Disability and Disease during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Implications for Preparedness Policies
A global influenza pandemic is imminent and public health preparedness plans that address the needs of vulnerable populations are indispensable.
Early COVID-19 wave in Norway: Social inequality in morbidity, compliance to non-pharmaceutical interventions and labour marked consequences (CorRisk)
Pandemics like COVID-19 are among the most pressing global threats to human life and economic security. The core idea of CorRisk is that infectious disease pandemics created by influenza or corona-viruses have always been more than just a medical problem and that their epidemiology and impact are profoundly shaped by social and economic structures. While the state of the art mainly studies medical risk factors, this project proposes to study the "forgotten" socioeconomic risk factors for unequal morbidity, compliance to the NPIs and labor market consequences.
Socioeconomic risk groups, vaccination and pandemic influenza (PANRISK)
This project proposes to study the “forgotten” socioeconomic risk factors for unequal influenza outcomes and consequences. It will bear important implications for health.
Dimka, Jessica (2023). An Agent-Based Simulation Model of Epidemic Spread in a Residential School for Children with Disabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research .
Pereira, Margarida; Bakkeli, Nan Zou; Dimka, Jessica; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik
Identifying obesity and COVID-19 overlapping risk-factors: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Journal of Public Health Research
Diaz Perez, Esperanza; Dimka, Jessica; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2022). Disparities in the offer of COVID-19 vaccination to migrants and non-migrants in Norway: a cross sectional survey study. BMC Public Health . Vol. 22.
Alves, Daniele Evelin; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik; Dimka, Jessica; Simonsen, Lone; Ingholt, Mathias Mølbak; Ørskov, Søren; Sattenspiel, Lisa; Tripp, Lianne; Noymer, Andrew; Chowell-Puente, Gerardo; Dahal, Sushma; van Doren, Taylor P.; Wissler, Amanda; Heffernan, Courtney; Short, Kirsty Renfree; Battles, Heather; Baker, Michael G. (2022). Indigenous groups and pandemics. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health . Vol. 50.
Dimka, Jessica; P. van Doren, Taylor; Battles, Heather (2022). Pandemics, past, and present: The role of biological anthropology in interdisciplinary pandemic studies. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology .
Mamelund, Svenn-Erik; Dimka, Jessica
Not the great equalizers: Covid-19, 1918–20 influenza, and the need for a paradigm shift in pandemic preparedness.
Mamelund, Svenn-Erik; Dimka, Jessica
Commentary: Social inequalities in infectious diseases.
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Mamelund, Svenn-Erik; Dimka, Jessica; Bakkeli, Nan Zou
Social disparities in adopting non-pharmaceutical interventions during COVID-19.
Journal of Developing Societies
Dimka, Jessica; Sattenspiel, Lisa (2020). “We didn't get much schooling because we were fishing all the time”: Potential impacts of irregular school attendance on the spread of epidemics. American Journal of Human Biology .
Gutierrez, Helen; Lee, Gwenyth O.; Corozo Angulo, Betty; Dimka, Jessica; Eisenberg, Joseph N.S.; Trostle, James A.; Hardin, Rebecca (2020). Perceptions of local vulnerability and the relative importance of climate change in rural ecuador. Ekologiya Cheloveka .
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Disability-Related Disparities During Pandemics – A Modeling Study. CSU Chico Anthropology Graduate Student Association monthly zoom meeting.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). The Spread of Pandemic Influenza in a Residential School for Children with Disabilities: An Agent-Based Model. Nettverksmøte for modelleringsmiljøene. Modelleringsgruppen ved Folkehelseinstituttet.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Agent-Based Modelling in Social Sciences. Methods workshop.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Early COVID-19 Wave in Norway: Social Inequality in Morbidity, Compliance to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions and Labour Market Consequences (CorRisk). COVID-19: Research in the Wake of the Pandemic. RCN, Trond-Mohn Foundation, Norwegian Cancer Society.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Socioeconomic inequalities and pandemic measures. Expert Consultation on the Implementation and Evaluation of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions. European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). A survey-based analysis of disability, socioeconomic status, vaccination, and COVID-19 outcomes. 22nd Nordic Demographic Symposium.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). PanDynamics: Disability as a risk factor for and consequence of infectious disease. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Using agent-based modeling and historical data to investigate factors contributing to epidemics in institutions. 4th Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Global to Local: Agent-Based Models and Pandemics. AI Lab Seminar, OsloMet.
Dimka, Jessica (2022). Demographic Impacts of Dynamic Interactions between Seasonal Flu and Chronic Health Conditions. Norwegian Historical Demography Meeting.