Unit of Environmental Epidemiology

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The activities of the unit are focused on following major themes:

  • Causes of asthma and allergy
  • Health effects of air pollution
  • Health risks related to noise
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Health risk assessment

Several studies are performed on health risks related to ambient air pollution, including effects in the cardiovascular system and respiratory tract. Both effects of short- and long-term exposure are of interest. Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of community noise are also investigated.

Major research activities are focused on risk factors for asthma and allergy in children, partly based on a large birth cohort (BAMSE). Molecular biomarkers are increasingly used to assess interactions between environmental and hereditary factors as well as to better characterize exposure and health effects.

Most projects are conducted in international collaboration and aim to strengthen the basis for environmental health risk assessment. Such assessments are performed for both international and national organizations and authorities, and are often based on research conducted within the unit.

Head of Unit

Professor/senior physician

Göran Pershagen

Phone: 08-524 874 60
Organizational unit: Environmental epidemiology
E-mail: Goran.Pershagen@ki.se


Unit members

Alva WallasPhD student
Andrei PykoPhD student
André LauberAssociated
Ann-Sophie MerrittAssociated
Anna BergströmSenior researcher
Anna GrefPhD student
Antonis GeorgellisAssociated
Ashish KumarAssociated
Auriba RazaPhD student
Charlotta ErikssonAssociated
Erica SchultzPhD student
Erik MelénAssociate professor, Assistant professor
Eva HallnerAssociated
Göran PershagenProfessor/senior physician
Gösta BluhmAssociated
Ilia SagánProject assistant
Inger KullAssociated
Jennifer ProtudjerPostdoc
Jenny HallbergAssociated
Jesse ThacherPhD student
Jessica MagnussonPhD student
Juho KivistöAssociated
Laura FeldmanAssociated
Magnus WickmanProfessor, senior
Marcus DahlquistAssociated
Mare Löhmus SundströmAssociated
Margareta ErikssonAssociated
Marina JonssonAssociated
Massimo StafoggiaGraduate Student
Michal KorekAssociated
Mikael ÖgrenAssociated
Natalia BallardiniAssociated
Niklas AnderssonStatistician
Olena GruzievaPostdoc
Petra Um BergströmAssociated
Petter LjungmanAssociated
Sandra EkströmPhD student
Sara NilssonAssociated
Simon Kebede MeridBioinformatician
Susanne LundinAssociated
Tom BellanderSenior researcher, Adjunct professor
Tomas LindAssociated
Tove Sandberg LiljendahlAssociated
Ulrika HellbergResearch nurse
Åsa NeumanAssociated
Åsa PerssonR&D trainee