Olof Östergren

Title: Affiliated

Sector: Social Gerontology

Research group: Johan Fritzell

Close-up portrait of Olof Östergren.
Photo: Niklas Björling

Olof Östergren is currently a post doc in the Social Gerontology Sector at Aging Research Center and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Stockholm University. He defended his thesis in sociology at Stockholm University entitled ‘Understanding the Educational Gradient in Mortality’ in 2017.

His research interests include social inequalities in health and mortality, with a special focus on the importance of education. He has participated in comparative research collaborations on the social determinants of health at both the European and at the Nordic level.