INRICH Member Profile Card

Tomas Faresjo

Tomas Faresjo

Linkoping University

He has continuously been engaged as a teacher at universities since 1976. The main themes for his teaching has been; medical sociology, social epidemiology and public health.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: +46 101037517

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Mailing Address: Dept of Medicine and Health, Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, SE-58183 Linkoping, Sweden

Current research interests
The importance of the social environment for health.
Intergenerational and epigenetic studies.
International comparisons of health.
Child health equity studies.
New measurement of stress exposure and its application i health care.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Stress and allostatic load. Social into the biological and epigenetic. | Methodological issues: Need to study social gradients as well as poverty. Regional studies (within countries).

Selected publications

Karlén, J., Frostell, A., Theodorsson, E., Faresjö, T., & J. (2013). Maternal Influence on Child HPA Axis: A Prospective Study of Cortisol Levels in Hair. Pediatrics, 132(5). doi:10.1542/peds.2013-1178d

Karlen, J., Faresjo, T., & Ludvigsson, J. (2012). Could the social environment trigger the induction of diabetes related autoantibodies in young children? Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 40(2), 177-182. doi:10.1177/1403494811435491