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Sakari Karvonen


Research professor, Adjunct professor (Medical sociology)


Welfare State and Reform Unit, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland 


PhD in sociology


I am a health sociologist. My research interests cover inequalities in health and wellbeing, particularly regional and socioeconomic inequalities as well as social sustainability. I am also interested in the social consequences of climate change and adaptation.

Research interests:

Social determinants of health, inequalities in wellbeing, social and ecological sustainability

Academic webpage/website:

Sakari Karvonen at THL THL

Social networks 

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Email: sakari.karvonen(at)