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Anton Lager

CHESS, centre for health studies, Stockholm University

Anton Lager (Sweden) is trained in public health/epidemiology (PhD, MPH) at Karolinska Institutet and CHESS. He has worked with children's and young people's health at the Swedish National Institute of Public Health since 2003, interrupted by work for a national committee on young people's mental health in 2006 and research training.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: +46703132739

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Mailing Address: CHESS, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Collaborative Projects

Anton Lager is responsible for SNIPH's work with preventive interventions for children at risk 2011-2015; Sven Bremberg and Anders Hjern are involved in the project.

Current research interests
Anton Lager is studying life-course links between family, school, and work factors, IQ and diseases. Better knowledge in this area is needed in order to assess how promotion of cognitive skills could contribute to promotion of health and health equality. Anton Lager is also at the Swedish National Institute of Public Health where he is responsible for a project focusing national development of preventive interventions for children at risk. Two preliminary aims in this work is to make the international evidence on attachment programs and socio-emotional training, respectively, available to Swedish actors.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Social into the biological and epigenetic. Intergenerational influences. | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Multi-level studies - Society, Family & Individual.

Selected publications

Lager, A. C., & Torssander, J. (2012). Causal effect of education on mortality in a quasi-experiment on 1.2 million Swedes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(22), 8461-8466. doi:10.1073/pnas.1105839109

Lager, A. C., Modin, B. E., Stavola, B. L., & Vagero, D. H. (2011). Social origin, schooling and individual change in intelligence during childhood influence long-term mortality: a 68-year follow-up study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41(2), 398-404. doi:10.1093/ije/dyr139