Dr Monica Aberg-Yngwe joined the EuroHealthNet as a Research Senior Co-ordinator in March 2016. Her main tasks being to develop CIRI as an innovative knowledge centre, working with the translation of evidence into policy, and in particular work with the implementation of the Horizon 2020 project INHERIT concerning health, equity and environmental sustainability. The purpose with the INHERIT project (Inter-sectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation) is to improve health and well-being of European citizens by identifying implementing and studying the impacts of policies and interventions that address environmental stressors and support healthy and sustainable behaviours.
Prior to EuroHealthNet, she worked for more than 10 years at the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), which gathers researchers from different disciplines focusing on health and inequalities. CHESS is located in Stockholm and a collaboration between Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet. Her most recent position there was as Deputy Director, but was before that working as the Director of Studies.
Her background is in Public Health Sciences and she completed her PhD in Public Health Sciences from Karolinska Institutet in January 2005. In April 2013 she became an Associate Professor in Public Health Sciences at Stockholm University.