collaborators: Anne-Sofie Hiswåls, Prof Henrique Barros, Carina Rodrigues, Emelie Mälstam, Anders Wallander, Rocio Winersjö). Principal investigator: Gloria Macassa

Social Capital and Population Health (HSCI, SOCAELD, ESCHE)

Research in this area include studies of social capital and health among school children in developing countries as well as studies of workplace social capital and its relation with mental health outcomes in developed countries as well as the relation between social capital and elderly health in North Sweden. (Collaborators: Dr Ranzamean, Dr Hamid Kankeh; Anne-Sofie Hiswåls, Sven Svenson, Stefan Sjöberg, Åsa, Linda Karlsson; Theresa ). Principal investigators: Gloria Macassa (international studies); Gloria Macassa and Sven Svensson (Sweden)

Social Sustainability and Health in Developing Countries (SOSUSTHM)

the research aims to investigate the relationship between corporate social sustainability and stakeholders health in context of poverty reduction and health promotion. In the first phase, data collection is taking place across fifteen large companies in Mozambique. The project is carried out in collaboration with researchers from Eduardo Mondlane University and the National directorate, Ministry of work affairs. (Collaborators: Prof Jose da Cruz, Prof Elsa M Salvador and Prof Mateus Matusse). Principal investigator: Gloria Macassa

 

Recent Publications

Abbasi, S., Sundin, Ö., Jalali, A., Soares, J. & Macassa, G. (2018). Ethnic Differences in the Risk Factors and Severity of Coronary Artery Disease: a Patient-Based Study in Iran. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5 (3), 623-631. 10.1007/s40615-017-0408-3 [Mer information]
Chaquisse, E., Fraga, S., Meireles, P., Macassa, G., Soares, J., Nbofana, F. & Barros, H. (2018). Sexual and physical intimate partner violence among women using antenatal care in Nampula, Mozambique. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 9 (1). 10.4081/jphia.2018.744 [Mer information]
Macassa, G., Francisco, J. & Mcgrath, C. (2017). Corporate Social Responsibility and Population Health. Health Science Journal, 11 (5). 10.21767/1791-809X.1000528 [Mer information]
Hiswåls, A., Marttila, A., Mälstam, E. & Macassa, G. (2017). Experiences of Unemployment  and Well-Being  After Job Loss During Economic Recession: Results of a Qualitative Study in East Central Sweden. Journal of Public Health Research, 6 (3), 135-141. 10.4081/jphr.2017.995 [Mer information]
Eslami, B., Macassa, G., Melchiorre, M., Barros, H., Viitasara, E., Lindert, J., Stankunas, M., Torres-Gonzalez, F., Ioannidi-Kapolou, E. & Soares, J. (2017). Life-time abuse and mental health among older persons : a European study. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 26 (6), 590-607. 10.1080/10926771.2017.1330295 [Mer information]
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