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Priorities for Research on Equity and Health: Towards an Equity-Focused Health Research Agenda

  • Piroska Östlin mail,

    pio@euro.who.int

    Affiliation: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Ted Schrecker,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Ritu Sadana,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Josiane Bonnefoy,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

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  • Lucy Gilson,

    Affiliation: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Clyde Hertzman,

    Affiliation: Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Michael P. Kelly,

    Affiliation: Centre for Public Health Excellence, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London, United Kingdom

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  • Tord Kjellstrom,

    Affiliation: National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Ronald Labonté,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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  • Olle Lundberg,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm, and Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden

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  • Carles Muntaner,

    Affiliation: Social Equity and Health Section, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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  • Jennie Popay,

    Affiliation: Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

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  • Gita Sen,

    Affiliation: Indian Institute of Management, Centre for Public Policy, Bangalore, India

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  • Ziba Vaghri

    Affiliation: Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Published: November 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001115
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Piroska Östlin
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ted Schrecker, Ronald Labonté
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Ritu Sadana
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Josiane Bonnefoy
School of Public Health, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Lucy Gilson
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Clyde Hertzman, Ziba Vaghri
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Michael P. Kelly
Centre for Public Health Excellence, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London, United Kingdom
Tord Kjellstrom
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Olle Lundberg
Centre for Health Equity Studies, Stockholm, and Department of Health Sciences, Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden
Carles Muntaner
Social Equity and Health Section, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Jennie Popay
Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Gita Sen
Indian Institute of Management, Centre for Public Policy, Bangalore, India

Corresponding Author

Email: pio@euro.who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: PO TS RS JB LG CH MPK TK RL OL CM JP GS ZV. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: PO TS RS JB LG CH MPK TK RL OL CM JP GS ZV. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PO TS RS JB LG CH MPK TK RL OL CM JP GS ZV. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: PO TS RS JB LG CH MPK TK RL OL CM JP GS ZV.