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Maria Wemrell

Senior Lecturer


I defended my thesis in public health, An intersectional approach in social epidemiology: Understanding health heterogeneity, at the Medical Faculty’s Unit for social epidemiology in 2017. Since then I have worked as lecturer at the Gender studies department and as postdoc at the Unit for social epidemiology.

Research areas

  • Intersectionality in epidemiology and public health
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Alternative knowledge claims in medicine

Current research and teaching

My ongoing research concerns intimate partner violence, in the context of the so-called Nordic Paradox: despite Sweden being ranked as one of the most gender equal countries in the world, reported levels of intimate partner violence are here among the highest in the EU (FRA 2014). Alongside this, I work with intersectional quantitative analysis in epidemiology and public health.

I also do research on alternative knowledge claims on copper IUDs and HPV-vaccine, as these are communicated and discussed in Swedish social media.

My teaching is focused on areas of intersection between medicine and gender studies, and on quantitative and qualitative method.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

maria wemrell
E-mail: maria [dot] wemrell [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Postdoctoral fellow

Social Epidemiology



Department of Gender Studies


Department of Gender Studies
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14, House M, Lund
Postal address: Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)
Fax: 046-222 40 04

Faculty of Social Sciences