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

- Food Security and Health Equity (FSHp8)- Part of SIDA program 2018-2022. The project aims to study the relationship between food insecurity and chronic diseases; the role of food choice on health outcomes, climate change impact on food security and policy in food security and health partners: Eduardo Mondlane University, Uppsala University, Chalmers, University of Lund, University of Stelenbosch and, Nova University Lisbon); Elsa Maria Salvador, Jose da Cruz Francisco, Anneli Martila, Olalekan Uthman, Stig Vimberg.

- Recognition and Education in Violence, Abuse and Neglect for Medical and Healthcare Practitioners (REVAMP- EU/Erasmus +) (2019-2021). The project aims to train medical and healthcare practitioners on IPV recognition in eight institutions of seven EU countries.

Corporate Social Responsibility, Population Health and Marketing (CSR-PhaM)

- Responsible Leadership and Stakeholders Health Promotion (RLeSH) (2018-2023). The project aims to investigate the impact of CSR strategies and Responsible Leadership on internal and external stakeholders health promotion. (Partners: University of Mellborne, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, ISPUP, Eduardo M.University).

- Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Health Promotion (SESHP) (2018-2023). The project examines the role of social enterprises in health promotion in a context of sustainable development. Partners: G. Caledonian University, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences; Agneta Morelli, Anne-Sofie Hiswåls, Akmal Hyder, Olivia Kang, Mahmood Rezhagoli, Niclas Olofsson, Anneli Martila.

- Climate Change and Contextual Health Inequalities (ClicH) (2018- 2023). This research assesses how climate change and its driving forces influence inequalities of health outcomes in urban and rural contexts. Partners: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences; Eduardo M. University Anneli Martila, Niclas Oloffson.

Finished projects/HIG

-GHOLDH (Gävle Household and labour Dynamics and Health Outcomes (2010-2014)

-EXUN (Experiences of Unemployment and Health in Sweden and Portugal) (2013-2015)

-ESPHE (Experiences of Employment Precariousness and Psychological Health(2015-2016)

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

PhD Students

Completed: B. Eslami (MIUN/2013), Ismail Yahaya (MIUN/2015), D.A.Sarastri (UA/2015), A.Kristin Eriksson (MIUN/2016); Ann-Sofie Hiswåls (MIUN/2017);S.Hesamedin Abassi ( MIUN/2018), A.E. Zac. (KI/ 2012), DA (KI/ 2010).

Current: - Elias Militao, MSc Biotechnology. Thesis title: Food Insecurity Among Mozambican Workers: A social Epidemiologic Approach (MIUN)

-Afroza Begum, M Public Health. Thesis title: Suicide Ideation among Adolescents in Rural Bangladesh (MIUN)

-Elena Ahmadi, MSc Economics: Thesis title: Leadership Behaviour, Working Environment and Health in Award-winning Companies – a Manager and Subordinate Perspective (HiG).


Recent Publications

Macassa, G. (2019). Responsible leadership Styles and Promotion of Stakeholders Health. South Eastern European Journal of Public Health, 11. 10.4119/UNIBI/SEEJPH-2019-209 [Mer information]
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]
Ahmadi, E., Macassa, G. & Larsson, J. (2018). Managers’ working hours and time allocation in effective SMEs – an organizational health perspective. FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle : Program och abstracts. Gävle: Gävle University Press. S. 118-. Länk [Mer information]
Macassa, G. (2018). Can Geographic Information Systems Help us to Better Understand Inequalities in Health Outcomes in the Era of Sustainable Development?. Gävle: Gävle. 11 s. (Working paper 58) Länk [Mer information]
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