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.
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; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik
1918 Influenza Outcomes among Institutionalized Norwegian Populations: Implications for Disability-Inclusive Pandemic Preparedness.
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research
How vulnerable groups were left behind in pandemic response.
Dimka, Jessica (2021). 1918 Flu Outcomes among Institutionalized and Non-Institutionalized Disabled People. Departmental meeting. University of Zurich Institute of Evolutionary Medicine.
Dimka, Jessica (2021). Disability, Institutionalization, and the 1918 Flu Pandemic: From Historical Records to Simulation Models. Centre for Research on Pandemics & Society Webinar Series.
Dimka, Jessica (2021). Researching a pandemic, during a pandemic.
Dimka, Jessica; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2021). The Impact of Disability on 1918 Influenza Outcomes. European Social Science History Conference 2021.
Dimka, Jessica; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik; Bakkeli, Nan Zou (2021). The Role of SES in Adopting Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions During the 1st Wave of COVID-19 in Norway. Centre for Research on Pandemics & Society Webinar Series.
Plenary Conversation: How Demographic Research Could or Should Address Health Inequalities.
British Society for Population Studies. British Society for Population Studies.
Dimka, Jessica (2019). Going Viral: Anthropology, Epidemics and Agent-Based Models. Seminar series. Department of Sociology and Human Geography, UiO.
Dimka, Jessica (2019). Mobility and Research. PhD Career Day. Oslo Metropolitan University.
Lavoll, Hallvard; Dimka, Jessica
What can we learn from a 100-year-old flu?.