Prof. dr. S.A. (Solveig) Cunningham


Solveig is a demographer and sociologist (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) with training in International Development (MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science) and Chronic Disease Epidemiology (Postdoc, Emory University). She has been on faculty in the Department of Global Health at Emory, with affiliated appointments in Nutrition, Sociology, and Epidemiology.  Her areas of specialization are obesity and diabetes, contextual factors of chronic diseases, the implications of early life exposure for long-term health, and quantitative data collection methods. Her research has included work in the U.S., Europe (including as a Fulbright Scholar), South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, and employs quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. Solveig is at NIDI as a Senior Researcher.


  • Professor at the Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Affiliate at St Andrews Centre for Critical Sustainabilities, Scotland, UK
  • Fellow at Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung – Federal Institute of Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Visiting Faculty, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Global health, child health, chronic disease, obesity, health over the lifecourse, quantitative data collection methods

Curriculum Vitae

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