Commissioner from Sweden
Dr Denny Vågerö is Professor of medical sociology and Director of CHESS (Centre for Health Equity Studies), a research institute set up by Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and of its standing committee on health.
Dr Vågerö's present research focuses on health inequalities and on how health is determined at different stages of life. The on-going Russian public health crisis, and its historical roots, is another of his research interests. Dr Vågerö has been a key figure in European health inequalities research and is presently Vice-President of the European Society of Health and Medical Sociology.
Dr Vågerö was involved in the Swedish Government´s Commission on Work, Environment, and Health, where he wrote its report about "jobs exposed to special health risks" and formulated policies to combat them. He has worked in the Swedish Parliament´s Census Commission and is Scientific Advisor to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.