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Svenn-Erik Mamelund

Svenn-Erik Mamelund


Mamelund has a Masters in human geography from 1998 and PhD in Demography from 2004. He has 28 years experience in studying the demography of epidemic diseases with a particular focus on the 1918-20 influenza pandemic. The topic is timely with the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mamelund has been a visiting scholar at Center for Demography and Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, Centre for Population Studies at Umeå University 2006-2009 and Penn State University in 2008. Mamelund is head of the Centre for Research on Pandemics and Society (PANSOC) / Mamelund was the president of the Norwegian Demographic Society 2017-2023 / ORCID 0000-0002-3980-3818 / ResearcherID G-4495-2016

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Demography   Human geography

Subject areas

Population development   Demography   Demography   Trade unions   Working life research   Spanish Influenza 1918-19   Mortality   Historical demography   Marital status and mortality   Attitude   Immunization   Sickness Absence   Work inclusion   Vulnerable youth   Working life and health





Research projects

Scientific publications

Klüwer, Birgitte; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Rydland, Kjersti Margrethe; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik ; Laake, Ida (2024). Higher educational attainment associated with higher confidence in influenza vaccination in Norway. 10 p. Vaccine. Vol. 42.

Zahl, Per Henrik; Hemström, Örjan; Johansen, Rune; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2024). Mortality in Norway and Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020–22: A comparative study. 8 p. Journal of Infection and Public Health.

Sattenspiel, Lisa; Dahal, Sushma; Wissler, Amanda; Chowell, Gerardo; Tinker-Fortel, Emma; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2024). Death on the permafrost: Revisiting the 1918-20 influenza pandemic in Alaska using death certificates. American Journal of Epidemiology.

Mølbak Ingholt, Mathias; Simonsen, Lone; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik ; Noahsen, Paneeraq; Van Wijhe, Maarten (2024). The 1919–21 influenza pandemic in Greenland. International Journal of Circumpolar Health. Vol. 83.

Ibsen, Tanja Louise; Strand, Bjørn Heine; Bergh, Sverre; Livingston, Gill; Lurås, Hilde; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik ; Oude Voshaar, Richard; Rokstad, Anne Marie Mork; Thingstad, Pernille; Gerritsen, Debby L.; Selbæk, Geir (2024). A longitudinal cohort study on the use of health and care services by older adults living at home with/without dementia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: the HUNT study. BMC Health Services Research.

Zahl, Per Henrik; Johansen, Rune; Hemström, Örjan Hemström; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2024). Responses to the letters on “Mortality in Norway and Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic 2020 – 22: A comparative study.”. Journal of Infection and Public Health.

Adams, Mikaëla M.; Dimka, Jessica; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik ; Sattenspiel, Lisa (2024). I would advise that it be kept from the schools at all cost”: The Influenza of 1918-1920 at Non-Reservation Indian Boarding Schools. Ethnohistory.

Dimka, Jessica; Schneider, Benjamin ; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2023). Protocol for a systematic review to understand the long-term mental-health effects of influenza pandemics in the pre-COVID-19 era. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health.

Alves, Daniele Evelin ; Røgeberg, Ole; Sattenspiel, Lisa; Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2023). Indigenous communities and influenza: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. 6 p. Systematic Reviews. Vol. 12.

Mamelund, Svenn-Erik (2023). Å bo isolert var en risikofaktor under spanskesyken. Michael.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete