Matthias Robert Kern is a PhD student in Sociology. He joined the University of Luxembourg in 2016 and is part of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children project. His PhD work focusses on integrating contextual factors into models of immigrant adolescent health, well-being and health-behaviour. Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, he has obtained an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research interests
Sociology of Health and Illness
Health Inequalities
Statistical Analysis
Quantitative Methods

Latest content Matthias Kern took part in

Social Sciences
Health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) – a WHO collaborative study in 50 countries
For over 30 years, the HBSC study has been assessing the health behaviours of young people in 50 countries. With this data base it is possible to identify and respond to health risks and inequalities among young people. This is particularly relevant because health problems that arise during this critical stage of life can have an impact even in later life.